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Blog posts within the category "For Job Seekers"

Valerie Doherty Recognized again in SIA Global Power 150 | Women in Staffing List

Valerie Doherty, CEO of Minneapolis-based Doherty Staffing Solutions, was recently included in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Global Power 150 | Women in Staffing list for 2018. In what has become a much-anticipated annual announcement in the staffing world, the list honors staffing company leaders who are making a profound impact on the industry. According to SIA, the women who qualify for the list can be anything from policymakers to businesspersons, technologists to crusaders, but what they really share in common is “a love for promoting and shaping talent.” On...

5 Career New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Hate

Resolutions
If you’re like many of us, you probably made a new year’s resolution to advance your career in some way in 2018. But alongside your fitness goals, healthy eating proclamation, and the promise to finally pick up that dusty book on your nightstand, it can be daunting to know where to begin with your professional growth. Like finding the edge of the tape on that impenetrably-wrapped Christmas present from your brother, all you need is somewhere small to start, then you'll gain momentum. So here are a few simple things you can tick off your professional growth to-do list in the beginning of the...

From secretary to administrative assistant: How the admin role has evolved over time

Admin Roles
Gone are the days when secretaries took dictation on Steno pads and transcribed correspondence on manual typewriters. Today’s administrative professionals rely on state-of-the-art technology to perform their day-to-day duties. In addition to organizing meetings, planning events, and creating and giving presentations, many perform tasks ranging from database and website maintenance to videoconferencing. And less than 15 percent of administrative staff still go by the title secretary: Most are called administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, or office supervisors. Over...

What Does Your Workspace Say About You?

Workspace
You may know where everything is on your messy desk, but what does your cluttered space say about you to co-workers and superiors? Are you missing out on career-defining opportunities because your peers think you lack organizational skills? People associate a host of traits with organization – maturity, discipline, value, focus and more. If you are known as the untidy, disorganized employee, you may be unknowingly viewed in an unflattering light. Even if you are leaps and bounds more mature than the office class clown, there is a possibility that your disorganization can put you in the same...

How to Beat the 10-second Resume Test

Recruiters and the 10-second rule Candidates are surprised to hear that experienced recruiters can look at a resume for under 10 seconds, and make a judgment on whether they are qualified or not. But, how can you possibly get across your career accomplishments in just a few seconds? Your main goal in creating your resume is to make the recruiter interested enough to give you a call, but with thousands of different resume styles and formats, you'll never please all recruiters on style alone. By emphasizing just a few things on your resume, you will be able to satisfy almost everyone, yet...

The Employer Investment

The Employer Investment
At the beginning of each year, I notice so many articles focused on how to prepare for performance reviews and leverage your worth to ask for a raise. While those pieces are valuable, what’s far less common is reading about the substantial investments companies make in their employees behind the scenes. Aside from salaries and wages, employers are also writing checks for a long list of other costs that each team member requires year round. When you initially landed your job, your employer probably would have loved to grant your preferred salary right away – that dreamy number you...

Staffing Agency Myths BUSTED!

Staffing Agency Myths BUSTED!
Over the last 36 years, Doherty has experienced numerous changes in the way we help people find jobs, due to the dynamic employment landscape. With hundreds of new regulations and numerous periods of growth and recession over the past decades, it’s easy to see why there might be some confusion around how a staffing firm or recruiting agency’s role fits into the mix for job seekers. We’ve compiled a list of the most common misunderstandings people have about staffing and recruiting to help separate myths from facts. (Note: The responses within this article apply solely to our own company...

Doherty Launches New Mobile App for Job Seekers and Employees

Doherty App for Job Seekers
Job seekers and Doherty employees can now browse career opportunities with ease and find their next job with the new Doherty Jobs app. Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting and placement agency, has launched a mobile app to provide job seekers another way to browse and apply for opportunities conveniently from their mobile device, smart phone or tablet. From initial search to apply, the Doherty Jobs app helps throughout the entire process of finding new employment opportunities with Doherty’s client companies. “When we realized how many of our employees and...

Are you guilty of these LinkedIn photo no-no's?

Whoever said "you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" didn't have a LinkedIn account. On social media (and LinkedIn in particular) the fact is unavoidable: your profile photo is the first impression that someone has of you. Is your cat in the photo? Is there enough light on your face, or are you going for a "Batman in the shadows" vibe? What kind of message are you really sending to prospective employers, esteemed colleagues, and valuable networking connections? Your photo should be clean and professional so it portrays you as a credible person to connect with. Check out this infographic...

Throwback Thursday: National Safety Month

Did you know that June is National Safety Month? For Throwback Thursday, we dug up some old safety posters from the National Safety Council. Check back next Thursday for more retro posters!

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