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3 Ways to Land a Job Without Experience

If you’re seeking your dream job, but feel you don’t have (or maybe have been told) the right experience, keep reading. While we here at Building Team Solutions help our clients realize what positions are the best matches for their skillset, we are always encouraging growth through career counseling and additional training. In the meantime, here are 3 ways to land a job without experience; 1. Volunteer. Yes, volunteer. If there are no volunteer positions available, or have ever been created, for the job you want- ask. 2. Play leap… Read more

Before You Quit A Job….

It is a scary world out there. So, before you quit your day job to either start your own company or go to work for someone else, make sure you understand these three important principles. Ask yourself why you really want to leave. I hear people say they want a new job because they can’t stand the people they work with a million times a day. Those people don’t pay your bills, you do. And, wherever you are going - there will be people there you don’t like. Is it… Read more

What Top Quality to Seek Out When Hiring!

Everyone will make their resume look great. So, how do you get by the paper sell and actually know when you're hiring a great employee? Seeking out amazing skills is harder than you think. We help our clients find the perfect employees because it is our company's main priority. It is what we here at Building Team Solutions do. But what if you want to learn this skill yourself? How do you seek out great qualities when hiring someone and what is the best quality to look for in a… Read more

Lunch At Your Desk? It's Why You're Failing.

I tried my best to fit in as many things as possible during the course of one day. I tried this for years. It didn't work out. This thought brings me to a habit I had, eating lunch at my desk. Not only did I think it impressed others and showed dedication and leadership, I truly felt that I didn't have enough time to eat lunch in the break room or at a restaurant. I then realized that lunch at my desk, especially as a CEO, was a bad habit… Read more

College - It Still Counts

The other day I heard someone say that college was a waste of time in this economy and job market. I couldn't disagree more. While more and more people are obtaining jobs meant for those with a college degree, there is something to be said for the levels of networking and character building brought on through the college experience. No one, and I mean no one, should let their future be dictated by the current challenges of society. Society's needs change, the value of a good education does not. Here's… Read more

Are You Ordinary or Extraordinary?

You're applying for a job. So are 30-40 other people. Each person believes there is something on his or her resume that makes them stand out. How can this many people, all applying for the same job, be extraordinary? Well, it is possible but it doesn't mean it is obvious. Here are a few traits that make job candidates stand out. If you possess these traits, feature them on the very first line of your resume... .even if you have to do this before your name and title line. 1.… Read more

3 Tips to Finding A Better Job!

You're here. You're browsing our jobs. You have a job and you want a better one- but you're unsure about moving forward. Don't be. Life is about growth. Finding a better job means you're growing as a person. But it isn't going to be easier. Finding a better job requires thick skin and a lot of dedication. Here are some tips to help you find a better job in the upcoming week. 1. Write down where you want to be. Don't just seek more money, seek why you want more… Read more

Personality Tests to Vet Candidates...Is It Legal?

It is no secret applicants tend to exaggerate (even outright lie) on resumes and application. As a result, personality testing has become a big part of today's second-step employment screening process. Companies find a qualified applicant who does well on an interview, but then the applicant fails the personality test. Companies consider the personality test as a useful tool to weed out liars and those who might not fit within the company culture. But did you know how you conduct this type of testing can be illegal? It's true. You… Read more

How To Be A Great Startup CEO!

If you're starting a business and will be its CEO then this post is dedicated to you. Congrats on mustering up the courage to take control of your own destiny, provide great products/services, and being able to employ others and provide for your community. Now what? Being a CEO requires amazing leadership, especially when you're the CEO of your own company.  One of the many things you will be required to do is promote the vision you have for the company. You're going to have to be a Spartan cheerleader.… Read more

How to Say No to Bad Ideas.

Someone once said there are no bad ideas, just unexplored ones. Whoever said that didn't know what he or she was talking about! I hear terrible ideas several times a month. In fact, there are bad ideas that can always be improved upon. However, what do you do when an employee has a terrible idea? What you should say is the opposite of no. Nope, not yes- but I'll consider it. Saying the word no means you are not going to consider the idea. You should always consider the idea,… Read more