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Turning to a staffing agency often represents a job seeker’s last resort. They hold out as long as they can. They run through all the dead ends and disappointments; then, in desperation, turn to a professional to help them find a position. Why do they wait so long? Usually, it’s the result of some misconceptions…. Read more »

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Given how much thought and effort goes into a job search, it’s amazing how uncertain the outcome can seem. You and your team earnestly review dozens and dozens of resumes (often with some cutting-edge computer help). You use best-practice interview techniques in order to uncover all the hidden personality traps and potential buried conflicts. You… Read more »

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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 »

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Projects miss deadlines. People show up late (or not at all). Customer complaints keep coming in. You try to fix the problems, but every time you talk to your employees, you get the same type of response – excuses. Not reasons, not explanations. Just lists of justifications for why what happened was no one’s fault…. Read more »

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The Bend Chamber’s 29th Annual SAGE Business Awards celebrates and honors the achievements and collaborative spirit of our region’s most innovative citizens. Local businesses and organizations are the force behind our growing economy. Working together, driving growth and delivering jobs.  Here at the Bend Chamber, we understand challenges and the continued commitment of our members to reach goals… Read more »

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PrideStaff, a national, franchised staffing organization, is pleased to name the Bend office as its New Office of the Year. This honor, presented at PrideStaff’s recent Annual Conference, is given to the newly opened PrideStaff office with the best results nationwide in revenue, growth, quality management and community involvement. “I’m thrilled to accept this award… Read more »

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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 »

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Does this sound familiar? After a multilevel recruitment process that involved an exhaustive resume search (utilizing both state-of-the-art computer analysis and painstaking human investigation), three interviews conducted by a total of seven staff members, two practical skills tests and a lengthy hard-fought debate, you have finally found the perfect candidate for an important position you’ve… Read more »

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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 »

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Running a manufacturing facility is a little like driving: No matter how safe you try to be, you’re probably breaking rules all the time. There’s so much going on and things are moving so fast, it’s easy to lose sight of the speedometer, or let that inspection lapse by a week or two. It’s also… Read more »