The Downside of Unemployment


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The Downside of Unemployment By Dianne Labonte Regional Business Development and Marketing Manager   Unemployment hurts our economy. The higher the number of unemployed people, the more significant the impact. Pros and cons can be weighed individually and socially. Ultimately it is the individual who must decide to continue benefits or return to work. Pros:… Read more »

Leaving Your Job – How to Build Bridges Rather Than Burn Them


Leaving Your Job - How to Build Bridges Rather Than Burn Them HW Staffing Solutions

When you quit a job, be sure you leave behind an impression of professionalism. If you don’t, the adverse feelings you leave with your manager and colleagues will erase all the goodwill you worked hard to create. No matter how you feel about your job or coworkers, how you leave reflects on your character and judgment…. Read more »

Setting Boundaries with Work You Take Home and Remote Work


How To Manage Remote Work

With your packed work schedule, there will be days when you don’t have enough time to get everything done at the office. If you’re working remotely now, these tips apply to you too! Even if your company promotes work-life balance, you may need to bring work home some evenings or over the weekend. Since working… Read more »

Is a Career in Hospitality Right for You?


Hospitality Jobs

A career in hospitality provides highly skilled people from all backgrounds opportunities to work in roles that lead to dynamic careers. People who love mathematics, leadership, and creativity are among those who excel in hospitality. Now, with much of the hospitality industry shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many jobs in the hospitality industry are… Read more »

How to Know if the Interview Is Going Poorly… and How to Turn It Around


After landing a job interview, you do all you can to prepare. Despite the time you invest in researching the company and role, practicing answers to questions, and thinking about questions to ask, the interview may not go as well as expected. Perhaps the department manager conducts the interview, even though they’d rather focus on… Read more »

From Temp to a Permanent Position – 3 Ways You Can Stick Around


If you’re looking for a permanent job, being hired as a temp is one way to start. Getting on the inside of a company gives you an advantage over external candidates when a full-time job opens up. Showing you blend with the culture increases your odds of permanently being hired on down the road. Determining… Read more »

Do You Have What it Takes to Work in Construction?


The construction industry is a great field to work in because it’s always in demand. There are always new projects, like office buildings, factories, schools, houses, stores and restaurants, that keep construction companies very busy, which means that they’re always hiring. And although there aren’t a lot of education requirements for jobs in this field,… Read more »

Beyond the Honeymoon Stage—How to Make a Great Job Last


Congratulations—a new job is exciting! You’ve worked hard to gain the right experiences, build your resume, and wow your interviewers. And now you’re working just as hard to learn the ropes, get to know your coworkers, and develop a rapport with your boss, and you’re having fun doing it. You’re loving the company and they’re… Read more »

New Year, New Ewe: Why Being Sheepish at Work Isn’t Great for Your Career


No matter how bossy your boss is or what your professional or educational background is, you are in control of your career. Your career is yours and only yours! It’s up to you to stand up for yourself, demand what you deserve, and advance your career in the direction of your choice. And the New… Read more »

Seasonal Jobs That Can Get You Extra Cash


Seasonal jobs are always in demand. Whether it’s winter retail or summer resort positions, if you need a temporary job, there’s always something available. They’re a great way to earn extra cash, pad your resume with additional experience and skills, or supplement a lifestyle of travel and adventure. In fact, many people fill their whole… Read more »