1. Hidden advantages of working with a staffing company →

    In this job market competition is fierce,  security is lacking and you need every possible edge. Working with us puts you at an advantage because:

    • we staff positions that are never advertised
    • our candidates are taken seriously by hiring companies
    • our experienced staffing managers are always looking for the best fit for employers and candidates
    • you can choose the work options that works best for your lifestyle and career

  2. Appropriate persistence – creating a “just right” follow-up plan →

    You submitted just the resume they were looking for, breezed through the phone interview, had a long first interview and were invited back for a second. The second interview went well and you’ve been informed that they will make a decision in the next two weeks. The relationship seems to be developing nicely and you’re thinking this just might be “the one”. So what can you do (and NOT do) during those two weeks to ensure that your name stays top-of-mind without being a pest and sabotaging your chances?

    A follow-up plan will help you accomplish the positive touch points while avoiding the impulse to check in too frequently, potentially giving the impression that you’re desperate. And sometimes  we ARE desperate (or at least feel that way), during a job search, but giving that impression will hurt your chances of getting an offer.

    Click here for follow-up options you can use to create an appropriate follow up plan for your situation.

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  3. Can Pinterest Help Your Job Search? →

    Great ideas for creating a pinboard showcasing your resume, interests and accomplishments! As with any new tool, consider recommendations carefully and make sure they apply to your career. For some fields, a more professional approach is appropriate while others welcome the opportunity to see some personality.

  4. Developing Mental Toughness During the Job Search →

    Great advice for job seekers from our CEO, David Allen!

  5. Forget the Resume, Try Tweeting →

    Resume not standing out? Here are some creative ways job seekers have gotten the attention of hiring managers. But use caution when straying from traditional methods - there’s a fine line between innovative and gimmicky.

  6. Generations in the Workforce: Make the Most of Generational Diversity →

    With four generations represented in the workforce, generational stereotypes and conflicts are popular topics of conversation. It would be easy to get the impression that there is little common ground between members of different generations, but it’s important to remember that generational differences are just another form of diversity. Regardless of age, race, religion, or culture we all need and deserve to work in an environment of respect.

  7. StartWire News: 12 Career Tips for 12: Recruiters Tell You How To Be a Rock Star! (Part I) →

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    Each week, StartWire News features insider tips from recruiting directors and talent acquisition pros. As we look ahead to 2012, we’re encouraged by the uptick in hiring — and we want to share some of the best of the best with you so that you can land the job you want — fast!

    Get to…

  8. Where are jobs being posted? →

    Gone are the days of scouring the classifieds for job openings on Sunday mornings. The good news is that there are dozens of online avenues to communicate hiring needs. The bad news is that without a centralized location for posting, job seekers and the companies looking for them don’t always connect.

    So what can you do about it? My recommendation is that you have an understanding of all of the job posting options a company might use and have a presence or at least search all of them. Other ideas or questions? Please share.

  9. 12 Ways to Build a Better LinkedIn Profile →

    If your LinkedIn profile is still just a duplicate of your resume, it’s time to add some personality and interaction. Don’t wait until you’re looking for work - your LinkedIn profile can add value for your current employer by reinforcing branding and culture for prospective clients and employees. What does your profile say about you and your employer?

  10. Job Seeker or Job Sleuth? →

    What’s the difference? The Seeker is looking for an answer to their problems, while the Sleuth is providing solutions for prospective employers. If you were an employer, which would you hire?

  11. How to Overcome Career Burnout →

    With so many organizations doing more with less, it’s not uncommon for employees to experience burnout. That’s the bad news.  The good news is that there are steps you can take to overcome career burnout, and Curt Rosengren provides a clear outline.

    Have you experienced burnout on the job? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it?

  12. No promotion yet? Maybe you’re not the boss’ favorite →

    While it’s frustrating to read concrete evidence that favoritism is at play in the workplace, it is necessary to acknowledge its existence if we’re going to work to correct it.

    If you’re concerned about being negatively impacted by favoritism, you don’t have to wait for sweeping changes across our workforce. Eve Tahmincioglu provides insights and advice from experts on what you can do now to advance in your career.

  13. 5 Ways to Celebrate “Update Your Resume Month” →

    Maybe “update your resume month” isn’t widely recognized, but it should be! Your resume is a work in progress, and it’s best to update your accomplishments as you’re making them. The impact of your contributions will be fresh in your mind and your resume will be ready to go when you need it.

  14. How to Find a Job in a "Jobless Economy" →

    Tips from CEOs and other business leaders compiled by Miriam Salpeter for job seekers who are frustrated that traditional job seeking methods aren’t getting the results they need.