Tips for Cold Calling Potential Employers

Cold calling potential employers can be a tricky, yet beneficial, job search strategy. This method can demonstrate your initiative and interest in the company. A lot of businesses don’t list their open positions, and in some cases, they may have a position that is opening up soon. All the more reason to give them a… Read more »

How to Transition from Temp to Perm

As one of the top employment agencies in Jackson, MS, Staffers knows more and more companies today are hiring temp employees. And they’re not just bringing them on board for short-term work; in many cases, they’re using temporary employment as a way to test drive candidates before making a full-time hiring decision. With that in mind,… Read more »

New Job? You Need the 30/60/90 Plan

The 30/60/90 plan is a great way to set yourself up for success in your new job. For each month that you’ve worked, on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day, you complete and begin a new set of goals for both understanding the company, understanding your role in the company, and contributing to the growth of… Read more »

Podcasts That Will Improve Your Hiring and Recruiting Skills

Do you have a long commute to work? It can be tough to entertain yourself on the way to work while driving safely. Podcasts have become hugely popular over the last few years, and the staffing industry has responded to listeners’ interests. If you don’t have as much time to read about current trends in… Read more »

What Time is the Right Time to Ask About Salary

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact right time to ask your hiring manager about salary, but its one of the most important pieces of information you need to know about the job. A company’s salary budget can be the difference in your ability to accept a position, and yet this information often goes undisclosed until… Read more »

What It Takes to Be a Successful Recruiter

Being a recruiter requires wearing multiple hats. Not only are you working with candidates, but you are also working with clients and establishing liaisons between the two groups. Recruiters have to know how to best serve their candidates and clients, and in a lot of ways, this position is about both being a good salesman,… Read more »

Tips for Using a Staffing Firm as a Job Seeker

Job seekers who are looking for employment often find success working with a staffing firm. Whether you are looking for temporary or permanent work, a staffing service can help you take the first step. Many job seekers work with staffing agencies because they can place you with companies that you may not be able to… Read more »

Writing the Post-Interview Thank-You Note

The interview process isn’t over when you shake hands and walk out the door. There’s still one card left to play, one too often neglected these days: writing a follow-up letter. While this used to be an actual letter, today an email serves the same crucial purpose – one final reminder to your interviewers to… Read more »

Five Secrets to Becoming a Likable Manager

Being a good manager isn’t about giving orders. That’s what a dictator does. An effective manager should to lead by example, show respect for his or her employees, and inspire subordinates to give their best efforts. It helps greatly if employees like their manager. It takes an incredibly rare individual to be unlikable yet still… Read more »

Best Ways to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question

As a job candidate, you know there are some questions you’re almost always going to get during an interview. One of them is “tell me about yourself.” And, as one of Jackson’s top employment agencies, we at Staffers know it’s one of the most dreaded questions for a reason. It’s so open-ended that you often can’t… Read more »