Category: Job Search Tips

10 Tips for Transitioning from the Military to a Civilian Job

by dave@echogravity.com on April 19, 2017 in Career Advice, Job Search Tips, Outside-In®, Workforce

 

In addition to being an act of bravery and sacrifice, serving in the military is an opportunity for personal growth. Military personnel learn countless valuable skills, but once their tours end, many struggle to translate these skills into success in the civilian job market. Through the following tips, you can be just as successful outside […]

How to Use a Temp Job to Engineer a Career Change

by placers on August 2, 2016 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

Many people would prefer permanent jobs to temp jobs. However, for those who are looking to switch fields, a temp job can be an excellent segue into a new career. They are generally easier to obtain than permanent positions, so this would be a quicker way to break into a new industry, with less competition with […]

The State of the Delaware Employment Market

by placers on July 26, 2016 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

According to the Department of Labor, Delaware has a workforce of 477,347, and 455,511 of them were employed (February 2016). That also means 21,836 were unemployed, and though this statistic points to a 4.6% unemployment rate, one of the best in the country; there is also something disturbing that lies beneath the surface. Young, frustrated and […]

Top 6 Job Search Tips for Temps

by placers on July 21, 2016 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

If you are considering finding a job as a temporary employee, here are a few things to consider before you start your search that can help you get a better understanding of what you can do to find the right job quickly. Determine your interests Although a temporary position is not permanent, it doesn’t hurt […]

Is your email address hurting your chances of landing a job?

by placers on June 17, 2016 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

After placing your name at the top of the page, the next easiest thing about drafting your resume is adding your contact information. Email, phone, location — you’ve been memorizing this information since your preschool days. Easy, breezy, right? Not so fast. Go back a few keystrokes. Is that really your email address!? Have you […]

What does your voicemail message say about you?

by placers on June 1, 2016 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

Have you ever thought about what your voicemail message says about you? Are you making a good first impression? When you’re on the hunt for a job, you post, email or submit your resume with the goal of getting a call back. When that time comes, the recruiter or hiring manager will punch in the […]

Top questions for temps to ask a staffing agency

by placers on May 26, 2016 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

Staffing specialists aren’t the only ones who should be asking questions in an interview or conversation with a temp candidate. What type of questions should a temp ask a recruiter? Talking with a Staffing Specialist at a temporary employment agency can be a unique advantage to get the right information to prepare for impressing the […]

Top 3 Roles for Temp Jobs in 2016

by placers on January 12, 2016 in Job Search Tips, Staffing, Workforce

 

In December 2015, the US added 34,400 temp jobs and the temp penetration matched a previous all-time high, according the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This represents a 3.30% year-over-year increase in December for the number of temp jobs. Additionally, the US added 292,000 jobs (total nonfarm employment) in December. Staffing Industry Analysts report that […]

Seasonal Jobs in Delware

by placers on November 3, 2015 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

Hoping to earn some extra cash this holiday season? Good news for you – each year as we approach Black Friday and Holiday shopping, the demand for seasonal temporary workers increases. Employers start posting seasonal jobs for the winter in late August or early September and continue through the start of December. But according to […]

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