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Career Building Websites: 5 of the Best

May 3rd, 2016

If you’re on the hunt for career building resources, it’s important to know which websites offer the best information for helping you land your next dream job. Whether you’re seeking a job board, an industry leader’s blog or personal development tips, read on for five of the best career building websites.

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5 Best Career Building Websites

  1. A Better Interview

The interview process can make or break your chances at landing a potential new position. Come to the meeting prepared by brushing up on your interview skills at A Better Interview. In addition to a blog filled with topics ranging from how to increase your LinkedIn visibility to flattering the hiring manager, A Better Interview can help you rate your skills and provide valuable feedback.  Read the rest of this entry »

Open Job Listings for April

April 19th, 2016

At Josephine’s Professional Staffing, we work to place companies with top talent in the fields of Administrative, Clerical, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Healthcare, Medical, IT, Technical, Light Industrial and Manufacturing. We’re always on the lookout for new candidates that may be a great fit for any of our open job listings. Here are the employment opportunities we have available for the month of April, ranging from the Healthcare and Medical sector to Construction, Administrative and Light Industrial.

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April’s Open Job Listings

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Medical Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Warehouse Assistants
  • Forklift Drivers
  • Accountants
  • Collection Specialist

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How to Write a Cover Letter: 3 Tips

February 16th, 2016

There are many moving pieces to a successful job hunt, including filling out applications, sending resumes, fielding phone interviews, worrying about dress code, attending in-person interviews and sending thank you notes, but one of the most important parts is the cover letter. It’s your one (and if done incorrectly, only) opportunity to shine and make a great first impression on a hiring manager. How do you write a stellar cover letter that is sure to land you an interview? Read on for three tips.

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3 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

  1. Be Conversational

Many times job applicants who speak, write and work normally in their real life turn to lofty and un-conversational proper English when writing a cover letter. You are interested in a new job, not “Declaring with the upmost certainty and confidence your interest in a new position that may only come about by being selected for this vocation.” Hiring managers are people, not medieval wizards granting you a wish; write the way you would speak on the job in your cover letter. Read the rest of this entry »

[Job Search] 3 Best Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention

February 2nd, 2016

There’s much competition for employment and only a few chances to make an impression on a hiring manager during the job search. Crafting an excellent professional resume and cover letter is just one way you can catch an employer’s attention when job seeking, but there are many other things you can do to get your name to the top of the list. Here are three ideas to show a potential employer you are perfect for the job.

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3 Best Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention

  1. Exude Confidence

Employers aren’t likely to notice job applicants who are unsure of themselves and their qualifications; they are seeking candidates who put themselves out there and portray a confident image as a future employee. Showing this starts with your resume and cover letter; use strong language like, “I look forward to speaking with you soon,” rather than “I hope to hear from you.” Read the rest of this entry »

3 Fastest Growing Industries in 2016

January 12th, 2016

If you’re on the job hunt or considering a career change, it’s important to weigh your options and pay attention to the fastest growing industries where jobs may be abundant. While some fields are experiencing stagnation, there are several industries where opportunities and options for growth are allowing many new workers to blossom. Read on for the three fastest growing industries in 2016.

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3 Fastest Growing Industries in 2016

  1. Alternative Energy

Concerns about environmental health and the increasing demand for fuel has created the booming field of green, or alternative energy. Solar and wind power top the list of desired technologies currently seeking job applicants. The alternative energy industry is diverse and different sectors are expected to grow at varying rates, but this field could grow by up to 26 percent in the next five years. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Tips for Making a Career Change in 2016

January 5th, 2016

If you feel like you’re on a stale job path, it may be time to consider a career change. Instead of getting bogged down with thoughts of only being able to work in a single industry for life, make the switch in 2016 and try something new. Here are three tips for making a career change in the New Year.

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3 Tips for Making a Career Change in 2016

  1. Map Your Potential

Look at all of the jobs you have held in the past and identify which industries and career paths align well with your experience. If you’re skilled in project management, you can work in a variety of fields; think about how you can apply your skills to the IT industry or even healthcare. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Ways to Use Body Language to Enhance Your Career

December 8th, 2015

According to top psychologists, there are three unique elements that influence your relationship with the person you are communicating with: your verbal speech, the tone of your voice and body language. Surprisingly, body language accounts for at least 55 percent of the message you are conveying. In a workplace, these elements are very important to master and notice because they can have a big impact on your day-to-day work life. Here are three ways to use body language to enhance your career.

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3 Ways to Use Body Language to Enhance Your Career

  1. Practice Your Handshake

One of the first things you do when meeting a new person, whether in a job interview or on your first day is shake their hand. This chance for a first impression is an opportunity to use body language to your advantage. Practice the handshake on friends and family; it should be strong enough to convey confidence, but not too strong or you’ll come off as aggressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Job Seekers: 3 Networking Tips (Plus One Extra!)

October 20th, 2015

Whether you’re starting your career or are well-established in your field, everyone can benefit from a networking refresher. Connections can help you achieve great things and these relationships not only appear anywhere, but need to be fostered and maintained. Here are three networking tips for job seekers and a bonus tip to help you stand out.

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3 Networking Tips for Job Seekers

  1. Research Your Connections

Research should come into play at multiple points in your networking efforts. Before attending a trade show or job fair you should look up contacts you may meet at the event in order to determine how best to approach them. Check out what companies they have worked for and what job duties they preform; this can help you figure out what questions to ask. You should also research your connections after you meet them; LinkedIn is a great resource for keeping in contact. Read the rest of this entry »

What to Wear to a Job Interview: 3 Dress Code Tips

September 8th, 2015

Part of preparing to nail a job interview is making sure you dress the part. To avoid committing a crucial clothing mistake and potentially costing you the job, be sure to follow some basic rules and etiquette guidelines. Here are three tips for everyone on the hunt for that dream job.

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3 Dress Code Tips for a Job Interview

  1. Minimize Accessories

Avoiding being flashy or flamboyant is a good way to keep your interview feeling professional and positive; it’s always best to go with a conservative look. For ladies, keep the jewelry to a minimum and refrain from wild or obscure hairstyles. Gentlemen, leave the novelty tie at home. Read the rest of this entry »

[Career Seekers] 3 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

June 30th, 2015

You’ve met with the hiring manager, nailed the job interview and wowed them with your experience. At the end of the meeting, it’s likely the HR rep will ask if you have any questions for them, and it will benefit you to be prepared. Here are 3 questions to ask in a job interview.

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  1. What are the current and ongoing major initiatives this department is working on?

You’ll want to ask this question to gauge your potential contribution to the company should you be hired. If the department has few current projects, it may signify a lack of growth or upward mobility at the company. It can be beneficial to you to determine how useful you’ll be at the business. Read the rest of this entry »