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Resume Tips for the Recent College Graduate

This time of the year, we frequently see a lot of resumes from new college graduates.  Some of them look great, but some others could use some improvement.  If you have recently graduated and are looking for that first “real” job, here are a few resume tips that will help you shine! DO Highlight any […]

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How to Survive a Job Fair!

How To Survive a Job Fair! We recently asked our twitter followers what made them excited about attending a job fair. At the same time, we asked what made them nervous about attending a job fair. Hopefully these five tips will encourage many of you to attend job fairs more freely and maybe even enjoy […]

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Don’t Be a PITA…and We’re Not Talking Chips!

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What Goes Around, Comes Around…

By Tracie Tucci, CTS In 2001, a few months after I graduated from college and couldn’t find a job, I came to Contemporary Personnel Staffing.  Luckily, Ellen my current co-worker,  immediately placed me out to work in a temporary position at United Parcel Service.  I was a temp for 8 months prior to being hired on […]

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Top 5 Questions You’ll be Asked in an Interview

By Stacey Wood, CTS In this economy, with so many individuals out of work, it is extremely difficult to secure an interview. Consequently, it is imperative to make the most of this opportunity. There are five critical questions that one should prepare to answer in full detail. Why are you out of work? This may […]

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Still Can’t Find the Job You Want? Try Using a Recruiter

  By Stacey Wood, CTS, Manufacturing Recruiter You haven’t found a job. You have a new cover letter, detailed resume, excellent references and recommendations. You have branded yourself, networked,  and connected with others via social media and still nothing. Although the unemployment rate is slowly declining, if you are among those still searching for the […]

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Temping: Try It, You’ll Like It!

By Annie Sessler, Recruiting Assistant I consider myself pretty lucky.  I was graduating from college and already had a full-time job lined up.  I am lucky because I happened to be at the right place at the right time.  (I also realize that some of my planning and hard work helped me find my job…) After 9 […]

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Three Seconds

  By Kirsi Donovan, Human Resources & Recruiting Assistant Remember this saying? It only takes three seconds for someone to make a first impression (and that is the one that sticks!). Every time you see that person, the first encounter is the one that enters your mind. It is not easily altered if the impression […]

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What Now? Job Hunting as a Recent Grad

By Annie Sessler, Recruiting Assistant As a recent college graduate, I remember starting my senior year with both excitement and trepidation.  I was excited about not having to sit through long classes anymore, ending the late nights of writing papers, completing my student employment and also the end of long hard practices many days in […]

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