Practicing Professional Courtesy

Too much to do, too little time to do it.  Short deadlines.  Understaffed departments.  Meetings.  Lots of meetings.  As time pressure grows, something has to give.  And too often, it’s the “little” things we stop doing.  But these “little” things are what may actually be the difference maker for us and for the company who…

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Why we run circles around other creative contract suppliers

As in any business or industry, competitors abound. It’s certainly true in the staffing and recruiting space. So it’s important to know the facts about who you do business with and what differences exist between staffing companies: Us: LandaJob was founded in Kansas City 34 years ago and KANSAS CITY is still our hub today.…

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All You Need To Know About A Skype Interview

Companies hiring out of state or abroad usually choose a Skype interview with the aim of cutting out travel time and travel cost. The benefit is that you’ll be interviewed right from your comfort zone. However, as a candidate for creative or marketing talent recruitment, a Skype interview can be tricky. It requires an understanding…

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What’s New At LandaJob

*We welcomed Heather Freund as a new team member in January. Heather has spent her career in marketing and advertising, including 12 years at ad agencies in media and account service, and 12 years in marketing at American Century. Heather will work alongside Landa, Kathryn, Suzanne and Sydney on contract and direct hire positions. *LandaJob’s…

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Contract Employees Will Reduce Your Payroll Expense

Last year, I moved from the ad agency world to the recruiting and staffing world. Let’s just say I’ve learned a lot. One shocker was the cost savings I could have achieved at the ad agency had I used contract employees rather than company employees – certainly not for all positions – but for many,…

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“You can pay people to work, but you can’t pay them to care . . .”

“You can pay people to work, but you can’t pay them to care . . .” It’s not uncommon to pick a convenience store that is the most convenient to you.  That’s kind of the point I think. So, when a new convenience store was built by a well know chain right on my way…

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Networking through Email

Networking through Email We’ve talked about networking a couple of times before: beginner networking and advanced networking. Well, here we’ll get a little more specific about networking through the use of email. First (and last), remember that networking is a two-way street. This is not about making a contact so you can get something from…

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How to be a Mentor

How to be a Mentor The word “mentor” goes back to Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus left his infant son in the care of a friend named Mentor. This type of relationship has grown to become the process whereby an older, more experienced person helps to guide and educate a younger person. The concept has evolved into…

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How to Change Fields or Industries

How to Change Fields or Industries These days it’s quite common for people to change jobs every five or so years. But are they changing industries? Going into a whole new field? Sometimes, yes. It takes a little more work, but it can be done. Maybe you got into a field you found you really…

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How Do I Explain a Termination at a Job Interview?

How Do I Explain a Termination at a Job Interview? Right up front. The best way to deal with this uncomfortable situation at a job interview, is to address it immediately. First of all, why were you terminated? If the company was down-sized or a product line was eliminated or the company just went through…

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