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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Make Sure Recruiters are Finding You on LinkedIn

Most recruiters actively recruit on LinkedIn, so one way to catch recruiters’ attention is to promote yourself on this platform. If recruiters note that you are available to work and you fit their job description, they may reach out and invite you to apply. This is a huge benefit for job seekers. Here’s what you… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Job Seeking in 2021

Job seeking has changed drastically in the wake of the pandemic. Interviews are largely virtual, and more and more jobs are remote. Moreover, hiring trends might look entirely different for your industry. At Staffers, we can help you navigate these changes with several tips that will help you adapt. Establish a remote workspace Remote work… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Going Temp to Perm

As one of the top employment agencies in Jackson, MS, Staffers knows more companies today are hiring temporary workers. 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. With that in mind, what will increase… Read more »

Starting a New Career in 2021

Looking for a new career in 2021?

The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” That certainly holds true when you are planning your career development. Here are four steps you can take… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Asking for a Job Reference

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 »