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It was announced this month that the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is 3.7% -- the lowest it has been since November 2000 (Department of Workforce Development). Anyone in HR knows that while this is great for the job seekers, it makes recruiting top talent much more difficult. That’s one of the reasons that most HR departments are turning to staffing agencies to provide solutions to their workforce shortages. At SITE Staffing, we provide a myriad…

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Writing a cover letter can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. A well-crafted cover letter can make the difference between getting an interview or just being passed over, so you want to make sure it is well-written, well-designed, and follows some key best practices. Use these 10 cover letter tips to help you land an interview! 1) Start from a template Writing a cover letter from scratch is hard for…

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Finding a job that you love can take a long time, but it doesn’t have to! Here are six tips to help you find and land your next job fast! 1) Be Selective Applying for more jobs doesn’t necessarily increase your chance of getting a job. Each application takes time and energy to get just right. Rather than rushing through 50 online job applications, take your time applying for the 5 or 10 jobs that you…

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If you’ve never worked directly with a recruiter or staffing agency before, it’s important to note that the interview process works a bit differently than it would with a potential employer. In a traditional job interview, many candidates feel the need to provide concise answers, or “follow the playbook,” as it were. They give canned responses like “My greatest weakness is I care too much,” or “I’m a hard worker,” because they don’t want to…

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Writing and formatting a resume can seem like a daunting task. Whether you are refreshing an existing resume or starting from scratch, here are some of our top tips to get you started! 1) Keep the formatting simple Unless you’re a graphic designer, your resume is not the place to show your artistic side. Avoid eccentric fonts, colors, and spacing. Put yourself in the shoes of the person reading your resume – the most important…

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SITE Staffing Recruiter Profile Series Maurice Pendergast, Sourcing Manager / Professional Recruiter. Maurice will be managing the new SITE Staffing office that is opening in West Allis. He has been in the industry for many years and has been with SITE for just over four months. Get to know Maurice in our recruiter profile series! SITE: What’s a typical “day in the life” for you as a recruiter? Maurice: A rollercoaster. Putting out fires, juggling…

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If you have figured out what your dream job is and it is even slightly realistic (i.e. that doesn’t include anyone who wants to be Beyoncé or Aaron Rodgers), then congratulations – you are among the few lucky ones! Most people don’t know exactly what they want to do, and that’s okay. Wondering how to find a job you will love is pretty normal. When I talk to people who really love their job, it…

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If you’ve never worked with a staffing agency (and even if you have), here are 6 things to expect: 1) It Never Costs You a Penny Good news! In most cases, working with a staffing agency to find a new job is going to be completely free for you (as the candidate). Fees are typically covered directly by the hiring companies, which means you can focus on finding a job that you will love, and…

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