5 Intangible Skills That’ll Get You Hired

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Any resume comes with a long list of measurable accomplishments. Bullet points detailing the degrees received. A list enumerating professional certifications. A litany detailing skill proficiencies and technological competencies. But those skills usually aren’t enough to secure a position. Every candidate probably has the basic skills to adequately fill the available position. To get the… Read more »

The Top Skills Every Tax Accountant Needs

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Of course, a tax accountant needs to have a deep, up-to-date understanding of the tax code. But you need more than this basic knowledge to become a great tax accountant. Tax chops are key, but not enough. Building a long-term career involves combining a number of disparate skill sets. These additional attributes require cultivation. You… Read more »

A Year in Review: PrideStaff Bend’s Top Pieces of Job Search Advice

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The end of the year represents a time of optimism and a time of reflection. Optimism for the year ahead (hey, at least 2019 isn’t an election year). And reflection to the year gone by (bright spots: Avengers: Infinity Wars; the Olympics…dark spots: well, no need to bring up those). In looking back, it’s important… Read more »

8 Career-Based New Year’s Resolution Ideas

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Go to the gym. Eat fewer carbs. Spend more time with family. Oh, and make more money and finally get your career on track. All of it falls into the classic easier-said-than-done category. The key is to avoid general resolutions and map out specific actions you can take to get going in the right direction…. Read more »

It’s Not A Bad Thing To Talk To Your Biotech Boss…

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It can be a strange and awkward relationship. You see each other every day. You know almost everything about each other’s hobbies and personality quirks, but you’re not really friends. Sometimes your adversaries and you almost never have a meaningful two-way dialogue. It can be even harder in an industry like biotech. It’s a highly… Read more »

PrideStaff Live: Winning the Talent Wars

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At PrideStaff, we’re always looking for new ways to help you overcome your toughest business challenges. Through our Innovations LIVE webinar series, we’ve partnered with some of the world’s leading experts to tackle your biggest HR, recruiting and talent management issues. Our next free Innovations LIVE webinar, “Winning the Talent Wars,” is coming up on Wednesday,… Read more »

Should I Connect With People I Don’t Know on LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn exists as a networking platform. It’s one big, digital industry conference. Just instead of shaking hands and handing out business cards, you send each other invites. But any social media platform comes with privacy and reputational concerns. Along with being a networking platform, LinkedIn serves as your public face. Any new client, any prospective… Read more »

4 Red Flags That You Might Not Actually Want The Job You Applied For

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When you’re out of work, any opportunity can seem enticing. You’re constantly throwing out resumes and taking every interview you can. Any sign of interest is welcome. But not all opportunities are created equal. Some positions are life-changing roads to a better career. Others are just a path of frustration and wasted time. The earlier… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts Of Your Finance Job Search

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By now, you’ve probably read about 1,000 articles meant to maximize your job search prospects. You might think there are no more hacks to keep in mind. But there are points aimed at finance positions that require more emphasis. The world of finance comes with its own unique combination of rules. It’s more formal than… Read more »

How Your Social Media Presence Could Be Affecting Your Job Search

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We live more in public now than at any other time in history. Sometimes, this is almost literally true. As Facebook gives way to Twitter, which has given way to live streaming, full chunks of our lives exist as a semi-permanent cyber-monument. Meanwhile, employers want to know everything they can about you before they hire… Read more »