Mastering the Application Form

How many times have you started to apply for a job and then given up in disgust or frustration over the online application process? Online application forms can be complicated and annoying, but many companies still rely on them to round up and organize candidates for their open positions, or to collect resumes to keep… Read more »

Tips for Excelling at the Phone Interview

There’s no other way to put it: phone interviews are daunting. Not only is this your first real “personal” opportunity to give the employer a great impression of you, your chances of moving on to an in-person interview hinge on it. Fortunately, you have some benefits on your side for phone interviews, and preparing for… Read more »

How to Jumpstart Your Job Search

Has it been awhile since you’ve had an interview or even a call from a potential employer? It may be time to take a look at how you’re conducting your job search. You may need to revise your approach, your materials or your attitude. 1. Do some homework. Once you’ve put your resume on a… Read more »

Unsolicited Call from a Recruiter? Why You Should Pick Up

You’re not looking for a new job, but you get an unsolicited call from a recruiter with a potential job opportunity. Should you A. hang up, B. put them on mute while you work away pretending to listen, or C. ask for more details and truly listen. The answer is ‘C’, and here’s why: Even… Read more »

How to Start a New Career: Planning for 2018

The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” That certainly holds true when you are planning your career and its development. Here are four steps you… Read more »

Tips For Building Your Personal Brand

One way to establish yourself in the professional world is through brand building. How can a person be a brand, you ask? Its simple: consider how you would like to project yourself to the world and then figure out how to make the world see that projection, and violà! This may seem difficult, but Staffers… Read more »

When and How to Use Resumes and CVs

Most people mistaken the resume for the CV and vice versa, believing them to be synonymous. However, they actually serve two very different purposes. Continue reading to find out exactly what these two documents are, the purposes they serve, and when to use which one. The Resume: Resumes are short documents (usually limited to one… Read more »

How to Navigate a Staffing Website as a Job Seeker

Are you new to the world of temporary employment? Staffing agencies can offer job seekers exclusive jobs, and they specialize in matching their candidates with companies based on their candidate’s skill set, personality, and values. However, trying to find a staffing agency that suits your needs can be difficult, especially if you are beginning with… 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 »

“Tell Me About Yourself” – Best Ways to Answer This Interview 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 is so open-ended that you often… Read more »