We are going through a time when everything seems to be happening much faster than ever before. Many of us are working extra long hours and then scrambling to find some time for ourselves and our families. Some experts suggest not to fight this trend, but learn to adapt. Others think its best to try… Read more »

Are you thinking about applying for a new job? If so, you might want to think a little before you leap. Here are a few questions that can help you decide if that position might be right for you. Does It Fit Your Basic Set of Skills? If you have always worked in a factory… Read more »

Recruiters and hiring managers are very busy people. They have to scan resumes, interview candidates and make fast decisions about who they should recommend for a vacant position. They are looking for certain assets right from the beginning. That includes enthusiasm, industry knowledge, conversation skills, punctuality and appearance. They don’t have any time to waste…. Read more »

If you find yourself thinking you’ve been in the same job too long, you’re probably right. If you are bored, don’t like going to work and would really like a change in work scenery, you are likely stuck in what the experts call a “career rut.” It doesn’t feel great to be there, and if… Read more »

Most of us get paid bi-weekly and by the middle of that second week, our checks are almost gone. Forget about putting money into our savings accounts! The experts at HCR Personnel want to help you stop this cycle and provide education on how to stretch your paychecks … and maybe even save a little. Make… Read more »

If you’ve always wanted to stop smoking, now might be your time. This time quit smoking for good! There are many benefits to quitting smoking and some of them happen right away: Benefits of Quitting Smoking 20 minutes after you quit, your blood pressure starts to drop. 8 hours after you quit, the level of… Read more »

You don’t have to love everybody at work. You just need to get along. It’s much more pleasant to go to work when you don’t have to argue or fight with your co-workers. Here are a few tips to help you get along with everybody, even the people you may not like. Listen More Than… Read more »

It’s Easier Than You Think First of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to use a staffing agency to help you find a job. The fees for the agency are paid by employers who are happy to have them seek out the best candidates for their vacant positions. You can search for jobs or register… Read more »

  Soft skills are often referred to as ‘people skills’.  These are the skills that determine how others will perceive you at work and in your life outside of work. To be a success at work, and even in life, you will need to develop a good soft skill set.   Let’s look at some of the… Read more »