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Think temporary work is just for “losers” who “can’t find a real job”? That temporary assignments are dead ends? That you can’t really get full-time hours as a temporary employee? Think again – because the numbers paint a very different picture. Every few years, the American Staffing Association (ASA) surveys temporary and contract workers around… Read more »

Is Your Resume Up to Snuff – Really?

Send a cover letter – no, wait – don’t send a cover letter. Lead off with an objective statement – scratch that – lead off with a list of accomplishments. Integrate your résumé with your social media profiles – or on second thought – keep the two separate. With so much résumé information available online… Read more »

Your Tennessee Job Hunt: Find the Right Resume Format for Your Experience and Goals

If you are searching for a job in Middle Tennessee, you know that the competition is tough.  In most cases, you will go up against dozens, if not hundreds, of other job seekers for the positions you want.  How can you stand out from the crowd? Start by creating the strongest résumé you can.  Your résumé’s… Read more »

Ace Your Next Behavioral Interview – No Matter What Type of Job You’re Seeking

While in an interview, you probably expect to answer questions like: “What was your last job like?” “Why are you interested in the available position?” “Why should we hire you?” These are all standard questions designed to gain more information about your skills and experience.  But are you prepared to answer questions like: “What is… Read more »

Upcoming Interview? Ideas for Making a Positive, Lasting First Impression

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Research by Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov reveals that all it takes is a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger from his face, and that longer exposures don’t significantly alter those impressions (although they might boost your… Read more »

Jobs Outlook for 2011 College Graduates

Recently graduated from college?  Here are a few facts about your Class of 2011: The U.S. Department of Education estimates that approximately 1.7 million students graduated with bachelor’s degrees in the 2011 winter/spring graduation season. Females outnumbered males, with the U.S. Department of Education reporting 140 females for every 100 males in the Class of… Read more »

Temporary Employment: A Career Change Catalyst

What do you think of when you hear the term “temporary employment”? Most people regard temporary work as a means to earn extra cash, maintain a flexible work schedule, gain work experience or fill employment gaps.  Did you know, however, that temporary employment can also be a great option if you’re looking to change careers?… Read more »