Writing a Professional Follow-Up Email

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If you’ve been selected to interview for a job, it typically means you’re a serious contender for the position. At this stage of your search process, follow-up is extremely critical. In fact, it can significantly affect whether or not you progress to the next stage in the hiring process or ultimately, receive an offer. Increasingly,… Read more »

Cutting Through the Clutter with an Attractive Cover Letter

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Your cover letter is often the earliest contact you have with a potential employer, so never underestimate its importance as you make that critical first impression. Studies have shown that reviewers spend an average of only about 10 seconds scanning candidates’ cover letters. So, you need to make your mark quickly and effectively or you… Read more »

First Impression: Email Subject Line Tips

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Rule number one of searching for a job: always make a good first impression. If your initial contact with a hiring agent or prospective employer is a personal meeting, it is essential to dress well, act courteously, and do whatever else it takes to demonstrate your poise and professionalism. The same is true of your… Read more »

Change Your Morning Routine – Tips on Preparing for a Successful Day

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Your successful workday starts long before you pull into the parking lot. Rather than arriving at your job rushed, hungry, and/or still half asleep, why not take a few simple measures to set the tone for a productive and satisfying day ahead? Not every one of these ideas will work for you. Take this from… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Office Behavior

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Do you remember the Golden Rule? Also known as the “Ethic of Reciprocity,” it teaches a simple, but profound life lesson: Treat others the same way you want to be treated. It’s one of the best guidelines to remember – and practice – from preschool on. And your workplace is no exception. When you show… Read more »

Are You Bringing the Right Paperwork to Your Job Interview?

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Got a job interview? This is a significant milestone in your job search, as it means your resume and any other initial contact made with a prospective employer scored you a spot on the short list of final candidates. Now for that critical step: your first face-to-face meeting and opportunity to personally sell yourself as… Read more »

How a Font Can Make or Break Your Resume

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What is in a font? We see a lot of resumes in the staffing industry (it’s kind of our job). But flipping through resume, after resume, after resume – we’ve noticed a few minor details that can make or break your resume. For some employers it all comes down to one little word – font…. Read more »

Temp staffing revenue growth sees sudden increase this June

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A recent article on StaffingIndustry.com reported that temporary staffing revenue grew at a median rate of 15% year-over-year in June, accelerating significantly from the 10% pace reported each prior month in 2014, according to the latest Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. The percentage of firms reporting positive year-over-year revenue growth rose to 82%… Read more »

Charleston Lands Forbes List of Best Places for Business and Careers

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Did you know that Charleston made Forbes list of Best Places for Business and Careers for 2014? Charleston landed #61 on the list of 200 major cities throughout the United States, and was also ranked #28 in “job growth” in this list of major cities. An excerpt from Forbs reads: Charleston is a major tourist… Read more »

Alternative Staffing – Working with passion

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“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t be so wonderful after all.” – Michelangelo At Alternative Staffing, we understand that hard work pays off. We are here to match the appropriate job with a qualified worker to get the job done for our client while helping our workers build… Read more »