5 Secrets to a Perfectly Polished Resume

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Whether you’re searching for a new job, or happy in your current one, your resume should always be up to date. However, if it’s been a while since you’ve touched yours, it’s hard to know where to begin. Here are 5 tips for polishing your resume – and transforming it into a document that gets… Read more »

Should You Accept a “Homework Assignment” to Land a Job?

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Imagine this scenario: You’re a hiring manager at a company. You find a candidate with a stand-out resume who aces the interview. You hire him, only to have to fire him in just a few short weeks because he doesn’t have the skills to perform the job. Sounds pretty awful. But as one of the… Read more »

Turn Networking From a Pain Into a Pleasure

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If you’re like most people, networking is a chore to cross off your “to do” list each week or month. But did you know that there’s an easier – and more effective way – to network? Below are some tips to help you take advantage of everyday opportunities to build new relationships – and build… Read more »

5 Soft Skills That Can Help You Get Ahead in Your Career

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Want to get ahead in your career? Don’t just focus on building a portfolio of strong technical skills. As one of the leading Phoenix employment agencies, PrideStaff knows if you want to achieve career success, you need to be a well-rounded professional, which includes boosting your soft skills. Here’s a look at five that are… Read more »

Why You Should You Follow Up After a Job Rejection

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You thought you had the job opportunity in the bag, only to get a rejection letter in the mail. Should you a) shoot off an angry email to the hiring manager, b) write off the experience altogether or c) follow up. The answer, of course, is “c”. As one of the leading employment agencies in… Read more »

6 Telltale Signs to Look for in a Job Interview

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You go to a job interview armed with all sorts of questions to ask about the position and the company. But did you know you can also learn a lot by simply observing? That’s right. Rather than sitting in the waiting area flipping through a magazine, sit back and take a look and listen. As… Read more »

I Sent My Resume to a Hiring Manager. What Happens Next?

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Ever wonder what happens to your resume once you drop it in the mail, or hit the “submit” button? On your end, you’re often left waiting for days or even weeks before you hear anything back. But in the meantime, a hiring manager is hard to work. Here’s a look to help you understand: The… Read more »

How to Bring Your “A” Game to a Job Interview

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As one of the top Phoenix employment agencies, PrideStaff knows that today’s competition for jobs is fierce. As a result, when it comes time to interview for an opportunity, you need to bring your “A” game. So what can you do to make a great impression on the hiring manager? Here are some tips: Tip… Read more »

Does Your Resume Need a QR Code?

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QR codes. They’re all the rage in advertising. But are they really the next “must-have” on your resume? If you’re new to the conversation and don’t even know what a QR code is, don’t feel bad. Many people don’t. So here’s a quick primer: A QR code is that funny looking bar code image that… Read more »

Is it Time to Become a Free Agent?

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Uncertainty. It’s still the name of the game in today’s economy. As a result, employers are wary about hiring full-time workers. That’s the bad news. The good news is that employers still need to run their businesses, get orders out the door, and solve customer problems. They just may not be as willing to hire… Read more »