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So You Can Do What We’re Looking For…So What?


There is one question you must always be prepared to answer when walking into an interview, an answer you should provide even if the question is never asked: “Why should we hire you?” Other variations include “What makes you the ideal candidate?” or “How would you excel in this role?”. They all want to know […]

Your References and You (And A Cliff)


Picture this. You’re driving home. The knot in your stomach is not so tight anymore because you just nailed that job interview. You really needed this.Your last position didn’t end on the best terms, and ever since, it’s been a struggle, to say the least. But for the first time in a while, you’re confident. […]

Tom Bryan

Orlando Business Journal Names ISGF a 2015 Best Places to Work in Central Florida for the Small Company Category


For Immediate Release Orlando, Florida – May 21, 2015 – ISGF is proud to announce it has been named one of the2015 Best Places to Work in CentralFlorida by Orlando Business Journal. Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha,Nebraska, used a proprietary formula to rank companies based on an anonymousemployee survey. The survey provided feedback about the employee satisfactionin workplace […]

Tom Bryan

How To Quit Your Job


Most career advice is focused on obtaining a job and keeping a job. How should you structure your resume, what avenues to search for a position, how to properly network with strangers and friends. But, today, we’re going to look at the proper way to leave a job. Most certainly you have come across viral […]

Tom Bryan

Bored At Work? It Could Get You Fired.


Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report showed that just thirty percent of employees are engaged and inspired. Fifty-two percent of employees are constantly zoned out, not entirely focusing on the work at hand. Eighteen percent of employees are actively disengaged at work. As employers, this last statistic is the most terrifying as Gallup […]

Tom Bryan

Should You Use Social Media to Job Search?


Social media is not only a relatively new phenomenon, it has also, during its short lifespan, seen rapid advances in the types of social media available and the uses people place on them. Facebook, started a decade ago in a dorm room, currently has 1.15 billion users. Twitter has half of that. LinkedIn, with 238 […]

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The Power of Networking


Networking. Just the word itself conjures up memories of anxiety and high school dances. Not everyone has the ability to walk up to a complete stranger and spark up conversation. Those who do, have a leg up on the competition. However, those who do not, have a little work ahead of them. Love it or […]

Tom Bryan

Have Fun, but Not Too Much Fun – Office Party Etiquette


Parties are fun. Holiday parties are even more fun. But what about office holiday parties? Not the office luncheon where things are controlled but the evening holiday office party where you spend the evening dining and drinking with colleagues whom you may or may not like? Many people would describe the above as an evening […]

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Time For a Resume Tune-Up!


If employers could convey one thing to prospective employees, it would be to look at your resume before you send it in to correct obvious mistakes like proofreading, but, more importantly, take a step back and look at the resume through eyes of the person hiring for the position you want and remove anything that […]

Tom Bryan

Saving Your At-Risk Job!


A subpar economy and poor earnings has led many companies to be faced with the daunting task of downsizing. Whether through general layoffs or direct terminations, a large number of people, including highly skilled and highly educated individuals, are finding themselves on the unemployment line. While people often view their loss of a job as […]

Tom Bryan

Facebook Friend or Foe – Navigating Social Media While Protecting Your Career


Not long ago I read an interesting article that prompted this post. According to a survey of data collected from Facebook, young individuals (defined as 18-29 years of age) average 16 colleagues from work as “friends”. Interestingly, while there still seems to be a slight separation of work from personal life, there is an increasing […]

Tom Bryan

Tis The Season For Seasonal Employment


With the economy in a recession, many potential employers are looking for ways to cut costs. Often this means keeping a minimal staff and bringing on more help only when needed. Seasonal and temporary positions are becoming much more common.  Keep in mind that seasonal employment doesn’t only mean holiday retail, but extends to summer […]

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