The Importance of Referrals in the Recruiting Industry

In 2019, most recruiters rely on referrals as one of their most important recruiting resources. According to the 2018 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report, “Referrals from existing candidates jumps to the top of the list of single best talent sources this year. Nearly 30 percent say referrals are the absolute best source of… Read more »

First Impressions 101

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 make quick first impressions about the people we meet. When it comes to impressing someone who has a strong say in whether you will be offered a job or… Read more »

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 »

The Importance of Recruitment Marketing

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… 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 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 »

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 »

Hiring a Manager in Jackson, Mississippi

When you’re running a business, selecting a manager can be one of the most important decisions you ever make. As one of the leading staffing firms in Jackson, Mississippi, Staffers knows hiring a great manager can turn leads into sales, motivate employees, and produce bottom line results. A poor manager, on the other hand, can cause… 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 »