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Looking for your first job can be exciting. It’s  a huge step toward Independence.  The right first job could be what unlocks the keys to your first apartment, car or pay college tuition. The work experience could make it easier to land a professional  job in the future.  And, let’s not forget, making your own money is pretty sweet too. But if we're honest, looking for your first job can also be scary as...
As a teen, you may be looking for your first summer job. Summer is quickly approaching. If you haven't already, now, it's a great time to get started. So you may be nervous and excited about starting this new process, but we got you. That's why we're going to share some tips to help make your summer job search fun, and successful. So here we go.  Steps to Finding a Great Summer Job Talk to your parents. Start early....
When you’ve landed an interview for a job that you want, you take that interview seriously. You don't want to just impress the hiring manager, you want to totally knock their socks off. You want to be that irresistible candidate that the company can’t wait to have join their team.  While we for sure know that you've prepared and are armed with sharp answers to interview questions you'll likely be asked there are a few...
These days finding high quality employees is harder than ever. There seems to be a constant battle to encourage folks to apply, then get them to stay engaged through the application process. This is why it’s so important that every employer does their best to create a positive applicant experience. Creating a positive applicant experience will help get more applicants into your pipeline and keep them there throughout your hiring...
Here's a little known secret. The job interview actually starts when you fill out the application. Employers start to decide whether or not you're a good fit for their job when they start to look over your job application. Your Interview has begun.  So knowing this as a job seeker you want to give yourself the best possible advantage. The goal is to gain the attention- positive attention, of employers. Not to have your job...
The interview process for seasonal employees is just as important as for permanent workers. Seasonal employees will serve your clients, make your products and otherwise represent your company brand. So even though they may only be employed by your organization for a short period of time, they will have a lasting impact. So of course, you want to make sure that you’re bringing on the best talent that will be a positive asset to your...
If you’re preparing to hire seasonal employees, give these interview questions a try. These interview questions are a good starting point to develop your interview guide for seasonal jobs.     Sample Interview Questions to Ask Seasonal Job Candidates Why did you apply for a seasonal job? What attracted you to the position? This job requires that you work on __________ days during _________ hours. Are you...
A steady flow of applications is important for any business to be able to hire quickly when job vacancies need to be filled. There is nothing more stressful than needing to hire urgently and finding zero applicants at your fingertips. Not being able to meet your staffing needs could result in disruption to your business or missing out on an opportunity for your business to grow. Avoiding this stress requires a consistent recruiting...
The content of a job posting has a huge job. Those words can either make job seekers become eager to apply for the job or click on to the next job posting. But writing an engaging job posting can be challenging. Which makes simply copying and pasting the position’s job description very tempting.    However, with a little planning and rethinking about the purpose of the job posting you can easily write a job posting that...
What does the fourth quarter look like in your small business? For a good number of  businesses, the last three months of the year are super busy. The end of the year brings in a surge of clients, customers and events which may overwhelm your normal staff. Often times this influx of business, while a good thing for the bottom line of your business may be impossible to meet without bringing on some additional resources. If you know...
As the 2020 election draws near, many employers are committing to help get out the vote. Your company may also be involved in various civic participation campaigns to encourage your employees to vote. With all of the activity around boosting participation and getting employees engaged, we can’t overlook the very real need to support employees as they try to actually show up at the polls.    It is anticipated that this...
When was the last time you updated your voicemail recording? If you’re like most people you record it and forget it. Or worse yet, never recorded one at all and just let the generic message from the phone company greet callers.   When you’re looking for a job, you want every contact that a potential employer has with you to leave a positive impression. A professional voicemail greeting will boost your credibility with...