How to Ask Your Boss for More Hands-On Training

You think you could do your job better… if you had more experience. But unfortunately, your organization doesn’t consider professional development a top priority. Nevertheless, if you’re determined to advance, use these strategies to ask your boss for more hands-on training. Familiarize Yourself with Company Policy Your organization may have a professional development policy in… Read More »

Red Flags Hiring Managers Look For When You Interview

You’re in an interview that’s going well when… suddenly, something seems to have gone wrong. What happened? You may have set off one of these red flags hiring managers look for during interviews. Signs of Being a Job Hopper Obviously, a hiring manager doesn’t want to go through all the effort of adding you to… Read More »

3 Questions You’ll Always Be Asked in an Interview & How to Respond

If you have an upcoming interview, you know preparation is important. So, you need to think about how to respond to commonly asked questions. Here are three questions you’ll (almost) always be asked. Tell Me About Yourself. Interviews usually begin with this request. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly informal nature of this inquiry. The… Read More »

Were You Caught Lying on Your Resume?

Everyone knows you shouldn’t exaggerate on a job application, but you made a poor decision. And… you got caught lying on your resume. Now what? Usually, companies spot resume lies during the interview process. Other times, years go by before the truth is overcovered. Either way, you’re in a tough spot. Be prepared to be… Read More »

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read More »

When You Think About Ghosting a Recruiter… Read This Article

You received a job offer, and it isn’t what you had in mind. You should call your recruiter, but talking to them could be awkward. So, maybe you’ll just disappear… Are you thinking about ghosting a recruiter? Here’s why you should reconsider. 3 Reasons Why Ghosting a Recruiter Is a Terrible Idea 1. Ghosting Isn’t… Read More »

How to Negotiate Pay at Your Temp Job

If you are working on a temporary assignment, you may think your pay rate is set in stone. Fortunately, this simply isn’t true. Follow these steps to negotiate pay at your temp job. 1. Research Your Market Value The first step is to find out how much money most people in your position make. Luckily,… Read More »

5 Ways FirstStaff Can Make Your Job Search Easier

Are you looking for work in Arkansas or western Texas? Is job hunting harder than you thought? FirstStaff may be able to help. Check out 5 ways our recruiters can make your job search easier. 1. You Can Apply Online When job hunting, you may send out ten, twenty, or even one hundred resumes… and… Read More »

2020? Time to Clean Up Your Social Media Profile.

What are your career goals for 2020? If you are planning to launch a job search or try for a promotion, it may be time to clean up your social media profile. Here’s where to begin. Review Your Current Accounts According to a 2018 survey, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates… Read More »

I Need a Job, But the Offer Wasn’t Right… What Should I Do?

When you’re searching for employment, accepting an offer seems like a no brainer. Unfortunately, sometimes, life isn’t that simple. What should you do if you need a job, but the offer wasn’t right? Ask Yourself, “How Badly Do I Need This Position?” If you’re currently unemployed and your job search has been going on for… Read More »