Recession-Proof Resumes: Get Hired Before Everyone Else

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When it’s tough to find a job, the tough….write a recession-proof resume! Here are some tips to help you craft a resume that will help your application stand out from others. Most resume writers craft a resume using the standard chronological format, in which they list work experience in reverse chronological order (current or last Read more »

Getting Employees to Set Personal Goals

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Employee accountability and empowerment are all the rage in human resources circles today. And they are good ideas. Yet how does one really get employees to set personal work goals? Here are some tips to help your employees set personal goals: Make surethe  goals your employees set are obtainable, can be measured and challenge the Read more »

Should You Stay or Should You Go: Weighing a New Opportunity

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If you’re currently employed and — lucky you! — have been offered another position — in this economy! — you now have some thinking to do. Taking the new job may not be an automatic no-brainer. Here are some tips to help you decide if you should stay where you are now or if you Read more »

The Benefits of Contract Work

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If having more control over where and for whom you work appeals to you, if the idea of having many different workplace experiences and duties pleases you, if the chance to make more money per hour than you would working as a “permanent” employee intrigues you, work as a contract employee may be right for Read more »

Why It’s Imperative to Build a Professional Network on LinkedIn

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Have you put your profile on the professional networking site LinkedIn? That is, did you put up your name, a few of your past employers/positions, asked to link with a few former and current co-workers and then left it at that? If so, you haven’t really used its power. Here’s a short primer on the Read more »

The Importance of Updating Your Resume, Even if You’re Not Looking for Work

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Let’s say you currently have a terrific job, with great pay, with a wonderful boss and fun coworkers. You’re not looking for work and you don’t plan to in the foreseeable future. So the idea of keeping your resume updated hasn’t occurred to you in a long while — since you started at this wonderful Read more »

Why You Should Always Network, Even if You’re Not Currently Job Searching

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Never stop networking. Even if you’re currently job searching or you have a position that you believe will be there for you until the day you decide to retire, networking is a wonderful tool to improve your live professionally and personally, no matter what your present circumstances might be. The primary reason to network is Read more »

Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

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Backstabbers. Two-faced liars. Chronic whiners. Laz-abouts. Gossipers. Idea-stealers. Meddlers. Drama queens. We’ve all experienced a work life with difficult co-workers. It’s no fun and depending on the severity of your colleague’s “difficulty,” working with such a person can be toxic on your happiness, your career, even your emotional and physical health. And, unless you decide Read more »

Questions You Should NEVER Ask During Your Job Interview

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Last week we touched on questions you should ask in an interview. But what about those you should NEVER ask? Ask these questions and you can probably wave good bye to any chance of getting hired or getting the salary you truly deserve: How much paid vacation time do I get? While there’s inherently nothing Read more »

RealStreet Staffing Announced as the “Official Staffing Company of the Baltimore Orioles”

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BALTIMORE, M.D. — RealStreet Staffing is partnering with the Baltimore Orioles as the “Official Staffing Company of the Baltimore Orioles.” The partnership begins immediately and will run through the remainder of the 2010 season. As part of its Baltimore Orioles partnership, RealStreet will utilize signage throughout Oriole Park at Camden Yards, including behind home plate Read more »

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