When and How to Apply for a Reach Job

It happens all the time: you’re searching for a job, and you find the perfect position. Only there’s one problem. You don’t quite meet all the requirements listed in the job description. It’s a bit of a reach. Should you walk away, or take a chance and submit an application? We suggest you do the latter, and… Read more »

Managing the Transition from Peer to Supervisor

Getting a promotion is great, but it inevitably changes your relationship to your co-workers, especially those who have known you in your previous role. Navigating this change smoothly is essential to becoming an effective supervisor. Here are some tips for how to manage your transition from peer to leader. Set expectations early. Transitioning from a… Read more »

Navigate Office Interruptions with These Tips

Interruptions and distractions at work are an inevitable part of the work day. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it affects our ability to focus on important tasks. The Harvard Business Review wrote that “40% of [survey] respondents reported experiencing more than 10 interruptions per day, with 15% reporting more than 20 interruptions a… Read more »

How to Calculate Your Job’s Market Value

Calculating market value

When it’s time to make an employee an offer, it’s important to make sure your compensation package is at least comparable to what your competitors are paying. It’s so easy these days for candidates to look up the salary range for their job. Therefore, if what you offer lacks value, you may have gone through… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Working with a Staffing Firm

Job seekers who are looking for employment often find success working with a staffing firm. Whether you are looking for temporary or permanent work, a staffing service can help you take the first step. Many job seekers work with staffing agencies because they can place you with companies that you may not be able to… Read more »

Working With Your Employment Gap

These days, it’s not unusual to have a gap in your employment history given unemployment rates over the last decade. Employers and recruiters are familiar with seeing employment gaps on resumes by now, but you’ll still need to explain them. Here’s how to handle the situation and keep those gaps from harming your chances of getting hired…. Read more »

Maximize Your Time with the 80/20 Rule

What’s the 80/20 rule? The 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Rule, is simple: in many cases, about 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In other words, 20% of the work you do accounts for 80% of the outcomes of your work. With this in mind, strategizing about how best to maximize… Read more »

Phone Interview Coming Up? Here’s How to Prepare

Pick up a call from a recruiter

As businesses have become remote, hiring has too. There’s no other way to put it: phone interviews are daunting. Not only is this your first real “personal” opportunity to give the employer a great impression of you, your chances of moving on to an in-person interview hinge on it. Fortunately, you have some benefits on… Read more »

Weighing Pros and Cons: Temporary vs Direct Hire

Temporary vs direct hire

You may find it difficult to determine whether or not you should hire someone permanently or temporarily. A staffing firm can help you make the right decision. Here are some pros and cons to hiring temporary vs direct hire employees. Pros of Hiring a Temporary Employee You can hire employees for specific tasks or projects… Read more »

Drive More Top Talent to Your Applications with These Tips

So, you have an excellent opportunity at your company, and you’ve made sure to advertise it in the right places. You’ve written a terrific ad that showcases not only the job itself but your company and the benefits you offer. However, you’re not receiving applications from top talent. Where did you go wrong, when you… Read more »