Blog and News
Immediately grab the attention of job recruiters with a strong resume. Real Recruiters from Personnel Source walk you through a few simple steps covering how to make a resume, how to avoid common resume mistakes, how to use attention grabbing action verbs, and we answer frequently asked resume questions.
The interview is coming to an end. Your nerves are starting to settle and here comes the finale, “Do you have any questions for me?” The interviewer asks. It is tempting to end the interview right here and respond with something like, “Umm…no, I don’t have anything else to ask.” Not asking questions may be a red flag. The interviewer wants to know that you are engaged in the conversation, interested in the position, and able to “think on your feet.” By being prepared ahead of time, and having a couple insightful questions ready, you can show the interviewer that you are attentive, qualified, and motivated.
Getting ready for a video job interview is like getting ready for an in-person interview. You want to be prepared and looking sharp. Here are some helpful tips to help you stand out in your next video interview!
Phone and video interviewing have gained popularity for job seekers and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Real recruiters at Personnel Source have put together an easy guide here to help job seekers prepare for a phone interview.
There are advantages to phone interviews vs. in-person interviews. For phone interviews, you may have the convenience of keeping an interview “cheat sheet” in front of you. Personnel Source recommends that job seekers do a little research before an interview. This is a good practice whether you are meeting in-person or over the phone. Print out your pre-interview research or organize it in a folder on your computer. You will be able to use this as a cheat sheet during the phone interview!
Have you ever considered that how you write emails may affect your job search or workplace reputation?
How to Write Professional Emails
A well written subject line provides recipients with the purpose and significance of the email. Use keywords so that email can easily be searched and referenced later if needed. Start each email with a greeting. Be sure to include everyone. Begin with “Hello all,” or “Hi,” and the recipient’s name. Get straight to the point so that the reader(s) knows immediately what you want or need. Aim to write no more than 125 words, when possible. Always use complete sentences with attention to grammar and punctuation throughout. Anticipate and address questions the recipient may have. Close emails with a respectful tone such as, “Sincerely,” followed by your name and preferred contact information.
We are open! Personnel Source’s doors have remained open to help job seekers and local businesses connect. We hire for critical and essential jobs. Our offices have policies in place to keep you safe.
Determining what you should wear to a job interview can feel complicated. There is a lot of pressure surrounding how well you answer interview questions as well as how you present yourself. A good first impression with the recruiter or interviewer will demonstrate that you’re a great fit for the company. To pick your next interview outfit, start by paying attention to small details, familiarizing yourself with the company, and finding a balance between professional and comfortable clothes.
Have you ever been intensely rushing to get to work, only to find out at the very last minute that your car won’t start!? Feeling the pressure to get a job without reliable transportation is frustrating, to say the least. Most of us have been there at one point or another; it is a disheartening feeling to not be able to take a job, simply because you do not have the resources to provide a consistent way to get to work. Don’t give up; instead, let’s get creative to find you a new ride to work.
Have you ever asked for a raise before? You might be surprised to find that most people have not. It is important to have good timing when asking for a raise - and to make sure you have put in the work for it! You don’t have to spend hours preparing an elaborate presentation; keep it short and to the point.
Congratulations on the new job! The first day of work may feel foreign and intimidating. Hang in there! Feeling nervous is instinctive and can help sharpen your focus. The first few weeks can be challenging, but your hard work will pay off. Every job can lead to incredible possibilities. Remember these 3 tips to ensure you leave a good impression.