Job Seekers

May 2018

Photo of recent college graduate with cap and degree to illustrate a bright future.

So, You Have a Degree…Now What?

Don’t feel bad if you don’t have your career path planned out after graduation. Not everyone knows exactly what they want to be when they graduate. A report from the U.S. Department of Education revealed that almost 1/3 of first time college students change their major at least once within the first three years. A LinkedIn study found that graduates will change jobs an average of four times in their first decade out of college. With graduation right around the [...]

April 2018

Magnifying glass illustrating a jobseeker searching for the right recruiter.

Choosing a Recruiter or Staffing Agency: 5 Tips for Jobseekers

A quick LinkedIn search will reveal that there are nearly 700 recruiters in the Greater Philadelphia Area. If you expanded your search to account for those in the industry who may be using more crafty titles such as “sourcing wizard” or “staffing guru”, you’d discover well over 1,000 people in this geographic region alone. Many jobseekers are unfamiliar with the process of working with a recruiter or agency. They don’t know what questions to ask, or what to expect. [...]

February 2018

Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible photo

How to conduct your Job Search like a Secret Agent

Perhaps the best time to search for a new job is when you don’t really need one. If you’re already in a job, the pressure isn’t as great for you to take just anything that comes along. You can take your time and find the right position to suit your lifestyle. Searching for a job when you are still employed can be problematic. Here are some suggestions from our veteran recruiting team about how to keep your search confidential [...]

January 2018

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell? Salary disclosure has been a hot topic in our industry lately. Recruiters and candidates both have very strong opinions on this. Maybe if both sides understood each other’s motivations better, this would not be such a controversial question. But that is easier said than done. You’re probably going to encounter a lot of articles and blogs offering advice on this topic. Some of them will be more helpful than others. Should [...]

December 2017

Graphic illustrating 12 Pains of a Job Search

The 12 Pains of a Job Search

In the spirit of “The 12 Days of Christmas”, we take a look at 12 of the most painful things about job searches, and how to make them a little less agonizing. 12. Finding Time to Search Job hunting is time-consuming if you’re going about it the right way. Finding the right position with the right company can be daunting. The more crucial your need is to find a job, the more apt you are to apply for jobs that [...]

November 2017

How to Leave Your Job Like a Boss

How to Leave Your Job Like a Boss

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 3.2 million people quit their jobs in September of 2017. People decide to leave their jobs for reasons ranging from the need to make more money to differences of opinions with management. When you decide to move on, the way that you make your exit is important because you want your former employer and colleagues to be positive references and networking resources.  You also don’t want to undo all the good [...]

October 2017

How to Avoid Office Halloween Horrors

How to Avoid Office Halloween Horrors

According to the Halloween Industry Association, over 179 million Americans are planning to take part in some type of Halloween festivities this year. Many schools and employers have adjusted their policies on costumes in an effort to be more inclusive and to avoid unrest during a tumultuous political time. If you happen to work for an employer who still embraces the notion of costumes in the office, you may be elated or completely mortified by the idea. (Can you [...]

September 2017

5 (More) Annoying Interview questions and how to answer them.

5 (More) Annoying Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Our candidates have shared quite a few of their least favorite interview questions with us over the course of more than 4 decades in business. We published a previous article about this topic and realized that there were still several more questions that we should include. Here are 5 more common interview questions that job seekers have a tough time answering well. Have you ever been fired from a job? If you have been terminated, it is likely that you have [...]

How to Answer Five of the Most Annoying Interview Questions

How to Answer Five of the Most Annoying Interview Questions

As a trusted staffing firm working with candidates for more than 40 years, our recruiters have heard a lot about the kinds of questions that make candidates cringe in an interview. Here are a few of the most dreaded and our recommended approach to answering them like a pro. Where do you see yourself in five years? Don’t look at this as a trick question, or a strategy to trap you into something. The interviewer’s motivation is to discover your level [...]

August 2017

Interview Etiquette 101: 10 Simple Rules You Need to Succeed

Interview Etiquette 101: 10 Simple Rules You Need to Succeed

Use the 10 Minute Rule The anxiety that comes with being down to the wire for interviews and appointments can detract from your performance. Rushing in at the last minute can unintentionally create the impression that you are disorganized, and unable to plan and prioritize accordingly. Being too early can be awkward in a smaller office environment. You may run into the candidate who interviewed before you, which may throw you off your game. We recommend to our candidates [...]