Resume Under Construction

Posted by Billi Jo Thielke

Apr 17, 2017 10:10:00 AM

Creating a resume and keeping it updated can make the difference when applying for a position. If you are looking for a job, or know the possibility of needing to look is floating on the horizon, set aside some time for this important task.

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Topics: April 2017

How Strong are Your Soft Skills?

Posted by Lisa Dorrance

Apr 13, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Are you able to identify more than just your technical skills in an interview? Employers look for candidates who are not only capable workers, but are also cooperative workers. A solid set of soft skills are highly valuable in the eyes of an interviewer. Technical skills are acquired through training and experience (operating and driving machinery, set up machine and light facilities, keep daily logs, etc). Soft skills are transferable skills that relate to communication, personality, and character. Employers value soft skills because you can teach someone how to perform a task, but you can’t teach someone how to have good character traits.

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Topics: April 2017

4 Ways to Be an Irreplaceable Employee

Posted by Marie Catallo

Apr 3, 2017 10:13:00 AM

What makes someone a great employee? It’s not that complicated and really comes down to the answer to a simple question – If you left your job today, how much would your employer really miss you?

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Topics: April 2017

2017 Staffing Trends: The Gig Economy

Posted by Stephanie Scott

Mar 21, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, you know that “gig economy” apps and services like Uber are changing how we live and work. While providing simplicity and convenience for consumers, services like Uber offer people an alternative to the traditional “9 to 5” routine and traditional jobs.

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Topics: March 2017

An Employer’s Guide to Hiring Veterans

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Mar 14, 2017 10:13:00 AM

Over the past 15 years, thousands of soldiers have returned to the United States after serving around the world. Military men and women are looking for civilian work that lets them continue to use the skills and values they learned in the military. Many veterans have qualifications that will make them great assets to your team while offering a range of other business benefits.

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Topics: March 2017

How to be a good interviewee

Posted by Lisa D'Addario

Mar 7, 2017 8:09:00 AM

Putting yourself out there in a competitive job market can be intimidating and stressful. However, if you go in there with the right attitude in showing that you are prepared, professional, and easy to talk to, then it can be a positive experience for both you and (hopefully) your future employer. To set yourself above the rest and have a better chance of securing the job, here are some interview tips on how to be a good interviewee:

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Topics: March 2017

Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

Posted by Dave Grubbs

Feb 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When most people think about spring cleaning, they picture cleaning out closets, putting up winter blankets and clothes while bringing out spring wardrobes, or reinvigorating their gardens through pruning and adding new plants. Believe it or not, this should apply to parts of your professional life as well. Specifically, you should commit to spring cleaning for your resume. This is necessary if you’re considering a new position, but it can be just as important to be ready for the worst case scenario, like needing to find a new job.

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Topics: February 2017

Pay Rates - averages of the United States

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Feb 27, 2017 8:52:00 AM

Setting the right pay rate for your open positions can help you get more qualified candidates for your jobs. Competitive wages can vary by industry, location and job duties. To help your company get more applications from qualified candidates, educate yourself on the average wages for the job you need to fill.

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Topics: February 2017

How to Prepare for a Video Interview

Posted by Brooke Thielke

Feb 24, 2017 10:32:20 AM

There’s something extra nerve-wracking about interviewing for a job via online video. It’s hard to replace the intuition you feel when being in the same room as someone, and while you already have nerves wrecking your brain, you could constantly worry about sound, picture quality, and other technical glitches along with the normal job interview jitters.

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Topics: February 2017

5 Tips for Interviewing Job Candidates using Online Video

Posted by Billi Jo Thielke

Feb 21, 2017 9:12:00 AM

Job interviews can be stressful for both the candidate and the interviewer as it is usually the only time you can find out if someone is a fit for the job before you hire them. However, there are many options rather than meeting in person to get the information you need from them and find out if they are suited for the job.

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Topics: February 2017

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