Maximize Your Time with the 80/20 Rule

What’s the 80/20 rule? The 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Rule, is simple: in many cases, about 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In other words, 20% of the work you do accounts for 80% of the outcomes of your work. With this in mind, strategizing about how best to maximize… Read more »

Phone Interview Coming Up? Here’s How to Prepare

Pick up a call from a recruiter

As businesses have become remote, hiring has too. There’s no other way to put it: phone interviews are daunting. Not only is this your first real “personal” opportunity to give the employer a great impression of you, your chances of moving on to an in-person interview hinge on it. Fortunately, you have some benefits on… Read more »

Overqualified? How to Make the Most of an Application

Much like the classic dating brush aside, “it’s not you; it’s me” comes the more recent job hunter letdown, “you’re overqualified.” It’s frustrating, it’s vague, and it closes your case without being offensive – but what exactly does it mean? Quite possibly, it could be exactly what it sounds like – the employer feels you… Read more »

Need a Manager? How to Hire Right for Your Business

How to hire a great manager

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 you need to hire a great manager can turn leads into sales, motivate employees, and produce bottom line results. A poor manager, on the other… Read more »

So, You Want to be 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 varies from industry to industry, but more than likely, they will require answering phones, scheduling appointments and meetings, and… Read more »

Recruitment Planning: Begin and Maintain a Strong Strategy

Create a Recruitment Plan

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 recruitment plan in effect. You would never forego your company’s financial plan,… Read more »

Start Your Job Search on the Right Foot

Job search strategies

Looking for a job isn’t as easy as just googling “jobs” or scrolling through Indeed and LinkedIn. You might see thousands of available jobs, but are you qualified for them? Are you even interested in them? Many people apply for whatever jobs they see available, even if they don’t meet the qualifications. Casting the widest… Read more »

How to Snag Your First Entry Level Job

Have you just graduated? The job market can feel daunting when you don’t have experience in your desired field, especially when the entry level job descriptions you see require two or more years of experience. As TopResume says, “Employers expect college graduates to enter their first job after school and hit the ground running. In… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Job Hopping

According to flexjobs, a job hopper, “stays at a job for approximately one to two years.” Although a popular move for millennials, many employers consider job hopping a bad move. Why? Because employers spend a lot of money on new hires. Applicants with job hopping on their resume might discourage a recruiter from reaching out…. Read more »

Making a Career Change? What to Consider First

Whether you feel dissatisfied in your job or deciding to pursue your career dream, changing careers is daunting. Making a career change can require many sacrifices. Here are some things to consider as you strategize. 1. Understand your goals. Whether you know what career you want to pursue or are still deciding, consider your goals…. Read more »