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 »

Three Mistakes Candidates Make When Working with a Staffing Firm

If you’re searching for a new job, it’s a great idea to partner with a Jackson staffing firm. They can offer you access to opportunities not always advertised, as well as help you polish your resume and interviewing skills. That said, there are some common mistakes candidates make in the relationship that hinder their ability… Read more »

How to Make Your Small Company Culture Stand Out

Bigger is not always better when it comes to recruiting top candidates. In fact, small companies can actually be at a great advantage for attracting new hires. The reason why so many employees today enjoy working for smaller companies is simple: the culture. If you’re looking to add some great new talent to your team,… Read more »

Improve Company Culture by Asking These Questions

How are some companies able to land high-caliber talent at lower than industry-leading salaries? Think Google. Or Zappos. They’re not famous for paying people a lot of money. They’re famous for having great company cultures. So how can you make your company more appealing to desirable employees? Start by asking yourself the following questions: 1…. Read more »

Four Steps to Proactive Spring Hiring

Does the phrase “proactive hiring” make you cringe? Does the whole concept just seem like too much work? In the current hiring environment, though, it truly pays off. To get the best talent, you need to work a little smarter than the competition. How? Proactive hiring simply means being aware of what jobs are most… Read more »

How Much is a Job Worth? Determining 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 lacks value, you may have gone through the… Read more »

Why Are People Not 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, the applicants you want are not applying. Where did you go wrong,… 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 »

Four Ways to Help Your Team Keep the Winter Blues at Bay

Once again, the holiday season has come and gone and businesses everywhere are back to the grind in full force. For many of us, the winter weather can greatly affect our mood and sometimes, even our productivity. When left unchecked, the simple winter blues can evolve into burnout sticks around long after the snow has… 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 »