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Common Job Search Mistakes: Have You Made Them?

When you are conducting your job hunt, you need to be on the lookout for simple mistakes that could raise a red flag to the employer. If you are a job hunter, take note and correct them immediately if you notice that you have made any of these mistakes. And if you are an employer,… Read More »

Looking for Work and Covering Your Tracks

Let’s say you’re employed. Let’s also say you want to find another employer. How can you look for work without tipping off your current employer so that you don’t become a – suddenly – unemployed job seeker? Read below for some tips: You’re going to have to plan your interview opportunities a bit more carefully.… Read More »

Top Cities for Finding Work

You might be looking for a job right now and finding nothing in your area. And so you might be thinking about moving to another region where the job prospects might be a little better. The question is, where are the areas right now where firms are hiring? One place to check is the list… Read More »

Workplace Discrimination, the ADA and Caregivers of the Disabled

When it comes to discrimination, most human resources professonals know about discriminating against people based on certain characteristics they have, such as race, religion, age, gender, national origin, or disability. But there is one type of discrimination that often falls under the radar because the characteristic that is protected is unseen – a person who… Read More »

Manufacturing Jobs Going Unfilled

Conventional wisdom has it that manufacturing in the United States is on the decline, that all of the manufacturing jobs have been shipped overseas. But that is not the case. Jobs have not been shipped out nearly as much as people assume they have. The jobs have just changed a lot to keep up with… Read More »

The “Taming” of the Interviewer

When you go for a job interview, you might often wish you had some background information about the person talking to you, some idea of what’s on his or her mind. Well, there are some general assumptions about the person interviewing you to keep in mind. They may not be true all of the time,… Read More »

Workplace Safety Tips

Yes, we know, you’ve probably heard workplace safety tips for years. But you truly can never hear or read these tips too many times. After all, just one little slip or accident can mean years, or even a lifetime, of disability. It pays to pay attention, even if you’ve heard it all before. Therefore, here… Read More »

How to Help Your Manager Approve Your Telecommuting Suggestion

When you want to work from home, either once a week or all the time, it may be hard to convince your manager that such an arrangement may work. You could well encounter a massive push back from your manager. Below are tips to help you alleviate your manager’s fears and get that flexible/telecommuting work… Read More »

Opti Staffing Group Announces the Launch of its New Talent Network

(Portland, OR – 2012) – Opti Staffing Group announces the launch of its new Talent Network. This innovative product allows candidates to stay up to date on the latest job opportunities they are working on all via their email or smart phone. Weekly updates are sent to members of the Talent Network that are aligned… Read More »

When it Comes to a Resume/Cover Letter, Neatness Counts

In looking for a job, it is, or should be, pretty common knowledge that the resume and cover letter are very important. They are in effect an advertisement for your skills, knowledge, experience, and performance capabilities. Naturally, you know you should spend a good deal of time figuring out exactly what you want put into… Read More »