Temporary Work: Up Close and Personal (Part 1 of 2)

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  (PART 1) If you’re a current or prospective temporary worker, things may seem hard today, but I want to offer you my own story, to let you know that things WILL get better for you and for your family.     I’ve been in your shoes before. For 16 years, I was a stay-at-home… Read more »

Saving Money as an Employer by Using a Staffing Agency

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What can you save the most of when working with a staffing agency? Money!   Your first thought when you read that was probably along the lines of, “But how am I *saving* money when I have to pay the staffing agency more than what I pay the employee directly (and still meet market levels… Read more »

5 Reasons You Should Take a Temporary Job

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As the pace of change quickens, the world of work has adjusted as well. At certain stages of your career, it makes a lot of sense to pursue different paths in gaining employment.   Temporary work – sometimes labeled temporary staffing, contingent workforce positions, project work, or contract assignments – offers a surprising number of… Read more »

Job Search Etiquette

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With so many candidates competing for the same attractive roles, differentiation is the name of the game! And sometimes, it’s the little things that help set YOU apart from the competition. What you do during the job search can have lasting impressions.   Check out these tips on the Dos and Don’ts of job search… Read more »

Do You Really Need a Cover Letter?

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With today’s faster pace and newer technology for job searches and application tracking, do people really need to send a cover letter when seeking jobs?     Most people would say no. Yet if your goal as a job-search candidate is to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack, doing something that other candidates… Read more »

Why Should YOU Participate in Your 401(K) Plan?

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We all dream of the day when we can retire, live on the beach, and drink Pina Coladas ‘til sundown. Or maybe your idea of the perfect retirement is to simply have enough money to live comfortably and do a little traveling. These are wonderful ideas, yet how will you afford to do so?  … Read more »

Does Social Media Usage Affect Employment Opportunities?

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Whether you like it or not, your use of social media – whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any of the many other outlets – can have a significant impact on your job and career options. Whether that impact is positive or negative is really up to you!   Here are some key… Read more »

Ace that Interview (#2 of 2)

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Want to ace your next interview and land that job you’ve been seeking? In a competitive job market, proper preparation for the interview is key to winning the assignment!   In the first part of this series, we offered the first 10 of 20 tips to help you prepare (this is part 2 of 2;… Read more »

Ace That Interview (#1 of 2)

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Want to ace your next interview and land that job you’ve been seeking? In a competitive job market, proper preparation for the interview is key to winning the assignment!   Here are 20 tips to help you prepare (part 1 of 2).   1. Research the industry and company. Show what you know! An interviewer… Read more »

How to Spot a Difficult Boss during the Interview

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One of the greatest predictors of your happiness at work is your relationship with your manager. So when you’re considering a new job, it’s important to know how you’ll get along with your new boss. This can be hard to assess in an interview when you’re working hard to demonstrate why she should hire you…. Read more »