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Staffing Industry Acronyms & Definitions

Naturally, over time, any industry develops its own set of words, terms and phrases that make their way into the vernacular. Their intentions are honest and innocent: to make things easier, more streamlined and to simplify the conversation. Sometimes they succeed. Sometimes they don’t. Industry jargon, particularly staffing agency jargon, can be like trying to […] Read Article “Staffing Industry Acronyms & Definitions”

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Apprenticeship: Old Idea Offers New Opportunity

Apprenticeships are a time-tested idea that is getting new life as employers seek better ways to develop and keep talent. In Italy where I grew up, and throughout much of Europe, apprenticeships have remained a staple of workforce development. In Switzerland, for example, 70% of high school graduates enter apprenticeships in “new-collar” fields such as IT, […] Read Article “Apprenticeship: Old Idea Offers New Opportunity”

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Managing the Mental Highs and Lows of Your Career

The current challenges faced by the 800,000 federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown is driving home a reality for all workers these days: Over the span of your career, there are bound to be many psychological ups and downs. With the constantly evolving job market (which is currently looking bright, fortunately) and the […] Read Article “Managing the Mental Highs and Lows of Your Career”

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10 Applicant Tracking System Resume Tips

Times have changed. Job applicants face an interesting challenge: creating a digital resume that is readable not only by humans, but by the machines that process it. Applicant tracking systems are being used more often by employers. With hundreds of resumes being submitted per job opening, this system allows resumes to be kept organized and limited to […] Read Article “10 Applicant Tracking System Resume Tips”

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Avoiding Career Suicide: 7 Tips to Stop Interrupting

In today’s fast-paced society, speed often trumps courtesy. We’ve become accustomed to countless interruptions each day: expecting (and even welcoming) impromptu visits, text messages, social media alerts, or the click of an incoming call during a conversation. Yet, most of us would agree that being interrupted mid-sentence during a conversation still triggers a pang of […] Read Article “Avoiding Career Suicide: 7 Tips to Stop Interrupting”

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10 Tips to Create an Effective Resume and Get Noticed

Working on the executive recruitment team, one of the most common questions I’ve been asked was, “Can you look at my resume?” Unless a resume was truly in need of help, I could reformat it fairly quickly. Since I’ve been in this industry the resume always seems to have a cloud of confusion and mystery […] Read Article “10 Tips to Create an Effective Resume and Get Noticed”

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8 Job Search Tips for Working with Multiple Recruiters

At first glance, working with multiple staffing agencies seems to be the best way to maximize your chances of getting a job. By leveraging the connections, clients and jobs available through each, you end up with the greatest number of possible job opportunities. . . right? Not always. 1. Know that being submitted twice may […] Read Article “8 Job Search Tips for Working with Multiple Recruiters”

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Temp Tales: Not Your Ordinary “Temp” Job

I’ve always considered myself like a temp chameleon—quiet and quick to adapt to new environments without being noticed. I loathe being the center of attention and, instead, prefer to stay in the background watching the behavior of those around me. Sure, some would call me an introvert—and I certainly wouldn’t deny it—but I prefer chameleon. […] Read Article “Temp Tales: Not Your Ordinary “Temp” Job”

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The Midwest: Where tech jobs are growing

When most people think of major hotspots for tech job growth around the United States, Silicon Valley is one of the first areas that often comes to mind. What you might not expect, however, is that some of the best opportunities for finding great talent and growing your company can lie far outside of the […] Read Article “The Midwest: Where tech jobs are growing”

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4 Steps to an Optimized LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is known by hiring manager, recruiters, and job searchers as the social networking platform for businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations. It is, after all, the world’s largest professional network — and there are over 300 million users to prove it.