The Perks of Taking a Temp Job

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Professional employees sometimes resist the idea of taking a temp job, usually for one of three reasons: 1.) they fear the time spent in a temporary position will cut into hours that should be spent searching for a permanent job, 2.) they fear being stigmatized by peers and future employers, and 3.) they assume temp…

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Evolutions in Tech Hiring for 2015

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The year ahead will bring plenty of changes to the rapidly evolving tech industry, and some of these shifts may have a powerful impact on hiring and staffing for technology-oriented companies. If you’ll be looking for tech candidates—or searching for a tech job—in 2015, you may want to keep these industry shifts in mind. Managers…

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Linkedin for Engineers: What Makes a Profile Stand Out

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You’re an engineer, and you’re stepping onto the job market for the first time in a long time (maybe the first time ever). You’ll need to grab the attention of potential employers by polishing your resume and cover letter, of course. But you’ll also need to elevate the passive aspects of your search, including the…

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2015 Job Outlook: Finance

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What will job prospects look like for financial sector candidates in 2015? What will the hiring landscape look like for employers during the year ahead? If you’re a student about to embark on specific course of study and consequent career path, will the financial field offer everything you’re looking for as you approach graduation? And…

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Temp to Perm: Choosing the Right Employee for the Switch

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You have several employees on your contingency team, and all of them have expressed an interest in making the switch to a full time position. But at the moment, you have only one permanent position opening up. You’ll have to choose one of your contenders, but what factors should influence your decision? And what do…

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What Employers Look for in Data Processing Candidates

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Growing companies, marketing firms, academic institutions, healthcare facilities, and many other organizations need to collect and organize huge volumes of data in order to complete their tasks and reach their goals. But before this data can be parsed and examined on a large scale, it needs to be entered into applicable software systems in the…

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Why it Pays to Pursue a Career in Engineering

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 10 percent of all jobs available in the United States at any given time can be considered “STEM” jobs, or those requiring a college degree in any category of science, technology, engineering or math. Those who hold three years of experience these fields in addition to a…

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Accounting Certifications to Look for in Candidates

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In each individual state, the state board of accountancy regulates the practice of Certified Public Accountants by issuing exams and licenses to both individuals and accounting firms. State boards usually also enforce the statutes and regulations that have been adopted by the state or commonwealth in order to protect consumers who require the services of…

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Including Temp Work on Your Resume: A Bad Idea?

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You contacted your temporary staffing agency to help you find a contingency position while you searched for full time work. Smart move! Because of that single phone call or email, you were placed in a temporary position that helped you keep your skills fresh and your finances under control while you planned your next long…

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Talking Tech in your Interview: How Much is Too Much?

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You may be a true expert in your area of network management, cyber security, or application development. And during a 30-minute interview in a room containing only a table and a few chairs, you may feel like your only tool will be your ability to speak like an expert and say the kinds of things…

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