Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Video Interviewing Etiquette From Beginning to End

Video Interviewing Etiquette From Beginning to End - Opti Staffing

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of business operations. It is changing the way companies recruit and hire. Companies are now using video interviews more than ever. So, if you are looking for a job, you need to become familiar with this type of interview and how to make the most of it. A… Read More »

Make the Move – Why a Skilled Trade Job in Alaska is Totally Worth It

Many people believe that having a college degree is necessary to have a good career. But this is just not the case. There are definitely some high paying jobs that require a degree, but there are also many well paying jobs in the trades. In fact, for many of these jobs, the pay is comparable… Read More »

Managing Life’s Bumps – How to Spot Opportunity and Pursue It

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Opportunity is created as often as it is discovered. Thomas Jefferson commented on this phenomenon when he said that he believed in luck, and the harder he worked, the luckier he was. The more sustained effort we can muster, the more opportunities that tend to spring from it. But how do you spot these opportunities… Read More »

Longevity Still Matters at a Job

In the past, the amount of time a person stayed in a particular job mattered more than it does today. At one point in time, people spent their entire career at one company. If a person moved around a lot, he or she was known as a job hopper, and this was a red flag… Read More »

Have Trade Skills? It’s Time for the Move!

Have Trade Skills? It’s Time for the Move! - Opti Staffing

Traditionally, jobs in the skilled trades have been regarded rather dismissively, good only for those who were not academically oriented enough for college. Many believed these kinds of jobs could not provide the kind of income that a college education could. But these stereotypes have become outdated. The skilled trades today not only require a… Read More »

Looking for a Job Doesn’t Need to be a Pain

Looking for a Job Doesn’t Need to be a Pain - Opti Staffing

Job searches can be stressful and time-consuming. But a little planning and focus can help save you a lot of time and wasted effort. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help your job search be more efficient and effective. 4 Ways to Make Your Job Search More Successful 1. Use social… Read More »

The Hard Skills and the Soft Skills Matter – Here’s Why

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Hard skills, soft skills – what exactly are they? Hard skills are the technical skills, the kinds of abilities based on objective, clear-cut, unchanging knowledge. They are the ability to manipulate the tangible world of objects. Examples of hard skills are accounting and finance, engineering, coding, construction design. Soft skills are more amorphous and open… Read More »

How to Manage Your Emotions During an Interview

Interviews are stressful. There is a lot riding on them. Because they are so important, job candidates naturally go through a range of emotions depending on how the interview is going – excitement, satisfaction, anxiety, nervousness, agitation, frustration, and doubt, just to name a few. To perform well, however, it is important to have control… Read More »

Prepping for a Virtual Job Interview?

Job Interviews conducted by video are now common practice among companies. Most do it as a way to access more candidates, screen them more quickly, and save time and money doing it. So, if you are doing a job search, you are more than likely going to encounter this type of interview. Here’s how to… Read More »

Discreet Job Seekers – How to Look for a New Job While Employed

Discreet Job Seekers – How to Look for a New Job While Employed Opti Staffing

Looking for another job while you are employed is a tricky situation. You need to do it – employers prefer to hire people who are already employed because it gives the hiring manager confidence in the person’s ability. At the same time, you don’t want your current employer to find out because that will create… Read More »