Body Language Tips for your Next Interview

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Job interviews can be stressful. The pressure of speaking intelligently and impressing a group of inquisitive strangers that can make or break a potential job opportunity can increase anxiety levels and cause poor performance. In an interview, you want to appear confident and dependable, but not too eager. You’re trying to prove that you can… Read more »

Job Search Tips: 5 Best Practices to Help Find the Job you Want

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Whether you’re searching for an executive-level position or just looking to get your foot in the door at a new company, the job search process can be intimidating. Gone are the days when a person could scour the help wanted section of the local paper, make a few phone calls, and find their way into… Read more »

Do You Need to Provide a Salary History?

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Though laws surrounding the ability of employers to ask salary related questions during the interview process vary from state-to-state, for many companies it is standard practice. Whether it’s to determine an appropriate salary range for a position, how much an applicant may accept, or whether or not the applicant is currently making more than the… Read more »

Job barriers fall for those with criminal histories and convictions

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AtWork can help felons reenter workforce Some 70 million Americans have a criminal record. That means one in three people in this country carry a burden that can be a barrier to getting a job. Failure to land gainful employment upon discharge from prison contributes to repeat offenses and prevents reentry into society. AtWork and… Read more »

How to get your references right

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AtWork offers tips to ensure a smooth reference process They are a traditional and important part of the job-hunting process. Before you secure that temp or temp-to-hire job you’ve been gunning for, hiring managers are going to check your references. But those references likely won’t gab for hours about your positives and negatives. Employment law… Read more »

You’ve been terminated. Chin up. AtWork can help.

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Here are five tips to address dismissal from a previous job Your head is swimming, your heart is pounding and you are breaking a serious sweat. You were just shown the door – maybe even escorted out. You’ve been terminated. It happens to the best of us, and sometimes it makes no sense whatsoever. Don’t… Read more »

Before you even start the new temp job, account for every minute

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Poor time management can sink longer-term goals with a staffing agency Time is money, and more time equals more money. That means it’s important to milk the most out of every day, especially if you are just starting work after a staffing agency placed you in a temp or temp-to-hire job. You want to prove… Read more »

AtWork has no openings for intrepid Antarctic sailors

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Our temp and temp-to-hire services can match you with a safer job The most famous help-wanted ad likely never ran. It’s still a great fable. As the story goes, explorer Ernest Shackleton was seeking sailors to join his ultimately ill-fated Antarctic expedition in 1914, and put together this brutally honest advertisement: “Men wanted for hazardous… Read more »

LinkedIn is a crucial tool for any job search, including within AtWork

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Staffing agencies and hiring managers will scour your profile One of the most powerful social media arrows in your job-search quiver is LinkedIn. It’s estimated that the vast majority of people in the job pool of any given area have a LinkedIn profile. It can help you connect with contacts, network and keep an eye… Read more »