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How to Work Well With Your New Team as a Temporary Worker

From 2009 to 2012, the number of Americans working in temporary help services rose by nearly 30 percent – three times that of all private job sectors. This rate continues to rise as companies realize the benefits of a temporary workforce. These pluses include increased flexibility as employers gauge the economic recovery and acclimate to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act and other legislation. Temporary work is a great solution for employees, as well. As a temporary worker: You can achieve balance in your life. Control your schedule as you juggle work with other interests and concerns such as child care or [...]

How to Work Well With Your New Team as a Temporary Worker2015-01-06T21:49:15-06:00

What IT Candidates Should Feature on their LinkedIn Profile

Virtually all – 94 percent and growing, to be exact - recruiters use social media to find job candidates. And of all your online job search platforms, LinkedIn remains the prime venue for telling others who you are, how you can help them achieve success and why you deserve to be noticed. IT professionals above all others should be cognizant of their LinkedIn profile and its content – keeping it sharp, cutting edge and relevant so that your personal and professional brand immediately stands out from all the rest. Complete Your Profile Use your LinkedIn professionally to position yourself as a specialized IE [...]

What IT Candidates Should Feature on their LinkedIn Profile2015-01-06T21:36:27-06:00

3 Benefits of Pairing with a Specialized Staffing Agency

Up to 90 percent of companies rely on staffing agencies to help optimize the effectiveness of their hiring processes. When you partner with a specialized staffing firm, your investment will be realized many times over as they enable you to slot the best qualified candidates into the right jobs. Here are some reasons why pairing with a niche staffing firm can ensure that you stay on time, on budget and on point with your recruitment strategy: Cost Savings Successful recruitment takes a lot of time and resources – and it’s an ongoing priority. By working with a specialized staffing partner, you can turn [...]

3 Benefits of Pairing with a Specialized Staffing Agency2015-01-06T21:26:35-06:00

Transitioning Jobs? How to Leave Your Accounting Job Professionally

Has the time come for you to leave your job? It’s likely to happen as you grow in your career – generally after anywhere from two to six years in an accounting or finance position, especially during the early stages of your professional life. The class and grace that you display during your resignation will help ensure an easier transition and a smooth future working relationship with your boss and colleagues, as well as keep your hard-earned reputation intact. Work with a Recruiter As you pursue your next opportunity, partner with a recruiter who knows and specializes in the accounting industry. Recruiters are [...]

Transitioning Jobs? How to Leave Your Accounting Job Professionally2015-01-05T16:37:34-06:00

Are Your Finance Manager Salaries Competitive Enough to Attract Top Talent?

In order to succeed in today’s competitive business environment, companies worldwide depend on the talent and expertise of their finance managers. The salaries of these mission-critical experts vary by industry, company, location and experience. How can you ensure that the compensation you’re offering candidates will keep you in the lead for attracting top finance talent? Current Pay Scales Industry sources report pay scales for finance managers ranging from a national average of approximately $80,000 to more than $100,000. Philadelphia area compensation fits this national picture. US News & World Report sets the median pay for US finance managers at $109,740, with the lowest [...]

Are Your Finance Manager Salaries Competitive Enough to Attract Top Talent?2014-12-03T15:50:29-06:00

3 Questions You Will Be Asked At Your Upcoming Accounting Analyst Interview

As you prepare for your accounting analyst interview, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the types of questions that you’ll likely encounter, so you can handle them with clarity, conciseness and confidence. In other words, what do you need to know to rise above the competition, now that you’ve made it this far? Expect to be faced with behavioral, scenario-based questions requiring you to explain how you reached business decisions and conclusions. They are designed specifically to test your analytical and problem-solving skills. Use the STAR technique. Describe situations, tasks actions and results as you compose your successful responses. You’ll probably be pressed [...]

3 Questions You Will Be Asked At Your Upcoming Accounting Analyst Interview2014-12-03T15:55:45-06:00

The 5 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools

From MIT and Harvard to Stanford and Cal Tech. From Cornell and Princeton to UCLA and the University of Texas... and points in between. What are the nation’s best schools for mechanical engineering? And more importantly, which one is the best for you? Looking at the realm of choices from a Philly perspective, our own University of Pennsylvania and Penn State are among those ranked highest on a consistent basis by sources including US News and World Report. Here’s a snapshot of these schools and three other top-ranked programs: History & Ivy League Excellence Love Philadelphia and its history? You can attend one [...]

The 5 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools2014-11-07T16:44:52-06:00

How to Explain Temporary Employment on Your Resume

If you’re currently looking for a job, it’s not uncommon to find yourself with one or more temporary work assignments included in your employment history. So the question naturally arises: Do you include them all on your resume? If you don’t, is that permissible - or are you failing to present a true picture? Omitting certain short-term assignments is not only allowable, but it helps ensure that your resume is a lean, concise and effective marketing tool for your future success. But often, temp jobs are viewed by recruiters and hiring managers as positive aspects of candidates – demonstrating their initiative and willingness [...]

How to Explain Temporary Employment on Your Resume2014-11-06T16:20:47-06:00

Want a Career in IT? Here’s How to Prepare

There’s a revolution under way in the IT job market. Employers are desperate to find professionals with expertise in high-demand areas like mobile app development, cloud computing and business analytics. But they also need well-rounded individuals with sharp business acumen and well-developed communication and interpersonal capabilities. How can you become this ideal candidate? Yes, there is an IT skills gap. But it’s not necessarily limited to a lack of technical skills. It also involves strategic skills, which managers are increasingly demanding of everyone in their departments. These include: Business analysis. Relationship building. Understanding the value of IT to the entire enterprise. Navigating internal [...]

Want a Career in IT? Here’s How to Prepare2014-10-27T17:32:09-05:00

How to Create a Culture of Safety in Your Manufacturing Facility

If you manage a manufacturing plant, your people are your greatest asset – and protecting them from injury and illness is critical to your ongoing success. Achieving an injury-free workplace starts with one critical decision: Make safety a core value and adopt a safety culture. The best manufacturing operations create a culture of safety. And it naturally spills over into quality, delivery and production. When safety numbers are met, everything else adds up as well. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) notes that developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any manufacturing process. Such a [...]

How to Create a Culture of Safety in Your Manufacturing Facility2014-10-27T14:38:39-05:00
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