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15 01, 2016

3 Ways To Manage Time Like A Pro

2016-01-15T21:52:33-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'|1 Comment

Time, it’s one of those things that we are never truly happy with, unless we are making the best of it. We need to do our best to manage time to make the most of it; to efficiently and effectively complete our work. Sometimes the stress we feel from being overburdened is not a result of having too much work or not enough time to complete it all, but rather from our inefficient use of the time we do have. We all get busy, overwhelmed and distracted at times, but with a little effort, we can overcome these issues to [...]

12 01, 2016

8 Habits You Can Change to Help Your Career!

2016-01-12T15:33:49-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|0 Comments

We talk a lot about continuous self-improvement in relation to our careers, with good reason, we are recruiters here! Any improvements you make which can lead to career progress are good for both you and for us. Not to mention that you feel accomplished, more self-assured and confident in the activities that you participate in throughout your daily life. What are you doing on a daily basis that helps you improve for the future and assist in your career progress? Are there things that you are doing that inhibit self-improvement? We are often doing little things that can benefit or inhibit [...]

5 01, 2016

What Job Seekers & Employers Can Expect in 2016

2016-01-05T21:52:34-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|0 Comments

With each passing year the job market landscape continues to change thanks to the changing economy, technology and consumer needs. With 2016 here and underway we cannot help but wonder what this year will have in store for us, especially when it comes to the job market and hiring trends. Right now, it seems as though the job market will continue to improve throughout next year as it did in 2015. Ziprecruiter.com has ranked the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area as number 4 in its list of top job markets for 2016 with its top 5 industries being Healthcare, Insurance, Retail, Events and Hospitality/Restaurant. [...]

18 12, 2015

The Importance of Being Open to Inspiration

2015-12-18T21:52:28-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|0 Comments

Beyond the hustle and bustle of the holidays and busy work schedules this time of year presents many of us with the opportunity to think of the different things and people that we appreciate and are thankful for. This is great, as it helps to close out the year on a high note and can help to inspire us. Sometimes, it’s not even the big things that people do, but the small things that can truly inspire us and encourage us to be our best selves. We just have to be open to these experiences and allow them to stimulate [...]

11 12, 2015

How to Prepare for Career Obstacles

2015-12-11T22:04:28-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|0 Comments

The New Year is around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about what changes you want to make next year. Of all the things you can think about that shape your life your career is more than likely one of the “bigger” contributors. Think about it, if employed full-time, you are probably spending about 40 hours of your week at work. That is a lot of time, time which affects the quality of your life. You may be perfectly happy where you are, love your employer and what you are doing, and wouldn’t want to change a [...]

30 11, 2015

Five Ways to Prevent Holiday Stress in the Work Place

2015-11-30T18:08:13-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|0 Comments

Stay Physically Healthy The holiday season is full of stress, obligations, fun and family time. None of which you’ll be able to participate in if you get sick.  It is important that you are eating healthy and regularly. Do not skip meals. Regardless of how busy you get, make time for at least a healthy snack. Eating regularly will keep your immune system strong, and your mind full and focused. Exercise is also a key part of keeping up physically during the holiday chaos. Making time to work out, will not only help minimize your guilty conscience about those extra [...]

23 11, 2015

The Unconventional Guide to the Proper Resume

2015-11-23T22:09:04-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|0 Comments

Before choosing exactly how to say everything you need to on your resume you will first need to decide on a resume format. The way in which you present your information will help to define its importance and help you in they way your story is told. Objective Statements Page structure is very important, but lets make one think clear; first things first. One of the more common ways to begin a resume is with an “objective statement” but you shouldn’t….JUST DON’T; unless you are a new job seeker fresh out of school and you have no prior experience. Wait, [...]

18 11, 2015

Are you satisfied, dissatisfied or complacent with your job?

2015-11-18T17:21:57-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'|0 Comments

Are you satisfied, dissatisfied or complacent with your job; is it time to jump ship? Photo Credit: _dChris via Compfight cc Job satisfaction has been studied and theorized about for years and both employers and employees alike have pursued many different paths in order to produce or obtain it. However, even with all the studies that have been completed, there is no uniform formula for finding job satisfaction. It is unique, dependent on a variety of factors, each weighted differently by everyone. It all depends on personal preferences, goals and aspirations. Our jobs are often viewed as a defining station [...]

11 11, 2015

Do Not Stop Your Job Search During The Holiday Season!

2015-11-11T15:58:01-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|0 Comments

It’s that time of year again. We have reached the beginning of November and the holiday season is quickly approaching! What a great time of year, there are so many opportunities to see friends and family that you may have not seen in a while, maybe take a trip, and let’s not forget all of the amazing food we get to eat, football to watch, events to attend, etc.! Wow, when you break it down there is a lot going on, over these next couple of months, and that’s not to mention everything you need to get accomplished at work, [...]

6 11, 2015

How Recruiters Use LinkedIn

2015-11-06T17:47:48-04:00Categories: All About Recruiters|0 Comments

As recruiters, we get to help people advance in their careers on a daily basis, and this can be very emotionally rewarding. I like to think that most recruiters would like to help every job seeker they can. The truth however, when recruiting for a variety of clients or internally for human resources is that we cannot help every job seeker. Our job requires us to “seek out” the best candidates for the positions we are currently working on. Seek; is the key word here. We hope that our advertisements reach the right candidates and that the message we project [...]