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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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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Things to Try Before You Apply: Top 3 Pre-Application Tips to Get Hired Faster

When applying for a new job, whether following a season of employment, or simply because you’e ready for a change, the process can feel intimidating, In today’s competitive job market this is especially true, and with media telling us how important it is to “stand out from the crowd” and make ourselves marketable when hitting the work force, many applicants…

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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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Temp to Long-Term: How Temporary Positions Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

Temp jobs certainly have their place in the world of employment, but most applicants assume they are just for those who need a secondary (or third) job for extra income, or for those who are “transient” and don’t desire a long-term commitment when it comes to their work. This means that many job hunters pass over temp opportunities, opting instead…

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Recruiting Vs. Going Solo: Why Hire Out Your…Hiring?

If it’s time to expand your staff, but you’re in the middle of preparing for the busy holiday season, finding new employees can seem overwhelming. With the prospect of hours reading through applications, multiple rounds of interviews, filing extensive paperwork for insurance and liability and payroll, and still trying to manage your business, you could be tempted to just divvy…

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Resumes: Personal Information, Qualifications, and The Rest Is History (Literally)

Resume composition is a huge part of the job hunt and hiring process, since it’s essentially your “business card” for potential employers, showing them how to contact you, what you offer, and how you can be a benefit to them with your qualifications and skills. We all know that a business card must be well put together, organized, eye-catching, and,…

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Time for Change: Why Age Should Not Be A Factor for Your Career

How often have you heard, “When you have a career you love, work never actually feels like work” and felt discouraged because your job does indeed feel like work and you dread it each day? If you’re like many Americans, it’s probably a pretty regular occurrence. For those who are in their middle or “golden” years though, it can feel…

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