IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

Aug 16 2017

Quitting Responsibly: 4 Signs It’s Time

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Quitting is usually seen as a sign of failure. If you start a project and give up halfway through, the fault lies with you—not the project or the obstacles surrounding it. After all, patience, persistence, and grit are highly prized at the office. But sometimes, quitting isn’t synonymous with failure. It can be the best choice for you, your team, and[…]

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Aug 10 2017

4 Time Management Techniques to Optimize Your Time

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A successful executive I know attributes his impressive productivity to the Pomodoro Technique. If you’ve never heard of “Pomodoring,” it’s a popular time management technique designed to reduce distractions and boost your focus. Sound like something you’d want to try? We’ll get to the details in a bit. In a previous post, we covered a few ways to work smarter, not[…]

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Aug 1 2017

How to Perfect the Balance Between Aggression and Assertiveness

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Being assertive is good for your career, your team, and your results. It’s the inner force that drives you to suggest new ideas, offer constructive criticism, politely push back when your coworker isn’t holding up their end of the project, keep a meeting from going too long, and dissent from the group when you think the popular opinion isn’t wise. Unfortunately,[…]

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Jul 25 2017

Best Places to Get Professional Advice

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If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably interested in career advice. But not all advice is created equal—and since work has such an impact on your success and happiness, it’s important to make sure you’re only listening to the most credible, thoughtful suggestions. Apart from Signature Consultants’ blog, there are several sources for career wisdom you should check out. Here are[…]

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Jul 20 2017

How and Why to Become a Mentor

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Mentoring someone is a time-consuming and energy-intensive commitment. Not only does it require regularly checking in and coaching another person to work well, it also demands your focus, emotional involvement, and thoughtfulness. But it can be a fantastic career move. Let’s go over the top three professional benefits of acting as a mentor, plus some ideas for finding a mentee. 1. Leadership[…]

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Jul 10 2017

How to Get Better at Receiving Feedback

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When you’re dealing with a tough problem or decision, do you turn to others for advice? Most of us instinctively ask at least one person for help. After all, two heads are better than one. But not all feedback is created equal. To get the most out of the guidance you receive, use these three strategies. 1. Triangulate Your Feedback Just like GPS[…]

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Jun 28 2017

3 Simple But Powerful Communication Swaps

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The specific words you choose have a big impact—as do the words you don’t let pass your lips. At work, you should pay close attention to the terms and phrases you use the most. Some popular ones may be subtly holding you back. To learn which words to cut (and what to replace them with), read on. 1. Instead of “sorry”... Say[…]

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Jun 26 2017

3 Ways to Become a More Positive Person

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My former coworker, Jack, was undoubtedly the most well-liked person in the office. Every time he walked into the kitchen to make some coffee, he’d be swarmed by people who wanted to talk. When he sat down in the company cafeteria, his table would fill up immediately. During meetings, the whole room would respectfully hush as soon as he began[…]

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Jun 19 2017

3 Critical Work Habits to Set ASAP

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Success can come from lightning-bolt moments—when you suddenly have an inspired thought or burst of genius. But those are unexpected and hard to recreate. It’s much easier to drive success by setting and maintaining key habits. To learn what you should be doing on a regular basis to promote your career, check out this list. 1. Ask, “Who’s Got the Monkey?” A professional[…]

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Jun 16 2017

20 Years Of Finding The Right Fit

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At Signature Consultants, we’ve been helping our clients and consultants find the right fit since 1997. A lot has happened since then. First, we’ve grown: Signature now has over 25 locations across the country. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, we’re the 15th largest staffing firm in the U.S. We’ve also been recognized as one of the Best Staffing Firms to[…]

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