Nonverbal Communication: Impress an Interviewer With Your Actions

You hear so much advice about what to say and what not to say during job interviews that it’s sometimes easy to forget that actions speak louder than words — what you do during an interview is just as important. Check your nonverbal communication skills before your next interview to be sure you’re putting the… Read more »

Stay Connected to Your Network

There’s no underestimating the importance of the people you meet along your career path. From friends at school and former co-workers to the fellow professionals in your field that you’ve encountered along the way, this is your network — the people you might need to call on for advice or even for job leads. Staying… Read more »

Professional References: Selecting the Best People

When you’re looking for a job, choosing references to give to potential employers can be like dating — you’ve got your old flames on the backburner, the ones you know can be trusted to make you look good. If you really want to impress an employer, think about the ones who got away, instead. The… Read more »

Recent College Grad? Avoid these Common Job Search Mistakes

Graduating from college is a feeling like no other — one that lasts until you realize the real world’s calling. College grads often feel overwhelmed when embarking on that first major job search, so it’s no wonder they often stumble on the road to post-graduate success. Set yourself up for success by avoiding these common… Read more »

Is this the Right Job for You? Evaluating a Temporary-to-Hire or Direct Hire Job Offer.

You’ve been through the application process. Withstood several interviews. And now you’ve received a job offer — that’s the ultimate goal, right? So why should you hesitate before you accept? Accepting a job offer out of hand is like getting married on the spur of the moment: a huge decision that could follow you for… Read more »

How to Turn Your Temporary Job Into a Permanent Position

Some temporary employees love the excitement of moving from one placement to another, but if you’re the kind who’s looking to settle down, don’t assume that temporary employment is not for you. Turning a temporary job into a permanent position is easier than you think, provided you know the best strategy going in. Don’t Move… Read more »

Long-Term Unemployment? How to Position Yourself for Success!

When it comes to getting a job after several months or longer of unemployment, your prospects can seem dim. Statistically speaking, the long-term unemployed are too often the pariahs of job seekers, dismissed by potential employers as unemployable or out of touch with today’s job culture. If you’ve been out of work for a long… Read more »

Resume Fraud: It’s Not Worth It

The job advertisement says all applicants need management experience — you were responsible for wrangling schedules and time cards at your last job, so that counts…right? Or maybe the job you want requires a bachelor’s degree, and though you completed all the credits, you didn’t actually graduate due to an outstanding bill — close enough,… Read more »

Use Generic Interview Questions to Your Advantage: How to WOW an Employer

Interviewing for a job is hard work, but it can seem even harder when employers give you little to go on but the same old generic interview questions. Believe it or not, employers get tired of hearing the usual pat answers to these common questions, too. If you’re not thinking outside the box a little,… Read more »

What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

As a healthcare professional, you may be embarrassed to admit that you’re still a little confused about the Affordable Care Act. Don’t be — keeping track of what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers you, why it’s important and what it means for you as a temporary employee can be confusing. Here’s the lowdown: What… Read more »