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BCT Bracketology

  (Editor’s Note: the initial draft of this blog was written at end of day Friday. Much has changed since then…mistakes were made.) At Blue Chip Talent, we’re a driven, competitive bunch that can turn a mundane task into a full-blown, knock-down, drag-out challenge. One such competition that is currently ravaging throughout our office is

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Spring Cleaning at the Office

  Whether the conditions outside look the part or not, Spring is just around the corner. Use the season change as an opportunity to turn the corner on your workspace cleanliness. We’ve retrieved a list of helpful tactics that will help freshen up your area and your work life. Erase the Paper Trail It is

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Questions to Ask at Your Interview

  Do you know what type of questions are appropriate to ask a future employer during an interview? It is important to figure out which type of questions will engage and intrigue the employer to keep the conversation going. Typically, towards the end of the interview, the interviewee gives the opportunity for the potential candidate

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#jumpSTART Your Job Search with a Polished Resume

  As companies become more selective about hiring new talent, the value of a well-written resume has increased greatly. Not only do candidates need to outshine the competition through experience and skills, their resume must also stand tall above the rest. How is that possible? That’s where our #jumpSTART campaign comes in. All throughout January,

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Dress for Success: Interview Attire Tips

As career opportunities advance, a candidate’s attire becomes more and more significant. When starting the interview process, employers consider several factors. The very impression a candidate can make is their choice in attire. Therefore, it is extremely imperative to know the guidelines of what to wear on an interview. The color of your suit or

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Resumes: What to Look for in 2018

When a new year arrives, humans tend reflect upon their current situation, whether it’s their health, their relationships, or their career. Many vow to make changes, their “new year’s resolutions”, to improve such situations. One common resolution is for a change or improvement in career. Whether that means a promotion, a move to a different

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BCT Honors Diversity with Week-Long Celebration

  Last week at Blue Chip Talent, we engaged in a five-day “Celebrating Diversity” event filled with various activities and learning opportunities. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to take the lead on this week as one of my projects this summer. With the help of Suzanne, Manny, Zach, and Maddy, (the

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My Time at Blue Chip Talent

  Three days ago, walking into a professional workplace was a new and exciting venture for me. Not knowing what to expect from an unfamiliar experience can be nerve-wracking, however, the staff at Blue Chip Talent immediately made me feel welcome. Suzanne (Tosto), the head of the marketing department successfully explained the mission and goals

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#ResuMAY Review: What We Saw on Your Resumes

  A resume is a living document. It’s a lightweight, papery extension of yourself. It is normally the first view into your professional soul that a company will see. Fairly or unfairly, first impressions do make an impact on how you will be evaluated. That’s why it is important that your resume is specific, polished,

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Guest Blog: Job Shadowing at Blue Chip Talent

Here at Blue Chip Talent, we welcome the opportunity to help students prepare for professional careers. We had the opportunity to have Jacob Howard, a junior from Romeo High School, spend three afternoons with us as part of a special program that prepares students for real world jobs while awarding college credit. Jacob shadowed our

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