Posts Categorized: News

The Benefits of Having a Personal Five-Year Plan

We all have goals for our lives. The question is, how well planned are these goals? Often, they are very general kinds of ambitions without specific timelines and measurements to pursue. Sometimes people do not even consider if they are attainable, why these goals are important to them or how long they should spend pursuing… Read More »

Opti Staffing Group Renews Commitment to Candidate Development

New mission statement created to articulate our holistic hiring approach. Recently several team members at Opti sat down to create a mission statement that reflects our commitment to our candidates. We chose to approach this initiative as a team in order to gain perspectives from various individuals within the company. The goal was to articulate… Read More »

Hand Jive

There is a great deal of advice by all sorts of career experts out there telling you what you need to do during an interview – how to answer questions, how to ask questions, how to dress, how to act, how to prepare. And there are many articles out there on body language, the importance… Read More »

How to Deal with Bad Mental Habits

We all fall into bad habits now and again. It is true for behaviors and for our ways of thinking as well. Negative thoughts can play a big role of robbing us of energy and motivation if we are not careful. In order to avoid these pitfalls in our thinking, we need to recognize them,… Read More »

How to Handle a Background Check

Background checks on job applicants are common practice among employers. Generally, they don’t turn up anything. But things get a bit trickier if a background check does find something. How should you handle it? Situations like these need to be handled on a case by case basis, depending on a number of different factors, such… Read More »

How to Use Pomodoro for Productivity

If you are having difficulty getting things done, if procrastination has become a problem, you may want to try a technique developed by Francisco Cirillo, called the Pomodoro Technique. The technique uses frequent breaks to help keep the mind focused. Using this method, you work about 25 minutes, and then take a break of three… Read More »