Posts Tagged: temp agencies in Anchorage

Acing the Job Interview

There is a lot of advice out there on how to do well at a job interview. But, because of the changing nature of workplaces, the needs of employers, and the workforce itself, some of the advice is a little shopworn, confusing and sometimes contradictory. What career experts advise is that you need to help… Read More »

Sprucing Up Your Skills

In today’s business climate, self-improvement is no longer optional. We need to be continually improving if we want to make ourselves marketable to employers or if we want to get ahead in our career. Acquiring new skills is essential. So, we know what we need to do, but what is the best way to go… Read More »

Interview Styles

Having a lot of good candidates to choose from for a job opening is an enviable position for any business to be in. But the flip side is that it becomes much more difficult to sort through them to find the best. In this case, the traditional interview may not be as helpful as you… Read More »

Learning about a Possible Employer

As you prepare for a job interview, your focus is on answering the employer’s questions, selling your knowledge and skills, as it should be. But it is important to remember that a job interview is a two-way street.  You need to make sure that this is a place where you want to work, a place… Read More »

New Ways to Keep Talent

Now that the economy is picking up steam, more employees are looking at other job opportunities. Replacing a top performer can be difficult, so what can you do to keep your top talent?  You may be wondering if there are any innovative ways of keeping your talent, especially on a tight budget. It’s good to… Read More »

Leaning into Risk

When they are riding a wave, it is easy to see the differences among surfers. Those with more skill and experience skim along the curl of the water more gracefully and effortlessly. Those with less experience look a little more ungainly as they struggle to stay on the board. But no matter who is surfing,… Read More »

Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Looking for a job is hard enough. But some people make it even harder because of their own shortsighted attitudes and beliefs about the process. For example, career strategist John Lees says some people are convinced they’ve got it all figured out – they know what it takes to get hired, and they need no… Read More »

Don’t Post That Job Yet

You have a new job opening at your company and are looking to hire someone. But, before you post the job, you should do a little planning beforehand. One thing you need to ask is how quickly do you want to hire the new person? You need to get everyone on the same page. Many… Read More »

Social Media and Your Image

Social media has become more important than ever in recruiting. People are posting on Facebook and LinkedIn to burnish their professional reputations. And companies are using these platforms in their hunt for workers. A lot has been written about putting your best foot forward on your Facebook or LinkedIn site. Be careful, the advice goes,… Read More »

Going Beyond the Resume

For many jobs today, because unemployment is still high, employers are being inundated with resumes when they advertise for a job opening. As a result, employers are becoming very particular about the qualifications they will accept for a job. In other words, they want the perfect job candidate, the person whose credentials seamlessly match the… Read More »