Here’s What to Do When You Get Rejected for a Job

| Career Tips

You finally found it! The perfect job! You did everything right – your resume was stellar, you nailed the interview, and you made the right contacts at the company. So, when you get the call (or email) that you didn’t get the job, you’re shocked. Crushed. How do you bounce back? Where do you go […]

Is Your Team Burnt Out? Here’s What to Do About It

| HR and Management Tips

Employee burnout can be a dangerous thing. It can be contagious; it can destroy productivity, and it can crush your team’s morale. As a manager, it’s up to you to check in with your employees regularly to gauge their stress levels and combat burnout when necessary. Stress can lead to burnout if it’s not dealt […]

8 Tips for Designing a Better Resume

| Career Tips

A resume is the most important document in your career. It’s the first thing potential employers see about you. If it’s not polished and flawless and doesn’t make you seem like the perfect candidate, chances are it’ll get tossed aside in favor of more competitive candidates. So how can you craft a solid resume that […]

MARC 18th Annual Tip A Firefighter Event

| Community Service

Are you hungry?  Join us for lunch and/or dinner on Friday, September 6th Lunch – Celtic Cavern Dinner – Mattabesett Canoe Club This event is delicious, fun and meaningful.  Your firefighter tip is donated to MARC Community Resources, whose mission is to “Empower people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to make their own life […]

You Hired the Wrong Person. Now What? 

| HR and Management Tips

Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. And sometimes it’s almost impossible to avoid – no matter how thoroughly you checked references, how many personality tests you did, and how many times you interviewed your candidate, you still ended up with a dud employee. Whether it’s because they’re missing deadlines, not meshing with […]

Congratulations Are In Order!

| A.R. Mazzotta

  A.R. Mazzotta is pleased to announce the promotion of Teresa Pagán to Regional Manager. She previously held the role of Recruiting Manager. As Regional Manager, Teresa provides leadership for our company’s daily operations – directing and coordinating staff activities, securing and cultivating client relationships, and promoting a positive work environment that ensures a high […]

Should I Change Jobs? 7 Signs You’re Ready to Leave

| Career Tips

It’s normal to get bored or frustrated with your job. But how do you know when you’ve crossed the line and need to leave? Leaving your job and catapulting your resume into the unknown can be a scary move, so you don’t want to do it on a whim. Here are seven signs that you’re […]

5 Reasons You’re Losing Your Best Workers

| HR and Management Tips

Your best employees are performing at a high level and everything is going smoothly. Suddenly, they start leaving. A one-star employee leaving for greener pastures isn’t necessarily alarming, but when others start to flee, it should be a wake-up call. Where’s everyone going? And why? Here are five reasons you might be losing your best […]

How Can Your Soft Skills Help With a Career in Human Resources?

| Career Tips

Hard, technical skills are important, but there are some jobs, like human resources, where soft skills are just as crucial as more tangible qualifications. You need to communicate and collaborate with a wide range of people, stay positive and work well under pressure. Here are some soft skills that can help you be successful in a human resources career.   Communication  To work well with people, you need be […]

7 Ways to Combat Sleep Deprivation in the Workplace

| Career Tips

Sleep! It’s so important, yet one of the primary needs we sacrifice most. Thanks to Netflix, Instagram and overscheduling, we go to bed later, and wake up earlier to get to work, squeeze in another workout or get kids to daycare before heading into work. That doesn’t even cover sleep disorders, like insomnia and apnea that keep our bodies up at night. A lack […]