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

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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How to Balance Temp Work and Family Life: Tips from The Pros

While many applicants that come our way would love to have a full-time, standard hours career, the reality is, not everyone gets (or wants) that type of job. Some have to settle for part-time positions to get their foot in the door of a company, or opt for night shift hours instead of the day shift they’d hoped for. Some…

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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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Something New in 2019: PHR Is Here to Help You Make A Job Switch

Today we prepare to bid farewell to 2018 and all it brought, and head into 2019 with new goals, resolutions, and hopes for what a new year will bring. For some of us, a new year might mean moving into a new home (or to a new state!), adding a new member to the family, facing major life changes with…

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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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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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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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Personal Devices in the Office and Why They Can Be Bad for Your Business

In today’s technology-rich era, personal devices are practically a way of life. You will find it difficult to locate individuals who don’t own a smart phone, personal computer, tablet, or any combination of these items. Because so many employees are bringing these devices into the workplace, business owners and/or managers might notice it affecting their staff, and those effects aren’t…

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Does Maintaining Your Resume Makes You Marketable?

If you’ve been hired and are currently employed in a job you love, your resume has probably fallen by the wayside and been placed in a back drawer (or a long-lost folder on your computer) until the next time you’re up for a promotion or kicking off a new job search. While your resume doesn’t necessarily “go bad” over time,…

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Think Forward: How Ambition Propels Your Career

Job interviews are notorious for including several “standard” questions, such as inquiries about your education, your preferred work environment (flying solo or team effort), and, the age old, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” When it comes to that last question, many applicants struggle. Whether it’s because they literally haven’t thought that far ahead in their career, or…

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