Placers’ Insights

Placers Presents: Why Millennials Struggle Finding Jobs and What to Do

by placers on July 3, 2018 in Workforce

 

Despite being upcoming, in demand generation shaping the world, millennials struggle to find reasonable jobs.  The unemployment rate amongst millennials currently stands at 12.8% which is high compared to the average national unemployment rate of 4.9%. In the U.S., most workplaces expect millennials to acquire adequate experience to replace older generations in key leadership positions. Nevertheless, it’s […]

Q&A: Chris Burkhard on employee retention and attracting workers

by placers on June 29, 2018 in Workforce

 

What is the best way for a small business to keep turnover low now that the unemployment rate is 4 percent? Today’s workforce places value on work-life balance. For example, being able to work from home when a kid is sick, or being able to stagger hours to have a repair made at the house. […]

Placers Presents: Preparing Questions for the Interview

by placers on June 27, 2018 in Workforce

 

At the end of a job interview, the interviewee will be given a chance to ask questions. There are a few reasons the hiring manager will do this and it can be considered part of the interview. In addition to helping the hiring manager, it can also help the candidate determine if this is the […]

Placers Presents: How to Use Volunteer Experience to Land a Job

by placers on June 13, 2018 in Workforce

 

Could your resume use a little padding? Are you struggling to come up with accomplishments to mention in your interview? If you haven’t already talked up your volunteer experience, it’s time to start. Your efforts as a volunteer are worthy of praise, and they just might lead to your dream job — a study from the Corporation for […]

Placers Presents: How Writing on LinkedIn Can Get You Noticed

by placers on June 6, 2018 in Workforce

 

Today there are over half a billion LinkedIn users around the world, and the platform is one of the best ways to get you noticed. You can help promote your personal brand by posting updates and articles regularly. Writing quality articles on LinkedIn will help you stand out; it will help you differentiate your personal […]

Placers Presents: 5 Reasons to Apply for Temporary Jobs

by placers on May 21, 2018 in Career Advice, Job Search Tips, Staffing, Workforce

 

After graduating, many people aspire to work with prominent organizations. They send numerous job applications hoping to get positive responses. However, some continue to remain jobless for several years. Why not apply for a temporary position as you keep searching for your dream employer? Here are five reasons why you should consider a temporary job […]

Placers Staffing Presents: Resume Red Flags

by placers on May 14, 2018 in Career Advice, Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

Whether you’ve been job hunting for a while now or you’ve just started looking, you know your resume is a powerful tool that can either help or harm you during your search. Many people have no idea their resumes are often read by computers (applicant tracking systems) and discarded after a mere 6 seconds (it’s […]

7 Ways to Increase Your Value to Potential Employers

by placers on May 7, 2018 in Career Advice, Workforce

 

So, you worked hard in college, earned a degree and now you’re ready to step out into the workforce. Guess what? More than a million Americans graduate with a college degree each year.  How do you impress a prospective recruiter? What steps can you take to stand out? Use the following tips to differentiate yourself […]

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