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Tips for Interviewing with Staffing Firms

You may think that if you apply for or interview with a temporary staffing firm that it doesn’t really “count,” that a temporary firm isn’t a real employer. You couldn’t be more wrong. Staffing firms such as the Opti Staffing Group are bona fide employers. The work you do for us on assignments will be… Read More »

Stay Strong When It Comes to Salary Negotiation

If you’re absolutely desperate for a job, you may be leery of negotiating your job offer. You may feel you’re lucky to just have this offer before you so you decide not to see if you can get more money, better perks, the corner office, etc. Even if you have a job now, negotiating with… Read More »

Growth of Online Recruiting

Recent studies show that Americans spend more time on social networking sites than on all other sites combined. There are more than one billion people now on Facebook. We have online profiles at many different places on the Internet, from where we socialize, where we shop, to where we go for information. And what we… Read More »

Interview Tips for Hiring Managers

There are various kinds of interview techniques that companies now use, techniques that have developed over the years as jobs and job candidates change. Business consultants Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney offer some advice about the fundamentals of interviewing that, they say, should always be kept in mind. The first piece of advice is to… Read More »

Another Take on Job Descriptions

Many times when employers post job descriptions, for one reason or another they end up wide of the mark. They don’t really get at the essentials of the job, or give the applicant a good idea of what the job entails. To help remedy that situation, business consultant Janine Truitt has a few suggestions. First,… Read More »

The Skills You REALLY Need to Stand Out in the Job Hunt

It’s somewhat popular today to discuss – when the topic of long-term unemployment comes up – that the people who can’t find jobs lack the types of “hard” skills employers demand today. Those types of hard skills actually are more technical in nature, such as those for skilled labor machinists, engineers, and those skilled in… Read More »

One-Third of Us Work for Someone Younger

If you work for someone who was born the year you graduated high school, you’re not alone: A recent CareerBuilder.com survey found that one-third of U.S. workers reported that their manager was younger than they are. The survey of 3,800 people who work full time and 2,200 hiring managers found that 34 percent of those… Read More »

Bottom-Line Impact of Recruiting/HR

What human resource function has the biggest effect on a company’s bottom line, it’s profit and revenue growth? A recent study has shown that recruiting has the greatest influence, and by a fairly wide margin. The study was made by the Boston Consulting Group, which attempted to quantify the different jobs human resource departments do… Read More »

Great Reasons to Look for a New Job

Let’s say that your job is OK. Maybe even better than OK. But it’s not great. In fact, there are a few things that make it less than great, things that could mean you should look for another job. Read below for four reasons it’s wise to look for a new position. 1) A long… Read More »

Identifying the Bad Boss

In the workplace today, there are many managers and bosses who, to put it bluntly, aren’t very nice people. In fact, the word jerk could certainly be used to describe them. The question is, if you are applying for a job, how can you be sure your boss won’t turn out to be a jerk?… Read More »