How to Resign Professionally from a Job

Posted on: September 23rd, 2021

So, you’ve found a new job — congratulations! Now, how do you resign your current job in the most professional way? And why is that important? Let’s review a few things you need to do to make your resignation reflect the professionalism you have shown throughout your time with your current employer. Why Resign Professionally? […]

Should I Apply for a Job if I’m Not Fully Qualified?

Posted on: August 4th, 2021

Almost everyone has run across job ads where they don’t meet the qualifications. You might say to yourself, “I don’t have enough experience,” or “I don’t know that software.” Even so, we are encouraging applicants to cast a wide net, as you may find employers open to providing more training to underqualified individuals. At certain […]

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 […]

Pros and Cons of Seasonal Work

Posted on: June 23rd, 2020

Whether you are looking for a part-time job, a full-time career change, or just a little extra money on the side, seasonal work is a great place to start. Seasonal jobs are a great way to transition jobs or to get experience in a different career field.  Not the holidays? No worries! Seasonal work isn’t […]

Is Your Digital Footprint Hurting Your Chances of Getting Hired?

Posted on: April 10th, 2020

In this day and age, it is common to have a digital footprint personally, but it is also important to have a digital presence professionally. Making a great first impression online is important to catch a hiring manager’s interest. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 35% of employers are less likely to interview someone if they […]

Separating Yourself in the Hiring Process

Posted on: December 17th, 2019

When searching for a job, you need to separate yourself in the hiring process through LinkedIn, your resume, your cover letter and hopefully, the interview. Making a great first impression online is important to catch a hiring manager’s interest. Once you have them interested, your personality and achievements can prove why you would successfully fulfill […]

A Simple Guide to Your First Day at Work

Posted on: March 22nd, 2019

On your first day at work, it’s important to make a good impression. In order to do that, you need to be prepared by dressing appropriately, understanding your responsibilities and behaving appropriately. Starting a new job can be intimidating but you can put yourself at ease if you know what to ask to accomplish your […]

Cedar Rapids: A Great Place to Live and Work

Posted on: April 25th, 2018

Located in Eastern Iowa Cedar Rapids hovers almost exactly halfway between Iowa’s Northern and Southern border. As the second most populated city in the state Cedar Rapids resembles the typical Iowa river-town. Those who seek a laid-back community setting with plenty of activities and amenities available prefer to settle down in Cedar Rapids. It’s arguably […]