A Time for Everything: Can When You Apply for A Job Affect If You Get It?

A Time for Everything: Can When You Apply for A Job Affect If You Get It?

When it comes to getting hired, the application and interview process is intimidating to say the least. Between making yourself looking as good as possible on paper and trying to prepare yourself for an interview by phone or in person, you likely haven’t thought about when you’re sending in those applications and resumes, right? Most applicants don’t, and what’s more,…

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Rainbow Hair? You Should Care: How Unusual Hair Color (and Other Alterations to Your Appearance) Affect Your Career

Are you considering that unicorn hair dye option from your local salon? Or perhaps a new tattoo is how you’re considering kicking off a new year? You might want to think twice if you’re in the middle of a job search and hoping to get hired. While it’s true that one’s appearance does not affect their performance or how well…

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Admin Assistant 101: Tips for Landing The Job

Here at PHR Staffing Solutions, we hire for companies of all kinds, which means we are continually looking for applicants with a wide variety of skill sets. However, one of the most popular office-environment jobs we receive from employers is that for an administrative assistant (or a similar position) so we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes the…

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Business: How the Upcoming Holidays Can Boost Your Career

So, who’s coming down from the post-Halloween candy crash today and dreading the day ahead? If you’re like most, the day after Halloween (and it’s trick-or-treating madness) doesn’t just affect your kids…it takes a toll on us adults as well. Not only were bedtimes thrown off, sugar levels off the charts, and the morning school routine 100x harder than usual,…

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Halloween on A Budget: Cutting Back on Spending, Not on Fun

Do you include Halloween in your list when asked about major holidays? How do you categorize a holiday as major? For many, spending is a huge factor in whether or not a holiday is considered one of the “biggies” or just a blip on the calendar. While perhaps not as huge as Christmas or Valentine’s Day when it comes to…

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Self Care During Your Job Search

Self care, while a common topic in modern society, doesn’t often make its way into the world of unemployment and job searching. When you’re expected to throw yourself into looking for opportunities, filling out applications, tweaking your resume, attending interviews, and basically exhausting all resources to find a new position, little attention is giving to how this affects your physical…

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Your Dream “Staycation” : How to Have a Great Time on A Budget

Vacations are an important part of self-care, and getting some R&R is the best way to stay motivated and charged for your daily routine, including your job. However, many people don’t have the luxury of long stretches of time away from their jobs, and what’s more, many are working on a limited budget that prevents their vacation dreams from coming…

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Professional Presentation: How Are You Perceived in An Interview?

We’ve discussed “putting your best foot forward” many times on the PHR blog, but usually, it’s pertaining to your resume, the content of your interview, or even what you wear to an interview. However, an important aspect of interviews that isn’t mentioned nearly as often is how you behave in an interview. No, we aren’t referring to behavior in regards…

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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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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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