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The Myth of 7 Years

Would you be surprised if you actually knew the truth about the number of criminal convictions among adults these days? I recently read on yubanit.com written by: National Employment Law Project, “More than one in four U.S. adults -- roughly 65 million people --have an arrest or conviction that shows up in a routine criminal

First Impressions

First impressions are everything. Whether it's a date or an interview, how you come across in the first few minutes of your interaction will most likely determine your future relationship. For candidates who are job seeking, they spend hours of time going over their resume to make sure it says exactly what they want it

Necessary Steps

My wife and I recently decided to do some work on our house. It’s the first time either of us have explored any type of remodeling, so the process has been, at times, overwhelming. There are hundreds of contractors in Kansas City who all claim to be able to give us quality work, the experience

Clearing Up Misconceptions For College Graduates

I graduated from the University of Nebraska with my bachelor’s degree in 2010. Ideally, I should be working my dream job, own my own house, drive a foreign car, and perhaps even be on my way to starting a family. Instead, I work two jobs to pay for student loans, drive a

Five Simple Tips for Acing Your Next Phone Interview

One key step in the hiring process is the phone interview. Unfortunately, it is a step that can be easily overlooked. Job seekers often underestimate the power and importance that a phone interview can have and do not always take it as seriously as an in-person interview. A phone interview is viewed

LinkedIn: The Missing Piece in Your Career Search

I was struggling to think of a topic for my newsletter article when the following situation popped up in both my personal and professional networks in the past month. I figured, ‘Hey, if I'm running into this during my day-to-day activities I bet a lot of other people are as well'. I've been

Opportunity Is Calling

The following nuggets of information are meant for active job seekers. You know who you are active job seekers; you have applied online or submitted a resume via email or perhaps left me a phone message about a position I have posted on Craig's list. What I am saying here, is that it should

Kiss, Bow, Or Shake Hands?

Before taking the leap into the staffing and recruiting industry, I held a career in international travel. As I hopped from place to place, I often referenced a book gifted to me by a former boss entitled Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands. I found this book to be invaluable as I assessed the

Bridge the Gaps

With the unemployment rate dropping, hiring managers are looking closer than ever at candidates’ resumes. Consistent and stable work history speaks volumes to a candidate’s dedication and work ethic. To the contrary, gaps in employment tell employers that there might be something wrong with your work performance or work ethic. As a candidate, you may

Back to Basics

Sometimes as employees and candidates we need to stop over thinking everything and go back to doing the things that made us successful in the first place - get back to the basics. Whether it is updating our resume, applying for jobs, interviewing, or even our current work, take a step back.