Many job seekers spend tons of hours reviewing their cover letter, resume, and even practicing interview questions. Are those all very important? Of course. However, I recently interviewed a candidate that even though they did not have much experience for the position, they made a big impression.   What made them stand out? A follow… Read more »


1. The largest ever Easter egg hunt was in Florida, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs. 2. When people gorge on a chocolate Easter bunny, 76 per cent bite off the ears first, 5 per cent go for the feet and 4 per cent opt for the tail. 3. In the USA, 90 million… Read more »



Now that the bitter cold is over, it’s time to move on to better (and warmer) things. Take advantage of the warm weather this spring and visit some of the Midwest’s best locations. Best part? Some of these ideas won’t cost you a dime! Happy Traveling!   1. Wichita Botanica Gardens | Wichita, KS If you’re… Read more »


It’s official- Spring is here and it couldn’t have come any sooner! If you’re ready to pop your windows open, let the fresh air in, and do some spring cleaning this weekend, we’ve got you covered with the best spring cleaning tips! Clean your front door mats. If you truly want to keep your house… Read more »


As I get more immersed in the work field, I’ve realized a lot of people have lost motivation. They graduate high school, go to college, and (most of the time) end up in a job they didn’t originally see themselves working in. Perhaps this is what leads to the disillusionment and, therefore, an average motivation… Read more »



Tired of eating at the same restaurants every weekend? We’ve got you covered! We asked some of our employees in our 18 locations throughout southern Illinois to recommend their favorite local restaurants. Without further ado, here is ISS’ 31 top restaurants in Southern Illinois! Enjoy!   1. The Gaby Goat American Pub & Grill | Effingham, IL A… Read more »


1. Read the newspaper. This will allow you to be up-to-date with the latest information and form your own opinions about the articles written. Furthermore, newspapers are a great way to acquire a wide variety of information- not just the ones that you are interested in. 2. Read daily.  The best way- in my opinion- to… Read more »

1. Let your car warm up for only 2-3 minutes. 

More than a minute or two cause long-term wear problems on the car. Try driving it slowly for the first few miles, then drive it normally.

2. Lift up your wiper blades when parked.

In order to prevent your wiper blades from freezing to the glass, leave your wiper blades up when parked unless there is heavy wind in the forecast. That way, you can prevent damaging the transmission for the wiper blades.

3. Always keep your tank at least HALF full. 

This would help eliminate condensation issues in the fuel.  If you get too much water in the fuel, you could end up with a fuel line freeze-up situation.

4. Make sure your windshield washer reservoir is full. 

On a snowy day, you can easily go through half a gallon or more of windshield washer fluid trying to keep your windshield clear.

5. Use cooking spray to prevent your doors from freezing shut. 

Just spray on the edges of the doors then rub them down with a paper towel.


Whether you have been preparing for weeks for this interview or just got a call back a couple of days ago, it’s inevitable that perhaps your interview won’t go as planned. We’ve listed a couple of signs your interview may not be going so well. However, if you do notice these signs, don’t panic! This… Read more »