The Most Effective Temporary Employees Follow These Tips When it Comes to Office Politics

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

We all know that it takes more than just skills to be an asset to your company – you need to be a good coworker, someone who gets along with others and doesn’t cause drama. Look to the sports world for proof. No matter how talented someone is, if they are a poisonous presence on the team, they almost always end up being traded. Being a positive presence, in a locker room or a more traditional workplace, is just as valuable to your employer as the specific skills you bring. There are many things you can do to be a good temporary worker and this post focuses on one of them - don’t get involved in office politics. Just. Don’t.

 

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The Job Interview - Everything You Need to Know About Body Language

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Our body language can significantly influence the impression that we make. How we stand, or cross our arms, or where we look when speaking all sends subtle (or not so subtle) messages. In fact, studies show that perhaps as much as 55% of communication is visual (body language, eye contact) and about 40% is vocal (tone of voice, speed and volume), while content, what you are actually saying, is a mere 5%.

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One Simple Thing You Can Do to Be a Great Coworker

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, May 03, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Coworkers. We’ve got them and we are one ourselves. We spend so much of our day with our coworkers, and we’d all agree it’s much more pleasant to have good ones than bad ones. There are lots of ways to be a bad coworker. Here’s one thing you can do to make you one of the good ones. 

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Keep Your Opinions Out of Your Resume

By ATR International |   Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

o-pin-ion [uh-pin-yuh n]  noun

  1. A belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.

  2. A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

  3. A personal view, attitude, or appraisal.

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Do References Still Matter During Your Job Search?

By ATR International |   Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 07:00 AM


Some people suggest that these days references are practically useless. It’s difficult to get information out of former employers, most companies are reluctant to go on the record, and personal references are just people that you hand pick to say nice things about you. They’re canned and controlled and virtually meaningless as a way to evaluate you as a potential employee.  

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Happy Earth Day!

By ATR International |   Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 04:06 PM

Happy Earth Day! ATR International is proud to be recognized as a "Green Business Certified" company. Environmental protection is of the utmost importance! ATR supports Earth Day and encourage sustainable workplace practices throughout the year!

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Are You An In Demand IT Professional? You Want To Work With ATR International

By ATR International |   Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

hear-from-you.pngAre you a C++, Java, or .NET Developer? Then we want to talk to you! Do you have seven or more years of experience? We really want to meet you!

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All of Your Employees Need to Understand the Value of Being an MBE

By Angelique Solorio |   Wed, Apr 06, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

As a Minority Business Owner, you know firsthand what it has taken to found and grow your company. In the beginning, you are not only the owner but likely it’s head salesperson, chief marketing officer, HR department, and more; the list goes on. You know the hard work that it takes to be in a position to be a supplier to large corporations. You understand that being a diverse business brings certain benefits and advantages to your clients and you know how to demonstrate them.  If you have taken full advantage of MBE certification, you are also aware of all that the NMSDC has to offer in order to help you grow your business.  

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2016 Top Paying IT Certifications

By ATR International |   Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Last year several of our most popular columns looked at IT certifications, so we’re happy to again bring our readers this year’s 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications developed by Global Knowledge, a leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. For their 2016 IT Skills and Salary Survey they surveyed IT professionals nationwide, so variations will exist based on where you work, your years of experience and the type of company you work for. To make this list, a certification had to have at least 100 survey responses to ensure that the data was statistically accurate and the affiliated certification exam had to be available at the time of the survey.

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The Undeniable Benefits of a Diverse Workplace

By Angelique Solorio |   Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Many of us know the importance and benefits of diversity and the benefits of having a diverse supplier base. In addition to being good for the overall business community to support MBE’s and other entrepreneurial endeavors, there are real advantages to working with companies owned and operated by individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience.

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