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One of the biggest challenges recent college graduates face on the job market is not having the required or preferred level of experience for the available jobs. You’ve probably seen something like this before, where a job is considered “Entry Level” but in the qualifications section it states “3 years of experience required.” This can be a really tough thing to conquer for those new to the market or a field. For college grads, one…

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SITE Staffing Recruiter Profile Series Angel Dequardo is a skilled recruiter who helps the SITE Staffing candidates find the perfect jobs for them. Get to know Angel in our recruiter profile series! What’s a typical “day in the life” for you as a recruiter? Angel: Well, everyday is a little bit different, so that’s probably one of the perks of the job. Typically our day is used for sourcing – calls to candidates that are…

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In past posts, we’ve talked a lot about what job seekers should do, but sometimes it helps to reframe the perspective and know what you shouldn’t do, as it can be a lot easier to start correcting your current habits than thinking about new ones. Here are a few common pitfalls people make on the job hunt! 1) Lack of Motivation One of the hardest aspects of unemployment, especially if it comes about after a…

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Perhaps you’ve been on the job hunt for a while now, applying to various companies online, working on your resume, putting in the work but somehow not getting any interviews. Perhaps the longer that goes on the more isolated you feel, like you’re missing a personal interaction that will make all the difference getting your foot in the door? A job fair might be just what you need. Think of it like “job interview speed…

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Working with a recruiter or a staffing agency can be a major boost to your job hunt. Having someone in your corner supporting you and finding potential jobs for you is really valuable, but it requires on your end to make sure you are maximizing the value you are getting from the recruiter. 1) Provide Updated Contact Information This may sound obvious, but be sure to provide your recruiter with accurate and up-to-date cell phone…

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Getting a phone interview with a prospective employer is a great first step in landing your next job. Although most phone interviews are fairly short (anywhere from 5-15min is perfectly normal), there is often a lot riding on the call — after all, a phone interview is essentially an audition from an in-person interview, so you want to make sure it goes well. The problem? A lot of people can get nervous for a phone…

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Here's a pretty common scenario: You’ve been working with a staffing agency for a while at a variety of assignments – a week here, a month there – and nothing seems to stick. What needs to change so that you can make that leap from temporary employment to getting hired on permanently? There’s a wide variety of things you can do to make yourself more viable as a permanent employee, but here are the essentials!…

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If you’ve never worked a temporary job or with a staffing agency before, you might be wondering what you could get out of it – why not continue applying to job sites on your own the old-fashioned way? While temporary employment isn’t for everyone, there are definitely some benefits you should consider! 1) Flexibility This is one of the most obvious advantages, since at SITE Staffing, for example, you can specify what shifts, hours per…

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Since the Recession in 2008, gaps in employment have been much more common than they once were. That said, you still need to be careful how you present your work history, both in your resume/cover letter and in interviews. Any gap of more than a couple months is going to warrant questions from your potential employer, but gaps happen for a variety of reasons and there’s almost always a way to put a positive spin…

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It’s understood that there’s a language to the job hunting process, but it’s important to not beat overused verbiage into the ground. One way to let your unique skill set stand out to potential employers is to avoid using phrases that are all too common -- aka “buzzwords.” Here are some examples of what to steer clear from, and better yet, what to substitute them with! 1) Don't Use: “I think outside of the box”…

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