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The Watercooler is PrideStaff's blog covering trends and tips for successfully managing issues in the workplace, such as: retention, employee engagement, and interviewing.

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Top 5 Résumé Mistakes

Posted in Job Search Tips

Most job seekers understand that a résumé should be free from typos and be two pages in length, max. Beyond these basics, however, what should you do, and avoid doing, to ensure your résumé makes it into the “must call” pile? Refer to PrideStaff’s list of common résumé mistakes. By avoiding these key errors, you can create a top-notch résumé that will get a recruiter’s attention and put you in contention for the job:
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Becoming a Leader, Instead of Just a Boss

Posted in Management Best Practices

The best managers are certainly bosses, but a fundamentally different approach to work makes them something greater. Geoffrey James examines the differences that set true leaders apart from average bosses in his recent Inc.com article. Here are a few of his key points...
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How to Interview Entry Level Candidates

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Asking the right interview questions can help you determine if an entry level candidate is the best fit for the available position and your company. The next time you’re hiring for starter positions, try using a few of these sample interview questions to assess commonly needed job skills:
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Looking for Summer Work?

Posted in Job Search Tips

A temporary assignment with PrideStaff may be just what you’re looking for. If you’re like many college students, you need to make the most of your time away from school. Temporary work offers a number of advantages over traditional employment...
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Breaking the Cycle of Unemployment

Posted in Job Search Tips

The economy may be improving, but if you’ve been out of work for an extended time, this fact is of little consolation. Being unemployed, especially for a protracted period, takes...
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Gen Y: How to Interview and Hire this Dynamic Group

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What do you think of when you hear the term “Generation Y”? Diverse? Entitled? Informal? Opinionated? No matter how you view this dynamic group of individuals, one thing is certain...
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