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 »

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 »

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 »