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How to be successful when networking virtually

Megan Smith Marketing Analyst Before the pandemic, networking typically included shaking hands, having conversations, meeting face-to-face, and connecting on LinkedIn. In today’s world, networking has changed drastically with virtual networking becoming the new platform to foster connections. So, how can we continue to grow our network if in-person events are not happening? Here are some ideas to help increase your opportunities to connect with others. Set aside time. The work week can go by in a blink of an eye, whether you are working remotely or are working in person. So how can we include time to network? A simple

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Perks of using a staffing agency for your next career move

Rashi Arora Khosla Founder and CEO There are many aspects to take into consideration when it comes to finding your perfect career. From making sure you search the right job title to sifting through requirements and levels of experience, this task can be onerous. When you go through a staffing agency, a lot of these types of challenges can be mitigated. Below you will find some perks of using a staffing agency for your next career move. Expertise. Technical recruiters are well versed in the positions they staff. They are familiar with the skills and techniques needed for each job.

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How to stay positive during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sapan Khosla Principal of Business Integration and Data Architect We are all living through a global pandemic. These are stressful and trying times for many of us. People are worried about jobs and economic fallout from this pandemic. It’s only natural to worry about you and your loved ones’ health and safety. How can one remain positive with all the negativity? It is important to understand and acknowledge the impact and level of seriousness with this virus, but it is still essential to have some positivity amongst it all. Here is how you can bring some positivity to your life

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Ideas for virtual team building

Christine Dunbeck Marketing Manager The spread of COVID-19 has forced us to find ways to keep employees engaged while remaining socially distant. Our full team is working from home, which can be lonely and cause us to feel disconnected from our peers. Thus, we’ve been working to establish enjoyable, and virtual, get-togethers to stay in touch. Encouraging fun activities for the team can help maintain a sense of camaraderie and normalcy during these trying times. Staff will be thankful for the distraction of the stress from living through a global pandemic and a chance to connect with their team. At

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Remote work tips and tools for a productive team

Christine Dunbeck Marketing Manager During this pandemic, many stay-at-home orders and government guidelines are forcing companies and employees to make the switch to a long-term remote working environment. When things will be considered “back to normal” is unknown, so making efforts to survive, and thrive, in this new environment will help your team and company stay on top of their goals. Here are a few tips to maintain productivity: Show empathy – Everyone has been touched by this situation. Some are being forced to move major life events that they had been planning for months, if not years, such as

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We’re in this together

Christine Dunbeck Marketing Manager “My friend had to cancel her wedding because she isn’t sure when things will be normal enough to hold it.” “We had to cancel the once-in-a-lifetime trip that we’ve been planning for 5 years.” “My coworker’s mother just died from the coronavirus and they aren’t able to hold a funeral.” “My sister just developed a fever and isn’t sure if she should be worried yet or not.” “My pregnant friend hasn’t been able to see her doctor and her husband isn’t allowed in for the ultrasounds.” “My brother lost his job and can’t make rent.” “I’ve

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Preparing for a video interview

Merri Beckfield Client Success Manager With the environment changing and amid the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are moving their in-person interviews to video. This leaves job seekers wondering how to prepare themselves for virtual self-presentation. Below are some tips on how to successfully present yourself during a video interview. 1. Dress as if you are interviewing in person. Even though video won’t likely show your full body, being completely dressed in your interview attire will help you feel more confident in yourself. It will also leave a good impression and show that you are serious about the position. 2. Make

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7 tips to productively work from home

Christine Dunbeck Marketing Manager Working from home can be convenient. The commute is nonexistent, you can throw in a load of laundry on your break, and you can practice social distancing to avoid becoming sick with the coronavirus. Working from home can also come with challenges. Throwing in a load of laundry can turn into folding another load, then the dishes need to be done, the floor needs to be swept, and before you know it, you’ve lost an hour to housework. Here are a few tips to help you stay productive and sane during your time out of the

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How to successfully leap back into the workforce after a leave of absence

Rashi Arora Khosla Founder and CEO at MARS Solutions Group Relaunching your career after a leave of absence can be a daunting and challenging task. Employers frown on a gap in work history, whether it be to raise a family, take care of a loved one, or handle other personal matters. To help expedite the process of getting back into the workforce, we’ve put together these tips: 1. Skills Development Maintaining and improving upon your skillset, especially in the technology industry, is crucial to reentering the workforce. Staying up-to-date on trends shows you are interested, and are able to hit

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Crucial tips for writing technical resumes

Lance Thompson, CPRW, TSC Senior Technical & Staff Recruiter at MARS Solutions Group In today’s modern workplace, and with the growing use of job boards, network sites, and social media aimed at sourcing qualified candidates for all types of roles, it is important that your resume showcases your skills, abilities, and major accomplishments. Below are crucial tips to remember when creating or tailoring a resume. When starting a resume, use either a summary (for multiple related roles and used to communicate main skills as well as areas of proficiency) or an objective (geared toward a specific type of role only).

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