6 Skills You Need to Get the Job That Doesn’t Require A College Degree

Lots of good-paying jobs don’t require a college degree. But you’ll still need to demonstrate basic capabilities to land the position you want. Here are six of the top soft skills hiring managers look for in candidates.  A Strong Work Ethic If you want to be successful, the first step is to show up. This sounds simple, but many people struggle… Read More »

3 Positive Effects An Organized Office Space Will Have On Your Brain

If your workspace is a disaster, you might think you’re in good company. After all, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs all had messy desks.   But did you know? Multiple studies show a clean and organized space can be beneficial for your brain. Here are three positive results of keeping things tidy.  Increase Productivity A messy desk can make you less efficient. This probably sounds… Read More »

These Are the Top 4 YouTubers to Subscribe to For Career Advice

You’ve probably used YouTube to watch funny videos, listen to music or even to figure out how to do something. But, have you ever considered using YouTube for career advice?   Here are four of our favorite job and career coach YouTubers:     101 Mentor   Also known as the 101 Mentor, Brian Yam seeks to help people… Read More »

How On-Site Management Can Help Keep up With Seasonal Staffing Demands

Does your company use a large temporary workforce to cover busy seasons? Does recruiting, hiring, onboarding and managing temps place a considerable burden on your everyday business? If so, an on-site staffing management solution may be right for your organization. With on-site management, a staffing service brings in and supervises all the workers you need… Read More »

Great Tips on Improving Your New Hire Process

Your company’s new hire process is good chance to make a great impression. Don’t waste the opportunity. Poor onboarding links to both lower retention and engagement rates. (SHRM, 2015) If your organization’s onboarding could use a bit of an overhaul, here are seven ideas to design a more effective program. Plan Ahead A new hire… Read More »

Advantages of Leveraging a Recruiting Partnership When Looking for Work

You are looking for a job. It is exciting and exhausting. There are so many options. Maybe you could use some help? Have you considered calling a recruiter? Although most people think they can find a job on their own, a partnership with a recruiter can provide numerous advantages in an employment search. How Can… Read More »

5 Ways You Can Use LinkedIn to Help with Your Job Search

LinkedIn is a professional social networking service for employees and businesses. Owned by the Microsoft Corporation, LinkedIn is the third most popular social media site after Facebook and Twitter (Lifewire, 2018). If you are job hunting, LinkedIn is an essential tool. In fact, many potential employers will expect you to have an online presence. Here… Read More »

Why Background Checks Are a Crucial Part of the Hiring Process

Hiring employees requires lots of effort. There are job descriptions to post, resumes to sort through, and hours of interviews. It is tempting, and it may even seem necessary, to take a few shortcuts. However, the background check should NOT be one of the items on the chopping block. Yes, they take time. Yes, they… Read More »

How to Launch a Career in the Skilled Trades Field

Skilled trades are labor jobs which require specific training, but usually not a bachelor’s degree. Often these careers are viewed as physically demanding, yet this is not always the case. However, they do require strong problem-solving skills and creative thinking. Examples include construction managers, auto mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, crane operators, electricians, welders and CNC machine… Read More »

Best Practices to Get Employers to Notice Your Resume

The job search is on. Your resume is written and perfected, you dutifully sent out dozens of copies … and all you hear is crickets. What went wrong? First, don’t get discouraged too easily. Industry estimates vary, but in some markets, less than 2 percent of applicants are called for an interview. However, if your… Read More »