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Back to the Future

Every year, the Adecco Engineering & Technology Future Engineers Scholarship is awarded to one talented, deserving high school senior who plans to study engineering in college. Last year’s winner was Ryan Humble, who is now in his second semester at Yale. We recently caught up with Ryan and asked him to take a look back […] Read Article “Back to the Future”

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Need a Job? Join the Club

Job seekers need not face the challenge of making a career move alone these days. By joining a job club, you can benefit from from the support, knowledge and network of others people looking for new job opportunities. The still-tight labor market has spawned rapid creation of  job clubs in communities across the country.  The […] Read Article “Need a Job? Join the Club”

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3 Things Job Seekers Should Know About the Work-From-Home Debate

It is fast becoming the memo heard round the corporate world — and it’s sending shockwaves through basement offices and Wi-Fi-wired coffee shops everywhere. The memo, of course, is the one sanctioned by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and signed by the company’s HR head Jackie Reses, which told “Yahoos” that their days of working at home were […] Read Article “3 Things Job Seekers Should Know About the Work-From-Home Debate”

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Tweet. You’re Hired!

Maybe Cee Lo Green & Adam Levine had a point with their show the voice. Making a decision to bring someone on your team based solely on their work product.  You get the concept of the show.  Contestants do a 90 second audition to potentially be selected by one of four judges based solely on […] Read Article “Tweet. You’re Hired!”

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10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity: Working at Home

Technological advancements have led to an increasing number of employees working from home: according to Fast Company, 1 in 10 employees now works from home; and although the workforce in the US grew only 3% from 2005 – 2012, the number of telecommuters increased 66%! Working from home offers several advantages: Commute: Eliminating a commute allows […] Read Article “10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity: Working at Home”

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References — Don’t Make Them an After-Thought

“References available upon request” That’s probably the easiest sentence to write on your resume. Yet, when that “request” does come, are you ready with the best possible references to help you land the job? Maybe not… Some recent studies have confirmed what many hiring managers already know so well — missteps with references can hurt […] Read Article “References — Don’t Make Them an After-Thought”

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4 Key Habits You Need for a Successful Career

The key to your house allows you to open the front door. Your car key gets you behind the wheel. A key to the office lets you start your workday. Keys are extraordinarily useful, and when used properly, they can give you access to a lot of things, including a successful career. The keys to […] Read Article “4 Key Habits You Need for a Successful Career”

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3 Numbers to Know and 3 Things to Keep In Mind: Salary Negotiations

A recent post on the “desired salary” interview question by HRNasty got me thinking about this question myself. When it comes to salary, there are three numbers you should be able to share with a recruiter: 1. What you make in your current role. 2. What you would like to make, based on current market rates or […] Read Article “3 Numbers to Know and 3 Things to Keep In Mind: Salary Negotiations”

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American’s New Year’s Resolutions Indicate an Optimistic Outlook

A new year is upon us.  For many, that means a raft of resolutions, both professional and personal. Recently, Adecco conducted a survey of American professionals from a broad range of demographics, wage brackets, and career levels. Adecco posed questions about career and personal goals, work/life balance, and even the actual likelihood of keeping New […] Read Article “American’s New Year’s Resolutions Indicate an Optimistic Outlook”

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New Year, New You: Switching Careers

“That’s it. I can’t do this anymore. I have to find a new job.” Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Dreading what awaits at the other end of the commute has become something of a national pass time. A recent survey of American professionals showed that nearly 40% of professionals planned to leave their current jobs in […] Read Article “New Year, New You: Switching Careers”