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Four Strategies for Increasing Productivity in a Job Hunt

Running a job hunt can be tricky, especially in a down economy, which is why many job seekers will stress over the potential outcome. When looking to be productive in a job hunt, you need to have a plan in place. Whatever that plan is, it should include the four strategies we outline in this… Read More »

Onboarding Strategies: Setting New Hires Up for Success

Companies must have strong onboarding strategies in place if they want to set new hires up for success. Every new hire wants to receive support from their employer, especially when it comes to being given the proper documents and training when hired. Your onboarding strategy should include training sessions, documents, policies and procedures that every… Read More »

Should You Hire an Overqualified Candidate?

Many companies find themselves asking this question at least once per round of hiring. When jobs open up at companies – or new jobs are created – companies will be inundated with hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes and applications. This means that hiring managers and HR heads will have to sift through all of… Read More »

“What Is Your Biggest Weakness?” How to Wow an Interviewer With Your Answer

As you prepare for a job interview, whether it is your first or 10th, you need to make sure you have answers at the ready for any question that could be thrown at you by the interviewer. This includes the question that interviewers love to ask; “What is your biggest weakness?” You can fail this… Read More »

Is Your Resume Holding You Back? Tips for Standing Out on Paper

For many job seekers, the thing that is holding them back the most in their job search is their resume. Many might not want to acknowledge this, but it is true more often than not. Because of this, we have assembled some of the best tips around for standing out on paper when applying for… Read More »

Red Flags to Watch for During an Interview

Interviewing candidates for open jobs at your company can be very tricky for a couple of reasons. You might not know what to look for in candidates when trying to match them to open jobs and you might not know which ones are not right for your company. We will discuss the most common red… Read More »

Making the Most of an Informational Interview

One of the best ways to get closer to landing a job or at least an interview for an open position is to go on a couple of informational interviews. Many job seekers do this when they have no job prospects. Informational interviews are an excellent way to grow your professional network and could lead… Read More »

2014 Technical Scholarship Recipients

Halpin is grateful to celebrate our 20th year of business in Kenosha and Racine. Congratulations to our Technical Scholarship Recipient Eric Barta We are happy to announce Eric Barta, a Lakeview Technical School graduate, as our first recipient of the Halpin Technical Scholarship. This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Kenosha County that are… Read More »

Employee Engagement: Strategies to Encourage Employee

Employee engagement is very important in the workplace because it can make or break the culture of a company. Employees who are engaged will be more productive, care more about the company, and will be more customer focused. These employees will also be retained at a higher rate by companies than other employees. We will… Read More »

Resume Key Words- What to Include and What to Avoid

When it comes time to write your first, or latest, resume, you need to make sure that it is free of some key words that should never be in there. You also need to make sure that it has some key words that let potential employers know about you as a worker.   Avoid These… Read More »