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Summer break is a great time to get experience

Summer break is a great time to get experience
Summer break … two words that are music to a college student’s ears. While it’s nice to get a break from the books, don’t overlook the opportunity that awaits you with a great summer job! More than mad money in ...
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:00:00 PM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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Staying on course after graduation

Staying on course after graduation
After years of grueling study sessions, homework and exams, you finally graduated. While this no doubt is a great feat, don’t get too relaxed. The habits you learned in school are about to become the practical tools that prepare you for a ...
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 3 comment(s)
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Job search not getting results? Take time to retreat and refocus.

Job search not getting results? Take time to retreat and refocus.
If you’ve been job hunting for a while with no results to show, it may be time to retreat and refocus a bit. The fact that your job search is not yielding results is a clear indication that something is off or you need a new approach. If you ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?

Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?
One of the biggest obstacles employers are facing today is not a lack of job requisitions, but a lack of sufficiently skilled candidates to meet job requirements. The result: Many jobs go unfilled. As someone who has worked in the recruiting and ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Why job hunt through the holidays?

Why job hunt through the holidays?
Let’s be real, there are plenty of good reasons to flake on your job search during the holidays, but there are even better reasons to take it up a notch! Whether you’re unemployed or just ready for a change, the holidays offer some ...
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Need training? A staffing firm may be the solution.

Need training? A staffing firm may be the solution.
Whether you’re fresh out of school or changing careers, it’s crucial that you have the right skills and training for the jobs you are pursuing. But, how do you get the experience you need if no one will let you through the door? The ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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The substance of a standout resume

The substance of a standout resume
You may have all the qualifications to succeed in a job, but if your resume doesn’t showcase them, it may never make it to the interview pile. If you want your resume to stand out of the stack, here are some pointers that will help you capture ...
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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Never underestimate the value of experience.

Never underestimate the value of experience.
Whether you’re a student preparing for the future or a recent grad eager to land your first job, experience is essential to your success. While good grades reveal you have the discipline to study and understand the subjects relevant to your ...
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Prepare to succeed in your interview

Prepare to succeed in your interview
How well you do in an interview has everything to do with how well you prepared for it. If you take the time to prepare well, you will perform well—it’s as simple as that! Essentially, there are three facets of the interview that merit ...
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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Phishing Alert

Phishing Alert
Spherion has become aware of a recent phishing ploy that preys against job candidates. There are ads advertised on Craigslist under the Spherion name, but when a job candidate attempts to apply for the job, they are asked to pay for a ...
Posted: Monday, July 08, 2013 6:00:00 PM by Admin Admin | 2 comment(s)
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A cover letter is not a wordy version of your resume.

A cover letter is not a wordy version of your resume.
Ever ponder the purpose of a cover letter? Doesn’t a resume tell employers everything they need to know? Why do they want you to reiterate the information in a cover letter? They don’t! The purpose of a cover letter is to give ...
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 4 comment(s)
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Flexible work: The back door to great opportunities

Flexible work: The back door to great opportunities
So you’re looking for a permanent job. Temping may not be your plan A, but it could be the back-door entrance to the job you are seeking. According to the American Staffing Association, 72 percent of flexible workers are offered permanent ...
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
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Interviewing with confidence

Interviewing with confidence
Mark Twain once said, “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” Here’s how I would apply this to job seeking: Be ignorant of the paralyzing fear and contrived impossibilities that will prevent you from ...
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
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When you are at work … work!

When you are at work … work!
Nothing will earn you a ticket to the front of the unemployment line faster than an attitude that approaches work as a mindless routine involving warming a chair, updating your Facebook status, scanning Pinterest and sharing your latest family pics ...
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 comment(s)
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Take the initiative to say ‘thank you’ … you’ll be glad you did!

Take the initiative to say ‘thank you’ … you’ll be glad you did!
The interviewing process can be a bit of an obstacle course designed to prod and reveal your true capabilities. But, it’s not just the interview that determines how well you maneuver the course. What you do before, during and after an ...
Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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What’s coming between you and the job of your dreams?

What’s coming between you and the job of your dreams?
You’ve been job searching for a while now and nothing is turning up. Is it just the economy or is there some other reason employers are not interested? While there are many factors at play, it’s important to be real with yourself and ...
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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Interviewing: It’s all about them (not you)

Interviewing: It’s all about them (not you)
You scored the interview, now it’s time to bring it home. With competition so fierce in today’s job market, the best way to stand out among a sea of candidates is to remember who’s number one in the interview—and I ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
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It takes more than a resume to land a job these days

It takes more than a resume to land a job these days
Let’s be realistic, we live in a social world that thrives on technology. The impacts of new media and mobile innovation have revolutionized the way things get done—especially those things that once found their identity in paper form, ...
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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