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Writing a resume can seem daunting, especially if you’ve never created one before. Although it isn’t always required, a resume is  very helpful in your job search and can save you time on job applications. Plus, you can post your resume to online job boards and have employers find you- it doesn’t get any easier… Read more »

As a job seeker, there is nothing more frustrating than a bunch of closed doors. The rise of job boards and online recruitment platforms has made it easy to apply to jobs, but what about the rest of the hiring process? Whether you are applying to an employment agency or directly with a company, a recruiter is… Read more »

Picture this: you are interviewing for a new job and despite the typical nerves, its going well! Just as your confidence starts to rise, the dreaded question is asked: ” Why did you leave your last job?” Most interview questions are constructed to better understand you, your experience, and what skills you bring to the… Read more »

Erie, Pennsylvania was founded on industry. Take a drive down West 12th to the area commonly known as the “12th Street Corridor” and you’ll see rows of huge, brick industrial buildings. Each one of these buildings tells the story of over 1,000 people who work in this small cluster of shops and foundries. Across the… Read more »

In this tough labor market, it is more crucial than ever to retain talent. Hiring new staff takes a large toll on company resources. If you have a strong relationship with a reputable employment agency, you may not be contributing to the up-front costs of advertisements and screening. However,  you are investing time to properly train… Read more »

Today’s college graduates are in a pickle: they need a job to gain experience but they also need experience to get the job! While education and internships are helpful, they often don’t compare to real world work experience from an employer’s perspective.  Working through college can help with this problem, while earning some money! Here’s… Read more »

Once you accept a new job, you may feel like you are on “trial” during what most in Human Resources realm would call a “probationary period”. Spoiler alert… that’s because you are! During that time, the employer and your supervisor are getting to know you: your skill set, quirks, tendencies, priorities, personality, and more! During… Read more »

It is a conversation had by employers and hiring managers all over: It is difficult to find good people these days. With the “skills gap” growing larger and larger for manufacturing and skilled trades, employers are considering less-than-qualified candidates for general and managerial roles. How do you get in on that action if you’re one… Read more »

There are a few expressions that lead an employee to fall out of grace with management. Usually, the obvious ones become an issue when a pattern is present. These include the common: “I can’t make it in today…” ” I’m going to be late…” or ” … I forgot” True, a scenario where any of… Read more »

If you have been faced with the difficult task of JOB HUNTING in the last few years, you may have noticed that the game has changed considerably. The days of meeting someone in person, shaking their hand, and discussing a job have been replaced with hours of online job boards, re-formatting your resume, creating cover… Read more »