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8 Resume Red Flags: What to Look For

Resumes are tricky—whether you are writing them, or reading them.  As a hiring manager, it is imperative that you weed through resumes to find ideal candidates.  And frankly, what a resume doesn’t say can be just as important as what it does say.   Here are eight resume red flags to look out for according toContinue Reading

Perfect Attendance

Were you the kid in school with perfect attendance?  I envied them.  Those kids were rare, only one or two in each class.  They got accolades and a nice certificate signed by the principal, just for showing up!  There was one girl in my elementary school that did not miss one day from First GradeContinue Reading

Workplace Diversity: Aren’t We All the Same, Only Different?

Workplace diversity has been a hot topic for decades.  Most of us have been through diversity training once or twice.  So, what’s different now?  The social climate. Interracial marriages account for 12% of U.S. marriages according to Pew Research Center, and are celebrated this year, 50 years after becoming fully legal in all U.S. states. Continue Reading

Uniquely Corpus Christi

If you’ve lived in Corpus Christi, Texas for any length of time you have at least heard of Beach to Bay.  In the weeks leading up to this one-of-a-kind relay marathon, Beach to Bay was discussed at nearly every social setting.  Someone in the group would be running.  Someone had run in the past.  AndContinue Reading

Staffing Agency: Your First Visit

Be prepared when visiting a staffing agency. We’ve rolled out the welcome mat for you.  For your first visit to a staffing agency to be productive, make sure you have valid identification with you, most commonly used are a driver’s license and social security card.  The ID should be in good condition—not torn, cut, laminated,Continue Reading

Workplace Safety: Avoid Spider Bites

As the weather warms, workplace safety is top priority as many jobs gear up for outdoor activity—perhaps spring cleaning of a work site or storage building.  Care should be taken as warm weather is also a time for spiders to be active. In the South and Midwest, brown recluse and black widow spiders are theContinue Reading

Texas Weather: Your Inclement Weather Policy

Growing up in Texas, you often hear, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes. It will change.”  Inclement Weather from hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, to tornadoes across the Central Plains, to fires in the Hill Country, flooding, ice, and snow, Texas has it all.  Being prepared isn’t just about bottled waterContinue Reading

Job Site Safety: Drink Up!

Job site safety isn’t all about power cords and ladders.  The heat can take its toll. Now is the time to prepare for Spring and Summer weather.  Believe it or not, something as simple as sharing a drink—of water, that is—may mean the difference between productivity and injury.  Dehydration taxes mental and physical health. Some ofContinue Reading

Interviewing Staffing Agencies: What to Ask

So, you’re short-handed.  You might even be putting in longer hours or shuffling staff just to get the job done.  This does not seem like a convenient time to post job openings, sift through resumes, and set time aside to do phone and in-person interviews. What’s the answer?  Try a staffing agency. But which one?  SelectingContinue Reading

Is Social Media Hurting Your Job Search?

The old saying, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, is true especially in a job search.  Social media can be a contributing factor in the decision to hire.  Employers are taking a risk when hiring a new person.  Beyond the skills and education needed for the position, employers want insightContinue Reading

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