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The Employed Job Search: 6 Mistakes Candidates Make (and How to Avoid Them)

The Employed Job Search: 6 Mistakes Candidates Make (and How to Avoid Them)

It’s not unusual for professionals who already have a job to be looking for a new one. But whether you’re applying to your dream company or simply browsing for better options, carrying out a job search while employed takes a certain amount of tact. A misstep could cost you the new job, your current job, […]

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How to Streamline Your Recruiting and Management Strategies

How to Streamline Your Recruiting and Management Strategies

“Recruiting and retention.”  These two words go hand in hand in an ever-increasing number of books, articles, and blog posts on effective recruiting.  When treated as part of the same process, recruiting and retention can be leveraged together to lower costs, shorten the time required to find new talent, and improve productivity. Interested in streamlining […]

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Want a Guide for Avoiding Resume Mistakes? Read This!

Want a Guide for Avoiding Resume Mistakes? Read This!

When you’re looking for a job, your resume can be your number-one ally – or your number-one enemy. Even simple mistakes like typos can push your resume to the bottom of the pile. A more serious error, like a mistake in describing your education or the years you worked at a particular job, can make […]

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Can Volunteering Help Your Career?

Can Volunteering Help Your Career?

Whether you’re working full time, part time or spending your days on the job hunt, finding time to volunteer may be the best choice you’ve ever made for your career. When you volunteer, you keep your current skills fresh and build new ones.  You also build your network, help your community, and get to spend […]

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Ramp Up Your Autumn Job Search

Ramp Up Your Autumn Job Search

Businesses that slowed down over the summer are gearing up for the busy holiday season, and they’re looking to hire now. Are you ready? Even if you’ve already spent some time on the job search basics, there’s more you can do. Here are the next steps to take to ensure that you’re in a great […]

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Covenants Not to Compete

Covenants Not to Compete

By Michael Kelsheimer Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Any employer who fears its employees might go out and start a competing business or work for a competitor and share the employer’s secrets. What is a “covenant not to compete”: Non-competes, also known as non-competition agreements, are a specially designed type of contract creating […]

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You Can’t Ask that in an Interview! Or, Can You?

You Can’t Ask that in an Interview! Or, Can You?

By Michael Kelsheimer Last week, Katie Morrell offered a piece entitled “The 5 Worst Things You Can Do in an Interview” on AMEX’s Open Forum small business site.  Of course, #1 was “getting too personal” in which she explained that it is illegal to ask about race, sex, marital status, etc.  This myth has persisted too long.  It is not […]

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Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions

By Michael Kelsheimer on April 1st, 2012 Posted in Handbook Articles Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to:  Every employer, but especially those subject to discrimination laws or who have employees classified as exempt from overtime. Why should I have any:  If done right, a job description can help avoid discrimination […]

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The Right Hire For You

The Right Hire For You

Every company’s recruiting needs are different, and at Burnett’s we offer a variety of different hiring styles to fill your openings in the way that suits your business best. These styles are temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire, each of which offers its own benefits. Here’s a little overview of these three placement types. Temporary Staffing […]

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Want things to change at work? Do something about it!

Want things to change at work? Do something about it!

In his book, “Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything,” John Izzo, Ph.D., puts the emphasis back on the individual to change your own life, especially as it relates to your career.Have you ever thought, “This job would be so much better if my boss would do ABC,” or “If the marketing team would actually […]

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3 Ways to Make Your Job More Meaningful at Any Time

3 Ways to Make Your Job More Meaningful at Any Time

By Lisa Cook, Director of Career Services for Walden University With the national unemployment rate in double digits, people lucky enough to be employed are focusing on how to keep their jobs. For some, that means spending longer hours at the office, volunteering for new assignments, or enrolling in continuing education programs to gain additional […]

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What not to wear!

What not to wear!

5 interview attire don’ts If you’re headed to an employment interview and want to dress to impress, don’t wear a cat suit, a jogging suit or “Star Trek” T-shirt. These were among the strangest interview outfits cited by human resources managers recently polled by Robert Half International. You may think to yourself, “I’d never wear […]

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What to do if you don’t feel appreciated at work

What to do if you don’t feel appreciated at work

Did you know that Friday, March 2, was National Employee Appreciation Day? And with so many employees working overtime, doing the work of three people and wondering if they’ll get a raise this year, there is no shortage of employees in need of some appreciation. While this day provides a nice opportunity for bosses to […]

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It’s Fat Tuesday and we’re celebrating!

It’s Fat Tuesday and we’re celebrating!

  In celebration of “Fat Tuesday” – one of our dedicated applicants, Kendra brought our VP Heather Hooper and the Arlington Office Mardi Gras cookies!  These look good…enjoy Fat Tuesday everyone!

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Burnett’s Staffing Offering Video Interviews!

Burnett’s Staffing Offering Video Interviews!

There are hundreds of candidates that apply for every open position. By the time hiring managers weed through all the resumes and conduct phone screens, many of the good candidates are no longer available. Burnett’s Staffing Inc., a locally based search, recruiting and staffing firm recognized a perfect storm to introduce cutting edge technology that […]

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