How to Ask for a Job Reference

Managing Through Good and Poor Employee Performance Staffers

Who should you ask for a job reference? How do you ask? Will they say yes? Do employers even look at job references? What do they ask your references? Applying for jobs can be stressful from start to finish, and securing good references is particularly tricky. A potential employer’s call to your references could make… Read more »

Addressing Resume Gaps While Putting Your Best Foot Forward

More people than you might think have resume gaps, whether they took time off to raise a child, care for a sick family member experienced unemployment, or just needed some time off. If you have a gap in your work history, especially if it’s recent, you will need to address it at some point in… Read more »

New to the Working World? Tips for Getting Started

Is Your Application Process Pushing Away Top Talent_ Staffers

Are you new to the working world? Looking for your first job out of high school or college is daunting, but we have some tips for getting started. Keep your materials organized When you’re applying for a lot of jobs, it’s easy to lose track of what materials you need to send to what company…. Read more »

How to Pursue a Career as an Administrative Assistant

An administrative assistant ensures the day-to-day of an office runs smoothly and efficiently. Becoming an administrative assistant may be a good path for you if you are organized, detail-oriented, and communicate well. An administrative assistant’s responsibilities vary from industry to industry, but more than likely, they will require answering phones, scheduling appointments and meetings, and… Read more »

When is the Right Time to Bring Up Salary Budget?

If you get an interview for a job, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact right time to ask your hiring manager about salary, but its one of the most important pieces of information you need to know about the job. A company’s budget may be a determining factor in your ability to accept the job,… Read more »

How to Create an Effective Staffing Strategy

How to Manage through the Good and Bad

Staffing the right employees is essential to a company’s success. However, employees are a big investment in themselves – an investment on which you will want to see a discernible return. Despite this, an alarming number of businesses do not currently have a staffing plan in effect. You would never forego your company’s financial plan,… Read more »

How to Handle a Mistake at Work

How to handle mistakes at work

Mistakes are inevitable. After all, we are only human. Generally, mistakes can be easily corrected, and eventually, you can forget about them and move on; making a mistake at work, however, can be much more serious. On-the-clock mistakes can impact your employer, and depending on your mistake, even your company’s bottom line can suffer. While… Read more »

Tips for a Successful Mid-Career Change

It should come as no surprise that a mid-career change often leaves job seekers feeling confused. You’ve surpassed entry-level positions both in experience and salary expectations, but you don’t have the qualifications for senior-level management jobs. This gray area combined with today’s job market leaves you facing the challenge of finding a job. However, if… Read more »

How to Apply for a Reach Job

It happens all the time: you’re searching for a job, and you find the perfect position. Only there’s one problem. You don’t quite meet all the requirements listed in the job description. Should you walk away, or take a chance and submit an application? We suggest you do the latter, and we have some tips for how… Read more »

Questions You Should Ask Any Potential Recruiting Partner

When partnering with a potential recruiting partner, getting to know them is essential. What is their area of expertise? How do they work? What kind of work ethic do they have? Asking the right questions can reassure you that your recruiter will be a true business partner. They will work with you to achieve your… Read more »