Has inspiration struck? Are you ready to transition into a position involving your newfound passion? Maybe you went to school for something and had a change of heart once you got a job in your field? Whatever reason you may have for wanting a professional change, you have determined it is time for … [Read more...] about 8 Essential Steps to Ensure a Smooth Transition to a New Career
Are you one of the millions of Americans who have found themselves opening up a job search this year? Whether this is your first dip in the talent pool, or if you’ve been away from the job search world for a while, making resume revisions is most likely pretty high on your priority list. If you … [Read more...] about Best Practices for Writing Your Resume
Before my job at Bridge, I was working as a server and being trained to bartend at a restaurant. I was able to get a 2nd job during the mornings with a small, owner-operated concrete company. For over a year, I poured concrete during the mornings and serve tables at night. These were long days with … [Read more...] about Slaying Your Side Hustle: 5 Tips to Help You Balance a 2nd Job
Your schooling and education level plays a large role in the types of opportunities available to you. For someone who finds themself without a high school diploma, finding a job and starting a career can feel like it’s virtually impossible. Maybe you didn’t realize how important it was until your … [Read more...] about A Crash Course in GED Testing
Starting a new job can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time! It is a chance to make an awesome first impression and kick off your new career with a bang! There are a few very important things you need to do beforehand to be prepared. Below is a list of important items to complete prior to … [Read more...] about Forgetting Something? Preparing for Your First Day at a New Job
2020 has been an unprecedented time for the US and the world at large. The employment world is no different. Adjusting to the new normal brought about by COVID-19 comes with its own unique challenges. From job seeking and virtual interview tips to social distancing considerations and effective … [Read more...] about Building Your Return to Work Strategy: Navigating the New Normal
You realized your active listening skills need work. Great. Now how do you improve them and practice before that next interview or important conversation? Here are 4 techniques you can do to improve your active listening skillset: 1. Summarize Content A good way to practice active listening is to … [Read more...] about Listen to This! Four Tips to Improve Your Active Listening Skills
You have just submitted your application for your dream job! What are the next steps? There are a few things you can do to help stand out in the crowd. Stop Screening Your Calls Although it may seem silly, make sure you are answering your phone when it rings. In today’s world, the typical … [Read more...] about I’ve Submitted My Application, Now What?
Not all interviews go as smoothly as we would like, or sometimes, as well as we think they may have gone. There are so many factors that play a role in how successful an interview is. Things like preparedness and interview question responses can be easy to assess, but then other things are a bit … [Read more...] about How Well Did You Do on That Interview?
Active listening is an important skill in both personal and professional life. From helping you interview to remembering important information, being an active listener is a more necessary quality than some would think. So how do you show you care? Are an active listener? And how can you improve … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Say You’re Actively Listening
When making your next career move, it is important to consider the responsibilities, culture, and future opportunities a new job can offer. One component you may have overlooked when envisioning your next job is the format of the role. Job format encompasses things like full-time and part-time work … [Read more...] about Is a Temp-To-Hire Job Right for Me?
In recent years, video call software has carved out a niche in the job searching scene. Being able to connect face-to-face in a virtual space has allowed applicants and employers to get more meaningful context from initial screenings without the same commitment as connecting in the office (think: … [Read more...] about 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Interviewing
Individuals enter the job market for a variety of reasons: maybe your company was recently acquired, you just obtained a degree and want to see what career paths have opened, or maybe you no longer feel challenged in your current role. Whatever the reason, the job-seeking process can be … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Recruiting Firms Show They Care
Over the past decade several states have passed laws permitting the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products to varying degrees. As the laws governing the use of these products change, questions surrounding the impacts of these new laws on pre-employment drug screenings are on the rise. One of … [Read more...] about THC, CBD and the Haze around Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Applying to jobs is a frustrating and tedious process. Wading through a sea of open positions and trying to determine which ones to apply to can be overwhelming and confusing. With every nitpicky applicant profile and arduous reference request submitted, that “Quick Apply” button on job boards … [Read more...] about Are you Hurting your Odds of Hearing Back?
You received budget approval to add a new position to your team, and you were just given the green light to hire someone and start interviewing candidates. It’s a prosperous time for your business, and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement that comes with growth. It is important, however, to … [Read more...] about Navigating the Employment Landscape: Communication is Key
A strong staffing agency partnership relies heavily on the agency’s ability to perform. How you measure this performance can often be a source of confusion. Some companies evaluate performance based on limited parameters such as order fill rate, cost-per-hire or simply the number of candidates … [Read more...] about “Talent Quality” and Getting Your Agency To Do Their Part
We’ve heard this story many times in discussions with client prospects: “I have 2 positions to fill and my staffing agency sent over 10 resumes and filled up my schedule for 2 days. Many of my interviews were a waste of time”. Under the guise of ‘giving you a variety of choices’, staffing agencies … [Read more...] about How to Stop Doing your Staffing Agency’s Job