Candidate Responsibilities on Temporary Assignments

So, you have registered with a staffing agency and now have been assigned to work in a temporary position. All you have to do is get the job done, right? Temporary assignments may not be permanent opportunities, however, your responsibilities as a worker should not diminish because of it. It should be common sense but responsibilities are just that, responsibilities. And no matter the position, it should be in your best interest to perform well. Temporary assignments may not be your ideal situation but it does give you income, a place to use your skills and hopefully, build your skills/resume Read More

Smart Phones: Workplace Heaven or Hell?

According to a 2015 Gallup poll, more than half of iPhone owners said they couldn’t imagine living without the device. And, whether we admit it or not, many of us keep our phones within easy reach at work. In addition to phone and data, we use them for tasks like reminders, alarms, calculators, or planning our route to happy hour. So, it’s all good, right? Some new evidence has surfaced to suggest our devices are actually stealing our intellect, negatively impacting our work productivity and damaging our bodies while we are staying connected. Several recent studies tracked brain focus and Read More

Landing a Job in Five Minutes

A poll by the Society for Human Resources Management revealed that 76 percent of hiring managers or recruiters polled typically spent less than five minutes reviewing a resume. That sub-five minute perusal determines whether a candidate will continue on in the hiring process. A summary of findings reveals the elements that hiring managers and recruiters are looking for and how to make the most of those crucial five minutes. Over 93 percent of respondents in the poll confirmed resume errors have a negative impact on hiring decisions. Preferred resumes included those that were, not only proofread for grammar, but were Read More

Staying Top of the Short list with a Successful Follow-Up Email

The number of applicants who do send a follow-up thank you email to interviewers is around 60 percent according to US News. While there is no evidence that a thank you note will land you the job if you are not first on the list, second place on the short list may if the top candidate withdraws. Here are some tips with respect to a follow-up thank you note or email: An email is acceptable and should be sent within 24 hours of the interview to cement a good impression. Correctly spell each interviewer’s name; use LinkedIn to search them Read More