8 Tips to Ensure Your Social Media Profiles Won’t Harm Your Job Search

You’re looking for a job. Your resume is top-notch. You’ve rehearsal commonly asked interview questions. So, you’re ready to go. But what if your potential employer checks your social media? If your first reaction is uh-oh, you may have more work to do. Follow these eight tips to ensure your social media profiles won’t harm… 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 »

Do I Have to Pay to Work with a Staffing Agency?

You’re looking for a job and you’re thinking about calling an employment agency. So, how much will this cost? Here’s the great news! You don’t have to pay to work with a staffing firm. What If a Staffing Agency Tells Me I DO Have to Pay? Unfortunately, you may run into a recruiter or agency… Read More »

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Become Forklift Certified

If you are interested in working in a factory, warehouse or construction setting, knowing how to operate a forklift is a great skill to have. So, how do you become forklift certified? Here’s a step-by-step guide. Steps to Becoming Forklift Certified Meet the Requirements According to federal law, you must be 18 years old to… Read More »

What Do You Want to Accomplish? How to Set Career Goals for the New Year.

Where would you like your career to go in 2020? You may have ambitious plans. But, what can you do to make those aspirations a reality? Here’s how to set and accomplish career goals for the new year. Reflect on the Past Twelve Months As American astronomer, Carl Sagan once said, “You have to know… Read More »

3 Tips to Get You Through Unemployment

Maybe you are struggling to land your first job? Maybe you were laid off or fired? Or, maybe you quit to escape a tough situation? Regardless of the circumstances, unemployment can make you feel terrible. Are you struggling to cope with this setback? Use these strategies to get back on the road to success. Recognize… Read More »

How Do I Know What Questions to Ask in An Interview?

If you’ve ever been to an interview, you know the drill. As the session is winding down, someone usually says, “Do you have any questions?” Well, do you? Your answer should be a definite YES! Asking smart and insightful questions makes you look like a stronger candidate. Plus, interviews are meant to be a two-way… Read More »

Go paperless: Sign up to get your W-2 tax form electronically

2020 W-2 statements are available online in the Employee Portal.  If you have not signed up for an electronic copy of your W-2 form, contact FirstStaff for assistance. FirstStaff is required by IRS regulations to send employees a paper W-2 form unless they consent to receive their W-2 form in an electronic-only format. Once consent… Read More »

How Can You Turn Your Gig into Long-Term Job?

Are you doing freelance, contract or temporary work at a fantastic organization? Do you wish you could turn your gig into a full-time position? Maybe you can.   Follow these five steps to improve your chances.  1. Be Reliable Even though you aren’t a permanent employee, the company is counting on you to get your work done. Don’t let them down. Show your… Read More »

3 Ways to Politely Wrap Up A Dead-End Interview

Dead-end interviews are not an ideal situation. You invited a candidate in, and after ten minutes (or maybe two), you know this person is not the right for the job. What should you do?  Don’t Drag Things Out  Most people would much rather not tell an applicant they didn’t get a position. In fact, many hiring managers are so eager to avoid this situation that they will… Read More »