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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a Long Job Search

As you’re most certainly aware, job hunting can be a long and discouraging process that has the potential to stretch on for several months. After applying to hundreds of jobs and sending out dozens of resumes, it’s easy to want to convince yourself that your job search is a lost cause. Of course, that’s not […]

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Resume 101: Objective Statements vs Branding Statements

If it has been a while since your last job search, you might be surprised to learn that an objective statement is no longer an essential part of the standard resume. A stable of the past, objective statements are now considered to be bulky space-fillers that keep hiring managers from quickly reading the important sections […]

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BestofLI 2018

Long Island Temps Nominated For Best of LI 2018

Long Island Temps is proud to announce that we’ve been nominated for the 2018 Bethpage Best of LI contest as the Best Staffing Service on Long Island. This annual event is the largest business awards program on Long Island, with a winner in each of the 100+ categories. For the past thirteen years, the Best of Long Island […]

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5 Year Plan

How to Answer the 5 Year Plan Question

Unless you’ve got a crystal ball, there is no way to know where you’ll be in your career five years from now. So why do interviewers ask a question that you won’t be able to give a definitive answer to? They are looking to gain a better understanding of your career goals and how the […]

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Long Island Temps Recognized as a Top Staffing Agency on Long Island

The results of the 2017 LIBN Reader Rankings are in, and we’re proud to announce that we’ve been named a top staffing firm on Long Island! It is thanks to you that Long Island Temps has been recognized as one of the fastest growing full-service staffing agencies dedicated to Long Island businesses and job seekers. […]

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What Does Your Body Language Say About You?

There’s a lot more to interviews than just being well-spoken. Having all the right answers might seem like a sure-fire way to land a job, but there’s an equally important element to interviewing: body language. Nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions and eye contact, play a large role in the communication process and can help […]

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Lying On Resumes

Resume Missteps: Caught In A Lie

It seems that lying on resumes has become a common occurrence. According to a recent study, nearly half of workers surveyed (46%) said they knew someone who had provided false or misleading information on their resume in hopes of presenting themselves as more credible candidates. That’s a major jump from a similar 2011, which reported […]

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Navigating Phone Interviews

It’s likely that before you get the opportunity to meet an employer face-to-face, you’ll have to pass round one of the interview process: the dreaded phone screen. It has become common practice for hiring managers to screen candidates via phone before an in-person meeting. This is often done to narrow down a large applicant pool […]

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July Jobs Report: Growth Remains Strong

It has been a strong summer for jobs in the United States. In the month of July alone, the US added a 209,000 non-farm jobs, more than the originally expected 183,000. The unemployment rates also dipped to 4.3%, like we previously saw in the month of May. This is the lowest unemployment rate we’ve seen […]

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How To Explain Gaps In Your Resume

Trying to explain a gap in employment history can be a source of anxiety for job seekers. Many aren’t quite sure how to convince hiring managers that despite time gaps between positions, they are still qualified candidates. The good news is that this isn’t necessarily a deal breaker. What matters most is actually how you […]

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