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What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter

When a recruiter calls you, you need to determine a few things: if you are qualified to do the job, if you’re interested in doing the job, what hoops you will need to jump through to get the job, and if there is any reason the job is open (i.e. is there an underlying problem […] Read Article “What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter”

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14 Lessons from Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want in Life

There’s a reason Ben Franklin’s face is on the $100 bill: he knew what he was talking about and if you followed his advice, you might find yourself making some hundreds of your own. I came across this article by Thea Easterby in Business Insider; it offers some inspirational advice I think you might find […] Read Article “14 Lessons from Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want in Life”

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Incorporating Social Media into Your Job Search

Everyone knows by now how important it is to have a great resume, but not many people are taking advantage of leveraging social media as part of their overall job search approach. More and more employers (and recruiters) are bringing social media into the mix when they’re looking for new candidates. So what are the […] Read Article “Incorporating Social Media into Your Job Search”

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10 Tips for Recent College Grads: Millennials in the Job Market

There has been a lot of talk about the “Millennial” generation. Ask most hiring managers, and you will hear about a sense of entitlement, lack of professionalism and the inability to stay in one job for long. Below are a few tips that I have picked up in my experience working with this population as […] Read Article “10 Tips for Recent College Grads: Millennials in the Job Market”

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Game Change

Five years ago, I decided to change careers. And I did it on a whim. I’d been working as a journalist since I graduated college, and at the time, was in my 11th year as a reporter for a financial newspaper. I also had two young children at the time, and the last-minute deadlines, travel […] Read Article “Game Change”

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Seven Tips for Managing Stress

Working in staffing can be very rewarding – but it can also be very stressful. I learned early on that if I didn’t learn how to manage my stress, I would inevitably go crazy. I learned how to manage my work-life balance with the following tips; they can work for anyone in any industry, not […] Read Article “Seven Tips for Managing Stress”

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New Year, New You Winner: Tony England

In January of this year we ran a contest called New Year, New You where the winner received a career makeover including a new laptop, new work clothes and career counseling from an Adecco recruiter. The lucky winner was Tony England, a family man from Kansas who was looking for a new position and a […] Read Article “New Year, New You Winner: Tony England”

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5 Ways To Start Getting Social With Your Career

It’s surprising to me how many people have embraced social networks for personal use, but don’t really use social to enhance their careers or find a new job. Everyone can benefit from using social media, no matter what you do for a living. And having a Linkedin profile, while extremely important, is not enough. A […] Read Article “5 Ways To Start Getting Social With Your Career”

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Tips for Working with Recruiters

There are a lot of factors that go into recruiting. For some of you who are new to the process of working with a recruiter, here’s a quick primer to help you get the lay of the land: 1. Know that the recruiter doesn’t work for you – they work for their client. Too often, […] Read Article “Tips for Working with Recruiters”