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What’s Your Word for 2019?

In lieu of a New Year’s Resolution each January, I like to pick a word that sums up my intention for the year. This helps keep me focused and shifts the emphasis away from what I’m going to give up or avoid, to instead concentrate on what I want to move toward. My word for 2019 is proactive. pro·ac·tive adjective (of a person, policy, or action) creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened. If you have work goals, the new year is a great time to be proactive about them. Is a lack of a certification or degree preventing you from getting to the next level? Instead of talking about going back to school or taking that online course, maybe now is the time to do it. Years ago, a good friend in his mid 30s made the courageous decision to go to college to earn his undergraduate degree, even though it would take him seven years to do so at night working around his then-day-job as a house painter. He said he figured that looking down the road, he could either be pushing 40 with his college degree or without it, and he opted to be proactive and go for it. Fast forward and he traded his painter’s overalls for a suit and went on to a successful career in communications working with movers and shakers in Washington, DC. True story! I’ve shared this on occasion with candidates who have lamented their lack of a degree holding them back and been so pleased when they call me years later to tell me that they too are now a college graduate and how [...]

By | 2019-01-02T17:53:53+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|At Work, Job Search|

Connect Staffing, Inc. Receives National Certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Atlanta, GA (July 19, 2016) – Connect Staffing, Inc., a premier Atlanta-based recruiting and staffing agency, announced today that it has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Women's Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Greater Women's Business Council involves a rigorous evaluation process to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman (or women). By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies can demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and can include their spending with WBEs towards their supplier diversity programs. Connect Staffing is predominantly focused on working with the legal industry, as well as general administrative staffing. Clients include law firms of all sizes, from start-ups to small boutique practices, to multi-office regional and national firms, as well as in-house legal departments. Connect Staffing helps these organizations add the right people to their teams in legal support positions (paralegals, legal secretaries, case assistants, etc.), IP specialties, as well as management and administrative personnel. The company is owned by founder and president Laura Maurice. She received her B.A. from Duke University and her M.B.A. from Georgia State University and gained extensive experience in public relations and marketing before making the transition to professional recruiting almost 15 years ago. About Connect Staffing, Inc. Connect Staffing, Inc. is a premier recruiting and staffing agency based in Atlanta, GA. Their team of experienced recruiters specializes in recruiting and staffing services for the legal industry. To learn more about Connect Staffing, Inc., please visit About WBENC The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third [...]

By | 2017-01-06T10:44:05+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Connect Staffing News|