Posts Tagged: Anchorage recruiters

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 »

Employee Engagement Surveys

It is no secret that employee engagement is important to the success of any company. Engaged employees go above and beyond to give their best efforts for the company and care regarding their work. As a result, companies are doing what they can to elevate employee engagement. One of the tools in their toolbox is… 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 »

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 »

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 »