3 Small Things That Make a Big Impression

Starting a new assignment is always a bit nerve-wracking. You naturally want to make a good impression, both with your boss and your co-workers. Most of us are well aware of the big mistakes to avoid – don’t show up late, don’t be arrogant, don’t dress too casually – but there are smaller things to… Read more »

2017 Best Practices for Job Searching with a Recruiter

Did you know 13 million people find employment using staffing firms each year? Working with a recruiter is a priceless tool for job seekers! But if you are planning on working with a recruiter, you should know the right way to go about it. Use these best practices when job searching with a recruiting agency…. Read more »

How to Communicate When Life Gets in the Way

At Staffing Partners, we do our best to ease the burden of job hunting. Searching for a job is a full-time endeavor, so sharing that task with a recruiter saves you a lot of time and stress. But a recruiter can’t do it all for you. You start by filling out an application and talking… Read more »

Outdated Job Search Tactics That Are Holding You Back

How did you search for your last job? How did your parents find their jobs? What about your grandparents? Chances are, all these answers are different. Job-search tactics change constantly. So, if you’re searching for a job, whether it’s your first one or not, you need to start by learning how to job hunt. To… Read more »

Preparing for Situational Interview Questions

Actions speak louder than words, which is why so many interviewers use situational interview questions. Situational questions present you with a condition and ask how you would handle things. Sometimes the situation is hypothetical. More often, situational questions ask you to recall a situation you have already dealt with, for example: Think back to a time… Read more »

Is There a Reason an Employer Shouldn’t Hire You?

Self-awareness is a key skill for job hunters. It helps you apply for the right positions. It can also help you ace an interview. If you are aware of the reasons why you wouldn’t be hired for the job, you can address them in the interview and allay any concerns the interviewer may have. Your… Read more »

Short-Term Work Experience?

Times are changing. While previous generations stayed at the same job for their whole working life, that’s not the case today. According to HR expert John Sullivan, up to 70 percent of employees quit their jobs within two years (source: Harvard Business Review). So, if like most job seekers, you have a lot of short-term… Read more »

Long-Term Unemployment? Dive Back Into the Workforce!

There are dozens of reasons for long-term unemployment. Veterans re-entering the workforce after spending time on disability. A long-time homemaker who wants to start a new career. Or it could be the result of a bad job market. Whatever your reason, if you’re ready to dive back into the workforce after time away, there are a few things… Read more »

Three Mistakes that Say “I’m Unprofessional”

Congratulations on your new job! But, as important as the interview as for making a first impression, the hardest part is yet to come. How can you make sure to come across as a real professional during your first week on the job? Avoiding these three mistakes is a good start. 1. Being Glued to… Read more »

What Resume Style is Best for Me?

In the world of recruiting and employment searches, a good resume is your foot in the door. Its job is to create interest and make the recruiter want to meet you. The question is how do you create an attractive resume? There are two common resume styles used today: chronological and functional. Chronological resumes, as… Read more »