Can I List My Hobbies On My Resume?

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Back when resumé templates were in their infancy, “Hobbies and Interests” was a common heading. Over time, though, conventional wisdom has evolved to the point where listing hobbies has almost become frowned upon. The reasoning is that you only have so much space and time to get a hirer’s attention, and that should be devoted… Read more »

What Does ‘Attention to Detail’ Really Mean?

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If you’ve done any amount of job searching, you’ve likely run into one qualification over and over again: “The candidate should show attention to detail.” It sounds like a nice quality to have, but what does it really mean? And how can you demonstrate it in your resumé?  Defining ‘Attention to Detail’  Attention to detail… Read more »

Who is Hiring in Aberdeen, North Carolina?

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From time to time, we highlight an area that has interesting job opportunities. This time around, we’re focused on south-central North Carolina – specifically, Aberdeen. If you’re interested in assembly, packing or inventory jobs, read on for more information.  First Shift Packout Assembly Operator  Have you operated machinery, assembled products or used hand tools? Mega… Read more »

Flip the Script with These Questions You Can Ask Your Interviewer

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We’ve posted several items recently on how to handle tough interview questions. But here’s a secret: The best interviews aren’t one-sided. In fact, asking your interviewer a few well chosen questions can help you make a great closing impression. Not only that, the answers you get could assure you that the job offered is one you really want. Check out these examples.  What Would a Normal Day on the Job Look Like?  Not only can this question give… Read more »

Lying on Your Resume – What Could Go Wrong?

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Whether you’ve found a listing for what looks like your dream job, or your job search has dragged on so long, you’re getting desperate, and there may come a point at which you’re tempted to juice up your resume with some “embellishments.” Perhaps you haven’t quite finished getting a degree, but you figure you were… Read more »

How Temp Jobs Can Help You Find Your Specialty

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Some people have the perception that temporary work assignments can’t advance your career. The reality is a temp assignment can provide you with several benefits, including avoiding lengthy gaps in employment, gaining opportunities to enhance your skills, and exploring new fields without long-term commitments. A temp assignment can even make it possible to land your… Read more »

What to Do If You Don’t Like Your New Job

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You’re a week into a job you’d worked months to land. You did your homework, nailed the interview, and got the call. And now that you’re actually on the job, you’re thinking, “Oh no; what have I done?”  Call it “new hire’s remorse”: the immediate feeling that you made a mistake when you accepted a job offer. If… Read more »

How to Choose a Shift That Works for You

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When it comes to job satisfaction, sometimes it’s not just what you do but when you do it. While many job seekers don’t have much flexibility in selecting a job shift due to family or other concerns, some are able to choose their preferred work hours. If that’s your situation, here are a couple of ideas for picking the right shift for you.  Identifying Shifts  First, here’s a refresher on… Read more »

Places Hiring NOW in Greenville, NC

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Greenville is the 11th largest city in North Carolina, and its population has increased by more than 12% in the last 10 years. It’s a good time to be a job seeker, and we have details on some of the hottest job opportunities available.  Packer  Salary: $8-11 per hour  Multiple manufacturers in Greenville are looking for packers – a key role in keeping the state’s supply chain moving. In this fast-paced position, you’ll be… Read more »

How to Find a Second Job

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The kids are back to school; the holidays are around the corner, you’re saving for a return to traveling – whatever your reason, sometimes you want the opportunity to make extra money.  So, what’s the first step? Knowing where to look – or, in this case, when. You see, a night job can be a great… Read more »