How to Climb the Ladder in Your Career in 2018

January 2nd, 2018

Are you feeling stuck in your job? As leading Houston headhunters, Murray Resources knows that whether you’re interested in a promotion, or a new opportunity at a different company, you can’t sit idly by and wait for the right possibility to come along. Instead, you need to be proactive in your efforts, all so you can uncover and attract great new opportunities in the year ahead. To help you in the process, here are some tips to consider:

Tip #1: Be open.

It’s easy to get stuck in your comfort zone and stay where you are. That’s fine, but it’s also not the way to move forward and achieve your career goals. Instead, if you want to take your career to the next level, you need to be open to new and different opportunities. Whether it’s taking on a stretch assignment, chairing a volunteer committee, or spearheading a new initiative at work, these are the kinds of challenges and roles that will enable you to acquire valuable skills, meet new people, and make yourself more marketable for a promotion or new job.

Tip #2: Build a strong network.

When it comes to getting ahead in your career, your network can play a big part. When you’re connected to the right people, you can find out about opportunities faster or that are not always advertised. Beyond that, you can also gain valuable insight and use your network as a sounding board when you’re trying to make important decisions about your career.

Tip #3: Be flexible.

Today’s workplace is changing quickly. If you want to keep up and get ahead, then you need to be flexible. Sometimes that might mean taking on a role or task that’s not necessarily part of your job description. Or it could be changing the way you do things in order to streamline processes and make your company more competitive. Whatever the case for you, you need to be flexible and roll with the punches if you want to achieve long-term career success.

Tip #4: Learn new skills.

If you want to be the best, then you should always be learning. Whether you’re reading industry publications and blogs, going to trade shows and seminars, or enrolled in online training, your goal should always be to sharpen your existing skills, as well as to gain new ones. When you do, you’ll become more valuable to your current employer, as well as more marketable to new ones.

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The Importance of Personal Branding for Your Career

October 29th, 2012

As a leading Houston recruiting firm, Murray Resources has placed thousands of job candidates with over 800 clients throughout our 25 year tenure. One developing trend that we don’t see waning is the growth of personal branding.

When we or other Houston recruiting firms are looking through hundreds of applicants to fill a job order, only those qualified candidates who have a strong, unique personal brand are going  jump out. In order to stand out from the pack, the value you can add to an employer needs to be clear.

Author Rebecca Rapple discusses the importance of having a unique personal brand, and outlines a number of ways to differentiate yourself and increase your competitiveness in the job market.  As she says in the opening of her piece, “In order to get to a place you want to go, you need to act the way that you would when you get there.”

http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/your-personal-brand-normal-is-not-enough/

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to a leading Houston recruiting firm – Murray Resources – for help in exploring your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

 

Helpful Hints on How to Make a Successful Career Transition

October 28th, 2012

Making a career transition can be an exciting opportunity to do new things and accomplish bigger goals. Before you make the leap, however, it’s important that you prepare yourself for this important change in your life.  Murray Resources—one of the leading Houston staffing agencies—has assembled 7 tips to help you make a successful career transition.

1) Do Your Homework

Prepare yourself for your new career by doing as much research as you can. A new career path may require you to develop new skills or learn new technology, so start researching and following industry publications, blogs, and thought leaders. The more you read, the more comfortable you will be with industry specific news and jargon. If there are particularly companies you’re interested in following, set up a Google alert to notify you when those companies are in the news.

2) Discuss the New Career With Other People

Start talking to friends and acquaintances in your target industry to learn as much as you can about the business. Ask for introductions to contacts who are on similar career paths and offer to take them to lunch. Learn about their day-to-day life and the pros and cons of their position. The more data you have about the industry and your potential career path, the more likely you are to make an informed decision.

3) Prepare yourself mentally

Most Houston staffing agencies advise their clients to prepare mentally before attempting a career transition. Have a clear idea of the steps you need to take to move seamlessly into your new role. A new position may require more responsibilities than your last one, added pressure, and an steep learning curve. Be prepared with an effective strategy for tackling the additional workload.

4) Be Prepared for Uncertainty

Even the most successful career transitions come with a period of uncertainty. Your new company may do things quite differently than the last one you worked for and it takes time to learn new policies and procedures. If you prepare yourself for uncertainty, you’ll be more likely to adapt to unfamiliar situations.

