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%.Read More
o-pin-ion [uh-pin-yuh n] noun
A belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
A personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
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.
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.Read More
Thank you. It’s a privilege to have you as a Staffing 360 patron and we appreciate that you’ve given us your attention this past year when we know everyone is so busy. We hope that what we share is useful, thought provoking, and perhaps even entertaining at times. Thank you for reading us. We are truly grateful.Read More
The content of your resume will take the most time to get right. But it is time well spent. Work History, Work Experience, Professional Experience – whatever you call it, it is the most important part of your resume, so spend the time to get it right.Read More
A while back we wrote about how Objective sections in resumes are outdated and recruiters don’t find them useful (Get Rid of that “Objective Section” on Your Resume ASAP). So, what should you have instead?Read More
There’s a lot of attention paid to the beginning of a contract assignment and most of us are aware that there are things that must be done to get off to a good start. Once you’re on the job though, your attention is rightfully on getting the work done and it can be easy for the end of your assignment to catch you off guard.Read More
It is now commonplace for people to share all aspects of their lives online. Events like birthday parties, vacations, job promotions, holidays, and even an evening out at a local restaurant, get photographed, video recorded, written about and then shared online; sometimes privately but often publicly. This has all made us more connected with friends and loved ones, which is why social media is so popular. But there is a downside to all this activity, especially if you find yourself in the market for a new job. One wrong photo or comment found by a potential employer can upend your prospects of ever working there.Read More