Halloween Multitasking: How Trick or Treating Could Help You Get Hired

Halloween Multitasking: How Trick or Treating Could Help You Get Hired

Trick or treating has long since been a fun pastime for children (and adults) as it offers the opportunity to dress up in costume, and enjoy treats, time with friends, and staying up late. While the candy might seem like the biggest gain of the evening, for parents in the midst of a job search, or those who are considering…

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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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Is Your Resume a Triple-Threat?

Your resume is the cornerstone of your job hunt and application process, since it provides potential employers and HR staff with all of the basic information needed to determine if you are a good candidate for their opening. Your educational background, your work experience and credentials, your specialized qualifications, and even previous volunteer experience are included on your resume to…

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Making Sure You’re HIRED (Even on A Holiday)

Labor Day is a time when we take a break from our jobs, and appreciate those who have contributed their time, efforts, and resources to build our nation into what it is today. For those who are currently unemployed though, Labor Day could be a stinging reminder of what they don’t have. While most of us are enjoying the day…

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The Downside of DIY: Why Outsourcing Your Hiring Is Best

The DIY movement is popular in just about every area, from home decor to haircuts. While some are better ideas than others, we agree that doing things yourself can sometimes save you money, time, and offer customizability that hiring someone else might not. HOWEVER, this is not the case when it comes to hiring for your business. Staffing an opening,…

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Social Media Tips for Getting Hired Faster

In our modern, technology-driven age, social media has become a way of life. The trend has permeated the world of employment, and staffing agencies continually use social media to reach potential applicants and gather a good base of potential employees for our business clients. However, applicants themselves can utilize social media to up their chances of being hired as well….

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New Year, New Career? What Back to School Means for Your Job Hunt

Students are gearing up to head back into the classroom in Polk County, and for unemployed parents, the days will suddenly seem a lot freer (and quieter!). While it can be nice to have a breather every now and then, unemployment when you need a job for income (or simply desire to have something to fill your time) is glaringly obvious…

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What’s Happening at PHR: New Jobs Open NOW!

PHR Staffing Solutions continually posts information about making yourself more marketable as a potential employee, standing out from the crowd through your resume, passing each tier of the interview process, and more. Why? Because as Polk County’s top choice in staffing and recruiting services, we are looking for applicants just like YOU! PHR is continually seeking qualified individuals for positions…

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Follow the Rules When You Follow Up

When the time comes for a job interview, there are plenty of ways you can feel prepared. Practicing responses for common interview questions, researching information relevant to the position at hand, and perfecting your professional wardrobe give you confidence as you walk into the HR office and give you a great shot at making a positive impression. However, once the…

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Beyond Business: When Interview Questions Go Deeper

Receiving news that you are scheduled for an interview after going through the process of searching through lists of openings and filling out endless applications feels like a huge accomplishment…and it is! However, the process of getting ready for an interview requires just as much work as the application, and how you prepare for the questions can be the difference…

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