5) Have a Clear Idea of Where You Want to Go

Another way to ensure you will have a successful career transition is to map out your desired career path. If you are moving on to a different career track entirely, you should have a good idea of what that work entails. Sitting down to work out a 1, 3 and 5 year plan for yourself is a great way to be sure you are working towards your long-term goals.

6) Make Sure Your Finances Are in Order

Before you make a big change in your professional life, it’s always a good idea to make sure you have your financial situation under control. As soon as you can, build a savings fund that you can rely on during this transition period. Keep any debt under control as well. If you keep your finances in order, it’s one less thing to worry about during your transition.

7) Stay on Good Terms With Your Former Coworkers and Employer

In addition to just being the “right thing to do”, it makes good business sense to stay on good terms with your former employer. You’ll likely find yourself in need of a professional reference at some point in your career and you want your future employers to hear glowing testimonials about your performance.

Making a career transition can be the start of an exciting new phase of your life and the more prepared you are for this change, the less stressed and happier you’re likely to be. Whether or not you’re working with one of the leading Houston staffing agencies, following the above 7 steps will help ensure a more successful career transition.

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to one of the top Houston staffing agencies – Murray Resources – for help in exploring your next career opportunity. Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

Also, if you’re in the Houston area, be sure to attend the  Murray Resources “Resume and Cover Letter Tips and Techniques” workshop November 8! Receive individualized feedback and advice on how to craft an effective cover letter and resume that will successfully convey your interest to prospective employers.

Advance tickets are being sold for $25 through November 7th, and tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $35. Purchase your tickets online with a friend and receive a 20% discount for the both of you!

 

5 Underused Tactics to Make an Immediate, Genuine Connection with Anyone

October 26th, 2012

Happy almost-weekend, everyone!

Or as we at Murray Resources, one of the leading staffing agencies in Houston, TX like to call it, happy Network to Get Work Friday!

What better time to network than when everyone is ready to unwind and de-stress from a long week? If that statement sounded contradictory to you, it looks like we need to help you revamp your definition of networking. Many people still are under the dated impression that forging new professional connections must take place in a business setting, wearing business attire, discussing business-related topics, etc…   What you’re hopefully beginning to pick up on from our weekly Friday rant, however, is that networking can happen anytime, anywhere, with anyone!

Our article today comes from Scott Dinsmore over at Brazen Careerist and provides what we think is an awesome list of five underused tactics to make an immediate, genuine connection with anyone. While Murray Resources and other staffing agencies in Houston, TX are valuable resources with an extensive network, creating lasting, meaningful connections is a responsibility that ultimately falls upon you.

With these five creative tips in mind (we especially love #4), we encourage you to treat every new interaction this weekend as a potential networking opportunity – have fun, be friendly, and see what happens!

http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2012/10/17/5-underused-tactics-to-make-an-immediate-genuine-connection-with-anyone/

Can’t wait until next Friday for more networking tips? Check out last week’s Network to Get Work post about online networking.

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to one of the top staffing agencies in Houston, TX – Murray Resources – for help in exploring your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

 

 

 

 

6 Common Resume Typos to Avoid

October 24th, 2012

Our team at Murray Resources, one of the premier staffing agencies in Houston, is committed to helping job seekers reach their maximum potential when it comes to being a competitive candidate for a position. A major aspect of this process is helping applicants craft effective resumes that can improve their chances of landing an interview. Many hopeul hires fail to realize that a resume’s presentation is just as important as its content, and misspellings or grammatical errors can eliminate even the most qualified of applicants from contention.

In order to ensure your resume is in top form, here are 6 common typos to avoid when preparing your resume:

1)      Spelling errors – A major pitfall in any piece of writing, especially a resume, spelling errors convey to potential employers that an applicant lacks attention to detail, a quality that’s never looked upon favorably. If you can’t be bothered to correctly spell something when representing yourself on an application, how can you be trusted to do so when you’re representing your company? Along the same vein, proper syntax is also paramount when writing a resume or cover letter. You won’t get a medal for knowing the proper usage of “their,” “they’re,” and “there,” but it can mean the difference between landing their interview or having them decide that they’re throwing your resume over there in the recycling bin.

