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The job search process can be frustrating. It is a waiting game – waiting for a phone call or that dreaded generic email that says you weren’t the candidate they were looking for. So what went wrong? Maybe you didn’t do anything wrong or maybe you made a mistake somewhere along the line. According to… Read more »

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As the IT job market becomes increasingly competitive, landing the right job has become almost an art form. Which is why a standard resume template will no longer put you at the top of the pile. Although there is no set way to create the perfect resume or cover letter, there are a few key… Read more »

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We know the key to success is having great people. Consequently, hiring right is one of the most crucial tasks an organization has. According to Maynard Webb, Chairman of Yahoo!, and a recent study, on average hiring mistakes cost 15 times an employee’s base salary in productivity loss and hard costs. The problem for many… Read more »

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Most people assume that being productive means doing more in less time. In principle, this is true. Those who efficiently manage their projects and time definitely tend to accomplish more than other people do. However, productivity is more of a lifestyle rather than hat tricks. Here are some career tips and advices from Herrine Ro,… Read more »

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When you go to an interview, a first impression will have a lasting impact on whether you get the job or not. It can be challenging to make sure that your first impression is a good one. We all know it’s a good idea to study and prepare before the interview, but here are a… Read more »

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As we make our way through busy, repetitive weeks, often times our minds begin to feel like they are functioning slower and losing alertness. This is because the brain needs exercise just as much as the rest of the body does. According to Victoria Xiao, TheLadders contributor, suggests that to ensure optimum and consistent performance,… Read more »

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Discussing salary during an interview can sometimes be intimidating, but if you come prepared, time it right and take cues from the employer you can avoid an awkward interview. According to CareerBuilder here are a few general rules to consider when bringing up salary in an interview: Time it right Don’t take the focus away… Read more »

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We are excited to welcome Cailean Bailey to the Renaissance Team! Cailean brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to his role as Client Services Manager and we are lucky to have him. You can read his bio here, but we wanted to get to know him a little better. Keep reading to see… Read more »

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Congratulations and Thank You to Christine! Christine was nominated by her recruiter, Brooke, for her outstanding performance in her role as a Project Specialist. Throughout her placement she has thoroughly impressed all of us here, as well as her team at our client company. Thank you, Christine, we appreciate all that you do! Where are… Read more »

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Do you feel like you have landed in the job search black hole? Sometimes trying new job search methods can lead to unexpected positive results. TheLadders suggests these three innovative ways to grab your recruiter’s attention from the start. 1. Try a “Pain Letter” instead of a Cover Letter. A Pain Letter is a simple… Read more »

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Your LinkedIn summary is one of the most widely-read sections on your profile. This section should be used to hook the reader and persuade them to look further at your job history, education, certifications and awards. In fact, according to TheLadders, studies show that recruiters spend more than 90% of their time focused on your… Read more »

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We are excited to welcome Anne O’Keefe, the newest addition to our RPG family! Anne is not just the friendly face at the front desk, she is also the schedule master and the queen of candidate files. She keeps us on track and makes sure we have everything we need to ensure a smooth on-boarding… Read more »

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There are a number of reasons you may have a gap in your work history. Whatever your situation, it’s often difficult to explain that employment gap to potential employers. According to CareerBuilder, here are three tips to help you prepare a perfect answer to a tough question. 1. Get comfortable with your pitch Practice focusing… Read more »

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Renaissance Personnel Group has recently added some new talent to our recruiting team. We are proud to welcome our newest Recruiting Analyst, Kylene Flechsig! We asked her a few questions to get to know her better, check out what she had to say! What was your very first job? I was a sales associate for… Read more »

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Many companies structure their interview questions in the same way, yet many job candidates fail to prepare beforehand. No preparation can mimic the real thing, however if you know enough about the organization and position you are interviewing for, the interview itself shouldn’t be the challenging part. According to TheLadders, here are the best ways… Read more »

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Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to Olivia! We are celebrating Olivia’s SIXTH year working with Renaissance. In her employment with us, she has shown exemplary commitment, professionalism, and friendliness. Thank you, Olivia, we appreciate all that you do! We know that she is a joy to work with but we wanted to find out a little… Read more »

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Keep your Career on Track with a Check-up Have you sat down and seriously thought about your career lately? You may be caught up in the day-to-day work and beginning to lose sight of your long-term goals, or maybe your job is beginning to lose its appeal and it is time to reassess your goals…. Read more »

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Renaissance Personnel Group has recently added some new talent to our recruiting team. We are proud to welcome our newest Recruiting Analyst, Adam Willis! We asked him a few questions to get to know him better, check out what he had to say! What was your very first job? I was a cashier at Arby’s… Read more »

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Rebekka came to Renaissance seeking employment more than once, but her third placement was the charm! At Renaissance Personnel, we believe in change for the better. We understand that a person’s employment affects his or her entire life. This placement journey includes temp jobs, the housing market crash, layoffs, and… romance? Watch the video hear… Read more »

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Career Advice for Young Professionals: 5 Tips Young professionals bring sincerity and open-mindedness to the workplace. Ian Read, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Pfizer and LindkedIn contributor, provided some career advice to a group of Pfizer interns that applies to all who are just starting out. 1. Understand your strengths and… Read more »