How to Compete in Today’s Tight Hiring Market

Posted by Caitlin Thompson on Jan 28, 2016 10:57:49 AM

With 4.6 percent unemployment, we’re facing a challenging hiring market. Exceptional people are in short supply, which means it’s time to approach hiring more strategically. Here’s what you can do to gain an edge on your competition.

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Tags: hiring tips, hiring best practices, hiring, finding talent, job search, tampa jobs, orlando jobs

Job Fair Resume Tips

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 17, 2015 1:42:00 PM

In our last blog, we looked at how pre-planning will help you get the most out of a job fair. Your pre-planning should include knowing the route to the event, making sure your clothes are appropriate, having a rehearsed elevator pitch, and coming equipped with plenty of copies of a great resume. Your resume should be free of typographical errors, that's a given, but there a couple of other important things to keep in mind when handing out your resume at a job fair.

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Tags: resumes, job search

How To Prepare For A Job Fair

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 14, 2015 10:41:00 AM

If you are in the job market, job fairs are a great way to get in front of a lot of different employers at once. With only a limited amount of time to visit with all those employers, it is best to prepare for a job fair beforehand, to devise a plan of action. Hiregy's Orlando team recently attended a job fair, and saw first hand what worked (and what didn't work). Check out these tips before you attend your next job fair.

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Tags: job search

What Your LinkedIn Picture Really Says About You

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Aug 6, 2015 8:36:00 AM

Being in the staffing industry, our Tampa and Orlando recruiting teams are on LinkedIn quite a bit, connecting with hiring managers and candidates. LinkedIn is a great tool for making new connections and expanding your professional network. That's what I want to touch base on here today, the word "professional" and how it fits into your LinkedIn profile, specifically your profile picture.

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Tags: job search

FAQ's For Using an Orlando Staffing Agency To Find A Job

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Jul 30, 2015 11:24:00 AM

If you are looking for a job and have never used the services of a staffing agency before, you may have some questions. As with all industries, details vary from company to company. The main goal remains the same, however, and that is to match candidates to the right jobs. Below we have taken some of the most frequently asked questions we hear in our Orlando office and listed them to help you in your decision to seek employment through an Orlando staffing agency.

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Tags: staffing FAQ, job search

Post-Interview Follow-Up Etiquette

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Jun 17, 2015 2:19:00 PM

Our most recent blogs were devoted to an interview that took place on HBO's Game of Thrones. This "interview" did not follow the standard interview process protocol, as the candidate got the job and started the job during the interview. This is great, but rarely, if ever, happens in the real world. In the real world, when an interview is wrapping up, a hiring manager will thank a candidate for coming in and meeting with them. The candidate will do the same. Then, the two part ways.

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Tags: job search, interview

Job Search Tips That Might Fly Under The Radar

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Jan 16, 2015 2:04:00 PM

I'm sure by now you know the basics when it comes to nailing an interview. Let's say you arrive 15 minutes early, appropriately dressed, armed with a resume free of any typographical errors that lauds your professionalism, ready to answer even the trickiest of interview questions. Guess what? The interview went amazing. But have you really done all you need to wrap up the job?

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Tags: job search

How To Protect Yourself From Job Scams

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Dec 9, 2014 1:38:00 PM

Upon graduating from college, I was very excited to start my career. I had my resume posted all over the internet and was scouring job boards, ready for the perfect opportunity.  

As the days turned into weeks, and then into months, I started feeling the pressure to find a job.  I was soon contacted by a company who said they were very impressed with my resume and thought my skill set would be perfect for their open "advertising/marketing" position. They wanted me to come in the following day for an interview. I had not remembered applying for this job, but wasn't about to turn down an opportunity.

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Tags: job search, new job

Life After A Layoff

Posted by Todd Loomis on Nov 26, 2014 11:52:00 AM

I was just a few months away from my 9 year anniversary at my previous job when the company I worked for pulled the plug. “It’s nothing you’ve done, we’ve just decided to re-evaluate our business model” is what they told us. You may have been there. You may be there now. Maybe you’ll be there sometime soon. The fact is, most of us will find ourselves looking for a job, for no fault of our own, at some time in our lives.

I’m no genius, and I don’t confess to having all the answers, but I would like to share what I’ve learned through my experience, in hopes it will help you if and when you find yourself in the same situation.

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Tags: job search

I Quit: Tips on How to Resign From Your Job (Without Making a Video)

Posted by Bill Fries on Oct 4, 2013 5:21:00 PM

Recently, internet content producer Marina Shifrin quit her job with a video on YouTube.   So far, she’s had 13 million views of her resignation. How you quit your job is so important.  In most cases, resigning with a video on the internet is probably not the best way to leave your position.

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Tags: interview tips, job search, new job, tampa jobs, supervisor tips

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