Interview 101: Know Before You Go

Interview 101: Know Before You Go

When you’re on the hunt for a new job, finding out that you passed the initial round of resume inspections and are heading toward an interview, it’s easy to feel like you’re in the clear. Realty is, you’re not. The interview is where the “rubber meets the road” and employers, HR staff, and anyone else included in the process will…

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Next Steps: Moving Forward with Your Job Hunt Before, During, and After Spring Break

Who’s enjoying spring Break!? We are, and with just a few short days left to go here in Polk County, we thought it was important to discuss the importance of taking a break, specifically in the midst of a job hunt or career change. While kids come back from spring break rested and refreshed, many parents don’t get that opportunity….

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Staffing Agency Q&A: We Answer What You Want to Know

When people imagine a staffing agency (both employees and employers) they often have the wrong idea about what we do, or don’t fully understand how we can help them find a job more quickly and more efficiently. We understand it can be intimidating and a bit nerve-wracking to turn your career search, or your search for a new employee in…

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More Than A Lucky Few: How PHR Is Increasing Employment in Polk County

St. Patrick’s Day is just days away! Are you looking forward to celebrating with friends, or simply settling in to enjoy your good “luck” with a quiet evening at home? Luck is a widespread topic around this holiday, yet, many of us don’t feel very lucky at all. This is especially true for those who are currently unemployed and seeking…

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Social Media and Your Job Search: How to Use Online Platforms for Your Benefit

Social media and online platforms have become a hot spot for businesses of all sizes. The internet opened up an entirely new world of advertising possibilities, including the opportunity to advertise job openings online across a variety of mediums to reach more potential applicants and expand the hiring pool. PHR specializes in helping our business clients utilize these platforms to fill…

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When Going Above and Beyond Isn’t Best

When applying for a new job, it’s tempting to go “the extra mile” when trying to make yourself look impressive to potential employers. From beefing up your resume (perhaps a little too much) to showing up dressed to the nines for your first interview, we understand your need to go that extra mile when the pressure is high, and the need…

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Dressed to Impress: 3 Tips to Show Your Professional Wardrobe Some Love This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is this week, and individuals everywhere are planning the perfect outfit for the big day. From couples who are planning extravagant dinners out, to girls and guys brainstorming fun activities to do with groups of friends, everyone wants to look their best on a day that’s all about love. While you put all that thought into an outfit…

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Resume Essentials: Tips for Building Your Best Resume

As we’ve mentioned before here on our blog, your resume is a key piece of the hiring process, since it is, essentially, your “fingerprint” or business card when applying for a job. Your resume gives a potential employer information about your background, your skills and qualifications, references from those who have experience working with you, and even your educational history…or…

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Make Yourself More Marketable As An Employee

When you’re in the midst of a job hunt during a season of unemployment, it can be easy to become discouraged. Many position descriptions make you feel as if you need to go through the process of obtaining an entirely new degree or long-term series of certifications, and if you need a job NOW, you might wonder if you can…

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Going Back to Work? Tips to Manage Life Outside the Office

This week was the first full work week post-holidays for many employees throughout the Polk County area, and whenever you’ve enjoyed a break, some adjustment (and a few groans and complaints) are normal when trying to jump back into routine. However, for some employees today was the first day back to work after a much longer hiatus. Perhaps you’re going…

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