Category: Career Advice

A Few Words of Advice About Your Resume

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You want to believe that a hiring manager will take as much time to read your resume as it took for you to write it, but you know that’s not the case. In fact, in many instances, a human won’t be the first set of eyes on your resume—a computer program will—and if you aren’t […]

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Five Important Soft Skills Every Manufacturing Candidate Needs

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Whether you’re new to manufacturing or a seasoned professional, your knowledge of how to run a piece of machinery or use specific measuring devices is only part of the equation for your on-the-job success. In addition to technical skills, possessing certain soft skills will not only make you a better employee, but they will also […]

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Top 8 Soft Skills Employers Look For

Soft Skills

Imagine that you applied for an administrative assistant position and your resume made it to a short stack of two that are deemed worthy of an interview. You and your competitor have the same job history, the same education, and the same computer skills. The position requires a person with a calming personality who can […]

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Should I Tell the Boss that I’m Interviewing?

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That’s it! For one reason or another, you’ve decided that you’re done with your current job,  you’re moving on and beginning the interviewing process. You updated your resume, sent it out to your favorite staffing firm, and have two interviews scheduled for the following week. Next step? Deciding whether or not you should tell your […]

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Top 10 Skills of a Great Executive Assistant

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You might think that executive assistants only need to be able to use a computer, answer a phone, and manage a schedule to succeed. On the contrary; executive assistants are often looked upon as an extension of an executive, acting on his or her behalf, and as such need to bring a whole host of […]

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10 Tips for Improving Interpersonal Communication Skills

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“Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.” As a staffing firm, we weave this terminology into nearly every job description that we create for our clients, and with good reason—communication is critical in business. How would customer orders get filled properly or new company policies be shared if it weren’t for good communication? […]

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Social Media and Your Job Search: The Great Balancing Act

Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate. It reaches into every corner of our lives and has reshaped the way we share information, ranging from the way we broadcast milestone events to friends and family.  The medium has changed everything, from politics to our professional lives. And as many of us have learned, […]

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