The Watercooler is PrideStaff’s blog covering trends and tips for successfully managing issues in the workplace, such as: retention, employee engagement, and interviewing.

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The first 90 days on a new job set the stage for your long-term success. This is the time to deliver on the promises you made during your hiring process and solidify how your manager and peers will perceive you. No pressure, right? Seriously, while this input is critical, there are ways to get it… Read more »

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It goes without saying that your resume is a critical tool in your successful job search. However, the very first thing a recruiter or hiring manager will see is your cover letter. Before you question this fact, rest assured that they will read it – and use it as the first test of your potential… Read more »

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Navigating through the start-to-finish process of applying for a job can be stressful, to say the least. No matter how hard you work to prepare, you may still wonder whether you’re forgetting or downplaying any key steps. Here are some pointers to keep in mind: Clean up and amp up your social media presence. More… Read more »

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“Why should we hire you above all the other candidates for this job?” “How will you add value to our company?” These are two of the most important – and most likely – questions you’ll be asked in your interview. And if you’re not prepared to give a good reason why an employer should hire… Read more »

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If you sense a lack of cooperation or collaboration among certain team members, the problem may not be people’s unwillingness to give each other a hand. It could be because your employees simply don’t – or won’t – ask for help. Why not? A leading reason is a fear that asking for help will be… Read more »

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Following up with a company after you apply for a position is a critical step in your job search strategy. It demonstrates your level of interest and separates yours from other resumes still to be reviewed. It also shows that you understand the importance of timely follow-through.   But you don’t want to come off… Read more »

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Your job search is over – and it ended well. You’ve landed the job. Congratulations! Now, it’s time to live up to expectations and hit the ground running.   It’s normal to have some anxiety as you anticipate Day One in your new role. But you can keep it at a healthy level and make… Read more »

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Today’s job market is great – if you’re a candidate. With unemployment at a near-record low, professionals in virtually every field can pick and choose their next opportunities.   This makes things interesting … okay, challenging, to say the least … for today’s employers. Not only do you have your work cut out for you… Read more »

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Starting a new job is a little bit like the first day of school all over again. Despite the newness and excitement of it all – or perhaps because of it – a person naturally feels stressed and anxious. Finding ways to ease this transition should be a top priority for you as an employer…. Read more »

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You may have doubts about listing temporary jobs on your resume, your LinkedIn profile or a job application. No worries: in fact, as long as you handle it correctly, this experience can be a real asset to your career. You may have been temping to try out a new role or industry, to balance working… Read more »