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Jamie Rugh

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July 9, 2013

Don’t Let Your Nose Grow, Pinocchio

You’re in a job interview at a HR Staffing firm in the Midwest. Competition is tough—you want an edge. But should you lie to get there? Your nose isn’t going …

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Jamie Rugh

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June 18, 2013

The Magical Kingdom of IHRIM

The Happiest Place on Earth? I’m sure you have your own idea of where that is – Hawaii, Australia, or even – dare I say it – the Browns or …

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Jamie Rugh

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April 11, 2013

Don’t Just Network, Connect

As business professionals, we can’t make it to the top alone. Everyone needs a support system – family, friends, colleagues, and mentors – to move up in their career. So …

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Jamie Rugh

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March 20, 2013

2013 Northern Ohio Human Resources Conference – I Just Want to Live While I’m Alive

From Bon Jovi tickets to Cirque Du Soleil stunts to Photo booths and Flash Mobs, the NOHRC was not your stereotypical Human Resources conference. In contrast to all of these …

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Jamie Rugh

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February 6, 2013

Making Your Bad Side Look Good: How to Talk about Weaknesses in an Interview

Think back to any interview you’ve had. There’s a good chance the interviewer asked the dreaded question: What is your greatest weakness? Suddenly, you’re plagued with fear. What do I …

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Article by:
Jamie Rugh

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October 29, 2012

Our O-C-P-P Takeaways

After shaking many hands, meeting so many great professionals in the payroll industry, and soaking our sore feet… we’re back from the Ohio Conference for Payroll Professionals (OCPP), and back at it, placing the most talented HR & payroll professionals in new and exciting opportunities.

But before our daily routines wipe away the memories, we wanted to share with you all – whether you attended or not – our major takeaways from the event. We encourage you if you attended to do the same in the comments below.

Here are the top “takeaways” from the Willory team…

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Article by:
Jamie Rugh

Posted on:
October 16, 2012

Trade Shows, Conferences, and Networking…Oh My!

Networking. It is a way to start or advance business relationships. We all know we should be doing it, but we often use our busy schedules as a reason to avoid it. Sometimes we may even label the occasional lunch with a friend as networking, just for justification!

If you’re one of the hundreds of professionals heading to the Ohio Conference for Payroll Professionals (OCPP) conference in a few days – or if you have another show on your schedule, make sure you don’t shy away from networking.

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Article by:
Jamie Rugh

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September 27, 2012

Don’t Cut Out This Middleman!

As a candidate, aligning yourself with the right recruiter can be the difference between finding the right career move and not finding anything at all. Unfortunately, many have experience that …

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Article by:
Jamie Rugh

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May 22, 2012

IHRIM 2012 HRMS Strategies Conference and Technology Expo- Chicago, IL

Back from my very first IHRIM HRMS Strategies Conference and Technology Expo, hosted in one of my favorite cities…Chicago! I have a few observations to share. But first, a side note… the conference was held in the luxurious Hilton Chicago Hotel, a hotel that has housed EVERY President of the United States since its opening in 1927, making the conference even more of an unforgettable experience.

From the first night’s Get Connected Reception, to the All That Jazz Reception, the Closing Luncheon and all of the learning in between, IHRIM gave me every opportunity to meet an abundance of HRIS/HR Professionals and grow my knowledge base of HRIS Systems.

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Article by:
Jamie Rugh

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February 27, 2012

Sit Back, Relax, and Let US Do All of the Work!

When I graduated from college, I found myself receiving several calls a month from staffing companies. Given the career I ended up with, I am almost reluctant to admit that I didn’t call a single one back.

Why would a college grad looking for work not return calls from recruiters? Well it wasn’t arrogance… it was because my impression of a recruiter was more like the negative “headhunter” image, where candidates like myself were just another number on their list. I pictured them calling as many people within an hour as humanly possible. Another reason was that I didn’t see any benefit in it for myself. I thought I was on the right track; I was getting phone screens and interviews with companies on my own.

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