Mastering the Job Application Form

How many times have you started to apply for a job online and then given up in disgust or frustration? Online application forms can be complicated and annoying, but many companies rely on them to organize candidates for their open positions, or to collect resumes to keep on file. Instead of possibly missing out on… Read more »

Tips for Planning Your New Career in 2019

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 development. Here are four steps you can take… Read more »

How to Make a Great First Impression

You only have one chance to make a first impression. Why is this old adage true? As an article in the Harvard Business Review demonstrates, this is because first impressions are difficult to change. Psychologist, Phil McAleer, conducted a study, which revealed that even the first “hello” can determine whether or not someone finds you trustworthy. So,… Read more »

Buzzwords to Boost Your Resume

Your resume is a one-stop document that highlights your most relevant experiences, skills, and accomplishments. It’s the first part of your application that is going to grab an employer’s attention. According to The Balance, “Studies show that recruiters and HR folks spend as little as six seconds reviewing resumes before they move them to the… Read more »

Interview How-To’s: Tips for Introverts

Being an introvert doesn’t have to be a disadvantage for a jobseeker. Plenty of jobs require the kind of quiet, focused attention that introverts tend to possess. Researching the position in advance and working with your natural inclinations instead of against them will allow you to present yourself in the best possible light in your… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »