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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)
Filed under: Social Media & Employment Trends
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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)
Filed under: Job Search Advice
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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)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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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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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)
Filed under: Social Media & Employment Trends
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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 | 1 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)
Filed under: Job Search Advice
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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)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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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)
Filed under: Job Search Advice
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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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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 ...
Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 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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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 ...
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Job descriptions can unveil the skills you need to get ahead.

Job descriptions can unveil the skills you need to get ahead.
What is the next position you want to hold in your career? You may not realize it, but studying the job description for that particular position can give you a strong strategy for progressing in your profession! Here’s why. A job ...
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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New on the job? Don’t forget to take notes!

New on the job? Don’t forget to take notes!
When you are beginning a new job, it can seem as if a whirlwind of information is coming at you—and to some extent, it is. If you are unable to process it correctly, it can start to snowball and create a fortress of anxiety! But there is one ...
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 1 comment(s)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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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 ...
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Don’t be afraid to let your talents shine.

Don’t be afraid to let your talents shine.
We all have unique talents that make us suitable for specific careers. Once you’ve been in the workforce awhile, it is not uncommon to discover you are good at something that falls outside the lines of what you studied in school. This tends to ...
Posted: Friday, March 01, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 1 comment(s)
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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 ...
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
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Love in the workplace

Love in the workplace
What’s putting the pep in your step on Monday mornings? Is it the chance to apply your talents to a job that’s made for you, or is it the prospect of running into that special someone that works in the same building? If the latter rings ...
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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What’s preventing your career growth?

What’s preventing your career growth?
Spring is in full bloom. Everywhere you look, something is sprouting or blossoming. What about your career? Is it producing the kind of healthy growth you desire? If not, find out what’s stunting your career growth and nip it in the bud! ...
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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