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Not Enough Experience for a Job? Apply Anyway!

As a job seeker, you may come upon a job posting that really interests you – but you don’t have the exact experience the hiring company is looking for.   You’re really interested in pursuing the opportunity – so what should you do?   First off, no one fits a job description perfectly, and there’s no such thing as the ideal candidate! If you only apply for… Read more »

How to Set Proper Team Goals in 2020

With 2020 underway, supervisors and team leaders should be looking at ways to enhance departmental and corporate success by helping employees reach their personal goals.    But what really makes a workplace conducive for better productivity? Is it simply having talented employees? While a great staff is certainly a plus, without a motivated working environment, a manager can’t expect to get the most out of their staff.   Workplace goals are effective tools… Read more »

3 Ways to Clean Up your Social Media Image

As a job candidate, you need to consistently put your best foot forward to ensure hiring managers see you as their next new hire.  And that includes your social media footprint.   Today’s hiring managers are looking at your social media sites just as thoroughly as your resume or cover letter. In fact, a recent survey showed that close to 50% of hiring… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Making the Wrong Hire Can Be Bad for Your Business

Aside from being a headache and a time drain, hiring the wrong candidate can cost a business money, increase employee turnover, diminish morale, and more.      As a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager, it sometimes happens that a candidate who had the right credentials seemed to fly through the interview process, and had impeccable references turns… Read more »

How to Make the Best Impression During your Interview 

Whoever first said, “you only have one chance to make a good impression” must have been a candidate preparing for a job interview.    Before a job seeker can deliver those well-thought-out answers to questions like “what is your greatest weakness,” the interviewer will be evaluating the candidate’s potential to fit the job and the company. Some… Read more »

How Can You Keep Candidates from “Ghosting” Search Firms?

There’s nothing worse than having a job candidate you’ve nurtured for weeks – or just hired – disappear into thin air. It’s called “ghosting,” and according to USA Today, many businesses report that 20 to 50 percent of job applicants and workers are no shows.       One of the main reasons for ghosting is it’s a candidate’s market, with today’s job applicants… Read more »

5 Ways a Staffing Firm Can Help Your Career

Searching for a new job can be stressful, time-consuming, confusing, and at times, frustrating.    With January now upon us, jobseekers also face a lot of competition. That’s because studies have shown that one in three (33%) Americans are planning on looking for a new job this year. And of those, 90% say they’ll be looking in… Read more »

Make the Most of Every Assignment

Flexibility. Extra income. Work experience. An avenue to direct employment. The reasons people choose temporary work are as diverse as the assignments they select. But whether you are looking to earn some extra cash, or are seeking full-time employment, here are several things you can do to make the most of temporary assignments: Dress the… Read more »

Assessment Tools for Making Better Hires

Having the right tools at your disposal can make hiring a lot easier—and a lot more successful.  Here is a quick overview of different assessments tools you can use, beyond the basic job interview: Qualifications Screens Simple questionnaires determine if an applicant has the minimum requirements to perform a job (availability, minimum age, years of… Read more »

Etiquette: Let it Make (Not Break) Your Chances at a Job

Etiquette, as Emily Post once declared, is the science of living. It may seem stuffy and outdated to some, but having established social protocols can be helpful in unfamiliar situations. A job search, for example, is a time where it can be a blessing to have guidelines to follow to make sure that you don’t… Read more »