2)      Poor Grammar – While this next point may seem obvious to some, you’d be surprised at how many resumes we review throughout the year that are chock full of grammar mistakes. Any job is going to require basic communication skills and your resume is the first demonstration to a potential employer that you possess those. A simple spell check on Microsoft Word can perform most basic grammar corrections, and if you are still struggling, staffing agencies in Houston like Murray Resources have great resources to help you overcome your grammar woes– just ask!

3)      Using incorrect verb tense – Another major typo that often occurs in resumes is using the wrong tense when describing one’s work history or skill set. If you’ve accomplished something that had an end date, be sure to describe it in the past tense (“I developed software”). If you’re still currently involved in an activity listed on your resume, explain it in the present tense (“I develop software”). It’s easy to fall into the pattern of uniformly formatting resume descriptions to a single tense, but employers want to have a sense of time and progression in your work history and accomplishments when reviewing your resume. Proper tense usage provides this kind of framing.

4)      Bullet usage inconsistency – If you use bullet points when providing descriptions on your resume, make sure to either always include a period at the end of each bullet point, or to never include a period at the end of each bullet point. It is grammatically acceptable for you to do either, but once you decide your formatting, be sure to keep it consistent throughout the duration of your resume.

5)      Employment history date blunders – Needless to say, including the dates of your past employment is a mildly important aspect of a resume! You absolutely must must MUST include the timeframe of when you were employed at past positions next to the description of your responsibilities while there. Failure to do so almost guarantees you won’t make it past the application round. Beyond just including these dates, though, is the important and recurring theme of formatting consistency. Whatever date format you choose (month written out or written as a number, etc.), be vigilant about keeping it uniform for all of your work history entries.

6)      Missing or incorrect contact information– Finally, perhaps our most important tip: ensure that the contact information on your resume is correct! Imagine having avoided all of the other resume pitfalls and intriguing an employer with your polished resume, only to include the wrong email address or mistype your phone number. You may be the most qualified applicant for the position, but a prospective employer isn’t likely to hunt down your updated contact information to offer you an interview, especially if they have a number of other qualified candidates who included their correct information. Double check to be sure that your email address, phone numbers, etc. are on your resume and  up-to-date.

Securing interviews all begins with submitting an effective cover letter and resume, and adhering to these six steps will help you to accomplish that. We hope that you incorporate this advice throughout your own job search process, and wish you all the best on your road to success!

Can’t wait until next Thursday for more resume rallying advice? Check out last week’s Rally That Resume post about the 15 most important resume tips for young professionals.

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to one of the top staffing agencies in Houston – Murray Resources – for help  in exploring your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

 

Online Networking Tips

October 19th, 2012

Alright everybody, this Houston recruiting firm has a real treat for you today!

Throughout our research, we’ve encountered a growing number of articles that combine the principles of Network to Get Work Friday with those of Social Media Saturday, addressing the growing importance of “online networking.” While this phenomenon made possible through the rapid advent of social media on the Web won’t be replacing face-to-face interactions any time soon, it does provide you with a number of new and innovative ways to expand your personal brand and professional connections.

Today’s piece comes from Monster.com, one of the most widely used placement sites worldwide and a premier authority on Web-based job searching. We’re really excited about sharing it with you because it addresses almost all of the job-seeking techniques we’ve been talking about for the past few weeks. While the “Monster Guide to Online Networking” is admittedly a bit longer than most of the other articles we’ve posted throughout our “Best of: Career Tips, Tricks & Advice Columns” installment, we think it’s the most accessible and comprehensive source on the important topic of  online networking.

Regardless of what stage you’re at in your career, using the tools outlined in today’s PDF will help keep you competitive and connected in a dynamic, increasingly digital job market.

http://media.newjobs.com/cms/static-content/info/PDF/online-marketing-guide.pdf

 

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to one of the top staffing agencies in Houston – Murray Resources – for help in exploring your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

Also, if you’re in the Houston area, be sure to attend the  Murray Resources “Resume and Cover Letter Tips and Techniques” workshop November 8! Receive individualized feedback and advice on how to craft an effective cover letter and resume that will successfully convey your interest to prospective employers. Purchase your tickets online with a friend and receive a 20% discount for the both of you!

