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How to Use Your Transferable Skills to Change Careers

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on May 14, 2019 10:58:08 AM

Thinking about changing careers but not sure how you would land a new job with little to no experience? Often forgotten, your transferable skills are fundamental when considering working in a different field of work. Transferable skills are the capabilities you’ve gained from previous positions or experiences that are transferable to a different type of career or industry. For example, employers seek candidates who possess organizational or time management skills, qualities you most likely have developed from your past professional experiences. Follow these strategies to seamlessly transfer your skills as you make your move from one industry to another.

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Common Interview Questions for Temporary Jobs

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Apr 23, 2019 10:58:06 AM

In today’s labor market the demand for temporary workers continues to rise and shows no sign of slowing down. Temp jobs are very attractive for both job seekers and employers, as these positions typically last for a limited time period but also have the potential to turn into a full-time opportunity. No matter your reasoning behind deciding to temp, you need to be prepared when interviewing for these roles. To impress the decision maker, review these common interview questions so you portray that you are a dependable candidate who will make a great temporary employee.

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Tips to Help Negotiate Your Salary

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Apr 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Asking for more money from your employer can be an uncomfortable conversation, we get it. As staffing professionals, we see and hear negotiations happen every day. The truth behind this anticipated topic is that you don’t need to be nervous. If you are well prepared your conversation will end in a smooth agreement. To help you confidently power through this process, we’re revealing five tips to help you negotiate your salary so you start earning what you deserve. 

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Workplace Diversity & Inclusion: What You Need to Know in 2019

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Workplace diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of recruiters and hiring managers in 2019 and it’s about time! This prevalent topic has become a major focus for small organizations to large Fortune 500 companies globally. Why? Because organizations who truly embrace gender, racial and ethnic diversity are proven to hold one of today’s biggest competitive advantage.

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How to Properly List Temporary Work on Your Resume

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Feb 19, 2019 10:50:58 AM

Referencing temporary work on your resume can make the difference between impressing hiring managers or turning them away.  Listing your contract work on your resume should highlight your skills, experience, and flexibility as a candidate. Just because temp positions are typically short-term, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give as much attention to these jobs as you would a full-time position. It’s important that you don’t discount your work but instead, appropriately list and explain it. Follow the tips below so you best display the value of your temp experiences to employers.

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7 Free Productivity Apps That Will Improve Your Workday

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 22, 2019 11:03:34 AM

There’s nothing worse than feeling disheveled and stressed in the office. It’s easy to get distracted, lose track of deadlines, or forget a task or project. Low levels of productivity affect not just you, but also the organization. On the bright side, technology has permitted us to improve our focus and productivity throughout the workday. With the right digital tools, you can get your work done faster, more organized, and stress-free. Below are seven free, cutting-edge apps that will help you track time, collaborate effortlessly, and create systematized to-do lists.

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How to Answer the Most Common Interview Question: What is Your Greatest Weakness?

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The interview question job seekers dread and hiring managers love to ask, “What do you consider your greatest weakness?” is almost always inquired during an interview. We get it, it’s an uncomfortable question to answer! No one wants to talk about their flaws to someone who they’re trying to impress. From an employer’s perspective, your answer can determine if you will be an asset or liability to the prospective organization. Even though candidates dread this question, you can almost guarantee in some shape or form it will be asked during your interview.

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Top Skills Recruiters Look for in Entry-Level Candidates (With Examples)

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Dec 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

When seeking entry-level candidates, recruiters not only look at one’s experience and knowledge but their skill set. Your skills are the result of your knowledge and experience. It’s what sets you apart from your competition, making it imperative to list your soft and hard skills on your resume and LinkedIn profile. Because you are an entry-level candidate, employers don’t expect to see a long list of advanced abilities but, they do expect to see a handful of relevant, desired skills. To best portray how qualified you are, we are sharing our expert advice on what essential skills you need to illustrate to help you get found by recruiters!

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Positives of Working in the Gig Economy

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Nov 27, 2018 11:21:21 AM

Yet another new buzzword, “gig economy”, has been trending in today’s evolving digital world. The term refers to a labor market where people are hired for short-term assignments and temporary or individual contract work. The gig economy is comprised of freelancers, side hustlers, temporary agency workers, and contractors. People working in the gig economy typically are those who have recently been laid off, in the process of searching for a full-time job, in school, or looking to make extra money on the side in addition to their full-time job. In short, the gig economy translates to, individuals working a part-time job.

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How to Build an Authentic Relationship with a Recruiter

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Oct 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In today’s tight job market with a historically low unemployment rate, recruiters now more than ever have been reaching out to an extended pool of candidates. Whether it’s via email, LinkedIn message or text messaging, recruiters are on the prowl for top talent to help fill the 7.1 million open jobs in the US. As a job seeker or someone who is interested in building their professional network, now is the time to capitalize on the chance to build and develop relationships with recruiters.

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