Advice for Job Seekers and Hiring Managers

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Word Beads Spelling Cover Letter -Proper Solutions Staffing

Why should you write a cover letter? Especially when you are completing an online application, a cover letter can seem like just one more task. But the cover letter offers an important extra chance to tell an HR person or recruiter more about both your qualifications and interest in the position. ResumeLab – an online… Read more »

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Person Searching for Jobs

  We are sharing the top 3 job search resources from this past year that you chose and read the most. Practical advice for doing well in an interview, additional sources for finding the right job, and alternatives to pursue if your dream job is not accessible topped the list. See our recaps and find… Read more »

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candidate with a skills based resume example

There are two main types of resumes you can use when applying for a new position. First, you can use a chronological resume. This resume lists your work experience and achievements at each position, starting with the most recent first. Or you can craft a skills-based or functional resume. This type of resume lists your… Read more »

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Batman v. Spiderman, Proper Solutions Staffing

Behavioral interview questions are a little like the dreaded story questions in 10th-grade algebra. “Tell me about a time…”. They are formatted by presenting a situation, asking about what action you have taken to respond to something similar in the past and the result. Dr. Travis Bradbury writes on LinkedIn: Most people’s biggest job-hunting fear… Read more »

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Evaluate Job Candidates, Proper Solutions Staffing

Your company has a crucial opening, and you want to choose the right candidate. We are sharing three steps to evaluate job candidates effectively. This process can be a lot like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. You might have all the pieces in front of you, but what combination of technical, soft skills, and attributes… Read more »

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Business Women Shaking Hands, Proper Solutions Staffing Agency

There are many ways to conduct a job search – online job boards, personal and professional networking – and working with an employment agency. How exactly do employment agencies work? And are there benefits to you as the job seeker in working with one? What Employment Agencies Do Companies hire the agency to find employees… Read more »

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Hire the Right Person- Proper Solutions Staffing

  What is your biggest hiring challenge? Are you experiencing additional hiring challenges right now? The hiring process is one of the critical steps to finding the best members for your team. But the hiring process can feel left up to chance. There can also be time pressure to fill a necessary role. How do… Read more »

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Job Search Strategy, Proper Solutions Staffing

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, you probably will change jobs 10-12 times in your working life. You will also likely make at least three major career changes. So, learning how to job search is an important skill. Having a job search strategy can set you up for success. Here are some recommendations to… Read more »

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It may seem counter-intuitive, but taking some time now to do business projections and staffing planning can help your business handle an unpredictable and competitive business environment moving forward. Having some contingency planning in place for your business means you can be proactive rather than reactive to change. Developing a Flexible Staffing Plan During the… Read more »

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Online Job Search, Proper Solutions Staffing

Where are the best places to go online to jumpstart your job search? The good news is there are plenty of listings online- job boards, apps, and social media channels. But the flip side is that it is easy to become overwhelmed or spread your effort too thin. We have some recommendations below organized into… Read more »