Early bird tickets are being sold for a discounted price of $20 through October 24. Advance tickets sold after Oct. 24 will be $25, and tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $35.

 

Can’t wait until next Friday for more networking tips? Check out last week’s Network to Get Work post from Murray Resources, award-winning Houston recruiting firm and staffing agency.

Resume Workshop Announcement & The 15 Most Important Resume Tips for Young Professionals

October 18th, 2012

For young professionals newly embarking upon a job hunt, we at Houston staffing agency Murray Resources know that you’re going to be facing a number uncertainties- which career path to pursue, where to begin looking for job openings, what kind of company culture do you prefer, etc.

Writing a compelling and comprehensive resume shouldn’t be one of these uncertainties.

Today’s article  from Lindsey Pollak, critically acclaimed author and next generation career expert, offers the 15 most important resume tips for young professionals entering the work world. We’re particularly big fans of her bonus tip at the end, so make sure to read all the way through!

http://www.lindseypollak.com/archives/back-to-basics-the-15-most-important-resume-tips-for-young-professionals

Also, if you’re in the Houston area, be sure to attend the  Murray Resources “Resume and Cover Letter Tips and Techniques” workshop November 8! Receive individualized feedback and advice on how to craft an effective cover letter and resume that will successfully convey your interest to prospective employers. Purchase your tickets online with a friend and receive a 20% discount for the both of you!

Early bird tickets are being sold for a discounted price of $20 through October 24. Advance tickets sold after Oct. 24 will be $25, and tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $35.

 

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to Murray Resources, award-winning Houston staffing agency, to help you explore your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

 

 

6 Things Your Manager is Looking For

October 17th, 2012

Staffing agencies in Houston, TX such as Murray Resources can be a valuable career resource, not just for finding a job, but also for helping you get off to a quick start in your new role.

One of the ways staffing agencies can help is by preparing you for your first day on the job and communicating the nuances of the company, role, and your new manager. However, there are several basic characteristics that most managers agree are important for their employees to be successful:

1)      Be on Time – No matter what type of manager you work with, leaders expect their people to be on-time to work. Being late to work and/or to meetings can convey disogorganization or perhaps worse, a lack of respect for your coworkers time. As Woody Allen famously said, “80% of success is just showing up.” He probably should have added “on time”.

2)      Be Honest – It’s a given that managers expect their employees to be honest in obvious ways such as not stealing and inflating expense reports, but that also extends to more innocent mistakes. Most managers will accept honest mistakes as long as they’re made aware of the error before it’s too late to correct it.

3)      Be Considerate – Some managers will “put up” with star employees who are difficult to deal with or who are less considerate of their co-workers – but why make them choose? Performing well while respecting your co-workers will help ensure you’re a critical part of the team.

4)      Be Adaptable – At most companies, priorities are constantly in flux as new internal and external demands arise. Having the ability to quickly adjust and to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously is a quality most managers value highly.

5)      Think Creatively – While some tasks at work may become mundane, the most valuable employees are able to think critically about their work and to offer creative solutions. Managers love employees who don’t just present problems, but can also offer thoughtful fixes.

6)      Get things done – At the end of the day, work is about accomplishing tasks. Employees who can be trusted to get large quantities of work done are typically given more challenging and higher priority tasks – just the type of employee managers are looking to promote.

Follow the above tips and you’re well on your way to a solid foundation at your new company – and working with staffing agencies in Houston, TX such as Murray Resources can you help fine-tune your approach at work to ensure you maximize success in your new role.

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to one of the top staffing agencies in Houston, TX – Murray Resources – for help in exploring your next career opportunity. Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

Your Facebook Timeline is Your Digital Resume

October 13th, 2012

It’s Saturday morning, and perhaps we went a little overboard in celebrating the arrival of the weekend last night. But hey, nothing a little sleep and some coffee can’t cure, right? Time to curl up on the couch and treat ourselves to a bit of mind numbing social media surfing and OH MY GOSH THOSE PICTURES GOT POSTED?!?

