Tag Archive | "job skills"

Professional Networking 101

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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You’ve probably read, in this blog and elsewhere, that your network of contacts is an excellent source of news about job opportunities — usually better ones than what shows up on the job boards. But how do you build that network?   Here are some pointers to get your name and face into the minds […]

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Analyzing the Job Offer: 5 Questions to Help You Decide

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Great news, you’ve received a job offer, and the pay is within your desired range. Should you jump at it without further ado? In this difficult economy and highly competitive job market, it’s understandable if you say yes. But we strongly advise you to consider other factors of the job before you commit yourself.   […]

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Your Next Job Might Be Right Under Your Nose

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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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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5 Ways to Get Your Resume the Attention It Deserves

Monday, January 5, 2015

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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, […]

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How (and Why) to Research a Potential Employer

Monday, December 29, 2014

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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 […]

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What Your Interview Attire Says About Your Work Ethic

Monday, December 22, 2014

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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 […]

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The Benefits of Working While in College

Monday, December 15, 2014

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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 […]

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What to Do When Your Boss Steals Your Thunder

Monday, November 10, 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

Monday, November 3, 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

Monday, October 27, 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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