3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting on Social Media

You probably can give of an example (or two or three) of someone who got into trouble on social media. It’s easy to say, “That will never happen to me,” but everyone should think about what they post. Here are three questions you should ask before you hit Share. 1. Why Am I Posting? With… Read More »

“You’re Wearing THAT to A Job Interview?!”

"You're Wearing THAT to A Job Interview?!"

With job interviews, first impressions matter. Wearing the wrong clothes can immediately disqualify you from consideration. Dress for success by avoiding these errors. Interview Outfit Mistakes Casual Clothes Dress codes vary from formal to business casual to start up casual. However, when choosing an outfit, remember this is an interview – not a day at… Read More »

4 Soft Skills That Will Help You Land the Job

4 Soft Skills That Will Help You Land the Job

Most jobs require hard or technical skills and soft or people skills. Although technical skills are necessary for most positions, 57 percent of leaders say soft skills can be even more important. Although soft skills are more difficult to learn and measure, they often make the difference in hiring decisions. Employees who relate well to… Read More »

Job Hunting Mistakes You Might Not Know You’re Making

Job Hunting Mistakes You Might Not Know You're Making

One of the most frustrating parts of a job search is the unknown. Most organizations send little to no feedback to applicants. You can’t tell if you scored an A- (almost hired) or D+ (no chance). If your job hunt seems to be going nowhere, this may be a sign you need to reconsider your… Read More »

These Power Words Can Take Your Resume From Good To Great!

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You finished your resume, but something is missing. Your final product seems flat, uninteresting and even boring. It’s time to bring power words to the rescue! If you want your resume to stand out from the crowd (and you do), consider making some of the following word substitutions. Keywords From the Job Description More and… Read More »

Closing Questions To Help You Understand Company’s Management Style

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Interviews often focus on companies. “Will you (the employee) be a good fit for this organization?” is a common question. However, interviews are a two-way street. You need to find out, “Is this organization a good fit for me?” Many employers end an interview by inquiring, “Do you have any questions?” This is an opportunity… Read More »

Is There a Gap in Your Work History? Don’t Hide It, Let’s Talk.

Because a bad hire can be an incredibly expensive mistake, employers always are on the lookout for warning signs. Unfortunately, an employment gap is one of those red flags. This may seem like bad news, but don’t panic. There are perfectly reasonable and justifiable explanations for most work history gaps. You only need to know… Read More »

“Tell Me About Yourself.” Well, Where Do I Begin?

If you are headed to an interview, be prepared to “Tell me about yourself.” This commonly asked “question” is also is one of the most dreaded. Where should you begin? Because of its open-ended nature, it is easy to answer incorrectly. And, as this often is an opening question, you can miss the chance to… Read More »

5 Job Search Mistakes You Don’t Even Realize You’re Making

Job hunting is a challenge. And the lack of feedback can be one of the biggest hurdles. When things don’t work out, often you have no idea why. If your resumes seem to be going into a giant void and every interview is a dead-end, check for these common (and easily fixable) errors. 1. Forgetting… Read More »

Why Partnering With FirstStaff Will Boost Your Job Search

Are you looking for work? Have you contacted an employment agency? Many job seekers overlook the benefits of using a staffing firm, but this can be a great option. Here are five reasons why. Get Expert Advice Embracing a “do-it-yourself” attitude can be fun, but eventually most of us hit roadblocks.  That is why we… Read More »