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Achieving work-life balance

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We are constantly connected—always on our phones refreshing our emails, responding to texts from clients, and juggling a social life on the side.  Some employers expect you to respond to emails late at night even though you’d much rather be sitting down for dinner with your family. These expectations make it really difficult to achieve… Read more »

How to write a professional email

It might surprise you to know that kids aren’t learning how to write proper emails in school. Email is an older technology and can sometimes feel outdated, but it is still widely used in the workforce. Most companies communicate with their employees over email. In addition, many recruiters use email to interact with candidates. Here… Read more »

W.o.W. (5): Nailing the interview

Hey folks! We’re back with part five of our job search series, “Words of Wisdom (W.o.W.)”. This week, we’re helping you nail the in-person interview. We already covered your resume, your elevator pitch, and your outfit, now it’s time to think about making a good impression when you meet your interviewer. Step 1: Self-Check When… Read more »

Wine + Global Warming = :(

We’re constantly talking about climate change in the face of California’s wildfires and the current election. We use the words “climate change” to explain the unexplainable like the bizarrely warm days that pop up in January and February. Beyond the devastating fires, what other impacts does climate change have in California? Well, for one, we… Read more »

Feed them and they will come

How can you make staff happy without breaking the bank? Here at Bolt, we have one recommendation: feed your workers. Providing workers with meals improves their attitude, retention rate, and productivity. Think about hungry kids in classrooms. Students that are hungry are not effective learners because they can’t concentrate. Being hungry impacts adults just like… Read more »

Life’s busy, how do you keep track?

As I’m sure you’ve heard, this world is pretty connected. Because of that, you’re expected to be more responsive now than ever before. With that added pressure, it can sometimes be difficult to keep your life in order. You have to stay organized to remember when to pick up the kids from baseball, when to… Read more »

Words of Wisdom (4): “But what do I wear?”

After a bit of practice, you’ve officially nailed the phone interview. Two days later, you get an email from the interviewer saying that they would love to meet you in person. You’re excited, maybe a little nervous. You’re really preoccupied about making the right impression. Like it or not, that means that you have to… Read more »

Women in the Workforce 💪

Here we are in 2020, 100 years after women earned the right to vote. A lot has changed since then. For starters, you’re on your computer reading a blog. The word “blog” wasn’t even adopted into the English language until the 1990s, an abbreviation from “weblog.” Anyway, women are a much more equal member of… Read more »

Words of Wisdom (3): Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills

Sure, the interviewer herself probably won’t ask you outright to list your hard and soft skills. She might be a bit more subtle than that and ask about your “qualifications” or your “leadership style,” but you should be prepared with a mental (maybe physical, too) list of your hard and soft skills to market to… Read more »

Fast Facts: Staffing Edition!

We’re taking a break from our current blog series to mention some staffing statistics that will blow your mind! Do you think it’s uncommon to use a staffing agency? Think again! According to the American Staffing Association, almost 17 million Americans are employed through staffing agencies each year. Statista reports that the staffing industry is… Read more »