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A Look at the 2015 Job Market

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Employment News, Featured, Home, Job Searching | Comments Off on A Look at the 2015 Job Market

A Look at the 2015 Job Market

In 2014, job growth reached a 15-year high. Economists say this growth trend is expected to continue into 2015, which is very good news for the 2015 job market. The U.S. economy is growing stronger, and employers are gaining enough confidence in the market to continue hiring. The last few months of 2014 were booming ones. Employers added 321,000 new jobs in November 2014, and 230,000 new jobs in December 2014. Monthly job gains in 2015 are predicted to keep with this trend, with employers adding an estimated 250,000 - 300,000 jobs per...

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Start the New Year off Right by Ditching These 10 Bad Habits at Work

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Featured, Time Management | Comments Off on Start the New Year off Right by Ditching These 10 Bad Habits at Work

Start the New Year off Right by Ditching These 10 Bad Habits at Work

This year, resolve to be more productive at work by getting rid of bad work habits. Here is a look at 10 common ones to ditch: Taking frequent “breaks” to browse the internet throughout the workday. Putting off important tasks until the end of the day, instead of tackling them first thing. Scheduling unnecessary meetings when matters could be settled with an email or phone call. “Rewarding yourself” for being productive by taking an extra break or letting yourself dawdle. Sleeping in and hitting the snooze button...

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6 Terms You Should Eliminate from Your Resume

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 6 Terms You Should Eliminate from Your Resume

6 Terms You Should Eliminate from Your Resume

Making a career move in 2015? This is the year to do it! Employers are eager to take advantage of our stable economy to explore ways to improve their business. Your skills are in demand now! At StaffNet, we help clients fine-tune strong points and eliminate obstacles to job-seeking success. For example, maintaining your resume during the year is important even if you are not in the job market; you may forget to share successes that make your good resume stronger. Here are 6 resume tips that will give you a better-than-average resume....

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The Proper Way to Research a Company Before an Interview

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on The Proper Way to Research a Company Before an Interview

The Proper Way to Research a Company Before an Interview

At some point during a job interview, you will be asked if you have any questions. Your answer should always be, “Yes”. Good interview questions you should ask include queries about your potential job position or about your prospective company. The most important tip for preparing for a job interview is to research the company. When you show you’ve taken the time to research a company, you demonstrate several desirable qualities every employer is looking for. It proves you are willing to invest personal time learning...

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Create an End of the Year Career Accomplishment List

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Create an End of the Year Career Accomplishment List

Create an End of the Year Career Accomplishment List

The end of the year is quickly approaching, but for many people, it seems like there is just no time to stop and see what you’ve done over the last twelve months. That can be a real mistake. Use this guide from StaffNet, Inc. to help you create an end of year accomplishment list. You will feel good about your work year and figure out what you need to change and improve in the next year, even if that means more time off. Know what’s needed. If you’re making this list for a manager or boss, you need to know what level of...

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Tips for Behaving at the Office Holiday Party

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Tips for Behaving at the Office Holiday Party

Tips for Behaving at the Office Holiday Party

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about office holiday parties. They can be a great way to celebrate with coworkers and get to know one another in a more relaxed environment, but it’s important that you know how to act. Here are a few office holiday party tips to make sure you handle yourself appropriately: Monitor your alcohol consumption so you don’t accidentally say or do anything you regret. One or two drinks is enough to loosen up without looking sloppy. Dress conservatively. It’s...

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How to Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on How to Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

How to Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

The holiday season is here, and for employees all over the country, that can only mean one thing — holiday parties. Dressing for office holiday parties is not always easy. You want to look professional, but you also want to look festive. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while choosing an outfit: Try sticking with a classic look, such as a black skirt and a red or green turtleneck. Add a dazzling necklace or earrings for a touch of holiday pizzazz. You’ll look elegant, but still professional and composed. Dress for the venue. If...

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Time Management Tips During the Holiday Madness

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Time Management Tips During the Holiday Madness

Time Management Tips During the Holiday Madness

The holidays can be pretty stressful for everybody, but when you’re trying to work and spend time with friends and family, it can be even more difficult. While you might still feel like you’re in a time crunch through the end of the year, there are some time management tips you can use to help you get everything you want and need to do done. Set priorities during the holiday season. Take care of tasks in order of importance. Start early and make plans ahead of time whenever possible. Taking care of work early is also ideal so you...

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Implementing Company Guidelines for Holiday Gifting

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Implementing Company Guidelines for Holiday Gifting

Implementing Company Guidelines for Holiday Gifting

Giving holiday gifts in the workplace can be confusing for employees if you do not set some basic guidelines. Without guidelines, employees are never sure who they should give to, how much to spend, and what types of gifts are appropriate. Setting a policy will ensure your workers don’t overspend or end up in gift-giving battles, trying to out-do each other. Here are a few policies to consider: Have a good, old-fashioned “white elephant” gift exchange, in which each employee brings a gift and places it in a centrally located...

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How Using Social Media Can Help Your Job Search

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on How Using Social Media Can Help Your Job Search

How Using Social Media Can Help Your Job Search

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn . . . Which site is right for your online social media job search? The answer is, all of them! But be careful, says Forbes. What you casually post on social media sites can make, or break,  your credibility with an employer. One third of employers who check social media profiles said they found “content” that caused them not to hire the candidate. This would include inappropriate photos and/or information. That picture of you with a beer in one hand and a bong in another may have been a joke, but...

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