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#WordCrimes Have Been Committed

  
  
  
  
  

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A few weeks ago the newest album by Weird Al was released.  Among the tracks was a parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.  The new spin on the popular song was quickly spread across the internet as a good way to educate co-workers on their bad grammar and spelling.   However, I believe it’s applicable to, well, everyone.

Job of the Week: Marketing Manager

  
  
  
  
  

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager

Salary: $60K

6 Tips For Men...Dress For Success

  
  
  
  
  

men's interview attireDeciding what to wear for a job interview can be a very stressful ordeal.  I remember the day before my first professional interview looking for something to wear, tearing through my closet, my brother's closet, and my father's closet.  I could hear my dad yelling in the background "you don't want to be overdressed but you also don’t want to be underdressed" which really didn’t help me what-so-ever (sorry Dad).  Although he didn’t do a good job getting his point across, he had a very good argument.  Your outfit for a job interview can be the difference between landing a second interview for the job or never hearing back from the company again.  

Clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner concluded that an individual's attire can give away valuable information about their ambitions and emotions.  Because of this, interviewers will make decisions about your ability to perform a job based on your attire. What should you wear to a job interview?  I have compiled some crucial Dos and Don’ts to make sure you're outfit won't keep you from getting that new job! 

Temporary Staffing: You Get What You Pay For

  
  
  
  
  

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Typically, when looking for a temp worker, the first question that our clients ask us is “How much is it going to cost?”  While cost is important, especially in this economy, I know firsthand that it definitely should not be the deciding factor when choosing a staffing service…that is if you want a quality worker!

Before joining JOHNLEONARD, I worked in recruitment for a call center.  My job was to train and supervise groups of temporary employees.  These temporary employees were brought on to work on specific campaigns.  In the end, the HR Manager would always go with the cheapest agency, and within one year, we ended up going through three of the “cheapest” agencies in our area.


Everything You Already Know About Video Interviewing

  
  
  
  
  

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Ever wonder about video interviewing?  Video interviewing software is less than 10 years old. Since 2008, every laptop made comes with a built-in webcam so video has become much more accessible. Those who use video interviews and like it say it delivers a better candidate experience and gives candidates who are out of town or live out of state the same consideration for a position.

Job of the Week: Executive Assistant

  
  
  
  
  

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Executive Assistant

5+ years in an Executive Support role

Congratulations to Roshanni Hazel!

  
  
  
  
  

Roshanni Hazel June 2014

Temporary of the Month for June 2014 and winner of the $100 prize!

Roshanni joined the JOHNLEONARD team in December of 2013 and quickly become a valued member of the team, as she strived to win the 'Temp of the Month' award right from the start.

Her various placements as a Teaching Assistant with our client, a provider of daycare/education, has continuously requested her back due to her reliability and good attitude.  As she continues to grow, we can't thank her enough for her professionalism and hard work every step of the way.

WILL YOU BE NEXT?

Job of the Week: Patent Agent

  
  
  
  
  

Patent Agent

Patent Agent

1+ year of patent prosecution experience

7 Tips to Unwind and Make Your Commute More Enjoyable

  
  
  
  
  

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Everyday, more and more people rely on public transportation to get to work.  In 2010, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, the main source of public transportation for the Greater Boston area, had nearly 380 million riders use their transportation service.  We understand that riding "The T" can often be a frustrating experience but let's be honest, an occasional breakdown is better than sitting in traffic every day.  If you find yourself relying on public transportation to get to work, try to unwind and make your commute more enjoyable.

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Baby Boomers & Millennials: A Perfect Match in the Workplace

  
  
  
  
  

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Much has been written about the characteristics – good and bad - of both Baby Boomers (76 million strong) and Millennials (80 million strong).  While Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age, many are working into their sixties and seventies.  At the same time, Millennials are finding their place in the US workforce and will be changing things up a bit to ensure that the work they do fits in with the lifestyle they intend to lead.

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