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Everyone goes through a slump at work, but how do you know whether to push through or to move on? If you’re in a clearly toxic environment, your answer is obvious. Many times, though, there is nothing “wrong” exactly, your job is just no longer the right fit. Here are a few ways to tell… Read more »

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  A workplace is ultimately a collection of human beings, each with their own thoughts, values, and point of view. Though it’s important to remain as professional as possible, conflict is inevitable. Making an action plan to address it when it occurs can help you remain focused on your work and keep you from saying… Read more »

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Job interviews can be scary. The pressure is on to make a good impression, as well as to determine whether the position is actually the right fit. Fortunately, a bit of preparation can go a long way toward helping you nail your next telephone or in person interview.   Phone Interview In some ways, a… Read more »

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Alternative Staffing Inc. is a Veteran owned staffing company doing business in the Chicago land area for over 20 years. Our company is on a mission to reach out to veterans and help raise awareness and programs, to hire individuals with military experience for employment opportunities with the long term benefits of being a true… Read more »

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High school graduates have been hearing this refrain for many years: If you want to get ahead in life, you need to attend college. And while a Bachelor’s degree can be one path to success, it certainly isn’t the only one. Because so many of the country’s students have been led to believe that there… Read more »

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Injuries on the job costs billions annually in the United States, and can cost the worker and employer time and money. Instead of shelling out big bucks in the first place, employers should take preventative measures seriously if they want to keep their workers healthy and money in their pockets. RSI is caused primarily by… Read more »

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A temporary job assignment is a terrific way to pick up new skills and experience with little long-term commitment. If you have a good attitude and meet your work requirements, your temp position might even turn into a permanent position, if that’s what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to make a lasting impression, it’s… Read more »

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Many individuals choose careers in manufacturing or warehouse employment because it allows you to interact with likeminded people and not have to worry about the emotional hassle of customer service. When it is time to move on and start job hunting, the interviewing process can feel way out of your comfort zone, but it’s important… Read more »

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Creating a resume can seem like a daunting task when prospective employers are known to comb through every inch of it if they’re interested, or toss it when there are red flags. Your resume can set you apart from the hordes of other online applicants, so it has to make a great first impression. Unfortunately,… Read more »

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When you’re on your feet all day, the workday wears on your body. Standing in one place can cause back pain, headaches, and general fatigue. Walking on hard floors can give you tight muscles and lower back pain. And the tenser your body becomes, the more prone you become to aches, pains, and injury.  As… Read more »