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 »

The Resume: How to Set Yourself Apart

When applying for jobs, the resume is one of the first pieces of information your staffing firm or future employer will receive about you, so it is very important that your resume showcase your skills and previous work experience. Your resume will help your staffing recruiter place you in a position that will fit your… Read more »

Jackson is Set to Grow! What Does This Mean For Employers?

The employment future is looking very bright for Mississippi—and the Mississippi Economic Council can prove it. Last year, they surveyed 20 different communities in “every corner of Mississippi” as part of the 2011 Mississippi Blueprint project, an objective review of the state’s economic opportunities and recommended actions for putting Mississippi into a growth phase. The Blueprint Project… Read more »

How Much is a Job Worth? How to Determine the Market Value of a Job

When it’s time to make an employee an offer, you’ll want to make sure your compensation package is at least comparable to what your competitors are paying. It’s so easy these days for candidates to look up the salary range for their job. If what you offer is lacking, you may have gone through the… 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 »

Why Isn’t Anybody Applying For Your Jobs?

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 all of the benefits you offer; however, you’re not getting the applicants you want. Where did you go wrong,… Read more »

The Benefits of Partnership—Teaming Up With a Staffing Company for Success

If you’re still thinking of staffing companies as “temp agencies,” it’s time to adjust your outlook. Many companies are discovering that partnering with a reputable staffing company can give them a competitive edge. How? First and foremost, if you work with a reputable staffing company and develop a long-term relationship with them, they will be… Read more »

Have a Resume Gap? How to Explain It Away in an Interview

These days, it’s not unusual to have gaps in your employment history. The national unemployment rate has remained at about 10% since 2008. Employers and recruiters are familiar with seeing employment gaps on resumes by now, but you’ll still need to explain them if you have them. Here’s how to handle the situation and keep… Read more »