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Whether our client or employee, we’re invested in your success. In our blog we share tips that will help you reach your goals.

Quote of the Day: Paul Bloom

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life,...

Quote of the Day: Les Brown

Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality. -Les Brown We're surrounded by opinions about individuals as well as groups every day, and most of them seem to be...

5 Types of Companies You’ll Want to Work for After Graduation

Graduating from college is an exciting time, but once the excitement subsides, it’s time to buckle down and land a job. Job searches can be overwhelming, especially in a market...

Don’t Forget – It’s Tax Day

As you probably (hopefully) know, today is Tax Day, the last day to get your taxes filed. We wish for you all that you get a nice return, even though we live in a time where the...

When Is the Right Time to Start Planning for Hiring?

There are numerous reasons why you may find yourself in need of new talent. Whether your company is growing, you have seasonal shifts in demand or a top performer has just given...

How to Market Transferable Skills

At Contemporaries, we know that transferable skills are how candidates can move from one job to the next, especially if the new job isn't exactly aligned with the previous one....

Employee of the Quarter – Molly Sullivan

It's that time again, the time for Employee of the Quarter. The team at Contemporaries is pleased to present the award and bonus for this quarter to Molly Sullivan! Molly is a...

Managing Problems at Work (Even When You Didn’t Cause Them)

The workplace can be a frustrating environment. We've all had days where we want to throw our hands up. We face challenges each day, and those challenges are not always caused by...

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Quote of the Day: Les Brown

Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality. -Les Brown We're surrounded by opinions about individuals as well as groups every day, and most of them seem to be negative. It's important not to internalize these opinions, and to remember who you are and...

5 Types of Companies You’ll Want to Work for After Graduation

Graduating from college is an exciting time, but once the excitement subsides, it’s time to buckle down and land a job. Job searches can be overwhelming, especially in a market as large as Boston. There are lots of opportunities in the region, but the number of...

Don’t Forget – It’s Tax Day

As you probably (hopefully) know, today is Tax Day, the last day to get your taxes filed. We wish for you all that you get a nice return, even though we live in a time where the lower and middle class continues to be hit with the largest burdens, as the "safety net"...

When Is the Right Time to Start Planning for Hiring?

There are numerous reasons why you may find yourself in need of new talent. Whether your company is growing, you have seasonal shifts in demand or a top performer has just given notice, the need for new employees can be an anxiety-inducing proposition. Knowing when...

How to Market Transferable Skills

At Contemporaries, we know that transferable skills are how candidates can move from one job to the next, especially if the new job isn't exactly aligned with the previous one. However, it's not enough to simply have the transferable skills. Hiring manager want to...

Employee of the Quarter – Molly Sullivan

It's that time again, the time for Employee of the Quarter. The team at Contemporaries is pleased to present the award and bonus for this quarter to Molly Sullivan! Molly is a diligent and driven employee who is always willing to go the extra mile. She regularly shows...

Managing Problems at Work (Even When You Didn’t Cause Them)

The workplace can be a frustrating environment. We've all had days where we want to throw our hands up. We face challenges each day, and those challenges are not always caused by ourselves. In fact, they're not always caused by anyone in particular. Whether a problem...

Quote of the Day: T.S. Eliot

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. -T.S. Eliot When we push ourselves, we're able to accomplish more, even if it feels scary at first. It's important to always think about your health and peace, but stepping out of your...

Quote of the Day: Theodore Isaac Rubin

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. -Theodore Isaac Rubin When we work hard to achieve successes, we can be proud of ourselves for the work we...

Tough Interview Questions: How to Talk About Past Mistakes

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that any interview isn't going to be filled with easy questions. Any interviewer is going to ask you a tough question or two. These questions are challenging for a reason. They usually ask you to highlight something or some event...

Quote of the Day: Robert Hall

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity -Robert Hall Surround yourself with people who will support you as well as give genuine, compassionate advice. We...

Acknowledging Your Successes, Big and Small

In today's workplace, it's easy to focus more on your failures than successes. Productivity is always a priority, so the big accomplishments and challenges tend to outweigh the day-to-day successes that we achieve all the time. But if we only focus on the "big"...

Quote of the Day: Muhammad Ali

The man who has no imagination has no wings. -Muhammad Ali Using one's imagination in the workplace is more important than you may think. Thinking outside the box will allow you to soar and find solutions that others may not be able to see. Keep this in mind so your...

What Does a Boston Non-Profit and the United Nations Have in Common?

The answer is simple, Massachusetts resident, Collette Divitto, of course! The young owner of Collettey’s Cookies was the first official 2017 recipient of the Heartank Entrepreneur award. In addition, Divitto was also one of the presenters and representatives of a...

Quote of the Day: Charles Kettering

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. -Charles Kettering Remember that even when change is positive, it comes with hardships. It's important to know that even though change can be difficult, it's necessary for growth and progress....

Contemporaries’ 20th Anniversary

In 1998, the movie Titanic received the Oscar for Best Picture, Friends, Frasier, and ER were the top TV shows, a stamp cost 32 cents, and a gallon of gas, was slightly over a dollar. Bill Clinton was President, Paul Cellucci was the Governor of Massachusetts, and...

Quote of the Day: Jim Rohn

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. -Jim Rohn At Contemporaries, we know that learning is the foundation of our...

How Staffing Firms and HR Work Together in Boston

Human resource management becomes more complex every year. Teams are tasked with everything from employee benefits to compliance to performance management, workplace safety, training and myriad other responsibilities. When teams are stretched well beyond their limits,...

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