What Are You Waiting For? Now is the Best Time To Upskill

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It’s almost inevitable that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of your life. While things appear to be getting better, you’re probably still spending more time at home than ever. Take advantage of this opportunity to sharpen your professional skills. Doing something seriously productive will feel great while paving the way for a brighter… Read more »

Best Advice for Your Second Interview

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You’ve just been notified you’re invited back for a second-round interview for a job you really want. First of all, congratulations are in order because this is a very big deal. Clearly, you made a great impression at the first interview. To prepare for it you likely dressed to impress, prepared responses to common interview… Read more »

Targeted Recruiting — How a Staffing Firm Can Find the Right Candidates the First Time

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Finding the right person for the job is a bit of an art form — but you already know that. It seems no matter how hard you try, several candidates you thought were the perfect choice ultimately don’t work out. This, of course, is very frustrating; steering a hiring process is both time-consuming and expensive…. Read more »

5 Ways You Can Retain a Quality Workforce

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Your amazing team is the company’s best asset. These talented professionals work hard every day and you’re grateful for them — so retaining them is a top priority. Right now they seem happy and you want to put measures in place to keep it that way. Here are a few ideas to help decrease the… Read more »

5 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

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Everyone has bad days at the office, but for quite some time that describes the bulk of your work life. Whether the passion you once had for the job is gone or you recently started a new job that has turned out to be a terrible fit, you’re downright unhappy. Work likely consumes at least… Read more »

Stay on Target — 4 Ways to Avoid Distractions in the Workplace

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You have no shortage of work on your plate, but honestly, you haven’t been that productive lately. At the end of most workdays you feel frustrated because you know you could’ve accomplished more. As a naturally ambitious, hard-working person you’re ready to get out of your slump and really get to work. Here are a… Read more »

4 Benefits of Considering Seasoned Talent

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You’re working to fill an open position on your team and you’ve received at least one application from a more mature worker. Since you wouldn’t necessarily expect them to be interested in the job, you might be inclined to write them off — but don’t do that just yet. Seasoned professionals apply for entry-to-mid-level jobs… Read more »

5 Tips for Using Social Media to Recruit Candidates

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When it comes to filling open positions on your team you know sticking to traditional routes — i.e., posting on job boards — won’t necessarily allow you to find the best person for the job. Therefore, you’ve decided to incorporate social media into your approach. Nearly three-quarters — 72% — of American adults use at… Read more »

Job Hunt 2012: Finding a Job in Southwest Michigan’s Job Market

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In today’s economy, we know that many job seekers are struggling to find a job. While every job candidate faces their unique challenges, there are always several things to keep in mind. Whether it’s rewriting your cover letter, reviewing the way you approach interviews, or rethinking what kind of job will make you happy, here… Read more »