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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Hey Bolt Friends! What are you doing to celebrate Cupid’s day? Here at Bolt, Calvin is wearing a “statement” piece which has attracted significant attention. He has had his outfit planned for weeks. It’s truly a Valentine’s day staple. Note the color coordinated shoes. If you haven’t checked out our Instagram, this #funfactfriday features a… Read more »

W.o.W. (5): Nailing the interview

Hey folks! We’re back with part five of our job search series, “Words of Wisdom (W.o.W.)”. This week, we’re helping you nail the in-person interview. We already covered your resume, your elevator pitch, and your outfit, now it’s time to think about making a good impression when you meet your interviewer. Step 1: Self-Check When… Read more »

Wine + Global Warming = :(

We’re constantly talking about climate change in the face of California’s wildfires and the current election. We use the words “climate change” to explain the unexplainable like the bizarrely warm days that pop up in January and February. Beyond the devastating fires, what other impacts does climate change have in California? Well, for one, we… Read more »

Keeping track of a busy life

As I’m sure you’ve heard, this world is pretty connected. Because of that, you’re expected to be more responsive now than ever before. With that added pressure, it can sometimes be difficult to keep your life in order. You have to stay organized to remember when to pick up the kids from baseball, when to… Read more »

Words of Wisdom (4): “But what do I wear?”

After a bit of practice, you’ve officially nailed the phone interview. Two days later, you get an email from the interviewer saying that they would love to meet you in person. You’re excited, maybe a little nervous. You’re really preoccupied about making the right impression. Like it or not, that means that you have to… Read more »

Women in the Workforce 💪

Here we are in 2020, 100 years after women earned the right to vote. A lot has changed since then. For starters, you’re on your computer reading a blog. The word “blog” wasn’t even adopted into the English language until the 1990s, an abbreviation from “weblog.” Anyway, women are a much more equal member of… Read more »

Words of Wisdom (3): Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills

Sure, the interviewer herself probably won’t ask you outright to list your hard and soft skills. She might be a bit more subtle than that and ask about your “qualifications” or your “leadership style,” but you should be prepared with a mental (maybe physical, too) list of your hard and soft skills to market to… Read more »

Fast Facts: Staffing Edition!

We’re taking a break from our current blog series to mention some staffing statistics that will blow your mind! Do you think it’s uncommon to use a staffing agency? Think again! According to the American Staffing Association, almost 17 million Americans are employed through staffing agencies each year. Statista reports that the staffing industry is… Read more »

Words of Wisdom for your Job Search: (2) “Tell me about yourself”

After you’ve completed your resume, you may want to prepare yourself for interviews. Each interview is different. There’s no way that you can predict every question that the interviewer will ask. But you can be sure that you will be faced with the dreaded “Tell me about yourself” question. While this question may seem easy… Read more »

Our words of wisdom for your job search: (1) Preparing your resume

Welcome to our newest blog series— Our words of wisdom for your job search. This opening blog will cover the all-important “Resume”. What is it? Do you need it? and How do you write a good one? Find out! Most jobs nowadays require that you submit a resume. A resume is a one page document… Read more »