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A job search can be frustrating at times even for the brightest and most qualified candidates. Sometimes you may feel as if the effort you’re putting forth is simply in vain, and you just can’t seem to catch a break. In turn, it’s easy to become disheartened. Having the right mental approach is critical for… Read more »

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“References can serve as a final confirmation of your skills, abilities and verification of positive on-the-job performance.” Here is an effective method for building your reference list to make a positive impression on recruiters. Compile a List of People Who Could Help You’ll typically need between three and five people on your reference list, so… Read more »

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You could make the argument that the United States has a collective sleep deficit. According to Gallup, “Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep at night, down more than an hour from 1942.” This is problematic because sleep deprivation can have a host of negative side effects such as memory problems, impaired judgment and even… Read more »

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Here’s the scenario. A former employee is asking to be rehired and wants to fill a vacant job opening. While rehiring “boomerang employees” was generally frowned upon in the past, it has become more acceptable in recent years (especially in a job market featuring minimal qualified applicants.) In fact, a national HR study found that… Read more »

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According to research, “33 percent of bosses know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone.” That statistic emphasizes the importance of making a great first impression and getting things started on the right foot. While your performance during the actual interview is important, there are a few things you… Read more »

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Studies show recruiters receive an average of 250 cover letters for each job position, and they spend an average of five to seven seconds looking at each one. To be effective, you must make a connection in your cover letter and do it quickly. Here are best practices to accomplish that quick connection and increase… Read more »

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The gig economy has experienced a big surge in recent years. We’re now seeing more people working as freelancers or independent contractors for short-term engagements. According to research by Intuit, “The gig economy is now estimated to be about 34 percent of the workforce and expected to be 43 percent by 2020.” Here’s why you… Read more »

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Workplace safety is extremely important, and employers are responsible to reduce safety threats for their staff. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, “There were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015.” Roughly three full-time employees out of every 100 will deal with an injury or illness during… Read more »

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Every year, staffing agencies help individuals find employment all over the country. According to Statista, temporary and contract staffing employment amounted to 14.6 million workers in 2014, which was a significant increase from 11 million in 2013. Regardless of the industry and position, staffing agencies all have the same goal – find the right job… Read more »