Advice/News


Accept Promotion or New Job Offer

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ACCEPTING A PROMOTION WITH CURRENT COMPANY VS. TAKING A NEW JOB In another installment of “Jeff on Jobs,” Jeff Seifert with Professional Placement, Inc. reviews the pros and cons of taking a promotion with an existing employer, or accepting a new position elsewhere. Watch Now!

Benefits of Working Temporary

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THE BENEFITS OF WORKING TEMPORARY WHILE SEEKING FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT Jeff Seifert with Professional Placement, Inc. with another installment of “Jeff on Jobs” discusses the benefits of working temporary jobs while continuing the search for full time employment. Watch Now!

Post Interview Thank you

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THANKING A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER FOR AN INTERVIEW Jeff Seifert with Professional Placement, Inc. in another installment of “Jeff on Jobs” discusses best practices for thanking a potential employer for an interview. Watch now!

Office Opens After Fire!

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OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AFTER FIRE A big thank you to all of our clients and candidates for their concern and understanding while we worked remotely part of last week due to a fire in our building. We are happy to report the office is now open and it’s back to business as usual! Please… Read more »

Job Market Outlook in 2012

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JOB MARKET OUTLOOK IN 2012 According to The Work Buzz, 23 percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2012, while 16 percent plan to cut back staff levels. While these numbers are about even with employers’ 2011 predictions, they’re a marked improvement from recent years past. For example, at the end of… Read more »

Successfully Managing Employees

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SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING EMPLOYEES From Workawesome.com A high demand for the employee productivity lacking in today’s workforce leaves management teams wondering exactly what to do. The dazzling distractions of a high tech world constantly bombard the work environment. Employees are so busy texting, “tweeting” and updating their Facebook statuses that employers are left with unfinished assignments,… Read more »

Facebook Posting Techniques

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FACEBOOK POSTING TECHNIQUES THAT REALLY WORK By Mikal E. Belicove for Entrepreneur.com There’s a fine line between a scientific approach to marketing on Facebook and a haphazard shotgun approach. For those of you who prefer not to “point and shoot,” a new study from a San Francisco-based social media strategy firm offers an in-depth analysis… Read more »

50 Tips for Increased Productivity

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50 TIPS FOR INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY From Lifehack.org 1. Take a break. You can’t always be working at optimum productivity. Instead, you should shoot for working in short bursts at your most productive times. 2. Set a timer for each of your tasks. 3. Eliminate all distractions. This includes the phone, email notifications, and having multiple… Read more »

Selecting Sales People

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SELECTING SALES PEOPLE BASED ON SALES “TYPE” OR PERSONALITY From StreetDirectory.com What factors do you look at when evaluating potential sales people? If you’re like most employers, you weigh the candidate’s experience, track record, and industry contacts. But no matter how carefully you analyze these criteria, sales hiring often remains hit-or-miss. Why? A number of… Read more »

Companies Make Quick Judgments on Applicants

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COMPANIES MAKE QUICK JUDGMENTS ON APPLICANT’S FIT by Victoria Pelham – for The AZ Republic Job interviews are critical to snaring that coveted job. But you won’t have much time to make that winning first impression, career experts say. That’s because companies know within a few minutes of an interview if the job candidate will… Read more »