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With 71% of all Internet users actively using social media, chances are you are too. When it comes to your job search, it is important to realize that many employers will look for you on social media, often before they interview you. So, what will they learn about you? Here are a few tips about… Read more »

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new hires in the bay area

Five Things to Keep in Mind When Your New Hire Starts Do you remember your first day at the company? Were you excited? Nervous? Committed? New hires are all of these and more. No matter how large or how small your company is, how you on-board your new hire can leave a lasting impression. It… Read more »

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Interview tips for bay area employment

Now that you know WHAT to do, let’s talk about what NOT to do when you have your interview. Some of these suggestions may seem like a no-brainer, but still, they should be highlighted. DON’T… Assume casual dress is ok for a high-tech or start-up company! If you’re unsure about what to wear, ask the… Read more »

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Get a job in the bay area

If you haven’t been interviewed in a long time, or it’s your first interview, you may not know exactly how you should behave. To have a successful interview, there are some definite “Dos and Don’ts.” Part one of this article series introduces what you SHOULD do during your interview. DO… Be professional and courteous to… Read more »

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find a recruiter in palo alto

Often the first step in the interview process, is a phone interview, which could be between you and a recruiter, hiring manager or a team lead. The purpose of this initial call, is to do several things. Ask you some basic qualifying questions Check out your interest level Check out your communication style This may… Read more »

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The management team at Hallmark Personnel is pleased to announce the opening of their new East Bay office. Located in Dublin, this new office will be managed by Bay Area Recruiting expert, Curtis Sato. Curtis brings 15 years of Silicon Valley Recruiting experience to the seasoned staff at Hallmark! Click here to read more about… Read more »

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what-to-ask-during-an-interview

You’ve come to the end of the interview with the first person and inadvertently they ask – “do you have any questions?” Don’t be caught off guard by this, because you can prepare for this in advance. You can have your list of questions in your folio and refer to it when the question is… Read more »

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Successful hiring begins with Hallmark Personnel

OK, so now you’ve gone through the interview process, completed your paperwork, and are ready to start your next assignment.  There is an old saying “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression”.  There have been numerous studies showing that people often make judgments regarding someone they meet for the first… Read more »