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13 tips for E-mail Etiquette: It Still Counts in a Mobile Generation

In today’s world, e-mails are often rapid fire communication with little thought behind them. Yet, they still make an impression – your e-mail approach is part of your personal brand. It affects your reputation when you are in the job market and continues to be noticed once you have secured a job. It’s important to […] Read Article “13 tips for E-mail Etiquette: It Still Counts in a Mobile Generation”

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Obama vs. Romney: Creating Jobs for American Workers

It’s Election Day and with Americans casting their votes, many of them have the same question in mind: How do the presidential candidates intend to improve America’s job market? Barack Obama (Democrat) and Mitt Romney (Republican) have each proposed jobs plans that could impact Americans significantly over the next four years. Interestingly enough, the plans […] Read Article “Obama vs. Romney: Creating Jobs for American Workers”

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Hot Election Issues: What Do Voters Care About?

What issues are Americans passionate about in regards to this year’s election? According to Forbes, social networks cite jobs, taxes and energy as the top 3 hot buttons. Other issues that stood out during debates were healthcare, national debt and foreign policy. Click here to see an infographic from Forbes for more details on how […] Read Article “Hot Election Issues: What Do Voters Care About?”

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4 Reasons Why Recruiters Want Your Resume in Word Format

Since Microsoft Office 2007 allows candidates the option to save files as PDF versions, I have noticed an increasing number of resumes in .PDF format. I’ve also noticed resumes that are scanned copies of a paper resume, often resulting in a .JPG or .PNG image file. Below are four key reasons to always send your […] Read Article “4 Reasons Why Recruiters Want Your Resume in Word Format”

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Saving Money with Personal Finance Apps and Websites

Have you ever wondered where all your money went? You haven’t bought any thing memorable, but the $100 you just had the other day is down to $5. Why is it important to manage your money well? The better you are at managing your income and expenses, the more money you’ll have left over – […] Read Article “Saving Money with Personal Finance Apps and Websites”

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10 Common Sense Interview Tips

We coach our candidates extensively before interviews with our clients. However, recently, I’ve seen an increase in mistakes made by candidates. These mistakes are things we didn’t discuss with the candidates since we believed they were “common sense”. Below are some common flaws pointed out by hiring managers to avoid in interviews: 1. Put your […] Read Article “10 Common Sense Interview Tips”

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Does Anyone Care if You Have an MBA?

When I graduated with my BBA a few years ago, I was certain I was done with college forever. While friends were going on to law school or med school, I was already working. An advanced degree? Not for me. Flash forward three years later. I noticed that a well known automotive company had a new requirement for […] Read Article “Does Anyone Care if You Have an MBA?”

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Prioritizing Fitness: How to Stay Healthy with a Busy Lifestyle

Everyone has heard of the freshman 15. What no one tells you is that the same thing can happen when you enter the workforce and are suddenly sitting at a desk eight (or twelve) hours a day. Companies praise health and wellness – but how do you stay healthy and stay fit with a busy […] Read Article “Prioritizing Fitness: How to Stay Healthy with a Busy Lifestyle”

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Contract to Hire: The Real Story

It’s not uncommon for candidates to be skeptical of the contract to hire situation. There are pros and cons to this employment arrangement for both candidates and managers alike. So what’s the real story on contract to hire? Why do companies use it and how do you maximize your odds of getting hired in? Reasons […] Read Article “Contract to Hire: The Real Story”

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What Drives Me Crazy About Hiring Managers

Recently, I came across an article called “What Drives Me Nuts About Staffing Agencies”. I couldn’t help but think of the other side of the story. So, here are five profiles of hiring managers that have driven me crazy (and many of my staffing industry colleagues, I’m sure). 1. The Resume Hoarder: This manager thinks that […] Read Article “What Drives Me Crazy About Hiring Managers”