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April 2012 Jobs Report Recap

The April jobs report came out at the end of last week, disappointing some economists and businesses. But one month does not an employment situation make. If we look at a six-month rolling average for employment we can see that we are headed in the right direction. There will be no magical or overnight recovery […] Read Article “April 2012 Jobs Report Recap”

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The Competitive Edge

There are many life lessons that sports have taught me over the years; how to win, how to lose, how to work within a group and most importantly, how to compete. Nobody goes into a situation or a game without preparing, scouting, doing their homework, and understanding all the players involved. This approach and attitude […] Read Article “The Competitive Edge”

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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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Bridging the Gap Between the Younger and Older Workforce

For every Wall Street protester, there is a young professional studying the Wall Street Journal.  For every $400 SnapBack hat purchased someone is buying an interview suit and leather portfolio.  For every tweet posted, there is a LinkedIn page updated. As a significant percentage of the workforce begins to retire, there is an insatiable need […] Read Article “Bridging the Gap Between the Younger and Older Workforce”

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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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Respect the Process

  I have been fortunate enough within my career to not be personally affected by a layoff, down sizing or restructuring. I started out as a college intern at a small niche recruiting firm and I had absolutely no idea prior to the internship as to what I wanted to do for the rest of […] Read Article “Respect the Process”

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Six second resume review

The organization of your resume is extremely important, given that recruiters generally only spend approximately 6 seconds evaluating whether you could be a good fit for a job. Generally, the most important items will be your job title and start and end dates at your current and previous position, as well as your degree.That said, […] Read Article “Six second resume review”

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Diversity team attends U.S. disability matters conference

Lois Cooper and William Rolack here! We head up the CSR & Inclusion team, part of the Diversity group at Adecco. Our role is to continue to grow diversity and inclusion in Adecco’s workforce and workplace, with our colleagues and associates, and with our clients in the marketplace. One of the initiatives that we support […] Read Article “Diversity team attends U.S. disability matters conference”