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How to Make a Great First Impression in Your Next Interview

There are many different approaches and resources to use for interview preparation, but people still tend to either overlook or overthink the impact of first impressions. It is important to start an interview strong in order for the employer or hiring manager to feel confident in considering you for the job. It can be very challenging to start and end an interview on the right note because of tricky questions that are usually presented at those points in the interview. During the first few moments of the interview the employer or HR manager prompts you with the dreaded “Tell me about yourself” question. This question stumps and intimidates many people because it is so open-ended and it sets the tone for the rest of the interview. Unsure of how to even begin responding to this question? Ease your mind by using the following approach and impress the interviewer within the first few minutes.

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Job Seekers have all the Power

The current low unemployment rate and high demand for workers is creating a very unusual environment. Job seekers want the application process to be quick, easy, engaging and of course mobile.

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How to Attract New Employees in a Candidate Driven Market

 

Attracting new employees in a candidate driven market sounds daunting. It is certainly one of the biggest challenges employers have faced in recent years. Many local employers are asking themselves, "How are we going to attract and retain the best candidates?". The expectations of current job seekers are much different than a few years ago, and employers must realize this change and adapt to the current requirements that the job market demands

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid at Your New Job

Are you new on the job and want to make a great first impression? Every new hire wants to show their manager just how wonderful they are. After all, you are your employer's best investment! With that being said, here are 6 common mistakes to avoid at your new job.

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5 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Becoming a Permanent Employee

Receiving a permanent offer for employment weighs heavily on many temporary employee's minds. While the decision is largely influenced as to whether the company has money in the budget and a long-term need for another permanent employee, there are several things you can do to help increase your odds. Here are 5 ways to increase your chances of becoming a permanent employee while on a temporary assignment.

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Stay Interviews: A Secret Weapon to Keeping Your Best Employees

 

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The State of US Employment: Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

After nearly nine years of slow but steady growth, the US economy has turned a corner, creating a job market more robust than in any recent year. With hiring on the rise, people and companies are experiencing positive and negative effects, all while wondering—what should I know and what steps should I take to make the most of today’s “employee-market”? For people, both employed and unemployed, the job market is positioned in their favor with ample opportunities and benefits available for the taking. For companies, now’s the time to get creative with their hiring needs, job requirements and benefit packages, to recruit, and more importantly retain, what’s left of today’s top talent pool.

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What to Wear to a Job Interview: Business Casual vs. Professional Attire

First impressions are everything. It takes only one tenth of a second for us to make up our minds about new people we meet.1 In an interview especially, where both parties are deliberately tasked with making definitive judgements about the people in front of them, it’s important to make that first impression count. For interviewees contending for a new job opportunity, the first few seconds will be more about your physical appearance—the clothes you wear—than about the skill set or core values you can bring to the table. 

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Achieve Your 2018 Hiring Goals with McCallion Staffing

Companies set hiring goals to be more productive, more profitable and to better compete with similar organizations. Many managers have learned the hard way that when a company falls short of hiring goals, it can stifle growth, pummel profits and interfere with the ability to give premium customer service.

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Why Are My Employees Quitting?

We are currently in one of the tightest job markets ever. Every day becomes a bit harder to find a new employee to fill a vacant position within your company. Employees are leaving for better opportunities that are being offered left and right because, well, other employers are upping the ante out of desperation to hire top talent. Are all employees eager to jump ship? Is this only happening to my company? Why are my employees quitting? Where is the loyalty? These are all questions you may be asking yourself. Let's take a deeper look into the main reasons why employees are pursuing other opportunities.

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