Ring in the New Year by Exploring New Career Opportunities

Champagne toasts, rainstorms of confetti, and the iconic Times Square Ball Drop marked the start of the 2018 year. Along with the usual celebrations comes the time-honored tradition of establishing our New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you're committed to following a new diet, saving money, or jet-setting to new places, it's important not to let your resolve waver as the months go by.  A new year means new opportunities to meet your goals, including those relating to your career and professional development. Here are a few reasons why partnering with a staffing agency can help you accomplish some of your work-related goals.

In Career Advice, Job Seekers, Holiday Celebration, Career Advancement

First Day at a New Job? Here Are the Must-Ask Questions That'll Set You up for Success

With a new job comes a rollercoaster of emotions -– excitement that rivals Will Ferrell’s whenever Santa Claus is around in Elf, uncertainty surrounding whether or not you’ll fit in with your colleagues, an eagerness to succeed, anxiety over how comprehensive your training will be, and the inevitable confusion you’ll face when you accidentally sit at a coworker’s desk or wander into the wrong conference room.

The good news is, the barrage of conflicting emotions is completely normal, albeit a bit uncomfortable. Along with a fresh start comes the opportunity to set yourself up for success by asking questions and gaining important insight into the culture, processes, and overall lay of the land.

In Career Advice, Job Seekers, Impressing a Hiring Manager, Office Culture, Workplace Etiquette

How Temporary Jobs Can Help You Get a Foot in the Door

Whether you’re facing the pressure of acing final exams, making your first student loan payment, or learning how to navigate the wildly competitive labor market for the first time, getting your foot in the door isn’t easy. If you’re still a student, nabbing a job that is both rewarding and suitable for your erratic schedule of classes, lectures, and studying may seem extremely difficult. While it may take a bit of added effort, you don’t have to work a job that you wholeheartedly despise. 

Similarly, for recent grads or career changers, you can break into your target industry without taking an unrelated position just to foot the bills. Starting your career with a temporary job is a great way to get experience in your field of choice with the flexibility to complement the varying lifestyles of students and recent graduates. Here’s how taking a temporary job can work for you.

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6 Tips for Soothing Your Pre-Interview Jitters

Whether you’re a politician in the limelight, a big-wig business professional, or a recent college graduate, experiencing a spike in stress or anxiety before an event is perfectly normal. So, if you’ve been suffering from a case of pre-interview jitters, don’t beat yourself up about it. However, you shouldn’t let your nerves consume you and jeopardize your candidacy. To calm the butterflies in your stomach and make a great first impression, here are 6 tips to get you ready for your next job interview.

In Career Advice, Job Seekers, Impressing a Hiring Manager, Interview Tips