Staffing and Recruiting Informational Blog

The Career Concepts’ staffing and recruiting blog is a free resource that provides tips, advice, and insight for job seekers and client companies. Learn how to work towards achieving your next fulfilling career; or finding quality candidates for your business.

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  Administrative assistants should be capable of taking on many tasks and challenging situations at the same time. They maintain an office while assisting with the duties of an executive, manager, company owner or professional organization. However, a talented administrative assistant should be able to do more than just play a supporting role. In fact,… Read more »

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  Around the New Year, many of us resolve to get better at our jobs. For managers, improvement doesn’t necessarily have to mean taking a class or consulting an expert. Improvement can come quickly and easily by adopting good habits. For instance, a manager could simply put more thought into how they interact with employees. By… Read more »

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  Surveys have shown hiring managers typically know if they will hire someone within the first 10 minutes of an interview. For job seekers, this means the interview starts before they even shake a hiring manager’s hand, so they need to exhibit enthusiasm and confidence right away. The opening minutes of any conversation usually set… Read more »

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  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also get stressful from time to time. Between the shopping, party hosting and short staffing at work, the holiday season can get stressful in a hurry as we look after others and their responsibilities. It is important you look after… Read more »

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  The longer any period of joblessness lasts, the more difficult it is to get a job or even a job interview. That’s the thought of many people who’ve been out of work for extensive periods. For many hiring managers, that perception is also a reality. Many hiring personnel admit they’re more likely to pass… Read more »

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  The holiday season is usually one of the most nerve-racking seasons, for both companies and consumers. If you’re a shopper looking for the perfect gift, or a business owner looking to boost your sales, there are numerous interactions that most go smoothly in order to ensure a festive outcome for everybody. With more consumers comes… Read more »

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  Promotions and bonuses are ways for you to recognize a top performer on your team, but this kind of attention can also provoke jealousy in employees who have to watch their co-worker get something that they did not. Like other negative emotions, jealousy can contribute to a toxic environment that can sap employee morale,… Read more »

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  According to common advice on how to be professional, you should clearly separate your personal and professional lives, and that means you can’t friends with your boss. While that’s company policy at a lot of workplaces, research has shown a major reason why you might want to go against it. Oxytocin: The Social Hormone… Read more »

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  If you are going through a long period of unemployment, you might be tempted to stretch the truth on your resume. However, that would be a mistake, as the consequences for doing such a thing far outweigh any possible benefits. If you embellish your resume and invited for an interview, it means you’ll have to guard… Read more »

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For anyone in management, hard work from an employee is a great equalizer.  The best workers don’t have every bit of relevant experience or an impeccable arsenal of impressive skills. The best employees work hard and really hustle to get the job done right. Because this attribute is so valuable, it’s important to show an… Read more »