Archive | March, 2011

>Office April Fool’s Day Pranks

> If you’ve ever worked in an office, known anyone who works in an office, or watched The Office, you know that in an office, office pranks abound. Now we’re not suggesting you partake in office pranks, especially not the disruptive sort.  But harmless, good-humored pranks can lighten the air and actually improve moral, as […]

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>J.K. Rowling’s Speech About Failure.

> J.K. Rowling’s 2008 Harvard Commencement speech is a classic and much-loved one on a subject all of us have been familiar with at some point in our lives: failure. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a hope-inspiring speech worth watching.  No matter how much failure you feel is behind you – success can […]

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>Where do you envision yourself in five years?

> Where do you see yourself in five years?  Do you know?  Obviously, none of us can predict the future.  Things happen to us or because of us that change our plans and even change us. Still, having a vision of where we’d like to be in five years is important.  It consciously and subconsciously guides our decisions and […]

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>Summing up the rise in temporary jobs.

> We’ve talked about the rise of temporary staffing and its potential implications here, here, here, here and here.  Then we came across this article, which made many of the same points.  So let’s sum up a few of the potential reasons for the surge in temporary staffing: 1. The rise in temporary staffing indicates a coming rebound of full-time hiring (as in the past). 2. […]

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>TRC Staffing Services, Inc. Makes Inavero’s 2011 Best of Staffing™ List

> TRC Staffing Services has been voted as ranking higher than 99% of staffing firms in North America, thanks to our satisfied clients and dedicated employees! See details of the award here. This is the second year in a row we’ve made the list. The Inavero Best of Staffing™ List is presented in partnership with CareerBuilder® and measures […]

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>5 Respected Online Personality and Career Tests

> More and more companies today screen candidates for job compatibility using personality tests.  These tests are designed to help you understand yourselves and others better; how you think, what motivates you, what tendencies you possess, and how you interact best with others.  The idea is that you can use this information to make choices […]

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>Five Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed Online

> We’ve all submitted resumes through a job site or a company careers page, only to feel as if we’ve just sent our information floating towards some black hole.  When we hear nothing back, we assume our suspicions are confirmed. While it’s true that there are many resumes out there in cyberspace, there are definite […]

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Good News for Job-Seekers.

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Staticsreported a slight dip in unemployment to 8.9% and an increase of 222,000 private-sector jobs.  Whether you’re unemployed or simply ready for a new and different opportunity, now may be the time to go confidently forward. Jobs have opened up in professional and business services, construction, healthcare, transportation and […]

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>Signs of sustained job growth?

>According to the ADP National Employment Report, February was the strongest month for new job openings since November 2006.  This boost of 217,000 jobs is part of a trend in rising employment during the past six months. Of those employers adding jobs, small and mid-sized companies made up the majority.  Large-sized companies (employers with more than […]

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