Whether you’re comfortable in your career or are presently pursuing one, Houston recruiting firm Murray Resources can attest to the fact that more and more employers are turning to social media to vet current and potential employees for behaviors that might not align with a company’s image or values. In this digital day and age when information is more readily available and accessible than ever before, anyone using social media must be cognizant of the fact that making your private life public can come with some very real consequences. As the author of today’s article sums up in the comments section below his post,

“In both the online and offline world, I’m amazed at how the work/home life boundary blurs. Whether you’re flexing your friend network to find a job, or you meet your mate at the office party, the work/life boundary is vital, yet inevitably porous. Social media success demands the ability to confidently understand this overlap.”

Gerrit Hall, CEO and Co-Founder of online resume reviewing company Rezscore, wrote today’s piece whose content is likely even more relevant today than it was when originally published almost a year ago. In it, Hall describes how Facebook’s “Timeline” profile format is increasingly reminiscent of a digital resumé, and explains how to appropriately manage your social media without losing the integrity of your own personal style and usage. You can understand why leading Houston recruiting firm Murray Resources thought this a valuable article to share.

http://mashable.com/2011/12/31/facebook-timeline-resume/

Although brief, we felt that this piece contained some very useful tips and interesting insights about social media management in today’s competitive job market. If you’re feeling confident in your online social media presence, we’d love to hear your thoughts about it on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

 

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

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5 Networking Tips You Haven’t Heard

October 12th, 2012

Congratulations, you made it through the week! Friday is here, and the Houston recruiters at Murray Resources think it’s high time for some celebration. Hit the town with friends, take that special someone out to dinner, heck, go to the dog park for all we care! As long as you’re out and about interacting with those who matter to you, we consider it a successful weekend.

Coincidentally, they happen to have a name for this sort of thing in the work world, and it’s just as easy and beneficial as the above examples we just mentioned. Networking, or maintaining ties with old contacts while also making new ones, is a crucial part of creating professional opportunities for yourself now and in the future.

In today’s column, respected career blogger Alexandra Levit summarizes 5 networking tips you’ve probably never considered that will help you to expand both your contact list and your career horizons. While you have some free time this weekend, the Houston recruiters at Murray Resources encourage you to capitalize on chances to reconnect with an old colleague or go out and meet someone new; you never know what opportunities might arise!

http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2012/08/06/5-networking-tips-you-havent-heard/

Can’t wait until next Friday for more networking tips? Be sure to follow @MurrayResources on Twitter , where we post networking opportunities around Houston throughout the week! And check out our post about why you still need to network even if you just landed a new job.

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Let the experienced Houston recruiters at Murray Resources help you explore your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume

October 11th, 2012

Okay, so Murray Resources, one of the top staffing agencies in Houston, TX, has worked with you on marketing yourself and acing the interview, but you’re still missing that crucial ingredient that gets you from point A to point B. No matter how good you are at interviewing or personal branding, you’re not going to get to sit down with a potential employer until you’ve piqued their interest with a unique, well-written, professional grade resumé.

In today’s article, Charles Purdy, Senior Editor at Monster.com, gives you 8 creative ways to rally and revamp your resumé for a top-notch application that will get you one step closer to that dream job.

http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/resume-writing-tips/creative-ways-to-improve-your-resume-hot-jobs/article.aspx

Can’t wait until next Thursday for more resumé rallying tips? Check out on of our previous posts about why numbers matter on your resume for more helpful advice!

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to one of the leading staffing agencies in Houston, TX – Murray Resources – for help in exploring your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

 

Office Workouts

October 10th, 2012

Wednesday always seems to be the day when the weight of the workweek really seems to settle in, doesn’t it? You feel that fresh start, beginning-of-the-week vigor start to slip away, but you’ve yet to gain that Thursday/Friday, make-it-to-the-weekend motivation; you’re a little more tired, a little more stressed than you were three days ago, but you still have half the week ahead of you. In short, Wednesdays can be deflating for both mind and body.

But Murray Resources, one of the leading Houston staffing agencies,  is here to help you break up the mid-week monotony! What better way to alleviate stress than to get the blood pumping with a little office exercise? Today’s installment contains thirteen workout moves you can do while at your desk- all it takes is a chair, a water bottle, and a little creativity!

http://exercise.about.com/cs/exerciseworkouts/l/blofficeworkout.htm

P.S. Even though we’re only posting these kinds of tips on Wednesdays, they can (and should!) be used throughout the week to keep you physically energized and mentally focused everyday!

