Answers to the “Tell Me About Yourself” 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’s so open-ended that you often can’t… Read more »

Community Service Can Help Your Business: Tips for Getting Involved

For a business to succeed, it has to successfully engage and serve its local community. This goes beyond connecting with other businesses in your area. Additionally, as the holidays kick into full swing, it’s natural to reflect on ways you can help those around you. But how do you get involved? Helping those in need… Read more »

Ask Yourself These Questions about Your Office’s Health

It’s so easy for the day-to-day tasks that keep your business afloat to become overwhelming. When your office is especially busy, maintaining workplace positivity is one of the first things to fall by the wayside. While you and your co-workers are on task, working extra hard, and accomplishing your goals or reaching your deadlines, it’s… Read more »

Attracting Top Talent With Recruitment Marketing

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

Recruitment marketing is a practical approach to finding and attracting top talent.  The Undercover Recruiter compares this strategy to a pyramid or funnel. At the base of the funnel is “Awareness,” followed by “Interest,” “Active search,” “Application,” “Evaluation,” and finally, at the top, “Hire.” According to the Undercover Recruiter, however, “Many consider [recruitment marketing] the top… 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 »

Searching for Success at a New Job? Try 30/60/90

Are you searching for ways to put your best foot forward at your new job? The 30/60/90 plan is a great way to set yourself up for success in your new job. For each month that you’ve worked, on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day, you complete and begin a new set of goals for… Read more »

What it Takes to be an Great Recruiter

Excellent recruiters know that hiring requires a lot more than meets the eye. Not only do recruiters have to place great new hires, but they are also responsible for marketing their company and attracting top talent. As The Undercover Recruiter points out, a huge part of recruiting is sales. Are you considering a career in recruiting? Would… Read more »

Not Getting Applications for Your Jobs? We’re Here to Help

So, you have an excellent opportunity at your company, and you’ve made sure to advertise it in the right places. You’ve written a terrific ad that showcases not only the job itself but your company and the benefits you offer. However, you’re not receiving applications from the candidates you want to apply. Where did you… 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 »