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The Watercooler is PrideStaff's blog covering trends and tips for successfully managing issues in the workplace, such as: retention, employee engagement, and interviewing.

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Following Through on Your Career Resolutions

Posted in Career Best Practices, , Job Search Tips

It's easy to say you're going to ask for a raise. Earn a promotion. Find a better job. It's much, much harder to make these statements a reality. Why? Because...
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Gathering Professional References

Posted in Job Search Tips

On the job hunt? A strong recommendation could tip the scales in your favor. Use PrideStaff’s tips to gather solid references that will help you get the job.
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Asking for Recommendations

Posted in Job Search Tips,

Although it may not be the most exciting part of your job search, gathering solid recommendations is critical. In fact, all other things being equal, a glowing reference may be the deciding factor that tips the scales in your favor. So get started now. Use these essential tips for gathering recommendations through LinkedIn and other sources...
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Do I Need a Résumé for Warehouse and Manufacturing Jobs?

Posted in Job Search Tips

Q: If I’m looking for light industrial work, do I really need to create a résumé? A: It depends. Do you want to stand out from the competition and get hired?...
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Social Media and Your Job Search

Posted in Job Search Tips,

Still unsure if social media should be part of your job search strategy? Consider these 2011 Jobvite statistics and then take advantage of our social media job search tips!
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Top 5 Résumé Mistakes

Posted in Job Search Tips

Most job seekers understand that a résumé should be free from typos and be two pages in length, max. Beyond these basics, however, what should you do, and avoid doing, to ensure your résumé makes it into the “must call” pile? Refer to PrideStaff’s list of common résumé mistakes. By avoiding these key errors, you can create a top-notch résumé that will get a recruiter’s attention and put you in contention for the job:
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