Candidate Advice

How to Stand Out on a Temporary Assignment to Have a Better Chance to Get Hired Permanently

Many people think the job opportunities offered via staffing agencies such as Helpmates are “just” temporary assignments. Many are, but many of our assignments do see our associates getting hired on to our client’s own payroll after a few weeks or months. (A very happy day for us as well as for...

How to Make Sure You Won’t Be Miserable at a New Job

Make sure this isn’t you: You start a new job, one you’re really excited to begin. But in just a few weeks – maybe even just days – you find that you’re actually miserable. You realize too late that you chose to take a job that’s just awful. Here’s how to make sure a new job will be one you enjoy....

How Focusing on What You Want to Happen Can Make it Happen

Many people believe that what you think is what you are: If you believe you’re talented, you are. If you believe you can’t learn hard things, you won’t. If you think you’re attractive, you are. If you conclude that you’ll never land a great job, you won’t. If you believe you deserve a raise…you’ll...

Yes, Cover Letters Still Matter: They Can Help You Get an Interview

Cover letters, so old school and completely unnecessary, right? NO!!! A well-written cover letter actually can help you get the job. Why? Because it can highlight your great interest in the opportunity. More importantly, it can showcase how you can help an employer solve its problems (which,...
Real Life Virtual Networking Advice

Real Life Virtual Networking Advice

It's now been more than a year since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in the United States. As the pandemic drags on, most everyone has had to make major changes in how they work and live. Many now work remotely to avoid close contact with...

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Make Your Resume Stand Out Now and in the Future

Make Your Resume Stand Out Now and in the Future

Most job seekers are aware that hiring managers spend precious little time looking at individual resumes. So, you need to capture their attention quickly and make them want to read more. But, in addition to incorporating information that will pull...

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Interviewing for a Remote Job? Ask These Questions

Interviewing for a Remote Job? Ask These Questions

If you are interviewing for a remote job, the company’s culture becomes even more important. Why? The culture at the company will play a big role in how successful a person will be in such a job because collaboration, communication and teamwork...

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Preparing for a Final Job Interview

Preparing for a Final Job Interview

Congratulations! You have made it past the first round of interviews for a job opening. You now face the prospect of a final round. How should you prepare for it? This next round will be a little different from the first, so you need to change your...

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The Job Skills You’ll Need in 2021 and Beyond

The Job Skills You’ll Need in 2021 and Beyond

The pace of change continues to accelerate in our society, led by technological progress and the accompanying economic growth. Growth and change will only continue to pick up speed into the future. In such an environment, what are the skills and...

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Talkin’ ‘Bout Those Transferable Skills

Talkin’ ‘Bout Those Transferable Skills

You may be dissatisfied with your current career and looking to make a change. It’s a big decision, enough to put a few butterflies in the stomach of the most unflappable person, especially is you’re worried about how your current job skills will –...

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The Absolutely, Positively Right Way to Leave a Job

The Absolutely, Positively Right Way to Leave a Job

You are at a point where you are giving serious consideration to leaving your job. It could be that the job no longer challenges you, that it has become routine. Or you’ve hit a dead end – there is no avenue for advancement. Or you simply cannot...

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5 Ways to Break Up a Boring Workday

5 Ways to Break Up a Boring Workday

Many of us are working from home right now. Some like the change and prefer working remotely – there is no long commute to work, you can dress more casually, and you don’t have to deal with all of the interruptions that are part of office work....

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Acing the Pre-Screening Job Interview

Acing the Pre-Screening Job Interview

Many employers today perform what are called pre-screening interviews with job candidates. These often are shorter phone or even video chats with applicants to see if it’s worth both the recruiter’s and applicant’s time to bring the candidate in...

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