Job interviews with potential employers are filled with questions for you about your career, personality, and work ethic. But what should you be asking them in return? Here's a quick list of questions (followed by some more information below!). Questions to Ask Employers During an Interview What will my day-to-day responsibilities include? What expectations are there for someone in this role? What do you feel are the biggest challenges someone in this role would face?…

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For those on the job hunt, you know that any advantage you may have over other candidates is huge -- it can even make the difference between starting your dream career and heading back to the drawing board. Some advantages, like work experience and the college you graduated from, are hard to create on demand (you can't suddenly have 5+ years of additional relevant job experience) when looking for a new job. One advantage that…

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One of the biggest challenges recent college graduates face on the job market is not having the required or preferred level of experience for the available jobs. You’ve probably seen something like this before, where a job is considered “Entry Level” but in the qualifications section it states “3 years of experience required.” This can be a really tough thing to conquer for those new to the market or a field. For college grads, one…

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Getting a phone interview with a prospective employer is a great first step in landing your next job. Although most phone interviews are fairly short (anywhere from 5-15min is perfectly normal), there is often a lot riding on the call — after all, a phone interview is essentially an audition from an in-person interview, so you want to make sure it goes well. The problem? A lot of people can get nervous for a phone…

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It’s understood that there’s a language to the job hunting process, but it’s important to not beat overused verbiage into the ground. One way to let your unique skill set stand out to potential employers is to avoid using phrases that are all too common -- aka “buzzwords.” Here are some examples of what to steer clear from, and better yet, what to substitute them with! 1) Don't Use: “I think outside of the box”…

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So you’ve drafted a cover letter, put together your resume and have applied to several jobs, with no returned calls or emails for a proper first interview. If you’re wondering what the issue might be, use this checklist (followed by some more information below) to make sure you’re giving yourself the best possible odds to showcase yourself in person! You’ve not followed the employer’s directions Your cover letter or resume has errors or formatting issues…

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For most people, finding a new job is both exciting and daunting -- after all, making sure you find the right position for you is a big deal. To help you get that dream job, or, just your next position, here are 20 of the best online job hunting resources. Blogs A great blog can do a lot for your career prospects, as it can give you some important tips or insights, or help provide…

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It was announced this month that the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is 3.7% -- the lowest it has been since November 2000 (Department of Workforce Development). Anyone in HR knows that while this is great for the job seekers, it makes recruiting top talent much more difficult. That’s one of the reasons that most HR departments are turning to staffing agencies to provide solutions to their workforce shortages. At SITE Staffing, we provide a myriad…

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