29. January 2015

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Your Next Job Might Be Right Under Your Nose

When there’s no room for advancement within your department, do you automatically assume you’ll have to look outside the company to take the next step toward your career goals? If you do, you may be missing some great opportunities.   Look around the other departments for vacant positions that would complement or expand your skill […]

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21. January 2015

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Is Your Online Presence Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Fact: 78% of recruiters “Google” candidates and 63% check them out on social media sites. Previously on our blog we’ve covered many ways you can make the Internet work to your advantage when you’re looking for a job. Today we’re going to discuss how it can be a big disadvantage if you don’t control your […]

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5. January 2015

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5 Ways to Get Your Resume the Attention It Deserves

Did you know that most recruiters and hiring managers spend 7 seconds or less looking at a resume before deciding whether to put it in the “yes” or “no” pile? So it’s imperative that you make those few seconds count, and craft a resume that stands out from the crowd of dozens, or even hundreds, […]

29. December 2014

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How (and Why) to Research a Potential Employer

Why should you bother to learn about a company you’ve sent an application to? After all, they’re the ones that should be researching you, right? Wrong.   Nothing makes a better impression on an interviewer than being familiar with his or her company. In fact, you are quite likely to hear the question, “What you […]

22. December 2014

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What Your Interview Attire Says About Your Work Ethic

There’s a certain type of job hunter who says, “I’m the most brilliant programmer of the century, so it doesn’t matter how I look or act, any company would be lucky to have me.” Don’t let this be you. Like it or not, the possible future employers who interviewing you will be judging your appearance […]

15. December 2014

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The Benefits of Working While in College

Working part-time while you complete your education can bring many advantages, both in the present life and in your future success in life. At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we have placed many students on temporary, seasonal or part-time assignments that help them get a head start on their careers, learn life skills, or simply earn some […]

8. December 2014

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Resume Mastery Tip #5: Don’t Be a Mass Marketer

This topic is related to Resume Mastery Tip #4, in which we discussed the dangers of overloading your resume with a multitude of irrelevant detail. This week, we want to talk about the philosophy of applying for every job that a recruiter is advertising. No matter how diverse the roles might be, some job seekers […]

1. December 2014

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Resume Mastery Tip #4: Edit Yourself

Have you ever listened to someone telling a story, who rambled on and on, throwing in endless irrelevant details, until the point of the story got lost? Well, you shouldn’t make that mistake with your resume, either.   At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we’ve seen some applicants include every last scrap of experience they’ve had in […]

24. November 2014

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Resume Mastery Tip #3: Don’t Double the Recruiter’s Work

It has recently come to our attention that some job candidates submit two versions of their resume to the same recruiters: one in the chronological format and one in the functional format. As employers who look at tens of thousands of resumes per year, we at Integrity Staffing Solutions would like to caution you against […]

18. November 2014

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Resume Mastery Tip #2: Beware the Functional Resume

One of the first things you’ll decide in writing your resume is which format to use: chronological and functional. Your instinct may be to choose the format you feel will best present your experience and achievements; but there’s something else to consider as well, and that’s the impression these formats make on hiring managers.   […]

10. November 2014

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What to Do When Your Boss Steals Your Thunder

There is nothing more galling than to see someone else take credit for your achievements, especially when the perpetrator is your own boss. But what should you do about it? Stay quiet and let your efforts go unrecognized? Or speak up and risk ruining your chances of progressing within your organization? The main thing to […]

3. November 2014

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The Negotiation Process Step 3: Discuss

We’ve dedicated the last several posts to helping you become a better negotiator, and now we’ve reached the final stage: the discussion itself. Following is an outline of how to proceed, along with some tips and tricks for achieving your desired outcome. The Opening Both sides make an opening statement which introduces the main issues […]

27. October 2014

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The Negotiation Process Step 2: Set the Scene

In our previous posts, we’ve covered the groundwork you need to do before negotiations begin: analyzing negotiating styles, practicing skills and gathering information. Now we’ll move on to the actual negotiation. First you want to set the scene: the environment and conditions in which the discussion will take place. And by setting it, we really […]

20. October 2014

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The Negotiation Process Step 1: Be Prepared

Congratulations, you’ve received a job offer! Now it’s time to negotiate for the salary and benefits package you want. And once you’re at work, your negotiation skills will continue to help you excel, whether you’re making a deal with a supplier, closing a sale or mediating a dispute between co-workers. At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we […]

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