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Pumpkin Decorating Contest Fun!

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 31, 2014 9:16:24 AM

pumpkin_decoratingIn the spirit of Halloween, the folks at Robert Half held a pumpkin decorating contest. No carving involved, so it was all good, clean fun!

Here are the six contestants. Which one is your favorite pumpkin? 




Topics: Workplace

Back in the Job Market? 10 Resume Writing Tips You Don't Want To Ignore

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 30, 2014 6:00:00 AM

re-enter_job_market_resume_writingAre you one of the many people looking for a job? Whether you’re just starting out in your career or launching a search after many years on the job, chances are your resume could use some touching up. Here’s how to make it stand out.

Topics: Job Search, Resume

5 Ways to Overcome Work Anxiety and Fears (Except Zombies)

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 28, 2014 6:00:00 AM

fears_at_workHalloween brings the fun kind of scary (zombies and all), but the office can create less-welcoming fears. Are you afraid of speaking up at work because you're concerned about what others will think of your ideas? Do you avoid volunteering because you're afraid you'll fail?

Letting work anxiety and fears get the best of you will keep you from advancing in your career — and keep you up all night, turning you into a zombie. Here are five ways to sidestep this problem:

Topics: Workplace

Resumania: Don’t Scare Off Employers With an Over-Accessorized Resume

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 27, 2014 6:00:00 AM

scare_off_empolyers_with_resumeSearching for the perfect Halloween costume can be a blast for people of all ages. Adding accessories and props to an already over-the-top outfit is all part of the fun. But when it comes to crafting your resume, remember that less is often more.

Topics: Job Search, Resume, Resumania, Cover Letter

Now at Bat: The Fundamentals You Need to Clinch a Successful Career

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 24, 2014 6:00:00 AM

successful_careerThe San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals face off in this year's World Series. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a passive enthusiast, you likely have a favorite team. But here's a look at how one team made it this far, the fundamentals that got them there and what you can learn from their success.

Topics: Career, Workplace

Thankless Job? 5 Things to Do When You Don't Feel Appreciated at Work

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 23, 2014 6:00:00 AM

not_appreciated_at_workYou’ve poured energy and time — overtime in fact — into a project without an ounce of recognition to show for it, and you’re not feeling very good about it.

You’re not alone: HR managers polled for a Robert Half survey placed failure to recognize employee achievements near the top of the list of demoralizing factors for their teams. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to address your feelings of hurt.

Topics: Workplace Etiquette, Workplace

Seriously Scary Work Worries (and How to Face Them)

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 21, 2014 9:45:00 AM

work_worriesLast week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that new jobless claims fell to a 14-year low. So you can probably move the fear of being laid off lower on your list of work worries. But that doesn’t mean you’re breathing easy when it comes to your job. If you’re like most professionals, you’ve got at least one or two other work-related fears keeping you up at night.

What work worries are most people haunted by? That’s the question Robert Half asked professionals across the U.S. and Canada just in time for Halloween. Here are the top results:

Topics: Workplace

Resumania: Campaign for the Job With Care and Class

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 20, 2014 5:37:24 PM

campaign_for_the_jobWith Election Day approaching, it’s virtually impossible to escape the negative political ads filling the airwaves. But candidates who rely strictly on attacking opponents — rather than highlighting their own strengths and accomplishments — risk alienating the very people they need to win over. The same is true for job candidates.

Employers want to know why they should hire you, not why they shouldn’t hire someone else. These applicants took the wrong approach:

Topics: Job Search, Resume, Resumania, Cover Letter

How to Be a Good Boss: 10 Tips

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 16, 2014 6:00:00 AM

RH_Blog_good_bossDisplay your World’s Greatest Boss mug with pride on Boss’s Day, the 16th of October!

And to make sure you continue to showcase the characteristics of a good boss, check to see if you’re following these 10 tips:

Topics: Workplace, Management

The 2015 Salary Guides Are Here!

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 14, 2014 9:30:00 AM

2015_salary_increaseThe just-released 2015 Salary Guides from Robert Half show that U.S. starting salaries for professional occupations are projected to increase an average of 3.8 percent next year.

The largest expected gains in salaries among all fields researched are in technology, with an anticipated 5.7 percent overall increase in the average starting salary for newly hired information technology (IT) workers. Accounting and finance and creative and marketing professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 3.5 percent, according to the research.

Topics: Job Search, Salary, Hiring, Salary Guide