Career Advancement

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

Planning Your Company’s Halloween Festivities As a Career Move

It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween in my book…and what better way to gain some workplace kudos than by whipping up some Halloween antics?  Unless someone in your office has already claimed the role of being the designated holiday-crazed maniac, your boss will probably be game to ordain you the Howl-o-ween Coordinator.  You never know unless you ask!

The first thing you should do is to remember ...

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When You Can’t Stand Another Day in Your Current Position…

  1. Breathe.
  2. Join a job seekers support group or meetup. A job seekers / job finders support group isn’t about moping, nor is it solely about emotional support (although that may be a component).  It’s about learning the skills and abilities of those in the group, discovering what each person is looking for, then working as a team to get everyone connected with a job they love. The time you invest in a group like this is multiplied by the number of ...
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3 Simple Stretches You Can Do At Work

Quadrecept stretch

Stretching helps to prevent injury, energizes you, and increases circulation.  It sends oxygen to your brain so you can think better.  While these are definitely good ones for work, be sure not to perform these stretches on a rolling chair.

Hamstring stretch: Sit at the edge of a stable chair with one leg outstretched.  Bending at the ...

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How Professional Are YOU?

• If you’re asking people at work for reminders, chances are that you’re subtly shirking responsibility. Once you’ve been given information, it’s your job to keep track of it. I once had a colleague (who wasn’t my boss) who invited me to remind her of important work deadlines, doctor’s appointments, when she had to pick up her kids, etc. ...

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Every Job is a Temp Job

That’s right, more than ever—to one degree or another—all jobs can be said to be temporJobs signary.  Gone are the days of having a career with one company and retiring with a pension.  If you work for someone else (like approximately 90% of American workers), you should be prepared for the possibility that your job could end at any time.

Before you reach for the anti-depressants, here’s how you ...

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“Choose a job you love & you’ll never have to work a day in your life”–Confucius

And therein lies the rub: how to choose a job you love….To figure this out, you may need to ramp up your awareness of yourself and your goals. You may want to find a quiet place and do some journaling or mind mapping on these 10 critical questions to ask when contemplating your career path:

1. What do you like to do? (What do you ...

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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.

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  • Opportunity is usually more important ...
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