Career Advancement

Career planning resources – career change, career choice & career advancement. Temporary Staffing, Direct Hire Staffing, Government Staffing, Hospitality Staffing.

A Few Professional Etiquette Pointers

Here at Ad-VANCE, we pride ourselves in hiring and sending out top-quality, professional employees. A big part of being a professional is practicing basic, proper  business etiquette.  In this fast-paced era of e-mail & text messaging, phone calls & in-person meetings have become a secondary form of communication and slang has become common language. Beyond just speech, there are many professional etiquette rules that we are all guilty of not following.  Once in a while, we can all use a little reminder of what ...

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Career Success Basics

Anyone with more than a few months work experience will realize that success on the job is not determined solely by skills, level of education, or experience. Understanding the factors that govern getting ahead at work will lower your stress levels, and increases your chances of moving ahead.

The following seven critical rules should be considered in managing your career:

YOU are responsible for charting your own career path.

  • See the Investment in the assignment.
  • Opportunity is usually more important ...
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The Job Search and the 30-Second Commercial

It is important whether you will be meeting people in person or on the phone, to prepare your 30-second commercial so that when someone ask you, “What do you do?”  You don’t say, “Well, uh, I’m just looking for a job and looking for like an HR job or something…!

A simple model for preparing your 30-second commercial is to briefly review four specific questions.  Any longer than that time and people will not listen.

Your commercial ...

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Job Networking for Introverts

Even during these tough times, networking continues to be the most successful way to find new employment.  Different studies conflict as to the exact number, but somewhere between 50-80% of job seekers report that it was their networking that helped them land their current position.  This is especially true for professional, leadership, and technical positions.  But what if you just don’t like or can’t network?  This is a common source of fear for many ...

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The Power of the Leadership Gesture

I’m always so motivated by the leader who makes the special gesture.  I’m not talking about the grand monetary gift to employees or the motivating speech, but the simple, genuine, consideration of care for those who work alongside them.  During this time of year we all scramble trying to calculate bonuses, gifts for staff, or clients in some attempt to make summarize the year into a moment.

But in all of the giving, I’m still fascinated ...

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