5 Things NOT to Do During a Phone Interview

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The best jobs receive a high volume of applications, so employers often screen candidates using a first-round phone interview. Cost-efficient and easy, this approach helps companies quickly weed out those not right for the job. Many candidates make the mistake of taking a relaxed approach to the phone screening, causing them to fall flat. Anything… Read more »

3 Signs Your Management Style is Outdated

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If you’ve been a manager for a while now, you’re probably quite comfortable in your role. Being confident in your abilities is great, but that doesn’t mean you can stop learning and growing. The workforce is constantly evolving, so the most effective bosses realize the need to adjust their management style accordingly. You won’t resonate… Read more »

4 Ways to Start a Job Search After Being at the Same Job for a Long Time

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You’ve stuck with the same employer for several years, but now you’re ready for a change. The idea of leaving your comfort zone probably feels both exciting and nerve-wracking, but that’s only natural. The job search landscape is quite a bit different than the last time you were a free agent, so follow these tips… Read more »

3 Tips to Look Your Best on a Job Interview

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First impressions are monumental in most aspects of life, especially job interviews. When you greet a hiring manager for the first time, you want to impress them with your professionalism — not distract them with your inappropriate attire. What you wear to a job interview might seem trivial, but it holds more weight than you… Read more »

4 Ways to Deal With a Difficult Co-Worker

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There’s a lot of things you get to choose about your professional life — your job, employer, company location — but your colleagues isn’t one of them. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to work alongside an amazing group of people, but it doesn’t always work that way. Even one bad apple thrown into the mix… Read more »

4 Tips to Job Searching While Employed

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Simply put, job searching while gainfully employed is tricky. You’re forced to perform a delicate balancing act to present yourself as a serious candidate, while not doing anything to make your employer suspicious of your impending departure. It may feel like you’re sneaking around at your current company, but you’re not doing anything wrong. While… Read more »

Who Should I Be Using as My References?

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Interviewing in Dallas | PrideStaff Dallas

If you’ve made it to the stage of the interview process where you’re asked to provide references, you are being very seriously considered for the position. Many candidates standing right at the end of the finish line consider references a mere formality, assuming anyone will do, but this can make or break your chances of… Read more »

What to Do If Your Job is Boring

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If you’re feeling bored at work, you’re not alone. Only 37 percent of employees are engaged at work, according to the Feb. 13, 2017 Gallup Daily survey. Boredom at work may be the current status quo, but that doesn’t make it OK. Feeling like your job is an endless sea of monotony day-in and day-out… Read more »

Why They’re Not Even Getting to Your Resume

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What to Bring to Every Interview | PrideStaff Dallas

If you think cover letters are an optional document to accompany your resume, you’re sorely mistaken. Including one with your resume is always essential — even when it’s listed as optional. A 2016 CareerBuilder survey of the five most common job seeker pitfalls revealed 45 percent of applicants opt to skip the cover letter, which… Read more »

The Key Is Confidence

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Reasons to Consider a Temporary Position

You have big dreams for your career, so failing to meet a few requirements listed on a job posting won’t stop you from applying. It seems your strategy has worked, as you’ve been invited to interview for a job you’re slightly unqualified to hold. The big day is quickly approaching, and you’re starting to doubt… Read more »