What is Your Working Style?

There’s no wrong way to work. Some people like to be part of a team, while others prefer solitude. Many employees learn by doing, while others like to listen to directions. Largely driven by personality, your work style can’t be ignored. Identifying your work style is important, because it holds the secret to your success. Read more »

How to Make an Impression on Day One of a New Assignment

Starting a new assignment is exciting and admittedly, a bit nerve-wracking. You need to present your very best self, because first impressions hold a lot of weight. The manner in which you behave sets the tone for your tenure with the company, so get off on the right foot. Arrive Early Show enthusiasm for the Read more »

Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

Prior to making a hiring decision, employers want to learn as much as possible about you, including why you left your last job. Or if you’re currently employed, they’ll want to know what prompted you to start looking for work. Your reply answers several questions for the employer, including if you left voluntarily and on Read more »

Your Brand is More Important Than Ever

In life, and a job search, your reputation is everything. A positive online image is more important than ever, because using social media to research candidates is now a standard part of the vetting process for most employers. Results of CareerBuilder’s 2016 social media recruitment survey revealed 60 percent of companies use popular social media Read more »

Can I Turn an Assignment Into a Full-Time Opportunity?

Taking on a new job is a life-changing decision. As a cautious person, you don’t feel like a couple of rounds of interviews is enough to know if the company and position are the right fit. Luckily, it is possible to earn a spot on a company’s full-time roster while working as a contingent employee. Read more »

Make a Lasting Impression: Connect With an Interviewer

Standing out in an interview has never been more important. However, considering how many candidates a recruiter speaks with each day, the odds of making a lasting impression on your interviewer are slim. If you can find a way to connect with your interviewer, you give yourself the best chance to stand out among the Read more »

How Technology Has Changed the Job Hunt

New grads are entering a digital job search process. With some companies operating completely remotely, it’s not uncommon for employers to not even meet their new hires in person before bringing them onboard. Through cloud sharing of information and virtual interviews, modern job seekers can apply to hundreds of jobs per week while maintaining a Read more »

Listing References: Who You Should Pick

The right professional reference can make or break a job hunt. While great professional references may not sway a hiring manager’s opinion too much, a bad or ill-informed reference can erase your otherwise perfect candidacy for that light industrial job in Nashville you were fighting after. Choosing the right reference takes careful consideration and involvement Read more »

The Biggest Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Interview

Every interview is important as each is a chance to grow your network, make an impression, and – ideally – find and secure the right job for you. There are dozens of articles out there that offer up the “best” advice on how to WOW your interviewer, and some contradict each other or offer irrelevant, Read more »

How to Highlight Temporary Work Experience on Your Resume

There are a number of benefits of temporary work experience. The ability to adapt quickly and learn new skills is part of why recruiters prefer temporary work experience in some cases. However, with temporary work come certain complications that can lead recruiters to choose other candidates because of the lack of clarity and consistency on Read more »