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The HT Group Helps Soon-to-Be Graduates Prepare for Life After High School

Graduation season is here! Graduating is an achievement worthy of celebration, but amid the excitement, many soon-to-be graduates are planning their next steps as they move into higher education and the job field. The students at Texans Can Academy – Austin are no exception. That’s why The HT Group is hosting a workshop at Texans […]

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3 Reasons to Quit a Job Before It Even Starts

Congratulations! You’re at the end of your job search and have either accepted or are close to accepting a job offer. But wait! Your gut is telling you to back away. Do you listen?   “You don’t want to make a habit of rescinding job acceptances, but there are some very rare instances in which […]

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Beard or No Beard on the Job Hunt?

About 10 years ago, men’s beards grew back. As if overnight, wild and untamed “lumbersexual” beards and more coifed hipster beards hit the streets, and we all thought, “Well, that’s interesting. But it won’t last.” Fast-forward to 2018 and, while beards have stuck around, they’ve mostly morphed into a clean, closely groomed look that most […]

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Top Questions to ASK During Your Job Interview

“Do you have any questions for us?”   It’s the point during a job interview that makes every candidates’ pulse quicken. You know not to ask about salary or time off before an offer is made, and you know not to ask questions that show you haven’t done basic research (like, “What does your company […]

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How to Get Hired Straight Out of College

If you’re about to graduate and don’t have a job lined up, you may be feeling the pressure. But don’t worry: You can still score the perfect job to kick-start your career. Take a look at these four ways to make it happen:   Audit your social accounts. During the hiring process, 7 out of […]

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4 Ways to Beat Resume-Reading Robots

The dawning of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) has been both a blessing and curse for employers and job hunters alike. These resume-reading robots have allowed hiring managers to weed through an average of 250 applicants they may get for each of their job listings while maintaining compliance with certain laws against race and gender […]

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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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Which Companies Are Moving to Texas in 2018?

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 story […]

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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 […]