R.I.P. Blue Linksys Router

It had to happen eventually. My blue Linksys router, the one that everyone seems to have, is dying. The forty dollar device lasted a long time, so I have no complaints, except that now I have to buy a replacement and there is a much bigger selection than when I bought that good old Linksys. My first search on Amazon returned nearly nine thousand results. Although it’s tempting to buy another Linksys, how do I know if that is still the best thing available? I started reading the reviews, but after the first page of routers I still could not tell what I needed.

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If I Had Known Then What I Know Now

Once upon a time, I was a job seeker. Now that I sit on the other side of the desk, I realize what a horrible job seeker I was. When recruiters asked me for information, I did not want to answer. How were they going to help me? I clearly remember interviewing with a staffing agency many years ago and the recruiter asked me what salary I needed for a permanent position and I told him not to worry about that, just to find me a temporary job while I worked on my own job search. Hello, attitude? After all, who could do a better job than me of presenting me?

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The Low Down on Working with a Staffing Agency

It’s always interesting meeting with a new client and getting to know about their business. Among others, I’ve had the luxury to learn first hand about the logistics, insurance, and legal industries.

The majority of my assumptions about what they do were quickly proven wrong. As much as I think I understand the generalities of an organization, I simply base it off previous experiences, educated guesses, or hearsay. None of that screams factual.

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A Client’s Perspective: Why Working with a Staffing Firm Works for my Company

This month I am celebrating my ten year anniversary with Celebrity Staff! In my ten years, quite a lot has changed. The employment landscape in Omaha has changed, the process of how applicants apply for jobs has changed, the way our clients conduct interviews has changed, and the process we go through to recruit candidates has definitely been changed by technology and the advent of social networking. In honor of my anniversary, I thought I’d sit down with a client that I have worked with my entire career with Celebrity to find out if the reasons why employers choose to work with a recruiting firm have remained the same or if they have also changed.

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Working with a Staffing Partner is Smart Business

Businesses of all sizes have made changed and sacrifices to endure the economic fallout experienced during the last 24 months. Cutting costs makes sense from a management perspective with corporate down-sizing, layoffs, and outsourcing of positions. Expectations have risen to do more with less, but “running lean” takes a toll on the human factor, the people talent. Today’s economic climate forces businesses and organizations to make tough choices concerning its employees – which are both one of its greatest assets and its biggest expenses.

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