Madison Staffing hosting Nanny & Housekeeper Training in January 2012

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Madison Staffing is presenting the first ‘Full Charge Nanny & Housekeeper Training Event’ taught by industry experts Carolyn Stulberg (Alexandria School) & Marta Perrone (The Professional Housekeeper). This two day event topics will cover…

  • Career Development
  • Nanny Training
  • Child Development
  • Household Training

Who Should Attend this event?

This event is designed for anyone who is interested in a career as a Private Service Professional or looking to add additional skills to their resume.  We encourage teachers, teacher assistants, and Day Care Employees looking to transition to ...

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Agency Spotlight: Feigon Hamilton

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Feigon Hamilton places professionals across the countryFeigon Hamilton is one of the well-known agencies in the private service industry, thanks to the long-term reputations of the principals, Susan Feigon and Gail Hamilton.  With base offices in California and Colorado, their placements reach across the country and even abroad.  Find out more in this week’s Agency Spotlight…

1.       How long have you been in ...

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Agency Spotlight: Mom’s Best Friend Agency

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I am always getting asked about who are the best agencies to work with.  To help answer these questions, The Personal Touch Career Services is starting a series of Agency Spotlights to help job seekers find out more about placement agencies in the private service industry.

If you would like your agency featured, please contact Donna at info@personaltouchcareerservices.com or call 720-341-8229.

Our inaugural agency is Mom’s Best Friend Agency, ...

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Are you living in the problem or in the solution?

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Over the years, I have noticed that there are two kinds of people in the world: those who live in the solution, and those who live in the problem.

Unfortunately, I often find myself sliding into the problem.

When all I can do is complain about a situation, I’m in the problem.

When I take pleasure in other people’s mistakes, I’m in the problem.

When I wallow in the gossip on Facebook, I’m in the problem.

And when everything in my career looks bleak, I ...

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5280 Magazine reveals Denver’s 50 most powerful individuals

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For the private service industry, it can be challenging to tap into the hidden job market.  Some of the tactics for corporate job seekers just don’t work as well.  One of the biggest problems is identifying target employers, also known as passive employers.

A passive employer is someone who is not advertising that they have a specific hiring need.  Instead, the ...

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Networking during the holidays

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Just because people won’t be in the office for a few days, that is no reason to stop your networking efforts – especially if you are looking for a job right now.  Keep these networking sources in mind while you celebrate the season…

Family and Friends

When getting together with friends and family, mention how you are still looking for work.  ...

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Are long job applications worth the effort?

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questions about long job applicationsYou know the drill: you find a job that really interests you, but when you follow the link to apply, the application goes on forever…

The question inevitably comes up in your mind: is this even worth my time?

The answer could be yes – depending on your goals, motives and strategy.

Why they do this to you

Often times, a company will use the application process to help ...

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Thinking about Holiday Cards

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Hand written holiday cards help job seekersToday I started compiling my list of Holiday Card recipients – seems really early, doesn’t it?  But not from a business perspective.  Just a preliminary look identified a list of 100+ business contacts, clients, and professional friends.

Businesses have known for a long time that Holiday Cards are a form of marketing – a way of saying “thanks” to all of their contacts in ...

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A moment for gratitude

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Often times when we’re in a job search, it is easy to forget to be grateful.  After all, being stuck in your house, staring at that accusing computer screen is not a pleasant place to be.

Just for today, take one moment to be grateful for something.  It can be large – like a supportive family – or something small – like enjoying a favorite dinner at home.  Whatever it is, hold it in your mind for a moment.  Let your ...

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