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The Professional Alternatives Blog

The Professional Alternatives blog is your one-stop destination for staying up-to-date on the latest news and trends in recruiting, staffing, and human resources. This ranges from new laws, hiring tips, career advice, and industry insights that you can use to hire top talent or land your next dream job. Learn from Professional Alternative's hiring experts so you can build a team of top-performing employees, grow in your career, or find your dream job!

Professional Alternative's CEO, Chris Myers

CEO of fast-growing local company got his start mowing yards

Chris Myers got his start as an entrepreneur when he was a kid mowing yards. Today, he's the CEO of Professional Alternatives of Houston LLC, a...
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Messed Up In A Job Interview? Here’s How To Recover

Your stomach drops to the floor. Your palms get sweaty. You begin to ramble incoherently, or worse, can’t come up with anything to say at...
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Top Tips on Writing an Effective Resume

Having a well-crafted resume that hits all the right points is a critical component in landing your next position. Unfortunately, these days, it’s not just...
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The Most Common Interview Questions and How To Answer Them

While you will never know exactly what to expect in a job interview, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared. Based on our experience in...
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Starting Your New Job on the Right Note: A Checklist for New Hires

Starting a new job is truly an adventure. It’s a fresh start, bringing the promise of new relationships, new responsibilities, and new beginnings along your...
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Your Interview Commute: Plan Ahead to Avoid Delays

If you are on your way to a job interview, the last thing you want is to be stuck in traffic or lost. While most...
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Job Interview Tips: Making a Great First Impression

When applying for a new job, chances are you will be one candidate among many applying for the same position. So, what can you do...
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How to Write a Cover Letter That Will Get You Noticed

Too often, job seekers overlook or underplay the importance of a cover letter. They put all of their efforts into writing a resume, but many...
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Dress For Success: What To Wear For Your Job Interview

First impressions are everything. In job interviews, even more so. When you first meet a potential employer, they will form an opinion about you right...