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6 Common Questions When Working With a Temp Agency for Staffing Needs

Using temporary administrative professionals isn’t anything revolutionary in 2014. Many companies rely on them during employee vacations and sick days, important projects, high workloads and other situations. However, if you haven’t turned to a staffing firm for assistance for many years or it’s a first, working with a temp agency can bring about many questions.

Resumania™: Avoid Including Odd Affiliations

Lots of job seekers include an “Affiliations” section on their resume to highlight the professional organizations to which they belong. An accountant, for example, might note her membership in industry associations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Fun Team-Building Activities You Can Do in an Hour

We’re all kids at heart, right? Even your buttoned-up VP likes a lively game now and then, and nearly everyone enjoys a short diversion during routine days. Doing fun team-building activities together also raises spirits, builds camaraderie and yields greater productivity.

Resumania™: Give Employers Information, Not Stipulations

If there’s one thing to remember as you write your resume and cover letter it’s that employers are interested in what you can do for them, not what you want from them. While some job applicants put the cart before the horse by including their salary requirements, other applicants go even further by listing the perks and benefits that they need.

The Benefits of Working With a Staffing Firm as a Financial Consultant

Current economic conditions and the persistent demand for finance and accounting skills have magnified the many benefits of working as a financial consultant. Organizations are working with consultants to access specialized expertise on-demand and to augment the abilities their full-time teams. This means opportunities are available for financial consultants with highly sought attributes who can work on a project basis. In particular, firms are looking for professionals who can take on initiatives in accounting and finance and business systems.

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