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How to Set a Goal

How to set goals When it comes to succeeding at anything in life, the first thing you need are clear goals. Goals give us something to aim and strive for – something to continually reach for. And, when we have reached our goals, we set new ones. Without goals, people drift through life aimlessly and never accomplish much. But how do you set them? Big or small goals The size of the goal you have

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How to search for a job when you already have one

How to search for a job when you already have one People have often said that it is much easier to get a new job when you already have one, but it can be difficult to hide the fact you are looking for a new job from your current employers. But there are some easy ways that you can keep your job search of your boss’ radar and find a better job for yourself. Don’t

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Five Office Life Hacks

Office life can be a handful with tasks you have to do, the different situations you have to handle, the different people you have to deal with, and the things you keep misplacing. The good news is there are things you can do to make office life a whole lot easier. Clean Up the Smart Way Clutter gets in the way of work. If you don’t organize your workspace you end up looking for things

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10 tips to building the job-winning resume

In this competitive market, a job-winning resume is essential to get the desired position. The resume acts as a company’s first impression of the candidate and determines whether the candidate gets invited for an interview. Below are ten tips to creating a job-winning resume. Short, clear, and concise It is a misconception that long resumes land interviews. In the busy corporate environment, no one has time to read a long resume. It is suggested that

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How To Be An Exceptional Employee

Every boss says she wants her employees to be reliable and dependable. Every boss says she wants her employees to be proactive and diligent. Every boss says she wants her employees to be good leaders and good followers. That’s what every boss says they want… but what they really want are employees that go above and beyond, possessing qualities that never appear on performance appraisals but make a massive impact on a team and business.

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10 Great Questions to Ask at Interviews

You’re on top of the world feeling like you just answered every question with poise and professionalism, then the Interviewer says, “so, do you have any questions for me?” You may have had the perfect answers, but do you have the perfect questions for them in return? Here are ten great questions for candidates to ask interviewers that will aid in the perfect interview conclusion: If you were to hire me, what could I expect in

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Boost Your Resume with Volunteer Work

Volunteering can be a boost to your job search if you’re unemployed or for your career if you are employed. Volunteering is attractive to employers since it demonstrates a broader consciousness of an employee – concern for one’s community – and that the volunteering employee is grounded and more likely to remain a loyal employee even in uncertain corporate times. Not only does volunteering look great on a resume for someone who has been job hunting, but it

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Reasons to Keep Job Hunting in December

If you’re thinking of holding off on your job hunt until January, think again. The truth is a lot of interviewing and even final hiring decisions are made during December — and applicants actively pursuing positions can get a jump on the flood of candidates that typically wait until January to enter the job market. Many job hunters mistakenly believe employers are too busy in December with year-end accounting or budgeting issues, customers’ immediate needs or marketing

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How LinkedIn Recommendations Can Help You

LinkedIn has this neat feature where you can request a recommendation from people you know and work with, so why not leverage this to your advantage? Adding recommendations onto your LinkedIn profile can provide numerous benefits: Recommendations from not only managers and clients, but direct and indirect reports, and peers can give a reader a complete 360 view of your professional performance and capabilities. As long as you’re not doing “you scratch my back and

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Michigan Outperforms National Unemployment Rate

The OnStaff Group is happy to say we play a role in finding employment for those searching here in Southwest Michigan!    Michigan manufacturers should be proud of the role they played in driving down Michigan’s unemployment. As of September, Michigan’s 5.0 percent unemployment is below the national average of 5.1 percent — the first time since August 2000. “We need to stay focused on our goal, but it also is important to look back to see how

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