Placers’ Insights

Get Noticed with a Creative Cover Letter

by placers on September 22, 2017 in Workforce

 

It’s easy to gloss over or even neglect to write a cover letter. A resume is good enough, isn’t it? Without a good cover letter, a lot of hiring managers won’t even look at your resume. Put yourself in the perspective of a hiring manager. Your company is depending on you to find the perfect […]

8 Online tools to help create a better resume

by placers on September 8, 2017 in Workforce

 

Writing a resume can be difficult, especially if you have never done it before or if it is specific to a particular job or position to which you are applying. Though you can manage to write a resume on your own, in a day and age where we have more tools than ever before, why […]

How Explaining Gaps in Your Employment

by placers on September 1, 2017 in Career Advice, Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

It is nerve-racking enough to be sitting in front of a hiring manager; now imagine being asked about a gap between employment on your resume. Your heart may sink, hands get sweaty, but why? You couldn’t hide the fact you there was a space between employment. It could be the lack of preparedness you have […]

8 Social media secrets every job seeker should know

by placers on August 11, 2017 in Culture, Job Search Tips

 

Social media influence has made it an indispensable tool for many job seekers. However, a combination of tact and wit is essential to leverage on the social media advantage in the job market. To start with work on your social media profile to reflect your career objectives. Today most employers will match your resume with […]

The Basics for Networking

by placers on August 4, 2017 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

Some of us are not movie stars or fish to water when it comes to connecting with others to enhance our careers. There is no question that networking has its benefits and is a key factor in career mobility and upward movement, i.e. promotions. However, if one is not a people-person in the first place, […]

3 Signs That You’re Applying to the Wrong Job

by placers on July 28, 2017 in Workforce

 

If you just need something to pay the rent and put food in the fridge, then the truth is that any job that covers your bills will do. If you’re looking to take a meaningful step forward in your career, on the other hand, then you have every right to be picky. But, you’ve got […]

Network for Success: Using Social Media to Net Your Dream Job

by placers on June 30, 2017 in Career Advice, Culture, Job Search Tips

 

While social media sites such as Snapchat and Instagram are best known for their individual engagement, LinkedIn, Facebook and even YouTube and Twitter offer a wealth of opportunities for the intrepid job seeker. Marketers have long practiced the art of self-promotion, but did you know that you can find all types of lucrative positions on social […]

Why should you Take a Contract Position

by placers on June 16, 2017 in Career Advice

 

Finding a job that you love can be difficult in a tight job market. When you work with a staffing agency and take on a temp job, you have choices. Based on your skill set, you will be able to work in various environments without having to make a commitment to a specific job over […]

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