Most people agree that there should be one more day before Mondays, right? I wanted to share these tips for organization from Business Insider while searching for a new job.

Regardless of whether or not you are working while searching for a new job, it is hard to stay organized and remember everything that you have come across. It is important to keep track of your every move so you are prepared when you get a call back. The last thing you want to say when someone calls you back for an interview is ask who they are and which position it is for. Stay on top of your search and continue to be hungry no matter how long it takes!


It’s a whole new year and everyone has started thinking about what they want to change, resolve or start for 2015. Being as it’s Friday and everyone has been reading about New Year’s resolutions, we are going to do our regular fun fact Friday.

It is said that the Babylonians were actually the first to start the holiday on March 23rd, 2000 B.C. This marked the new year because it was the beginning of spring and the time to start planting crops. A Roman Emperor eventually changed the date to January 1st, based off of a mythical god, Janus, who had two faces that looked into the past and future.

So which way will you face? Toward the past or the future?

Go have a great weekend!

Usually it’s not goodbye, but see you later. However, when it comes to a new year it’s okay to say farewell. December 31st gets lost among every other day of the year because everyone is ready to jump into the next; finalizing plans, trying on outfits, dealing with their anxiety that it’s already a new year. Slow down, people! Let’s give December 31st a little more credit here. Why don’t we take this precious day to reflect on the past year? What goals did you have this time last year? Are there any that are the same today? Remember the good things that happened as well. People move so fast these days they don’t even know what has happened or how they got to where they are. Why are you really looking for a new job? Maybe you’re unhappy with something else in life. Maybe there is one small, root problem that can be fixed. Find out why you are unhappy with something so you know what to look for next.

We encourage everyone to be at peace with what happened in 2014 and learn from it. Take what you can into 2015 for a fresh start. Emerald is here to help give you that extra push that you might need. Give us a call to interview with our recruiters and get a consultative look on your resume. There is a lot more that goes into a job search than you might know.

Let 2014 soak into your thoughts and veins as it replays in your head before popping that bottle of champagne at midnight. Think about it, embrace it, and move on.


Happy Tuesday, everyone! Here we are in another odd week as the new year hits! With this said, jobs are streaming in and we want to help you find them.

When interviewing for a job, be prepared! You would be surprised at how many people overlook things that can take them out of the running. Potential employers will watch your every move if you are trying to work for them.

  • Bring more than one copy of your resume.
  • Have questions. You want to come across enthusiastic and eager to learn.acting-resume-sample-1
  • Know your resume. You shouldn’t have to think back about a year or a bullet point about yourself.
  • Study the company! It’s okay to give them a compliment on something they have accomplished.

These are just some basic things to remember when meeting your potential boss 🙂 Good luck!

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The new year is just around the corner and we need your skills! Call us now at 503.212.0000 to set up your first interview.

As the holidays come to a slow, new year resolutions pick up. After a couple of months that are dedicated to giving, now it is time for some selfishness. Of course this selfishness must happen in a positive way. Maybe you don’t believe in the “new year, new you” hoopla and have tried and failed to achieve many resolutions in the past. Think of it more as a reminder that there is always time for change. Anything you did in 2014 that you aren’t proud of is now in the past. Anything you did in 2014 that you are proud of is clinging on to you in hopes of carrying on over to the new year.

Let 2015 be a clean slate, a fork in the road, a turning point for you. If you’ve been meaning to take that leap of faith, do it. If you keep telling yourself you’ll start that one thing tomorrow, do it today. Hate your job? Get a new one! Can’t land a job? Find help. You have about one more week to contemplate what it is that has been holding you back. We wish you luck and are always here to help.

Happy Friday, everyone! Here is a little fun fact for today- On this very day in 1919, Babe Ruth, of the Boston Red Sox, was sold to the New York Yankees. This was the beginning of the supposed “Curse of the Bambino”. Luckily this curse was reversed in 2004 when the Red Sox finally got their title. With that said, let’s make 2015 a home run year!

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