When and How to Use Resumes and CVs

Most people mistaken the resume for the CV and vice versa, believing them to be synonymous. However, they actually serve two very different purposes. Continue reading to find out exactly what these two documents are, the purposes they serve, and when to use which one. The Resume: Resumes are short documents (usually limited to one… Read more »

Acing Your Interview: The Post Interview Thank-You Note

One of the keys to a successful job interview actually occurs when the interview is over: the thank-you note. Recruiters and hiring managers often interview several people for the same position, so a thank you note will remind them of your interview and help set you apart from your competition. The thank you note is… Read more »

Management Tips: Setting Goals for Your Employees

In order to keep a company on track, a manager should work with her employees to establish attainable goals and deadlines. According to Success Factors, most businesses see an increase in company performance when managers work with individuals to create goals that are connected to the company’s overall strategy. Here are some tips for how… Read more »

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Technology makes workers accessible around the clock like never before, and as a result, people work longer hours. According to Forbes, 94% of working professionals are working more than 50 hours per week, and nearly half of these people said they work more than 65 hours a week. Work-life balance, an increasingly relevant term, has… Read more »

The 30/60/90 Plan: How to Succeed in a New Job

The 30/60/90 plan is a great way to set yourself up for success in your new job. For each month that you’ve worked, on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day, you complete and begin a new set of goals for both understanding the company, understanding your role in the company, and contributing to the growth… Read more »

Jackson’s Guide to Hiring

Staffing needs can change. The economy has its ups and downs – in Jackson and nationally. You win (or lose) big projects. The skills that you need to hire for can evolve over time. How can you effectively analyze, respond to and manage your Jackson staffing needs? Here’s a guide for  Analyze Your Current and… Read more »

Ways of Effectively Measuring Employee Turnover

No company is exempt from the facts; all businesses will experience some degree of employee turnover.  Replacing lost employees requires a great deal of effort from recruiting qualified candidates, to conducting interviews and training new hires, in turn, costing the company valuable time and money, not to mention taking its toll on employee morale.  This… Read more »

How Often Should You Update Your Resume?

You may think of your resume as a static document; one that’s only necessary when you’re searching for a new job. But really, your resume should always be a work in progress. So just how often should you be updating it? You should be updating, adding to and refining your resume a few times a… Read more »

Pre-Interview Preparation that Ensures Success

Just like professional athletes commit to standard routines before a game or competition, job seekers should have their own pre-interview routine in place. Whether you prefer to quietly reflect on the upcoming event or energize yourself in preparation, knowing and following a routine can help you focus on the goal ahead and in turn, increase… Read more »

How to Make Your Small Company Culture Stand Out and Attract Candidates

Bigger is not always better when it comes to recruiting top candidates. In fact, small companies can actually be at a great advantage for attracting new hires. The reason why so many employees today enjoy working for smaller companies is simple: the culture. If you’re looking to add some great new talent to your team,… Read more »