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Professional Communication While on the Job Hunt There is a lot of emphasis placed on creating an eye-catching resume and perfecting the interview technique.  While these are important aspects to any job search, sometimes the smaller nuances are overlooked.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind while on the hunt for your next… Read more »

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It is very important to be smart, focused and strategic during your job search. Many of us have had to look for a new position during these difficult economic times. Some people find a new role while they are currently employed and others get laid off. The former is preferable, but many of the old… Read more »

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The tough economy, education commitments, career changes, a new child or sick family member or a move can all cause an employment gap.  To make yourself more marketable, it’s important to make the most of your resume and cover letter when searching for a new job. The Cover Letter If you were laid off or… Read more »

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May has always been known as the month of Memorial Day and college graduations.  As such, recent graduates always receive a plethora of advice from well-meaning family, friends and career counselors on how to score that first post college position.  However, today I want to focus on advice that we have for current college students… Read more »

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Interview Dos and Don’ts Congratulations, you scored an interview! The next step is preparing so you can put forth your best self in the interview process.   Everyone has heard the basic tips, but here are a few other things to keep in mind when speaking to the hiring manager. DO: Interview for the Job that… Read more »

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Let’s face it.  Looking for a job can be stressful and time consuming.  We’ve all heard about the different ways to look for a job (networking, LinkedIn and applying through job boards).  However, another way to kick start your career is to consider temping through a staffing agency.  Below are five compelling reasons to consider… Read more »

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Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion.  And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence?  Nope!  These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck.  So what can you do to ensure you’re successful?  You… Read more »

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

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As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations.  So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees?  Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes:… Read more »

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What business isn’t looking to control expenses? Staffing firms offer many effective solutions for reducing overhead, managing operating costs and improving organizational performance. Used effectively, staffing services can save you more than they cost. Here are some key ways you can use staffing to reduce costs in your organization: Convert fixed expenses to variable. Develop… Read more »