In Express Employment Professionals’ Fourth Quarter 2018 Job Insights survey, 79% of businesses surveyed said that it was “somewhat” or “very” difficult for them to fill open positions. That means employers are going to do everything they can to keep great employees like you at the company.

Studies show the total cost of employee turnover can be as high as 150% of an employee’s annual salary.

Assume the average salary in your company is $50,000—that means every time an employee leaves, the cost to replace them could be as high as $75,000! Now, multiply that number by average yearly turnover, and you can see how quickly it adds up.

So, where is all that money going? To truly gauge the impact of employee turnover, employers must consider the cost of:

  • Advertising open positions
  • Time spent interviewing candidates
  • Time spent on reference checks
  • Onboarding a new hire
  • Training and development
  • Interim loss of productivity
  • Lost knowledge from exiting employee
  • Overworked core staff due to turnover
  • Impact on company culture

Staffing companies solve those issues by providing talented employees. If you sign up with a staffing company you get:

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Don’t get coal in your job search stocking.

Interviews are scary. But if you have a great resume, interviewers better watch out, because a well-qualified applicant is coming to town.

A good resume does half of the work for you. Your interviewer will know your skills and accomplishments, so all you have to do in the formal interview is show that your personality and preferred workplace culture are in line with those of the company.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your resume for the new year.

Be a Rudolph, Not a “All of the Other” Kind of Applicant

When it comes to your resume, you want to stand out. How can you get your nose to shine so bright? With the right words.

A resume is a list of your accomplishments, not just a list of your responsibilities. That means you need glowing words to show that you made a difference in your previous positions. We’ve written several blogs about the best words to use in your resume: take a peek and you’ll go down in job search history!

Scary-Cool Words for Your Resume

Go-to Words to Get Your Resume Noticed

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Interviews can be tough.

When you sit down with someone you’ve never met before, answering personal questions about your work history and experience can be awkward.

The key to acing an interview? Being prepared for those rough questions.

We want to write articles perfectly matched to your interview question concerns. So take our poll and let us know what questions you want help with! We’ll use your responses when creating content for 2019.

Which Interview Questions Do You Need Help With?

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We’re proud to introduce Job Journey

For more than a decade, Movin’ On Up has offered career advice and job search help for job seekers of all ages. But the Movin’ On Up name doesn’t really fit our mission. We’re about so much more than climbing the corporate ladder. Not everyone wants to be a manager, vice-president, or CEO. And that’s okay. No matter what path your career takes, employment is a journey.

To build a brand that better aligns with the soul of our blog, we are rebranding to Job Journey in January 2019. The site will have a fresh look, and be easier to use.

Getting a job isn’t a one-step process. There are several steps for job seekers, including revamping your resume, interviewing, receiving a job offer, and finally accepting the offer before your first day on the job. And that doesn’t even take into account everything that comes after.

We want to celebrate every milestone of your “job journey,” so that’s what we’ll call ourselves.

And what better way to celebrate this announcement than with a list of our greatest hits? Here are our top 10 blogs of all time.

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