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Back in the day, one-page resumes represented a practical necessity. In those dark, olden times, back when phones had cords and TV episodes aired one at a time, resumes were actually printed and mailed. Long documents created logistical problems. Now that everything takes place in a digital realm, these concerns have dissipated. Still, attention spans… Read more »

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Replacing employees is a drag, especially long-time veterans you respected and liked. It’s like having to start dating again after leaving a long-term relationship. Employee departures (and breakups for that matter) are worse when they come by surprise. Not only do you have to conduct the expensive process of recruitment and training, but the unexpected… Read more »

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Unemployment can represent one of the most stressful times a person can face. Mounting bills, dwindling savings, family and financial responsibilities weighing down on you. Keeping that period of time as short as possible becomes crucial to maintaining your mental health (and a healthy financial situation). Unfortunately, the length of time between jobs isn’t completely… Read more »

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Months of grinding – long hours, bad food, little exercise and a dangerous lack of sleep, human contact and natural light – have come to an end. Tax season is over. Your free time is your own again (at least relatively speaking). What are you going to do with it? Here are eight suggestions to… Read more »

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The big news: You got the interview at your dream biotech firm. The catch: The interview takes place in a couple of hours. Uh oh. Your big chance to cement a position in an exciting, growing industry, and you have to rush into it. No time for your usual deep-dive into every pertinent detail of… Read more »

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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 »

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Internships represent an excellent way to augment your recruitment strategy. It also provides you with relatively cheap access to talented people. You can get some grunt work done, meet smart people and maybe develop some promising future prospects. The project comes with a cost, of course. The interns are raw, prone to mistakes and never… Read more »

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Rewind from the moment when you hire that perfect employee. Move back through their impressive interview, through reading their stellar resume, all the way to the point when the process started. What kicked everything off? What’s the event that led to you getting the opportunity to hire such a first-rate candidate? The answer: the applicant… Read more »

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After an amazingly successful start, Owner/Strategic-Partner Matt Ertle is pleased to announce that his Bend office has sustained that momentum and was recently named the recipient of the George A. Rogers Award. For nineteen years, the national, franchised staffing organization has bestowed this annual honor upon the PrideStaff office that has achieved the strongest results… Read more »

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Developing a reputation as the “go-to” person in your office comes with a lot of benefits. It can also mean a lot of extra work, but the added assignments represent an investment in your career development. The “go-to” status means you have a high profile among your colleagues. It can mean additional respect. It also… Read more »