IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

May 24 2018

3 Ways to Say “I’m Sorry” Less3 Ways to Say “I’m Sorry” Less

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Taking the blame for situations you cannot control is easy to do but hard to stop. Everyone has that coworker who starts a sentence with an apology. A coworker asks for clarification on a project, and they begin their reply with, “I’m sorry, I should have explained that more clearly.” Or, they’re having trouble getting their laptop to connect with[…]

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May 16 2018

3 Tricks for Quickly Calming Down3 Tricks for Quickly Calming Down

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Work tends to be a high-stress place. But even when everything is going wrong—you realize you’ve been analyzing the wrong data for your report, your team member leaves their job in the middle of a huge project, your deadline is accelerated by two weeks, your boss wants you to build a last-minute feature right before launch—you can’t lose your cool. After[…]

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May 9 2018

The Secrets of Incredibly Efficient PeopleThe Secrets of Incredibly Efficient People

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There are professionals in every office who radiate efficiency. It’s most apparent in the way they run meetings: starting on the clock (even if some people aren’t there), quickly summarizing the agenda items, and then passing the baton to the first speaker. We all want to know how they do it, right? Here are some of their secrets. 1. They delegate Delegation[…]

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Apr 30 2018

How to Manage UpHow to Manage Up

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No matter how smart they are, dedicated to their job, and eager to be a great manager, bosses are regular people—which means they’re fallible. Even if you’ve got a fantastic boss, you need to know how to “manage up.” And if you’ve got an average or even objectively bad manager? Well, you really need to know how to manage up. But[…]

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Apr 11 2018

4 Things You Need to Know Before Your First Day On the Job4 Things You Need to Know Before Your First Day On the Job

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From school to your career, first days are always exciting, scary, exhausting, and memorable. The right preparation will make your first day at a new job a major success. Every time you begin another position, make sure you know these four things. 1. How Long Your Commute Will Take Showing up late on your first day won’t help your first impression—which is[…]

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Apr 6 2018

How to Make Your Coworkers’ Lives Easier (Without Making Yours Harder)How to Make Your Coworkers’ Lives Easier (Without Making Yours Harder)

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How to Make Your Coworkers’ Lives Easier (Without Making Yours Harder) Reflecting on how you could make your coworkers’ lives a little easier is a great thought exercise. Even a few simple changes can dramatically affect their productivity—which not only earns you their gratitude but benefits your entire team. After all, a rising tide lifts all boats. The specifics may change from[…]

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Mar 27 2018

3 Times You Should Always Say “No” (Part 2)3 Times You Should Always Say “No” (Part 2)

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In a previous post, we outlined three situations where you should always say no. But once you’ve decided to say no, how do you actually, you know, say it? The answer depends on the person who asked. Below, you’ll find three templates for the most common people in your life you’ll have to say no to. Your boss This may be one of[…]

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Mar 8 2018

How to Boost Your Resume to Get the Job You WantHow to Boost Your Resume to Get the Job You Want

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Most people assume there’s only one way to get a job that’s higher than their current position—by applying for one that’s less senior and working their way up. But depending on how big the gap is, that’s not your only option. If you’re one “rung” away from your ideal job, use creative methods of acquiring new skills and experience that’ll[…]

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Feb 28 2018

One of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For—For The 8th Consecutive YearOne of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For—For The 8th Consecutive Year

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For the eighth consecutive year, Signature Consultants has been recognized as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Founder and CEO Jay Cohen says the award is especially gratifying because this recognition is the direct result of confidential survey votes by Signature's own employees and consultants.[…]

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