Overqualified? How to Positively Spin Your Qualifications

Much like the classic dating brush aside, “it’s not you; it’s me” comes the more recent job hunter letdown, “you’re overqualified.” It’s frustrating, it’s vague, and it closes your case without being offensive – but what exactly does it mean? Quite possibly, it could be exactly what it sounds like – the employer feels you… Read more »

Strategic Staffing Planning 101

It is understood that staffing the right employees is essential to a company’s success. Employees are a big investment in themselves – an investment you will want to see a discernible return on. However, as vital as staffing is, an alarming number of businesses do not currently have a staffing plan in effect. You would… Read more »

Resume Gap? How to Explain it Away in an Interview

These days, it’s not unusual to have a gap in your employment history given unemployment rates over the last decade. Employers and recruiters are familiar with seeing employment gaps on resumes by now, but you’ll still need to explain them. Here’s how to handle the situation and keep those gaps from harming your chances of… Read more »

Staffing Firms Help Job Seekers Find Their Career Path

Staffing Firms

Job seekers who are looking for employment often find success working with staffing firms. 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 reach… Read more »

Answers to the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question

A strategic staffing plan will help your business have success!

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 »

New Job? Here’s How to Start on the Right Foot

You’ve been searching for weeks and finally landed a new job. You’ve put a ton of effort into re-designing your resume, writing the perfect cover letter, and preparing for your interview. Now, you’re sitting at your new desk and trying to learn new company policies, procedures, and culture. In the first weeks of your new… Read more »

Unstructured vs. Structured Interviews: Pros and Cons

What’s the difference between an unstructured interview and a structured interview? Unstructured interviews are more informal, and the interviewer often bases later questions on the candidate’s previous answers. The interviewer may go in with a list of questions but not ask them all. The interview tends to be more conversational in nature and can cover… Read more »

Job Seekers: Make the Most of Working with a Staffing Firm

Job Seekers: work with a staffing firm to figure out your next career move.

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 »

On Cold Calling: Tips for How to Jumpstart Your Career

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 »

Talent in Gen Z: Hiring Tips for a New Generation

Recruiting experts spent years researching how to hire Millennial talent. Millennials are a more established faction of the workforce and are beginning to take on more senior positions. As we begin to see Generation Z-ers enter the workforce, recruiters need to rethink their hiring strategies. What makes Gen Z employees different from Milliennials? How do… Read more »