The Art of the Resume: Keywords

Your resume is a one-stop document that highlights your most relevant experiences, skills, and accomplishments. It’s the first part of your application that is going to grab an employer’s attention. According to The Balance, “Studies show that recruiters and HR folks spend as little as six seconds reviewing resumes before they move them to the ‘yes’… Read more »

The Necessary Skill of Self-Marketing

Whether your end goal is a temporary position, a long-term career, or a consulting contract, knowing how to effectively market yourself is one of the necessary skills you need when it comes to job hunting. When it boils down to it, job seeking and product marketing essentially share the same goal: establish the needs of… Read more »

Boost Your Job Search By Blogging

One way to demonstrate your talents and expertise and boost the attention you receive from potential employers is by blogging about your career aspirations and your industry. According to Catherine Tan, a founder of the startup, Notey, “Alice Ko, the digital lead at Notey, previously blogged her way to a job by writing about why… Read more »

Questions to Ask at the End of Your Job Interview

At the end of every job interview, your interviewer will inevitably ask whether or not you have any questions. And the answer should always be an enthusiastic “Yes!” Not only is the interview a chance for the interviewer to learn more about your background and qualifications, but it is also an opportunity for you to… Read more »

Taking Advantage the Video Interview

For job seekers who are hoping to work remotely or relocate, video has become a reality of the interview process. Like phone interviews, video interviews can be daunting, but we know how to take advantage of its challenges. Look the Part Just like an in-person interview, you have to dress appropriately for the job you… Read more »

Is Your Next Interview Remote? 5 Tips for Phone Interviews

Ace your remote phone interview!

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 »

Everything You Need to Succeed in Temp-to-Perm

Transitioning from temp to perm?

As a top employment agency in Jackson, MS, Staffers knows more companies today are hiring temp employees, especially essential businesses. And they’re not just bringing them on board for short-term work. in many cases, they’re using temporary employment as a way to test drive candidates before making a full-time hiring decision. That being said, is… Read more »

Overqualified? How to Positively Spin Your Qualifications

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 »

Resume Gap? How to Explain it Away in an Interview

These days, it’s not unusual to have a gap in your employment history given unemployment rates over the last decade. Employers and recruiters are familiar with seeing employment gaps on resumes by now, but you’ll still need to explain them. Here’s how to handle the situation and keep those gaps from harming your chances of… Read more »

Three Steps to Making a Great First Impression

You only have one chance to make a first impression. Why is this old adage true? As an article in the Harvard Business Review demonstrates, this is because first impressions are difficult to change. Psychologist, Phil McAleer, conducted a study, which revealed that even the first “hello” can determine whether or not someone finds you trustworthy. So, what… Read more »