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Jack Of All Trades Personnel Services

Jack Of All Trades Personnel Services

Jack Of All Trades Personnel Services – a dedication to the growth and productivity of our clients and their people. It is very evident that a company is made by its people. Every business depends on its people for success. This makes hiring a crucial part of your company’s operations. This is also where we come into […]

Maintaining Your Professional Presence

Maintaining Your Professional Presence

By Sharon Rector “Don’t ever feel that you are the only one to ever have done something silly or said something crazy. We all do it! Yours truly… especially! I had not ever had any kind of experience in an office environment, when I accepted my first secretarial position. It was very new to me, […]

Watching The Weather

Watching The Weather

by Sheena Williams “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.” However, before we can get to the flowers, we need to get through the wind and the showers! Spring is in the air, but so are storm clouds, high winds, and tornadoes.  So, to make sure that you and yours are safe this […]

What It Takes to Handle Change With Grace and Ease

What It Takes to Handle Change With Grace and Ease

Excerpt from Life Transitions, Managing Change Creating Your Future It has been said the path to your greatest personal growth is through your problems. You are invited to embrace your problems for unless you have them, they will have you. There’s a huge difference between the two. You will always have problems. Life is a […]

Top Five Personality Traits Employers Hire Most

by FORBESWOMAN Top Five Personality Traits Employers Hire Most I know you: You’ve made looking for your next job, well… your job. You’ve scoured your resume of clichéd buzzwords, brushed up on body language and even gotten a handle on the dreaded video interview. But all of that might be for naught if you just don’t […]

Top 10 Worst Body Mistakes To Make In An Interview

by Forbes.com 10 Body Language Interview Mistakes From eye contact to posture to the way you fix your hair, avoid these 10 physical slip-ups in your next job interview.   1. Bad Postured Posture Leaning back is lazy or arrogant, leaning forward is aggressive and slouching is just lazy. Instead, experts say to aim for […]

A Great Place To Work - Check Out  City of Waco Benefits

A Great Place To Work – Check Out City of Waco Benefits

by Yolanda L Salazar The City of Waco is one of the top ten employers in the Waco, Texas area. If you secure employment with this employer, you are one of the fortunate ones. Earlier this year, we published an article entitled “Do You Want To Work For the City of Waco?” In this article, […]

So You Have A Record

So You Have A Record

by Sheena Williams There are times in our lives where we have made some bad choices, or some bad choices were made around us, and we find ourselves unable to find work due to the fact that we have a rap sheet. It can be difficult to find employment because the hiring process is all […]

An Applicant's Blind Opponent

An Applicant’s Blind Opponent

by Erica Mitchell-Breedlove In my Human Resources (HR) profession, I review anywhere from 80 – 1,500 employment applications on a weekly basis. Most applications are accompanied by additional precious employment documents, i.e.  resumes, cover letter, vitas.  It is when I actually have the opportunity to speak to interested candidates where an applicant’s “Blind Opponent” reveals […]

Flu Season - It Doesn't Go Well With Work

Flu Season – It Doesn’t Go Well With Work

by Sheena Williams We are not doctors, but having had a few colds around the office, we know that working with a runny nose and a fever is no fun for anyone! So in the interest of cold season coming up, we thought it would be nice (and self-serving because we needed this information too) […]

Punctuation

Punctuation

By Yolanda L Salazar I hope you had time to take the small test we provided in Job Club Discussion #7, Punctuation on August 29, 2012. The comments were varied. Some felt it was rather easy and they felt good that they had done pretty well. Others indicated that it was more difficult than the […]

Culture at Work

Culture at Work

Culture at Work Culture is at work every day and while most people think of culture as a way to distinguish their membership to an ethnic group, they seldom think of it as having an impact at their job or their interviewing process.  When you apply to a job, you are automatically giving the impression […]

Preparing to Write your Resume

Preparing to Write your Resume

Preparing To Write Your Resume Before you write a single word on your resume, you must consider what you want to say. We will get to the proper resume format and the recommended order of presentation in future articles. But first to get started, you must gather your thoughts and carefully consider what are the […]

Illegal Interview Questions

Illegal Interview Questions

ILLEGAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Have you ever been to an interview and you were asked certain questions and in your mind, you wondered, “Was that question legal?” “Should I answer that or object?” Well, it happens to a lot of people. There are various situations where you may be asked questions that could go either way. […]

You are your Own Worst Critic

You are your Own Worst Critic

You Are Your Own Worst Critic “You are your own worst critic.” Truer words have never been spoken. This especially applies when you’re sitting in front of an employer at an interview shaking in your Doc Martins when they ask you to describe yourself.  What do you tell them? How do you find the words […]

Crank Up Your Creativity

Crank Up Your Creativity

You not only think outside of the box, you operate to its left. You have always been one to find a way around a problem that no one has ever thought of before. If not, then, it’s a skill you can learn! There are always ways to get something done and with a little practice, […]

Dress Codes Decoded

Dress Codes Decoded

What The Codes Mean: I know. You hear the word dress code and something inside you inwardly cringes. The very words make you want to rise against the establishment, rage against the machine, and all of that noise. But, dress codes are a part of life that we all have to live with. They don’t […]

Starting Your Career Over - Workforce Investment Act

Starting Your Career Over – Workforce Investment Act

If you are a laid off worker, this means you left your job through no fault of your own. There may be help available for you with regard to your education or training to start a new career. Many of us have lost our jobs during this economic turn down and may be facing difficult […]

5 Foods to Eat Before Your Interview

5 Foods to Eat Before Your Interview

5 Foods to Eat Before Your Interview From Allhealthcare.com You are what you eat, so when it comes time for your interview, what can you eat that will make you alert, calm, focused, and quick thinking? We’ve spoken to experts and done our share of research to compile a list of foods that are essential […]

Interviewing Gets The job

Interviewing Gets The job

The Interviewing Process Can Be Demanding, But Rewarding. One of the most important part of the interview is, of course, you know it, appearance! Be impressive, but not overly dressed and create a great first impression. This is what the interviewer will based their opinion on from the very start. Also, remember to remove any […]

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