P.T. Barnum famously once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Well, this is the same view that some people take towards those who are seeking gainful employment. Individuals like this prey on the fact that we are at our most desperate when we are looking for a way to make ends meet. And the […]

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Most people know by now that social media can be a powerful tool in the search for a job. Unfortunately, some people are learning that the opposite can also be true – the wrong social media postings can adversely affect your search for a job or even cost you a job that you already have. […]

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People who are new to the interviewing process may be so afraid of saying the wrong thing during an interview that they may be hesitant about asking probing questions of their interviewer. This is a big mistake. The portion of the interview where the interviewer invites you to turn the tables on him/ her is […]

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Many job ads demand that applicants must be “team players” for any given position. However, in reality many people secure positions in all kinds of businesses who are simply difficult to get along with. Among the many difficult personality types one is likely to encounter in just about any company is the braggart, the gossiper, […]

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Even for people who have been in the job market for some time, it can sometimes be hard to gauge how well an interview has gone. That is why sometimes a person can get the feeling that an interview has gone quite well when in fact it did not. As one of the staffing agencies […]

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You’ve made it through your first interview for the position you are pursuing and now feel that you can breathe a sigh of relief. But wait! Don’t get too comfortable yet. The first interview that applicants undergo is often used by employers to select candidates who fill the basic requirements of the position. Hiring managers […]

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Most employers strive to retain good employees and at the same time weed out ones who are not as productive as they desire. In fact, this is one way that successful companies maintain their edge over the competition. Therefore, it is incumbent upon employers to incentivize workers who are especially productive and who stand out […]

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Executive Assistant – According to a 2013 study conducted by Millennial Branding and American Express, hiring executives highly favor skills such as the ability to prioritize work (87 percent), a positive attitude (86 percent) and teamwork skills (86 percent). What do these skills have in common? They are what are known as “soft skills.” Soft […]

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As difficult as it may be for some job applicants to believe, the dreaded background check helps both the employer and the potential employee. It protects the integrity of the hiring process and it ensures that each candidate is matched with the appropriate position. Additionally, background checks also help protect the reputation of staffing firms […]

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