The Bagg Group Blog

Back to the Future – Jobs of 2027

Futurist Thomas Frey got a lot of press when he predicted that 60 percent of the best jobs ten years from now have not been invented yet. But we don’t think it’s really all that surprising a prediction.  At The Bagg Group, we’ve been filling new kinds of jobs, in all sectors, throughout our 45-plus year history. So… Read more »

The Worst Ever Cover Letters … Don’t Go There

We know you want to write the perfect cover letter. We also know that sometimes when you set the bar super high, the task can seem too overwhelming to attempt. Seeking perfection can paralyze. That’s why we’re excerpting some of the worst ever cover letters, collected by Jessica Liebman, managing editor of Business Insider Magazine. We hope… Read more »

A different kind of interview with Geoff Bagg

Since Geoff Bagg took over as president of the The Bagg Group in 2000, he’s grown the business so that today it encompasses five thriving divisions. He credits the steady expansion to a dedicated staff who share his passionate belief that people who are happy at work make for happier workplaces, happier families and happier communities. The company logo even… Read more »

The surprising power of the voice

It might be ironic but …  Hillary goes low and Donald goes high – with their speaking voices, when talking to large audiences. That’s the finding of Dr. Rosario Signorello who studies how politicians change their pitch and volume to attract voters. A low-pitch is associated with calm Signorello observes Clinton’s voice often gets deeper as she nears the end… Read more »

Guess what cover letters and goldfish have in common

Our average attention span is 8.25 seconds. After that, our intense concentration drops off. The average attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds. What’s our point?  That nowadays, you need to write a cover letter as if it’s for a goldfish with attention disorder deficit.  We’re joking, of course. But …. The Microsoft study  Microsoft… Read more »

5 great tips for restless job-hunters

Feeling restless? September has a way of making people feel that way. It comes from so many years of stepping into a new classroom around now. At this time of year, we instinctively feel that we need to get serious, get learning, and get new shoes. The Bagg Group has placed more than 60,000 candidates successfully in full-time,… Read more »

Unusual Businesses Born of Flights of Fancy

Long weekends are made for flights of fancy. And that can be a very good career move. Letting your imagination wander is scientifically proven to boost innovative thinking.  And that’s especially true for those who want to make changes to their work life. A daydream is often triggered by the question, “What if?” At The… Read more »

The One Small Action that Can Change Everything

A little thing can pack a huge punch. There’s one very small move you can do in an interview that can drastically affect the outcome. It’s so tiny as to be imperceptible, but so powerful that we should explain before we reveal it. Having placed more than 60,000 candidates successfully over our long history, The Bagg Group recruiters know… Read more »

How To Work When You Really Don’t Want To

It’s sunny, it’s summer and there’s so much you should be doing — but you just can’t seem to get to it. Maybe you have a project to complete, it’s not a priority but it needs to get done. Or you want to update your resume and cover letter.  And you really should be sending out emails… Read more »