3 Types of Jobs That Survived the Shutdown

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The economic shutdown that happened in early 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic impacted every industry. Among the industries hit the hardest were retail, travel, and hospitality. Since people were required to shelter at home, shopping, traveling, staying in hotels, and dining in restaurants virtually stopped. Other industries that experienced downturns included manufacturing,… Read more »

Say Goodbye to 2020 and Prep Your Career For 2021

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Say Goodbye to 2020 and Prep Your Career For 2021 - HW Staffing Solutions

A new year means new beginnings. As we wrap up 2020, it is time to make resolutions for your career in 2021. Your plans may include adding members to your network, gaining marketable skills, getting a promotion, or finding a new job. Whatever you set out to do, continue working toward your goals so they… Read more »

Reinventing Yourself, Your Job, and Your Career

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Reinvent Yourself and your Career - HW Staffing Solutions

As 2020 comes to a close, you may be thinking about the changes you want to make in the new year. Like many people who have been working in the same industry for years, switching to a new industry may be part of your plan. Making the leap into uncharted territory is exciting. Trying something… Read more »

Taking the Scary out of Wearing a Mask to Work

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Taking the Scary out of Wearing a Mask to Work - HW Staffing Solutions

When the time is right to resume working at the office, you probably will be asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Although this request is made to protect everyone’s health and safety, you may have difficulty wearing a mask for an extended period of time. Perhaps you have… Read more »

Lost Your Job? Here Are a Number of Industries That Are Hiring

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Do You Have Essential Work Experience Now? Add if To Your Resume! HW Staffing Solutions

The coronavirus certainly has caused a hit to the job market. If you’re one of the millions of people whose job was deemed “nonessential,” odds are you’re still out of work. Even if you’re able to file for unemployment, it may or may not be enough to cover your monthly expenses. Fortunately, many industries are hiring because… Read more »

Seasonal Jobs That Can Get You Extra Cash

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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 »

Public Speaking Tips That Can Help You at Work

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The fear of public speaking is really common. And in extreme cases, it’s paralyzing. Some people completely freeze up, unable to remember anything they were supposed to say. But if you’re comfortable doing it, it can be a really valuable skill. Many employers are looking for effective public speakers, especially in leadership positions. Here are… Read more »

4 Ways to Hurdle Job Search Barriers

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Every job search is bound to have it’s barriers and setbacks. After all, it’s an ambitious endeavor and if it were easy, people would be switching jobs all the time, every time they got frustrated at work. And the best ways to get your application and resume noticed is by taking the more challenging route,… Read more »

You Do Not Need To Spend 20 Minutes On a Job Application

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Filling out job applications can be frustrating! There’s no guarantee that you’ll hear back, and sometimes it doesn’t seem worth the effort. You might fill out several dozen applications only to land one or two interviews. In fact, you might not hear back from several of them at all and you wonder whether the online… Read more »

Who Can I Use as a Job Reference?

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Excellent question. A job reference is not something to take lightly. It’s tempting to put your best friend since grade school on there because you know they’ll say glowing things. Or that best friend’s mom—you’ve always been her favorite. But chances are they won’t be able to say much that’s really useful for a hiring… Read more »