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

24. November 2014

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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 […]

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Resume Mastery Tip #2: Beware the Functional Resume

18. November 2014

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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.   […]

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What to Do When Your Boss Steals Your Thunder

10. November 2014

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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 […]

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The Negotiation Process Step 3: Discuss

3. November 2014

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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 […]

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The Negotiation Process Step 2: Set the Scene

27. October 2014

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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 […]

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The Negotiation Process Step 1: Be Prepared

20. October 2014

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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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3 Techniques for Becoming a Better Negotiator

13. October 2014

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While every negotiation situation is unique, you will greatly improve your chance of achieving better results more often if you have the right negotiation skills in your pocket will. And the greater the difference between your own skill level and your opponent’s, the more power and confidence you will have. As with any other skill […]

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Find Your Negotiating Style for Employment Success

7. October 2014

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You might think that negotiation skills are only useful for securing a good starting salary or pay raise. But that’s just the beginning. How about when you are looking to be awarded that plum assignment, brokering a compromise in a workplace dispute or trying to impress by winning a valuable contract with a new client? […]

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What’s Missing from Your Resume?

28. July 2014

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You need to stand out. If you’ve been job hunting for a while without getting any response, maybe it’s because your resume is nothing special. And maybe you think it’s supposed to be that way.   You’ve heard that you shouldn’t use fancy paper or a large font on your resume, and that is correct. […]

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Should You Negotiate Job Terms During the Interview?

22. July 2014

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Is this you? You’re so happy that you were invited for an interview; you don’t want to speak up about what salary and benefits you’re looking for. You may even be so eager to land the job that you just sit there quietly and agree to any terms that are offered.   No, no, no. […]

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