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Telltale Signs That It’s Time to Find a New Job

by NationSearch Information on August 14, 2018

Millions of people around the country at any given time are unhappy with their jobs, yet they stick around until they’ve basically burned themselves out. This shouldn’t be too surprising to most people in the workforce. After all, searching for a new job isn’t the easiest thing to do, so why not avoid it for as long as possible?

You can’t stay at a job that isn’t working forever, but it’s often difficult to see the writing on the wall. The first step is recognizing when it’s time to find a new job, but that can be difficult for some people. Here are some signs to watch out for:

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7 Resume-Boosting Tips

by NationSearch Information on August 6, 2018

Landing your dream job, or even a job that will be a placeholder while you strive for your dream job, starts with a resume. What comes down to a simple sheet of paper can act as either your calling card for a wondrous job interview or fodder for the administration assistant’s office shredder.

The trick is getting your resume to stand out without being too flashy. People in search of a new job need to develop a resume that gets attention and tells the hiring manager that he or she would be making a mistake not to invite them in for an interview. To that end, here are seven resume-boosting strategies:

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Creative Ways People have Tried (and Failed) to Trick a Drug Test

by NationSearch Information on July 23, 2018

While most of the potential employees who you will encounter when searching to fill a position will be honest about their pasts, you will eventually come across people who will attempt to hide certain details. Attempting to pass a drug test despite being on drugs or having recently used drugs is one such thing that you may encounter.

Rather than lecture you on the importance of proper drug testing, we thought it would be fun (and maybe a little disturbing) to look at a few anecdotes and real-life situations where people have tried to find creative ways to trick a drug test… and failed miserably.

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Why Hiring Slowly is Better for Business

by NationSearch Information on July 16, 2018

When it’s time to hire a new employee for your company, your first inclination is probably to rush out and fill the position as fast as is humanly possible. After all, the more time you take to hire someone, the harder other employees are being forced to work, not to mention the money you could be losing as well.

However, rushing to find a new employee (or multiple ones) in a short period of time can be a huge mistake. Yes, you should begin the process of finding applicants right away, but hiring slowly is typically better for business. Here’s why:

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5 Steps to Hiring a New Employee

by NationSearch Information on June 28, 2018

With so many people looking for work these days, you'd think that hiring a new employee would be the easiest thing in the world. The truth is, finding an employee who would be a good fit can be difficult, not only with the position you're trying to fill, but with your company as a whole.

By trying to rush through the process - or by lacking a game plan for hiring in the first place - many businesses find that their hiring processes turn up the wrong candidates or even fail altogether. It can cost up to 33% of an employee’s salary to replace him or her, so if you’re not being deliberate about your hiring choices, it could really cost you. That’s why for today’s discussion, we’re going to be looking at a five-step plan that any business can follow to ensure that their hiring process is both simple and effective. Let's begin:

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Topics: hiring a new employee

5 TV Characters Who Would Never Pass a Background Check

by NationSearch Information on July 2, 2018

Background checks keep your employees and clients safe, which makes screening an essential part of doing business. You can verify education and employment, run criminal records, and check for past drug problems to ensure that you know exactly the type of person you’re hiring for any given position at your company.

Although this is a serious subject, we thought it’d be fun to take a more relaxed approach today. So, we’ve put together a list of five TV characters who would never pass a background check. While these may be absurd versions of men and women you might find across the table from your hiring manager, they still can teach us a great lesson about the importance of background screening.

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Topics: Background Check, tv characters

Lost in a Sea of Applicants? These Tips Will Help Your Resume Stand Out

by NationSearch Information on June 21, 2018

Writing a strong resume can be a headache-inducing endeavor, but it’s also something that no job applicant can skip if he or she is serious about landing that primo job opportunity. There is a virtual sea of applicants in the job pool at any given time, and you need something that will help you stand out in such a large crowd. We’ve compiled a few tips here that will help give you a leg up against your competition. 

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Topics: resume, resume tips

What Is "Ban the Box"… and How Does Colorado Feel About It?

by NationSearch Information on June 13, 2018

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately - and maybe even if you haven’t - there’s a good chance you’ve heard of something called “Ban the Box.” This is directly related to what NationSearch does for many of its clients, so we thought it would be a good topic to discuss.

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Topics: Hiring, Background Check, background screening services, ban the box

6 Ways for Job Hunters to Set Themselves Up for Success

by NationSearch Information on June 6, 2018

Job hunting is serious business, but the unfortunate truth is that many people set themselves up for failure right from the get-go. Whether it’s due to the amount of competition they’re up against, insecurity of their own skills and abilities, or another reason, they lack the overall confidence that is absolutely needed when searching for a new job. We’d like to help curtail some of these issues, so here are six ways for you to set yourself up for success.

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Topics: hiring process, Hiring, Job Hunting 2018, Background Check, job hunting, background screening services, job hunters

Important Tips When Job Seeking with a Disability

by NationSearch Information on May 30, 2018

Having a disability should never hold you back from achieving your goals, but attempting to find gainful employment can sometimes pose unique challenges. There are laws against discrimination, of course, but those laws provide very little comfort to disabled job seekers who are hitting the pavement with disappointing results. 

There are steps you can take to make the job hunt a little easier, however, which should alleviate some of your stress. 

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Topics: hiring process, resume, Hiring, Job Hunting 2018, job hunting, disability, disabled