Anxiousness when you have an interview is expected, but can also be prevented. Here are some ideas on how to combat your nerves so they don’t get out of control and end up sabotaging your chances during the hiring process: Be OK with Being Nervous Remind Yourself You've Done This Before Plan Ahead Practice Speaking About Yourself Listen to Music, the Radio or Podcasts Keep Hydrated Remember: It's Just A Conversation Know The End Result…

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There are so many social media channels these days but only one that focuses solely on your career: LinkedIn. If you’re on the job hunt but don’t currently use it, here are ten great reasons for being present and active on LinkedIn! LinkedIn’s Popularity It Allows You to Be Easily Google-able Remaining Connected with Co-workers and Contacts You Can Use It to Showcase Your Professionalism LinkedIn Gives Potential Employers and Recruiters Access to You Allows…

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Many of us start out with big career plans at an early age. Be it a pipe dream of dutiful heroism or an ambitious idea to start your own business, all of us have envisioned the ideal career of our future. Life often has other plans in store for us, we can’t all be astronauts or millionaires. Maybe you fell on hard times, maybe you thought you’d move on from that starter job but never…

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So, you’re starting a new job soon — congrats! Whether you are about to begin a temporary/contract position, an internship, or a full-time role, the first day of your new job is always going to give you some degree of nerves, right? As daunting as “Day One” can be for a new employee, it can often be one of the most important days for you moving forward, if things run smoothly. Here’s your (quick) guide…

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In past posts, we’ve talked a lot about what job seekers should do, but sometimes it helps to reframe the perspective and know what you shouldn’t do, as it can be a lot easier to start correcting your current habits than thinking about new ones. Here are a few common pitfalls people make on the job hunt! 1) Lack of Motivation One of the hardest aspects of unemployment, especially if it comes about after a…

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Perhaps you’ve been on the job hunt for a while now, applying to various companies online, working on your resume, putting in the work but somehow not getting any interviews. Perhaps the longer that goes on the more isolated you feel, like you’re missing a personal interaction that will make all the difference getting your foot in the door? A job fair might be just what you need. Think of it like “job interview speed…

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Working with a recruiter or a staffing agency can be a major boost to your job hunt. Having someone in your corner supporting you and finding potential jobs for you is really valuable, but it requires on your end to make sure you are maximizing the value you are getting from the recruiter. 1) Provide Updated Contact Information This may sound obvious, but be sure to provide your recruiter with accurate and up-to-date cell phone…

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Here's a pretty common scenario: You’ve been working with a staffing agency for a while at a variety of assignments – a week here, a month there – and nothing seems to stick. What needs to change so that you can make that leap from temporary employment to getting hired on permanently? There’s a wide variety of things you can do to make yourself more viable as a permanent employee, but here are the essentials!…

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If you’ve never worked a temporary job or with a staffing agency before, you might be wondering what you could get out of it – why not continue applying to job sites on your own the old-fashioned way? While temporary employment isn’t for everyone, there are definitely some benefits you should consider! 1) Flexibility This is one of the most obvious advantages, since at SITE Staffing, for example, you can specify what shifts, hours per…

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Maybe you’re fresh out of school and uncertain how to navigate the job market – maybe you’re still in school and need flexibility around your class schedule – maybe the company you’ve worked at for the last ten years closed down and now you need to get back into the job search – or maybe you’re currently employed but want a change in career but don’t know where to start.  People come to staffing companies…

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