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Is your job consuming your life?

Is your job consuming your life?
You know the play, “Little Shop of Horrors?” It’s a musical about a floral shop worker named Seymour who comes across an unknown plant species which he names Audrey II (after the woman he loves). He places the peculiar plant in the ...

Has texting eroded your professional communication skills?

Has texting eroded your professional communication skills?
Texting has become a bit of a modern-day phenomenon. Who would have thought there would ever come a day when two people in the same room would opt to communicate via texting rather than speaking. Yet, that’s exactly what’s ...

A healthy disconnect: Unplugging from social media

A healthy disconnect: Unplugging from social media
When was the last time you disconnected from your mobile and internet devices and enjoyed some good old-fashioned, face-to-face social interaction? What about a few hours of uninterrupted silence? Hard to imagine in today’s world inundated by ...

7 LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers

7 LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers
How are you promoting your personal brand? Social media presents you with many avenues for showcasing your unique value to the online world. Based on the numbers, LinkedIn proves to be one of the best places to make a professional statement that ...

Can a QR code increase your chances of getting hired?

Can a QR code increase your chances of getting hired?
Mobile technology has redefined the job search as we know it. Recent studies indicate seven out of 10 people job search using their mobile device. Based on these findings, it’s not surprising that Quick Response (QR) codes are fast becoming a ...

Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!

Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!
Technology has reinvented the way companies interview. It is estimated that more than one billion people connect to the Internet via their mobile device. With easy access to video conferencing apps, an interview can take place just about anywhere ...

Telecommuting: If given the privilege, prove yourself worthy

Telecommuting: If given the privilege, prove yourself worthy
Working from home can be a wonderful thing, especially for employees with long commutes and high gas bills. But, that’s not all. According to a recent Staples Advantage survey, telecommuters said it helps them maintain better work-life ...

Changing jobs: Does it hold the key to career advancement?

Changing jobs: Does it hold the key to career advancement?
For many of today’s top performers, the answer is a resounding yes. But, there are many other factors to consider before you make the jump. Job longevity & value Have you put in enough time at your current employer to make a valuable ...

Using mobile technology to enhance your job search

Using mobile technology to enhance your job search
If you’re in the market for a job, you’ll soon discover your mobile device is one of your best job search tools. A recent survey revealed 77 percent of job seekers use mobile apps to enhance their job search results. It makes sense, ...

LinkedIn: A networking goldmine

LinkedIn: A networking goldmine
If you are in the market for a job and you have yet to join LinkedIn, you are missing an incredible networking opportunity. The world’s largest Internet-based professional network, LinkedIn has more than 150 million members spanning more than ...

4 social media tips for job seekers

4 social media tips for job seekers
You've probably heard it a thousand times, but it's an admonition that cannot be stressed enough. Your social profile is a sure giveaway to who you are as a person and as a worker - and employers know it. It's not an HR tactic used only by ...

Emergent or Traditional … What work views define you?

Emergent or Traditional … What work views define you?
For more than 15 years, Spherion has been tracking the changing attitudes of the U.S. workforce through its renowned Emerging Workforce® Study. The study identifies three classifications of workers—emergent, migrating and ...

Work/life balance: What’s the secret?

Work/life balance: What’s the secret?
As a society, we are more connected to our jobs than ever before. Mobile technology has effectively erased the lines between our personal and professional lives, making work/life balance a heightened priority for many workers. According to the ...

Social media is reshaping the job search as we know it.

Social media is reshaping the job search as we know it.
Social media is a hot topic in the employment world. It has opened doors for job seekers like never before, and employers are discovering it’s an effective recruiting tool as well. According to a Jobvite survey, 89% of U.S. companies had plans ...

Don't rely on luck to excel in your career

Don't rely on luck to excel in your career
If you’re hoping for some St. Patrick’s Day luck to rub off on your career, there is a better way to make sure you’re on the path to progression! According to the newly released Emerging Workforce® Study, you are the captain ...

Is your social profile in line with your professional persona?

Is your social profile in line with your professional persona?
As much as we might like to believe social media is just for our personal use and pleasure, the truth it is being used just as much for business purposes—from hiring and collaborating with coworkers, to client relationship-building and ...

Respecting the rules of social media in the workplace

Respecting the rules of social media in the workplace
There is a lot to say about social media in respect to the workplace. Companies have built entire business strategies around social media, and for some workers it is a tool they use in their job every day. So where do you draw the ...