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Less Cake for Drake: Our Get Fit Challenge Begins!

  • March 20, 2014
  • Written by webadmin in Blog
At Drake & Company, we’re always working hard to find the right fit for both job applicants and companies in the Madison area—and this hard work often has us sitting at our desks for most of the day. Our sedentary office life leads to a fair amount of lunches at our desks, and although we try our hardest...

Short and Sweet Advice from Drake’s Resume Pro

  • March 13, 2014
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If you Google the words “resume advice” or “resume help”, you’ll find there’s no shortage of advice on every possible nuance of resume format. However, what if you have questions related to what’s in your resume as opposed to what kind of format to use or how many pages it should be? Or, maybe you’re trying to make a career change and wondering how to best craft your resume....

The Never-Ending Winter: How Weather Affects Your Job Search

  • February 26, 2014
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If the television series Game of Thrones was set in the Midwest, its tagline wouldn’t be “Winter is Coming”, but “Winter is Staying.” Here in Madison, we’ve had an unprecedented number of Winter Storm Warnings and Wind Chill Advisories, and we’re honestly wondering if all of our children will have to stay in school through the end of June just to make up all of the snow and extreme cold days they’ve had....

Olympic Athletes: What They Can Teach Us About the Job Search

  • February 11, 2014
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The first weekend of activity has officially wrapped up at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and it’s absolutely impossible not to get sucked into the action. While I can’t say that I follow the world of figure skating, biathlon, alpine skiing, or slopestyle snowboarding on a regular basis, it’s the competition and the athlete stories that consistently draw me in....

Hiring for Cultural Fit: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

  • February 10, 2014
  • Written by webadmin in Blog
Before I started my position as Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company, I worked as a Marketing Manager for a small co-ed independent PreK through Grade 8 school in Lake Forest, Illinois. Last summer, my husband found a job in Madison, and we jumped at the opportunity to get back to Wisconsin....

7 Misconceptions About Working With Staffing Firms

  • February 10, 2014
  • Written by webadmin in Blog
At Drake & Company, applicants come to us through several channels. Sometimes we’ve worked to place them in a temporary or full-time position before. Other times, they come to us as a referral from someone we’ve placed. However, the majority of the applicants registering with us are new to the staffing industry. Whenever we speak with a new applicant, we are reminded of the many misconceptions there are regarding the staffing industry—and we thought we’d take the time to dispel them here with regard to Drake & Company:...