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Are you counting on a counter offer? The Aftermath....

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on Mar 24, 2017 4:00:31 PM

 

We've seen this happen time after time so we're asking you to think twice before accepting a counter offer. 

 

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Career Advice: Looking Back to Move Forward

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on Dec 30, 2015 5:11:41 PM

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Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back, everything is different?” - C.S. Lewis

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Tags: jobs, tips, new year, career, reflection

Millennials: Mind the Gap

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on Jan 23, 2015 3:02:00 PM
“The generation with unrealistic expectations”
“The ‘job entitlement’ generation”
“The wildly ambitious generation”
“Millennials Cannot Take Constructive Criticism”
 

If you are a Millennial, these trending phrases may sound familiar because this is what has been circulating around the working world about you. As a Millennial myself, these blanket statements seemed slightly offensive until I took a step back and evaluated the truth some of them had. And while we could go into a deep analysis as to why and how these stereotypes have originated and how they’ve permeated the current marketplace, we’ve decided that’s probably not the most productive use of our time. The bottom line is that we do not want these stigmas sticking with us as we enter the workplace.  We’ve dedicated this post to offering some useful suggestions to combat our tainted reputation and, ultimately, to work towards closing the generation gap!

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Tags: tips, career advice

New Year, New Resume

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on Jan 5, 2015 3:17:48 PM

As the New Year begins and you start to think about what your New Year’s resolution should be, consider giving your resume a makeover as one of them. Whether you are a first time job seeker or have some experience under your belt, it’s always a good idea to keep your resume up to date and error free.

Our expert recruiters put their heads together to give you some feedback on common mistakes they find everyday on resumes.

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Tags: career advice, resumes

What does this season change mean for you? New season, new job?

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on Sep 22, 2014 3:24:38 PM

While many of us believe that Labor Day marks the end of summer, September 22nd is in fact the first day of fall. For many of us, it means we're officially back to the daily grind of the 5 day work week and a busy fall season until the holidays. It's easy to put your career goals on the back burner through the summer months with Summer Friday’s, sun tans and barbeques on your mind. So our advice is to use the next couple of months to evaluate your current work situation. Are you happy in your current role? How can you expand on your responsibilities? Where can you improve? Making adjustments/improvements to your day-to-day work habits can be very rewarding, especially when you see the fruits of your labor. Or perhaps you've used summer to avoid the inevitable truth--you're not happy or you're not challenged in your current role.

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Tags: career advice

CONGRADDDDDULATIONS! College graduates, this one's for you!

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on Jul 23, 2014 12:10:10 PM

Hat’s off to the College Graduates!

We all know what Summer brings: the influx of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed recent college grads ready to hit the ground running and start their careers. The trouble is that many of them do not have a strong sense of what they really want to do now that they’re all grown up nor should they have to considering a majority of internships consist of waiting around for the next menial task to be thrown at them that really does not require a college degree. Internships are great and we see many college grads continue to intern after graduation just to gain experience and stay competitive in this difficult job market. While that’s honorable, these internships are unpaid and after spending all that money towards a degree, you deserve a paycheck!

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Tags: jobs, recruiting, submit your resume, tips, contact us, career advice, entry level jobs, college graduates, resumes

Part II: The Truth About Interviews

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on Jul 22, 2014 3:58:00 PM

Now that we’ve covered Part I of Interviewing: Interview Etiquette in our previous blog post, we will now touch upon what we find to be the key pointers to having a successful interview from start to finish, which brings up an important question: when does the interview technically start? Many people might claim that it begins with the handshake with your interviewer, but we’re going to make an amendment to that preconceived notion.

 

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Interviewing Etiquette

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on Jul 18, 2014 1:35:00 PM

So you want join a great team at a great firm and you want to be the perfect person for the job, right? Let’s be honest, you have got to nail that interview. In a lot of cases, there’s more than one round and/or more than one person you need to impress and “click” with. We know this is stressful for the majority of job seekers, so we’re going to break it down to a simple science to take some of the pressure off of your shoulders. Part 1 of our interview segment discusses etiquette and what to do and not to do before you sit down with your interviewer.

PART 1

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How to write a blog post: Tips for the aspiring blogger!

Posted by First Choice Staffing NYC on May 22, 2014 2:27:00 PM

Looking to start a blog? Here are some tips to keep in mind when writing your first post! 

INTRODUCTION:

Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps.

Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead.

Need some inspiration? Check out these "How-To" examples from the HubSpot blog:

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Tags: tips, blogging,, career advice, how to blog