Browsing Archive: October, 2013

5 Ways to Stay Organized During Your Job Search

Posted by John Carroll on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : Job Search 

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been ‘lucky.’”

–Oprah Winfrey

When you’re on the hunt for your next great opportunity, it can feel like landing a job interview can rely so much on serendipity – meeting the right person at the exact right moment, running across a perfect posting while searching for something completely unrelated, or randomly running into an old friend who gives ...


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The Scoop on Acing a Phone Interview

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Job Search 

Phone interviews are hard for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they are usually shorter than an in-person interview, so you have to make a lasting impression in a quick amount of time. Secondly, they require you to make a first impression without ever seeing the employer face-to-face. Thirdly, having a physical barrier makes it harder to read the person on the other side. Because of these obstacles, preparing for a phone interview can present some new challenges.

          On the plus side, ...


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How to Make Your Workday More Productive, Efficient, and Interesting

Posted by John Carroll on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Workplace 
Consistently producing high-quality, error-free work is important, but sometimes the tedious nature of routines can take its toll on employees. Making your work day interesting and stimulating is a key factor in being able to produce quality work daily. Need new ways to stay motivated and focused? Maybe the tips below can help!

Pack a snack.

If you’re tired and need an energy boost, always pack a snack to give you more energy. Try to pack something different every day or week, so you have ...


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What is Working with an Agency All About?

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, October 4, 2013, In : Job Search 

As a permanent and temporary external placement agency, Watson Dwyer works with new candidates daily who have various types of professional experience and backgrounds. One thing that most candidates have in common, however, is that if a candidate has not worked with an agency before, they usually have some questions regarding the process. For this week’s blog article, we decided to break down the process to help potential candidates gain a better understanding of what to expect when worki...


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