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Never stop building your resume

Never stop building your resume
A resume is meant to be an up-to-date, professional reflection of you. Is it? If we’re honest, most of us have our resume stored on a computer that is updated once a year, at best. But, if you want a resume that represents you well, you must ...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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Become a student of your career

Become a student of your career
What word best describes the experience of a student? Learning! While your days in the classroom may be over, the drive to learn, understand, discover and achieve is a lifelong quest! Ben Franklin grasped the concept well when he said, “An ...
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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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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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 ...
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Social Media & Employment Trends
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Burning bridges is never beneficial

Burning bridges is never beneficial
Leaving your job is a big decision. Whether it’s due to dissatisfaction or the desire for greater career opportunities, how you leave will have a lasting impact on your future prospects. If you are leaving for negative reasons, don’t ...
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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There is no “i” in teamwork!

There is no “i” in teamwork!
We’ve all heard it’s important to be a team player, but what does it really mean? Foremost, it means working for the good of the team, rather than your own individual goals. And, that means dropping the personal pronouns—because as ...
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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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, ...
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 comment(s)
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The makings of a great manager

The makings of a great manager
Being a manager is a position of enormous responsibility and esteemed privilege. As a member of management, you are accountable for achieving business results with the team you’ve been given—but it is how you do it that defines you as a ...
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 9:00:00 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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A little confidence will take you a long way!

A little confidence will take you a long way!
We all know people at work who just seem to have it all together. It’s as though nothing can make them flinch or falter. They know what they want and they go after it. What makes them so successful? In a word: confidence. Confidence is a ...
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:45:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 1 comment(s)
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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 ...
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
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Avoid the pitfalls of personality conflicts

Avoid the pitfalls of personality conflicts
You will come in contact with all types of people in the workplace. Some will mesh well with your personality and some won’t—it’s just the nature of human relationships. While it’s not imperative that everyone be your best ...
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
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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 ...
Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 1 comment(s)
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Every person you encounter is a valuable contact

Every person you encounter is a valuable contact
Building your professional network is crucial to your career success. It’s estimated that 60 percent of jobs are filled by referrals alone according to ResumeBear. So, if you’re not networking, you’re at a real disadvantage right ...
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:00:00 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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Ways to make yourself valuable in the workplace

Ways to make yourself valuable in the workplace
What does it mean to be a valuable employee? Webster defines valuable as having desirable or esteemed characteristics or qualities; or being of great use or service. Does that define you as a worker? Whether you are soaring high or barely skimming ...
Posted: Monday, July 08, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 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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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 your ...
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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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 ...
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 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: Friday, April 12, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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