What is it Like to Work in Customer Service?

Posted on: April 23rd, 2021

Customer service jobs can be a great way to break into an industry you’re interested in, and there are usually plenty of these positions to go around for people with the right skills. Here are a few things you should know about working in service.  Communication is Key Customer service is all about communication, either […]

How to Hire and Retain Employees Post-COVID

Posted on: March 31st, 2021

The changes of the pandemic have affected nearly every industry from 2020 into 2021. Some businesses have experienced dramatic drops or increases in sales. Others struggled due to fluctuations in the supply chain. While the economy recovers and things slowly begin to return to normal, it is a good time to reevaluate your company’s hiring […]

Why Expanding Your Hiring Pool is Beneficial

Posted on: February 17th, 2021

Quality talent can be hard to come by and harder to retain. Plus, you never know when someone will need an extended absence for family leave or illness. Having access to a larger hiring pool of candidates can be beneficial in a number of ways, and it can help you with temporary positions as well […]

Benefits of Working the Night Shift

Posted on: January 25th, 2021

Have you ever considered working nights? The night shift, sometimes referred to as the third shift or the graveyard shift, offers some advantages to people who can adjust their schedules to working overnight hours such as 10 pm-6 am or 11 pm-7 am. Here in Eastern Iowa, a number of manufacturers, warehouses, food companies, and […]

How to Nail Your Second Job Interview

Posted on: December 22nd, 2020

When you get through the first interview and get the call you’ve been waiting for—the one for the second interview—be ready to impress the people you meet with! The second interview can be more in-depth, involve more people, and allow you to make a great final impression before you get a job offer. To put […]

4 Tips to Kickstart Your Career

Posted on: November 16th, 2020

When you start to pine for more than a job—work that is more fulfilling—it’s time to start thinking about your career. How can you be more excited about your work? What do you need to do to advance your career and enhance your paycheck? Here are four tips to kickstart your career that will help […]

How to Build a LinkedIn Profile to Get You to the Next Level

Posted on: October 20th, 2020

So, you’ve worked hard and you think you’re ready for a promotion. Does your LinkedIn profile align with the position you want? Now, it’s time to make updates to your profile and skill set and add those to your LinkedIn profile to reflect your worthiness for that promotion. Make Updates The first step in building […]

Top 5 Questions to Ask in Your Job Interview

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020

Are you nervous about an upcoming job interview? One way to feel more confident and prepared for a job interview is to do some research so you can ask your interviewer some questions. Preparing your own questions could make you stand out in a large field of candidates. If you are truly interested in the […]

Time Management: Work Life Balance

Posted on: August 21st, 2020

Once upon a time, there were boundaries between work and home. When you left the office, you left the office. Work didn’t follow you home and demand your attention all night. Somewhere along the way, however, work snuck it’s the way in and started demanding more time. People started obsessing over their desires to succeed […]

Do I Need a Cover Letter?

Posted on: July 16th, 2020

If you are applying for a job and notice the cover letter attachment section is optional, what do you do?  Cover letters are challenging and time-consuming. Because of this, it’s no surprise that applicants choose to skip over the cover letter section when it is not explicitly required by an employer.  However, if you are […]