Tips for Using a Staffing Firm as a Job Seeker

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 »

How to Address a Low GPA in an Interview

Your college GPA is not the end all, be all. In fact, in many situations, it is not even taken into consideration. That does not mean, however, that it will never come up in conversation during a job interview or that it is something that should be overlooked. If your GPA is on the lower… Read more »

Pre-Interview Routines that Ensure Success

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 »

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 »

Job Interview? Here are Five Types of Interviewers to Prep For

A common misconception among many job seekers today is that all interviewers are exactly the same. While many interviewers do follow similar formats, personality and interview styles vary and both can greatly impact the outcome of an interview. Stakes are high during an interview; if you misread the personality of the hiring manager, it could… Read more »

Should You Apply to a Job if You Don’t Have a “Required Skill”?

It’s difficult to meet every single requirement listed on a job description.  Oftentimes, candidates will be well qualified for a great position but lack one or two of the listed requirements. The good news is companies will still consider a strong candidate even if they do not meet all expectations.  However, there are always the… Read more »