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to one of the top Houston staffing agencies – Murray Resources – for help in exploring your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

 

How to Prepare For and Close Your Next Interview

October 9th, 2012

Day two of our “Murray Resources Best of: Career Tips, Tricks & Advice Columns” segment brings us to a part of the job search process that is often cited as the number one source of anxiety for potential candidates: the interview. We at Murray Resources, one of the leading staffing agencies in Houston, understand that anxiety, and we want to help.

Introvert, extrovert or anything in between, the prospect of a first impression potentially making or breaking a career path is nerve-wracking for just about any job applicant. But with practice and the right tools, you can learn to channel that nervous energy into a successful interview.

Our first article about interview tips focuses on arguably the two most important parts of an interview: the opening and closing impressions you imprint upon your potential employer. These tips on how to prepare for and close your next interview will help you to seal the deal!

http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2012/10/01/how-to-prepare-for-and-close-your-next-interview/

Can’t wait until next Tuesday for more interviewing tips? Check out some of our previous posts on how to make the most of an interview!


Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to one of the top staffing agencies in Houston – Murray Resources – for help in exploring your next career opportunity.  Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

 

Personal Branding Accelerates Professional Advancement

October 8th, 2012

Hello and happy Columbus Day, everyone!

We at Murray Resources, top Houston recruitment firm, are pleased to welcome you to our first installment of “Murray Resources’ Best of: Career Tips, Tricks, & Advice Columns.” We begin our week with a focus on the most important resource any candidate can bring into a job application – YOU!

As branding strategist Deborah Shane writes, “Smart, strategic personal branding can accelerate professional advancement. There is no getting around it, ignoring its importance, or doing it half heartedly.” Differentiating yourself from the applicant pool puts you on the fast track for success in any career, but if you don’t know where to begin, marketing yourself can often seem like a daunting task.

Straight from personal branding expert Dan Schwabel’s blog, we at leading Houston recruitment firm Murray Resources hope you enjoy Ms. Shane’s tips to help you stand out and get noticed in your quest for success:

http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/personal-branding-accelerates-professional-advancement/

Can’t wait until next Monday for more personal branding tips? Check out our previous post about what hiring managers look for when they Google you for more useful advice!

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to Murray Resources, leading Houston recruitment firm, for help in exploring your next career opportunity. Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

 

Murray Resources’ Best Of: Career Tips, Tricks, & Advice Columns

October 5th, 2012

Whether you’re a fresh-faced college grad looking to enter the work world, a seasoned veteran of the job hunt, a professional looking for a career change, or even an employer seeking guidance for best hiring practices, the Houston recruiters at Murray Resources want to help!

There is a seemingly infinite amount of self-help literature out there aimed at hopeful hires and active employers alike. With mountains of well-intentioned advice available online and in print today, the sheer magnitude of search results returned for phrases such as “career advice” or “job seeking tips” is enough to overwhelm even the most enthusiastic of applicants.

Beginning next Monday, we’ll be exposing our blog readers, Twitter followers, and Facebook fans to the best of what the career gurus of the Web have to offer. The Houston recruiters at Murray Resources have compiled an assortment of what we think are the some of the most effective and comprehensive tips, tricks, and advice columns, and will be posting one article per day that we hope our followers will find useful in their career-related endeavors.

Each article we post will correspond with the daily theme:

o Market Yourself Monday
o Interview Tips Tuesday
o Workplace Wellness Wednesday
o Rally That Resume Thursday
o Network to Get Work Friday
o Social Media Saturday

The journey toward your ideal career should be one of excitement, opportunity, and intellectual challenge, not stress, frustration, or disillusionment. Our goal is to create an organized collection of resources that will provide you with the tools necessary to carry out a positive, successful job search, and we hope you’ll find our compilation inspiring and beneficial in helping you to reach your full potential.

Stay tuned for exciting updates to follow!

Are you a talented professional looking for your next career move?

Turn to the Houston recruiters at Murray Resources for help in exploring your next career opportunity. Contact Murray Resources today to get started.

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