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Is Your Paycheck Suddenly Higher? Here’s Why.

Last month you may have noticed your paycheck was higher than expected and, by now, you’ve decided A) it’s a mistake that hasn’t been fixed yet or B) something great is happening, and you sure hope it lasts. For 90 percent of U.S. employees, it’s the latter. In other words, don’t worry: It’s not a […]

The HT Group Wins Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards

Cue the confetti, turn up the music and release the balloons! We’ve got a lot to celebrate here at The HT Group, including today’s announcement that we’ve just won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to both our clients and job seekers!   You may be wondering, “Why is […]

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The Secret to Showing Your Love After an Interview

Thanking someone after a job interview is a critical step that too many candidates get wrong. We asked our recruiters and colleagues to share with us their most memorable “thanks,” and a few bubbled up to the surface for all the wrong reasons.   “A marketing agency I once worked at received a coconut in […]

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Can You Guess Who’s Moving to Texas Now?

Roll out the welcome wagon! It’s time for our annual roundup of companies expanding or relocating to Texas. While the list doesn’t yet include Amazon HQ2 (maybe soon, though, as gambling odds are currently 3 to 1 for Austin), it does highlight some major wins in every major Texas metro.   Austin The big newcomer […]

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5 Ways to Fix Your Resume Mistakes Right Now

Your resume is broken. How do we know? It’s just a hunch, but it’s likely true. As recruiters, we wade through the good, the bad and the “Dear God, do they even WANT a job?!” every single day. Too many resumes fall into the latter two categories. The good news, though, is that it doesn’t […]

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4 Ways to Outsmart Fake Job Listings

Searching for a job can be a humbling experience, and nothing can leave you more vulnerable than falling victim to a fake job listing. Like other online scams, fake job listings seem to be increasing, and some are becoming so sophisticated that they’re difficult to flag. Adding to the problem is that legitimate businesses have […]

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So You Lied on Your Resume…Now What?

Oops, you did again. You lied on your resume. The reassuring news is that you’re not alone. More than half of employers (75%, in fact) have caught a lie on a resume. But there’s the rub: Employers have caught the lies. Keep your resume inflated and you will eventually be found out. What can you […]

Job Hunting with a Criminal Background

We’ve all done things in the past we’d rather hide. If one of your past transgressions landed you a criminal conviction, you may be eager to sweep it under the rug and move on. When it comes to finding a job, though, that’s easier said than done. Here’s some advice when it comes to job […]

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Disaster Survival Guide for Job Seekers

One of the most devastating effects of a disaster like Hurricane Harvey is the spike in joblessness that it can create. Once the numbers are in, Harvey is expected to be among the worst disasters when it comes to creating unemployment. It’s shuttering businesses for months (some for good) and causing indefinite slowdowns in industries […]

6 Traits You Need to Join The HT Group

As one of the fastest growing companies in Austin over the past decade, The HT Group isn’t only looking for job candidates for clients, we’re often hiring, too. And since we know a thing or two about recruiting top talent, we have exacting standards for those we add to our team. Before throwing your hat […]

Recruiters Sound Off: 7 Resume Mistakes Keeping You Unemployed

Our recruiters see hundreds of resumes a week—which means they have strong feelings about what a resume should include. Before you submit your resume for a job at The HT Group, make sure to take a second look at what you’re sending to avoid these mistakes and score points with your recruiter: 1. No attention […]

Tech Recruiter Red Flags

It’s hard not to get excited when someone seeks you out with a job offer, but it seems these days a lot of recruiters in tech have the same likelihood of delivering on their promises as that Nigerian prince who emailed you last week. At The HT Group, we take time and put in effort […]

QUIZ: Temp, Temp-to-Hire, or Direct Hire: Which placement is right for you?

Our staffing team has three types of placements: temp, temp-to-hire, and direct hire. But which one is best suited for you? Take our quiz to uncover your job-seeking priorities and find the assignment type that fits your lifestyle. Note: This quiz is meant to give a general idea rather than a definitive answer. Submit your […]

Hate Your New Job? 4 Important Moves to Consider

You painstakingly navigated the job search process and accepted a great offer. Congratulations! But, almost immediately after starting your new job, you spot red flags. Perhaps the job description doesn’t match what you’re being asked to do or you feel you’re being thrown to the wolves without proper training. Maybe your new manager isn’t as […]

The Salary Question: How to Field It, When to Ask It

Salary. It’s often the elephant in the room when it comes to job interviews. Too often, employers fall into one of these scenarios: Either they bring it up early, with the dreaded, “What was your salary at your last job?” or “What will you expect to get paid?” Others may stay completely silent and dance […]