Tag: job search

How Can You Attract & Engage Contingent Workers?

by wpengine on November 4, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


In a previous blog, we discussed the war on talent and how it affects both employers and employees. With contingent work on the rise, how can employers attract and engage temps to ensure the best experience possible on both sides? With more open jobs than there are workers, it’s important to market your company and […]

What is The “War for Talent”?

by wpengine on October 21, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


The phrase “war for talent” has been used extensively lately in the staffing industry—what does it mean and how does it affect both employers and employees? Well, for starters, this concept illustrates the shift from the employer to the contingent worker. In the past, staffing industries used to hard sell their services to buyers and […]

6 Benefits of Temping

by wpengine on October 7, 2014 in Workforce


As the structure of work is rapidly changing and temporary work is on the rise, many people are asking if a temp position is the right fit for them. We’ve compiled this list of several short-term and long-term benefits of taking on a temp role to help shed some light on the expanding workforce! 1. […]

Tips for Unemployed Job Seekers

by wpengine on September 30, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Workforce


Losing your job for whatever reason can be extremely stressful and scary. It’s definitely harder to look for a job during a difficult situation but we’re here to help. We’ve compiled this list of simple tips to get you started and ensure that your job search is both proactive and successful. Talk it out. The […]

7 Deadly Interview Sins

by wpengine on July 22, 2014 in Guest Post, Job Search Tips, Workforce


Guest blog spot by Outside-In® Team Member Caitlin Olszewski There’s no beating around the bush about it—interviews are scary. All of your achievements, education, and skills culminate and boil down into a firm handshake and a nerve-racking hour in a conference room. Many candidates research and Google interview tactics to help them find success in […]

The Recruiter’s Dozen: 12 Resume Tips to Kickstart Your Job Search

by wpengine on July 15, 2014 in Guest Post, Job Search Tips, Workforce


Guest blog spot by Outside-In® Team Member Caitlin Olszewski Writing your resume for the approval of a hiring manager can always be a frustrating challenge. At Placers, we are often sought after for job application and resume advice. We’ve put together this carton of tricks and tips to take your resume from scrambled to sunny-side up. […]

To What Degree Does a Higher Degree Matter in Your Job Search?

by wpengine on July 1, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Most job descriptions include a requirements section, and in them you are likely to find a minimum education requirement. We have heard a lot of talk post recession about the war for talent. Many college graduates went back to school because they felt there wasn’t room for them in the job market. However reports show […]

Should Job Seekers Be Worried About the Pre-Employment Background Check?

by wpengine on June 26, 2014 in Guest Post, Job Search Tips, Workforce


You’ve spent weeks scanning online job boards, asking friends and family about possible employment opportunities, and making contacts with all manner of professionals in your industry. You’ve gone through your resumé a dozen times with a fine-toothed comb and determined that it is subjectively and objectively perfect. You’ve landed half a dozen first-round interviews, made […]

It’s a Courtesy to Reject Candidates

by wpengine on April 8, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


All too often I hear from friends, family, and acquaintances that one of the worst parts of a job search is being ignored. Whether you’ve spent the time to draft a new resumé and cover letter to apply for a position that seems perfect for you, or you’ve interviewed for a job that you think […]