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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 »

Professional Placement Makes Top 10 in Book of Lists!

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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT & PRO-TEM MAKES THE TOP 10 IN PHX BUSINESS JOURNAL’S BOOK OF LISTS! We’re excited to announce that Professional Placement, Inc. and Pro-Tem Service, Inc. made the top 10 in Phoenix Business Journal’s Book of Lists (for staffing agencies). Professional Placement, Inc. secured the #3 spot. Pro-Tem Service, Inc. landed at #8. Professional… Read more »

Jeff Seifert Interviewed by ABC15 News

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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT’S JEFF SEIFERT INTERVIEWED BY ABC15 NEWS By Angie Holdsworth PHOENIX – Despite large numbers of people looking for jobs, many employers are having a hard time filling open positions. Arizona’s unemployment rate sits at 9.4 percent. A Manpower Inc. poll showed that 14 percent of employers nationwide had a hard time filling positions… Read more »

What have you been doing since you were laid off?

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HOW TO ANSWER: ‘WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SINCE YOU WERE LAID OFF?’ (CAREERBUILDER) By Kaitlin Madden, CareerBuilder.com Writer When you first lost your job, you spent your time wallowing in your sorrows — eating ice cream in your pajamas and watching Judge Judy all afternoon. Then your determination kicked in, and you decided to… Read more »

Increase in Permanent Hires

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PHOENIX STAFFING FIRMS SEE INCREASE IN PERMANENT HIRES As reported by Phoenix Business Journal’s Molly Kissler. Six of the top staffing agencies in the Phoenix area are reporting an increase in permanent job placements for the first time in two years. Mike Hayes, owner and president of Momentum Specialized Staffing in Phoenix, said his company… Read more »