Home Office Solutions…. Buy, Build, or Renovate?

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  Buy, Home Office Solutions…. Buy, Build, or Renovate?   A home-based business has many advantages. You will spare yourself the time and stress that comes with commuting. You will also enjoy a lower overhead as you won’t have to spend money on renting out an office. Before you can start working from home, however,… Read more »

Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs

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Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs In the last few decades, many high-paying jobs that are mostly done by men – like manufacturing – have contracted or disappeared. At the same time, many jobs in fields dominated by women – like education and health care – have significantly increased. In fact, female-dominated jobs… Read more »

WorkSource talks Diversity. It’s a good thing, and it’s here to stay

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Diversity is on the rise in urban and rural communities   Racial and ethnic diversity is no longer confined to big cities and the east and west coasts of the United States. In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas were more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton. Whiter metro and rural… Read more »

When is a Thank You Note Appropriate?

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Just when is a hand written Thank You note appropriate? In the digital age, the idea of sending a hand-written thank-you note may sound old school, but it’s a simple formality that can impress employers and leave an indelible mark. WorkSource Staffing explains when sending a thank you note is appropriate and what to include…. Read more »

How Can a Recruiter Help You Prepare for an Interview in Kansas City

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It can be overwhelming to go it alone when searching for a job. The internet is saturated with advice about how to land the perfect job—and sometimes it’s hard to know what steps to take, direction to go in, how to pursue an employer, or how to prepare for an interview. Recruiting firms are meant… Read more »

You’ll Probably Want to Avoid These 3 Job References

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When applying for jobs, it is very easy to focus so much on the cover letter, resume and potential interview that you forget to work on one major ticket item—your references! References play a big role when it comes to winning over a potential interviewer. They could literally be the deciding factor between you and… Read more »

Three Interview Questions to Never Ask

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Interviews pose tricky maneuvering when it comes to vetting a potential candidate. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of an applicant’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. Most states also prohibit discrimination based on factors such as marital status or sexual orientation. Asking the wrong question could open you… Read more »

Should You Bring Up Salary in an Interview?

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Interviews are a tricky thing; you can count on there being more than one if all goes well. But interviews are also a bit like first dates, since the potential is there for another “date,” you don’t want to blow it by seeming to eager or moving too quickly on the first one. Interviews work… Read more »

Understanding OSHA: What to do During a Dangerous Work Situation

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During the Progressive Era of the early 1900’s, hazardous working conditions was a normal occurrence. President Theodore Roosevelt, with the help and advocacy of Frances Perkins, broadened the scope of what was considered “dangerous working conditions” and ultimately the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) evolved. Today OSHA maintains strict guidelines for health and safety,… Read more »