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Welcome to The Link

MarketStar’s careers and culture blog! In The Link we cover career trends and topics related specifically to MarketStar and our amazing team. All posts are written by MarketStar leaders, subject matter experts, and passionate employees who are excited about our company and their own careers. Thanks for joining us!

It’s Okay to not be Okay

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Your Resume, Your Story

Everyone wants to know how to create a resume that stands out and ultimately gets them an interview. It can be tricky to know how to structure it, and what to include. I have been a recruiter for 7 years and have looked through thousands of resumes. I believe the key to building the best resume is to think of it as your professional work story, rather than just a list of what you have done. Your resume is the opportunity to share your story, like any good story, your resume must be clear, concise, and compelling. 

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From MarketStar Ogden to Pinterest San Francisco: Growing a Career at MarketStar

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Balancing Work and Family when you are Working from Home

Due to the recent covid-19 pandemic, MarketStar recently sent our entire workforce to work from home. My days are now spent working alongside my family in the safety and comfort of our home. The transition to work from home has some awesome benefits, like zero commute time, my dog at work with me, and maybe the best part — sweatpants! However, it has also brought some unique challenges that are somewhat different from the typical work environment. For example, my co-workers don’t usually need me to wipe their faces after lunch.

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Your Business Continuity Plan: An Exercise in Building a Better Company in Trying Times

Like most companies, MarketStar has been forced to make significant changes to the way we do business because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Times like this can undermine time-tested process, break leadership, and whither the attitudes of the most ardent worker. But it can also be a time when we rise to the challenge in ways we never thought possible. It’s a time to put our values into action, not just to keep our business running, but to keep our people safe, secure, and healthy.

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Moving to Empower Women

The main goal of any for-profit organization is to make an impact while growing revenue. They make money by creating growth for their employees, their clients, and their community. Women can play a major part in helping organizations achieve this goal. In fact, a recent study shows that on average, companies with at least one woman in the C-suite are 6% more profitable that those without. Those with at least one woman on the board, outperform those without by 16%. These numbers give everyone a reason to care. If women are so vital to an organization’s success and bottom line, why is it so hard to hire, retain, and promote them?

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Entering a Life Crisis at Work

On August 21, 2018, I had an MRI, and at 8:01 the next morning I got a call from the doctor’s office. “We have your results and would like to review them with you. When can you come in?” I couldn’t go in until the afternoon, and the entire day I convinced myself they reviewed scans with all their patients. If that were only the case.

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5 Tips to Capture Quality Employee Referrals

 

Over the last four years, I have referred dozens of employees to join me at MarketStar, one of The Salt Lake Tribunes Top Workplaces of 2019. During a recent company-wide meeting, our CEO, Keith Titus, gave me a shout-out for being one of the company’s top referrers in a segment on our employee referral program. Though MarketStar provides compensation for referrals, it’s not all about the compensation for me. It’s about helping my network, friends, and family find jobs where they can thrive.

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Belonging to Something Bigger

One of our summer adventures took us to see nature’s skyscrapers in Sequoia National Park. At 2,100 years old, General Sherman stands as the largest living tree on earth. In a grove of giants, it stands 275 feet tall with a 102-foot ground circumference. The awe and magnitude of Sequoia’s beauty tranquilized the hundreds of park guests as we respectfully explored the forest. 

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The Race for Inclusion

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to vacation with my family in San Francisco, where we stopped by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Within this memorial, there is an amazing waterfall. Behind the waterfall lies quotes from the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech etched in glass-like walls. Though I’ve heard, read, and seen this speech many times, on this occasion, while reading quotes from that speech, it really touched my soul. Together, my family and I read the quotes aloud, and we all experienced the “chill” running down our backs. Shortly thereafter, we discussed the importance of treating everyone with dignity and respect. Then the kids ran off through the garden area with many other children from all different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. It was quite an experience, and truly something I will never forget.

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