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5 Tips for Surviving a Terrible Massachusetts Commute

Six short months ago I made a cross-country move from Arizona back to Massachusetts. Like most young professionals from the area, I knew Boston was where I needed to live. Unlike most mid-20’s young professionals, I decided the best company for me to restart my career with was located in Marlborough, 34 miles and a […]

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Top 5 Tips to Prepare for a Job Fair

Top 5 Tips to Prepare for a Job Fair

I hate to say it but summer is winding down. I know school kids in Georgia have gone back to school, and I drop off my two college students in the next 2 weeks. It’s been a great summer, but now for many people it’s time to start up that job search again. Job fair […]

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Motivating Your Staff Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

Motivating Your Staff: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

Dwight Eisenhower said, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want because he or she wants to do it.” Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had such passion, commitment and enthusiasm about their work that they just performed without having to be told? Well it’s possible! But first you must […]

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The Secret Life of an HR Professional

The Secret Life of an HR Professional

After starting in recruiting I worked my way to Account Management which heavily involves handling employee relations issues.  Despite not having the formal title, I have been an HR Professional for more than 5 years in the staffing industry.  In this time I have realized something; HR is wildly misunderstood.

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Make Your Resume Stand Out!

Make Your Resume Stand Out

As recruiters, we post new jobs almost every day with each posting bringing in anywhere from 20 to 100 applicants.  It’s been said that a recruiter can read a resume and determine if it would be a fit in 10 seconds or less. Now many may be thinking: “That doesn’t seem like a lot of […]

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