Posts Tagged: Anchorage jobs

When You Lack the Experience for Your Dream Job…

It’s the decades-old conundrum: you need a job but you don’t have a lot of experience and employers want to hire people with experience! So what can you do? Read below for some tips on how to boost your resume when you don’t have a lot of professional experience behind you. Volunteer! If you can’t… Read More »

Getting the Whole Story

 A new report by the consulting firm Development Dimensions International reveals that most of the people hired by companies in 2012 are already dissatisfied with their jobs. What they were told about the job hasn’t matched what they are doing. How can your company avoid this situation? There are several steps it can take. One… Read More »

Job Search Tips for Those 50 and Older

If you’re older than 50 (or even near it), and are looking for work, you’ve not doubt found it harder to find a new position than you ever did when younger. Age discrimination is illegal, but it does exist. And that’s unfortunate, not only for the over-50 job seeker but also for employers who refuse… Read More »

Optimism and Your Career

With all that is going on in the world today, it is easy to become cynical, to lapse into a gloomy outlook about life. But most psychologists would agree it isn’t really healthy. It is in a sense capitulating, rather than maintaining a vigorous state of effort and renewal. Especially if you are engaged in… Read More »

Shift Work and Sleep

If you work the night shift and believe you’re not getting a good amount of sleep when you do sleep, you’re probably right. A study by the University of Iowa on how the sleep habits of police officers affected their health found that those officers who slept fewer than six hours a night were more… Read More »

Do References Matter?

If you wonder if references matter, the answer is a resounding yes! In fact, according to a recent Careerbuilder.com survey, 69 percent of hiring managers surveyed said they have changed their minds about a potential candidate at least once in their careers after speaking to a candidate’s reference. All respondents of the survey included hiring… Read More »

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 »

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 »