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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 »

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Job Interview Proper Solutions Staffing

Identifying the right job candidate in an interview takes preparation. Ideally, you want to ask each candidate the same set of questions so you can compare answers. And you already know you should stick to questions that relate to the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to do the job. But you also want to be… Read more »

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You Got This Proper Solutions Staffing

You may have read the statistics about how quickly your resume is reviewed by hiring managers or a recruiter. Current research says you only have about 7 seconds to make a good impression. So how do you make sure your resume ends up in the “Yes” pile? Our recruiting staff has reviewed a lot of… Read more »

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Person Writing Proper Solutions Staffing

At least in the short term, most employers are going to be using a mostly remote hiring process. Team coffee meetings and in-person group interviews are certainly less likely right now. How do you make sure both sides of the hiring process get what they need? How do you make sure you’re adequately staffed when… Read more »

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Virtual Meeting Proper Solutions Staffing

Even before COVID-19 made virtual interviews necessary, many companies were using them for initial candidate interviews. A virtual interview is an interview that takes place remotely rather than meeting face-to-face. Sometimes potential employers will use a phone call, but often technology like video conferencing is used. What steps can you take in advance to help… Read more »

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Job Hunting From Home Proper Solutions Staffing Blog

In our last blog, we shared some state resources for job seekers. This month, as we all figure out how to move forward safely, we want to share three tips that can help you navigate the job hunt process during the pandemic. A job hunt can be challenging anytime. But the Covid19 pandemic is certainly… Read more »

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    This has been an especially difficult time for job seekers but there are a few resources out there to assist. Governor Newsom has joined with Bitwise Industries in announcing OnwardCa.org, a platform connecting COVID-19 displaced workers with over 70,000 job opportunities in critical industries. Part of the $2 Trillion CARES act approved by… Read more »

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You have a great resume, a cover letter that dazzles, impeccable references–the only think left is the interview. So make sure you don’t make these mistakes: Don’t show up late! The easiest way to look bad right off the bat is to show up late. It gives the impression that you’re irresponsible and makes the… Read more »