The One Sign You Hate Your Job

Posted in: staffing- Dec 05, 2014 Comments Off

By Brian de Haaff I was a Nexium addict. I was popping those little purple pills fast — because the heartburn was killing me. And I hate drugs. My job was so rotten that it was destroying my insides, and once I even had to pull over to the side of the road because I […]

How Successful People Build Exceptional Professional Relationships

Posted in: staffing- Dec 04, 2014 Comments Off

By Jeff Haden Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success can and does (and definitely should) mean different things to different people. But one fact is universal. Real success, the kind that exists on multiple levels, is impossible without building great relationships. Real success is impossible unless you treat other people with kindness, […]

How NOT to Introduce Yourself

Posted in: staffing- Dec 03, 2014 Comments Off

By Bernard Marr Networking is one of the most challenging skills you may have to learn in the world of business. It can be an awkward experience, having the attention of a group of strangers focused on you, and trying to make a good first impression. It’s an important moment. The person opposite you might […]

Thanks for Nothing? What to Say When You Don’t Get the Job

Posted in: staffing- Dec 02, 2014 Comments Off

By Paul Freiberger If you’ve applied for a job and haven’t made the cut, you’re in exceptional company. So don’t let a job rejection stop you in your tracks. Let’s identify some lessons from and responses to career setbacks that make sense when you consider: Madonna’s first effort was declined by a major producer who […]

Is Job Hunting During the Holidays a Waste of Time?

Posted in: staffing- Dec 01, 2014 Comments Off

By Susan P. Joyce In a word, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooo! Many, if not most, job seekers take the end of the year “off” from their job hunting. There are a lot more fun things to do than job hunt, and it just “feels like” no one is hiring over the holidays. So, why not relax, and then […]

Tablets put customers, retail staff on the same side of the screen

Posted in: staffing- Nov 28, 2014 Comments Off

Image Source: Larry Roberts, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Teresa F. Lindeman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Part of the charm of Black Friday shopping is the lines of bundled-up souls waiting outside a Toys R Us or braced to hustle for the deals at a Target. Without them, far less adrenaline would be in the air — and […]

Does your mall Santa have a dark secret?

Posted in: staffing- Nov 28, 2014 Comments Off

By Jeff Ehling HOUSTON (KTRK) – Every mall and festival across the country has a Santa ready to listen to kids wish lists. But how do you know if the man behind the beard is someone who should be near your children? One look at Lance McLean and his white beard lets you know what […]

Job Interview: The 5 Questions YOU Must Ask

Posted in: staffing- Nov 27, 2014 Comments Off

By Bernard Marr “So, what questions do you have for us?” It’s the inevitable question that comes at the end of nearly every job interview — and yet it’s the one question job seekers rarely have prepared an answer to. And when people do think to prepare for this part of the interview, they often […]

Seasonal hires cashing in on bonuses

Posted in: staffing- Nov 26, 2014 Comments Off

By Joe Arnold Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) – As the holiday shopping season ramps up, so does seasonal hiring from retailers to grocery stores. In the greater Louisville area, Ecommerce jobs are especially booming. UPS is hiring about 2,900 seasonal workers this year, which is up from 2000 last year. Kelly Services is hiring about 1,500 […]

Want To Be More Creative? Don’t Sleep

Posted in: staffing- Nov 25, 2014 Comments Off

By Paul Petrone Wednesday, famed sportswriter Bill Simmons released a podcast where he interviewed Lorne Michaels, the man who created and still runs Saturday Night Live. In the interview, Michaels said something particularly interesting about the creative process. Simmons asked him about the grueling nature of SNL, where Michaels and his staff have been putting […]