Resume Tips: How To List Temporary Positions On Your CV

For those who’ve worked temporary or contract positions, it can be challenging to know how these short-term engagements affect the value of your work experience on paper. It’s important to present temporary work experience as valuable, with each job adding to your skills and experience, and forming you into the ideal candidate for a new opportunity. Here are six helpful resume tips that will help you stand out in the application process.

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6 Benefits & Challenges To Open Offices In The Workplace

A common trend many companies are moving toward is dropping cubicle boundaries and creating open offices. There are positives and negatives to this choice, with opinions ranging from loving the redesigned spaces to hating them. Here are three challenges and three benefits of open offices so you can decide for yourself what might work best for your workplace.

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5 Benefits of Hiring Through a Staffing Agency

Working with a staffing agency provides numerous advantages to employers, including support, consultation and cost-reduction. This article will cover five of the many benefits of contracting a staffing agency. For further information on the valuable assets companies like Josephine’s Professional Staffing provide, read our blog article on three reasons to work with one.

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How-To Networking Guide: 3 Helpful Tips for Job Seekers

Active job seekers know the value of networking. It is a great way to meet other professionals in your industry and make connections that last for years to come. As important as networking is for job seekers, making these types of connections can often times be intimidating.

Whether you have a couple of connections already, or are just starting out, here are our top three networking tips to help you get exposure in the job market. 

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Top Three Reasons You Need To Work With A Staffing Agency

Why do staffing agencies exist if employers can handle their own employee recruitment? The answer is they save employers time and money.

Staffing firms are able to dedicate all their resources to developing a pool of candidates. The screening process that agencies put applicants through results in a smaller, but higher quality, selection of potential new hires.

It may seem like an odd idea, like spending money to save money. However, the benefits clearly outweigh the cost; here are the top three reasons to work with a staffing agency.

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How to Craft an Effective Cover Letter

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A cover letter is just as important as a resume for a job application; it gives job seekers a format to showcase to potential employers the reasons they are the best candidate for the job.

Writing a cover letter is challenging, and before you begin you’ll want to understand the dynamics of the company, the challenges and trends they might be facing, and how your knowledge and skills as an employee will bring value and enthusiasm to the position.

To get you started, let’s go through the entire document and review the beginning, middle and end of an effective cover letter.

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How to Manage Employees with Bad Attitude

It can be very frustrating for a manager to deal with difficult employees, and unfortunately, most every office has one. But what makes someone so hard to work with? How do you manage employees with a bad attitude?

Staff Management Tips: How to Help Employees with Poor Attitudes

Here are five staff management tips to assist you in helping an employee avoid another trip to the HR office.

Get to Know Your Employees

The first step in effective staff management is to fully understand the problem. Research your employee’s behavior to understand where they’re coming from, giving you a better perspective on how to handle the situation. Inc.com has put together a reference list of the 10 most common difficult types of employees and how to handle their poor behavior:

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The Benefit of Non-Traditional Interview Questions

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If you’re someone who is regularly put in charge of interviewing potential candidates for a position – no matter the industry – the applicants can start to blend together after a while. And if you’re an individual who has been through the interview process frequently, chances are you’re honing in on the key words and phrases that will get you through the first round.

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