Can Taking a Break Put the Brakes on Getting Hired?

Can Taking a Break Put the Brakes on Getting Hired?

When on the hunt for employment, every application, resume send-off, and interview matters. Competition is high in the current job market, and employers have the benefit of being very selective when hiring for openings in their staff. We understand though that the job hunt and application process is long and hard, and can be very draining, and it’s easy to…

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Here’s Your Proof: How Poor Writing (And Lack of Proofreading) Can Affect Your Job Search

We were all taught some important skills in our school days when it comes to writing, not the least of which is proofreading your work. Unfortunately, those middle and high school lessons tend to go out the door when we reach adulthood and no longer need a good grade on a term paper to get into college or pass a…

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No Degree, No Job: Fact or Fiction? Ways to Get Hired When You Don’t Have College Credentials

If you’ve been on the job hunt any amount of time, you’ve likely come to the conclusion (like many other applicants) that finding a job without a college degree will be next to impossible. But, from a professional staffing agency’s perspective, is this true? Not exactly. While yes, it is harder to find long-lasting, higher-salaried positions without a college degree behind…

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No Experience? No Problem! How to Land the Job You’ve Been Waiting For

When you’re on the hunt for a new job, the qualifications and requirements portion of each position listing can be daunting and discouraging if you’re coming to the table with limited educational background and little or no experience in the specific field. While it’s true that education and experience are two big factors looked at by hiring staff and/or employers,…

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Are Keywords the “Key” to Launching Your Career?

Keywords are common discussion points for those familiar with developing web content, marketing toward a specific audience online, or blogging to reach a particular type of reader. But do keywords really play a part in your job search, and more importantly, in your resume? Truthfully, yes. Technology hasn’t just influenced the world of websites and online media, it’s impacted the…

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Staying IN The Loop: Why You Should Say “Yes” to LinkedIn

  It’s no secret that social media is beneficial for businesses and individuals alike, particularly when it comes to launching and building a reputation and/or career. With major platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter available you can tailor your online presence to be exactly what you want, when you want. In years past, one platform has been somewhat in the…

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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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