Should You Take a Break from Your Job Search for The Holidays?

Should You Take a Break from Your Job Search for The Holidays?

The holidays are here, and with Christmas quickly approaching, those who are wading through a job search could be tempted to throw in the towel until after the New Year. We understand that it’s easy to burn out when you’re looking for employment, especially around the Christmas season when it might feel as if nothing is working out. However, we…

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Reaching for The Stars (and Bonuses): Growing in Your Career Made Simple

Career growth is a top goal for most employees, and you likely stepped into your current job with the desire to be promoted in the future. Everyone enjoys the idea of moving up and receiving more benefits, better pay, etc. that come along with a higher-level job. Additionally, with the holidays around the corner, all of us would appreciate a…

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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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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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Make Your Job Hunt a Team Effort with PHR Staffing Solutions

With quality applicants graduating each year, and young “up-and-coming” professionals saturating the market, job hunting can seem overwhelming since there is significant competition for each position you go after. There are often lines of candidates for each opening, and it can be frustrating for someone who is seeking work but keeps falling a step behind and losing out on opportunities….

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Interview 101: Be Prepared

A job interview is the culmination of your job search and application process, completed either by getting the hire, or being sent back to square one. Because of this, being prepared for your interview can be the defining factor in your employment. While you usually don’t know the actual interview questions (and therefore can’t formulate specific answers), there are some things…

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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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Acing Your Phone Pre-Interview: Tips for Making a Positive Impression

When applying for a job, many applicants believe that making it through the initial round of resume evaluations will get you into an interview and you’ll have a high chance of landing the job. No need to think about anything beyond prepping for that interview, right? Not exactly. Many companies are now using a “pre-interview” technique over the phone to…

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Spring Break Is Over…Now What? 1-2-3

Now that Spring Break has ended and your kids are back in school, you might be looking at hitting the job hunt hard over the next few weeks. That is a great plan, but if you aren’t sure where to start, you can be left frustrated, and end up wasting time by running in circles and making no actual headway…

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