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Overcoming Employment Gaps - July 5,20160 comments

One of the most common concerns that job seekers have about their resume is how to explain gaps in employment that last for longer than a month. Whether or not you have a reason for it (medical issues, a family emergency, traveling, etc.) it can be nerve-wracking to think that an HR professional/Recruiter is not…

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Rock Your Next Interview - April 7,20160 comments

Professional recruiters spend a lot of their day thinking about interviews. Whether it’s interviewing someone ourselves or sending the individual out to meet with a new organization. One thing that is for certain is that everyone needs help learning how to interview; from entry-level assistants to top management, and everyone in between. Don’t let anxiety…

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Stuck in the Job Search? - August 25,20140 comments

THE POWER OF VOLUNTEERING 
Devoting time to nonprofit organizations can pave the way to your new job Volunteerism is a great way to make a difference for a cause that is important to you. It can also contribute to your sense of wellbeing, while helping to combat feelings of isolation and depression that are common…

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Retaining Your Talent - July 24,20140 comments

Employee retention is a critical element to the long term success of your business. Managers readily agree that retaining your best employees ensures customer satisfaction, confident co-workers and will provide proper succession planning. Employee retention measures the overall health of your organization and failing to retain a key employee is costly, not just from a…

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Climbing the Ranks - June 9,20140 comments

How and When to Ask for a Raise Ready to speak up for what you want? Asking for money is never an easy thing to do — and it may be especially awkward at work. If you’ve been going above and beyond, or you realize you’re making less than the average employee in your position, it’s…

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improve your corporate culture - May 25,20140 comments

Whether you’re a manager or an employee, you know the importance of a comfortable and engaging corporate culture and office environment. Creating a corporate culture where each employee feels valued, is understood and comfortable is vital to the success of your company. Building a great environment is more complicated than putting in a foosball table,…

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Managing Social Media - April 28,20140 comments

Your reputation precedes you and these days it seems you can find everything you need to know about someone with a simple Google search (scary, but true). Because of this, your social media accounts essentially act as a digital resume, so it’s more important than ever to manage them carefully. A potential (or current) employer can…

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10 Essential Business Skills - March 7,20140 comments

1. Think Social Social media is not a fad—it’s here to stay. You need to be savvy in the way social media works for you as well as against you. Be mindful of what you post online. Social media has changed the way that we communicate and in turn the way we conduct business. Information…

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Building the Perfect Resume - February 18,20141 Comment

Your resume is a tool with a specific purpose: to get an interview. A great resume will not only tell the reader what you have done but it convinces the employer you have what it takes to be successful in the position. To write an effective resume it needs to be consistent, concise, clear and…

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SOCIAL MEDIA as a RECRUITER - May 8,20150 comments

Hiring for a particular position used to involve writing a job posting and placing textually efficient ads in newspapers, then sifting through an enormous pile or resumes until you found a few potential interviewees. Nowadays, your candidates are looking online for their next great job, searching career and company websites for their next position. The…

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Establish a Unique Presence - January 15,20140 comments

There are two things every job seeker must do to secure a great job: Create an interview-winning resume, and nail the interview. With our years of experience we have a unique perspective on what will make you stand out during the interview process and leave a lasting positive impression during the hiring process.  We work…

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CREATIVE RECRUITING - April 8,20150 comments

Five Unexpected Places to Find Talent The job pool is saturated, and before you can even read through the first résumé on your favorite recruiting website, all of the best talent has been hired. The problem is that all of the other employers are looking in the same place you are for qualified candidates. You…

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INTERVIEWING 101
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Make the Most of your Interviewing Process Conducting an interview can be nerve-wracking, but rest assured that the interviewee is far more anxious than you are. Your goal is to learn more about your potential candidate, but there are effective methods to go about it that can put you both more at ease while still…

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Website Relaunch - January 14,20140 comments

Perkins Professional Search – Official Website Relaunch Announcement (http://www.perkinsprosearch.com) We are pleased to announce that Perkins Professional Search’s (PPS) new website has officially launched at http://www.perkinsprosearch.com We have completely redesigned our layout with simplicity, ease of use and a strong focus on content delivery in mind. Our homepage welcomes users with bold colours, a clean uncluttered design,…

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