Handwritten or Email? Sending Your Post-Interview Thank-You Note

One thing is certain: after a job interview, it is important to thank your interviewer with a note that acknowledges their time, relevant points from the conversation, and your interest in the position. It’s far more complicated, however, deciding how you want to deliver your note. Should you send an email or write a handwritten… Read more »

How to Make the Most of a Skype Interview

For job seekers who are hoping to work remotely or relocate, Skype has become a reality of the interview process. Like phone interviews, Skype interviews can be tricky and daunting, but here are some tips for how to make the most of its challenges and how to allow your personality to shine through. Look the… 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 »

Tips for Improving Your Networking Strategies

Being on top of your networking game is essential to making professional connections in the working world. At first, networking might feel awkward or unnatural, but everything gets easier (and better) with practice! At Staffers, we know that networking is one of the many ways to snag your dream career or go from a temporary position… 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 »

Successful Pre-Interview Preparations

Just like professional athletes commit to standard routines before a game or competition, job seekers should have their own pre-interview routine in place. Whether you prefer to quietly reflect on the upcoming event or energize yourself in preparation, knowing and following a routine can help you focus on the goal ahead and in turn, increase… Read more »

How Often Should You Update Your Resume?

You may think of your resume as a static document; one that’s only necessary when you’re searching for a new job. But really, your resume should always be a work in progress. So just how often should you be updating it? You should be updating, adding to and refining your resume a few times a… Read more »

Three Mistakes Candidates Make When Working with a Staffing Firm

If you’re searching for a new job, it’s a great idea to partner with a Jackson staffing firm. They can offer you access to opportunities not always advertised, as well as help you polish your resume and interviewing skills. That said, there are some common mistakes candidates make in the relationship that hinder their ability… Read more »

First Impressions: Gaining an Advantage in 20 Seconds

In today’s fast-paced world, people have short attention spans, and recruiters and hiring managers are no exceptions to the rule. For better or worse, our brains are programmed to make quick judgments about the people we meet. When it comes to impressing someone who has a strong say in whether you will be offered a… Read more »