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How A Staffing Agency Can Help You Find A Job

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2016 2:16:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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Staffing agencies have a stigma, we get it. A lot of people think staffing agencies are just for temporary work. That is not entirely true. Did you know how a staffing agency can help you find a job that's long term or permanent? Yes, they do hire for temporary positions but most staffing agencies hire for long-term positions as well. There are many benefits to going through a staffing agency when looking for a job or looking to change careers.

 

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5 Important Facts To Include On Your Resume

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2016 7:27:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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Your resume is the key to opening the door to an interview. Think of it as your personal brand. It represents who you are, what your skills are, what your history is and what you are aiming to do. It’s a snapshot of your professional life so it needs to be a good one. There are many opinions about what you need and what you don’t need on a resume. But around all the fluff are the bones of a great resume.

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Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2016 10:12:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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Ah cover letters…the bane of your existence. Okay they aren’t that bad. But are they truly necessary? Your main goal is to get an interview. So honestly, it depends on if the company requires a cover letter or not. 

If the company or recruiter isn’t asking for a cover letter, don’t write one. Think it will help you stand out? It won’t. Large companies and recruiters often use what’s called an Applicant Tracking System which is an automated system designed for scanning resumes. They typically do not scan cover letters. So do you need to write a cover letter? Are cover letters still relevant? Let's find out what the research says...

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Interview Like A Pro: 7 Things Not To Do In An Interview

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 25, 2016 10:07:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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You did it! You’ve made it this far! You got the interview. Your resume was impressive enough to get you in the door but what do you do to prepare for the interview? Even if you have had many interivews and are changing careers, you need to refresh your interview skills to make sure to stay sharp and on top of your game. Landing the best job for you is your goal so make sure you have the skills to land it. Most people have a good idea of what to do in an interview that we thought it would be fun to give a few ideas of what not to do in an interview.

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Best Jobs For Millennials

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Latest News

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CareerCast and Young Invincibles both conducted studies of the top jobs for millennials. You are a millennial if you are born between 1982 and 2004 according to Strauss and Howe. This means you are between the age of 12 and 34. Millennials are the newest to join the workforce and coming out of high school and college in an economy that is far from great. So which jobs are millennials best for?

Career Cast and Young Invincibles found the following after interviewing 200 and 400 respectively. CareerCast used metrics that consisted of the degree of competitiveness, amount of public contact, physical demands, work conditions, salary and growth opportunities. Young Invincibles used salaries, projected growth and access for young adults.

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