COVID-19, Unemployment, and Your Budget

COVID-19, Unemployment, and Your Budget

COVID-19 is sending shockwaves around the US, and the job market isn’t unaffected. Businesses are already being forced to lay off employees due to financial strain, and we expect that to get worse as the weeks go on. When unemployed, one of the biggest concerns that rises to the surface of your thoughts is your financial situation. Paying bills, buying…

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How Should We Respond to COVID-19? Supporting Local Business During A Time of Crisis

COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is now a worldwide pandemic, and as it starts to have a greater affect on us here in the US, many business owners and employers are worried about how they’ll stay afloat, and how they will continue to pay employees on staff. See, employers don’t just see their staff as faces in a crowd. They see mortgages…

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Top 3 Resume Mistakes (And How to Prevent Them)

Applying for a job? The process of searching for, applying for, and interviewing for a new position is both exciting and stressful, and can seem to go on forever if you don’t find the perfect fit on the first try. While the interviews are intimidating and the job openings can be hard to come by, perhaps the most difficult part…

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Be My Valentine: Top 3 (Non-Romantic) Valentine Gifts for Your CoWorker

Valentine’s Day is just one more day away, and while many people celebrate this day for its representation of romantic love, it has also become a day to celebrate love of ALL kinds, including that of friendship. While not everyone considers their coworkers “friends”, it’s safe to say that the majority of employees look at (at least) one or two…

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Rainbow Hair? You Should Care: How Unusual Hair Color (and Other Alterations to Your Appearance) Affect Your Career

Are you considering that unicorn hair dye option from your local salon? Or perhaps a new tattoo is how you’re considering kicking off a new year? You might want to think twice if you’re in the middle of a job search and hoping to get hired. While it’s true that one’s appearance does not affect their performance or how well…

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Making “Time” for New Year’s Resolutions: Breaking the Bad Habit of Tardiness in The Workplace in 2020

A lesson many of us are taught early in life is that being late is not acceptable. Whether it be receiving an admonishing note from an elementary teacher for being late to school, or a negative comment from a college friend after being tardy for a coffee date, running late isn’t smiled upon. However, being late in these situations would…

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Hosting the Holidays on A Dime

During a season of unemployment, or when you are having to stretch every penny because you are working on a limited budget, the holidays can be hard. They are even harder when you are the one responsible for hosting the festivities. No one wants to “cancel” Christmas because they can’t afford to host, and feelings of guilt and shame are…

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Keeping Holiday Cheer All Year: How PHR Plans to Have 365 Days of Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, and no one can deny that there seems to be a certain bit of “cheer” in the air during this season. Whether it’s the twinkling lights and upbeat carols, or anticipation of what’s to come on Christmas Day, something makes us happier, more positive, and kinder at this time of year. This holiday…

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Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired in the New Year: Fine Tuning Your Skills This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! We all know that many companies actually increase hiring during this season as Christmas brings about an influx of business for those in retail, shipping, the food industry, and more. However, if you’re finding it hard to get hired in spite of the supposed increase in job opportunities, this could be the perfect opportunity to…

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Decking the Halls (or Your Cubicle) This Holiday Season

With Christmas following so closely on the heels of Thanksgiving this year, many people are already diving into the holiday spirit early, and part of celebrating this time of year is decorating your space! From putting up the family Christmas tree, to blowing out your entire home (or your apartment patio) with lights, surrounding yourself with sights of the season…

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