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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 »

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A tight labor market and the further expansion of the gig economy promise to define much of 2019’s labor relations. Beyond the direct impact they will have on things like team management and employee retention, these aspects also contribute to the increasing importance of passive recruiting. The traditional mode of recruitment, dominated by sporadic, quick-turnaround… Read more »

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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 »

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In an industry like biotech, a high level of technical skill is required to see a project through to a successful conclusion. However, unassailable technical knowledge isn’t enough. Plenty of highly trained wonks end up as terrible project managers. That’s because a good PM needs more than technical chops. Leadership is a separate skill. Actually,… Read more »

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More and more, people think of themselves as brands. What in the long-ago past used to concern only large corporations, has trickled down, through athletes and celebrities and influencers, to become a day-to-day consideration of everyday folk. The rise of social media has given everyone their own internal PR shops. Not that everyone uses it… Read more »

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Fierce competition dominates the labor market for financial positions. That’s always true. But before you get visions of a Hunger Games-style death match waiting for you at the next job fair, take heart. According to a report prepared by the industry experts at Robert Half, the increased competition is now between employers, not those looking… Read more »