How to Promote Your Business in Your Community

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PrideStaff Akron

How many of you have wanted to start a business but didn’t quite know how to go about it? Should you take out an advertisement? If so, where? And how do you get others to work with you when you’re a relative unknown? It plays on the old question: How do you promote your business… Read more »

How to Stay Healthy When You Work Long Hours

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PrideStaff Akron

We’ve all heard the stories about how important it is to sleep 7-9 hours a night, avoid work when we’re sick, eat healthily, etc. But what happens when you simply have to put in a 60-hour work week? How do you manage those tasks, especially when you have to take care of more than just… Read more »

How to Spin Your Answer to This Job Interview Question You Know is Coming

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Interview Advice

To best prepare for a job interview, you have to prepare for certain questions. You may have the answers down for “What’s your biggest weakness/strength”, but you also have to know that the most uncomfortable one will likely pop up: “How much did you make at your previous job?” You should know how to answer… Read more »

What Makes an Employee Leave a Great Company?

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PrideStaff Akron

It happens from time to time: You have a successful company, people seem happy and content to stay, and then seemingly out of the blue, one of your top employees comes to tell you that she’s leaving. What could make her want to move on? Does it involve the manager (as the saying goes)? The… Read more »

The Best Way to Deal with Condescending Co-workers

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PrideStaff Akron

We’ve all dealt with difficult co-workers before, but how do you handle it when someone frequently patronizes you, talking down to you instead of treating you as a colleague? The problem often arises that the person comes off as friendly or “helpful” on the surface but in reality, acts passive-aggressively. So how do you deal… Read more »

What to Highlight on Your Resume When You Know You’re Unqualified for the Job

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PrideStaff Akron

It happens all the time – you see a job you’d love, but then you check the requirements … and you don’t meet all of them. Should you even bother applying? You can … as long as you make some changes to your resume first to address the gaps.   Start looking at transferable skills…. Read more »

The Scientific Way to Get Your Boss to Say “Yes” to Your Ideas

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and have your boss not only listen to your ideas, but also agree with them? Magic may not work, but science can actually help this happen. It’s all about the scientific art of persuasion…   Get out your pen. Want to make something convincing?… Read more »

How Does Employment in Akron Compare to the Rest of Ohio?

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While many places in the state have come back from the recession of nearly a decade ago, not all cities have bounced back in the same way. When looking at Akron’s unemployment rates specifically, it does about the same or a little higher than Ohio’s rates in general but surpasses some of the major cities…. Read more »

How to Use Strategic Differentiation to Your Advantage

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In any business, you want to keep your competitive edge. Most companies use the concept of operational effectiveness, the idea of performing tasks better than their competition. However, Michael Porter, management expert at the Harvard Business School, makes the case for strategic differentiation, doing the same thing as your rival but in a different way… Read more »

5 Ways to Get Better at Thinking on Your Feet at Work

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PrideStaff Akron

We all want to look our best at all times at work, but, as sometimes happens, situations arise in which we’re caught off guard or thrown into a situation we had no prior warning about. So how do you improve your reaction in those instances where you have to act in the moment?   Find… Read more »