Placers’ Insights

Being a lifelong learner: Good for your career; good for your health

by placers on November 16, 2017 in Workforce

 

We know that at any age, the brain can make changes for better or for worse. In the brain, blood flow is regulated to the neurons in the structures that are most active, strengthening and reinforcing these particular connections. To strengthen brain health and achieve career advances, one needs to be a lifelong learner. For […]

5 Ways to Stand Out with a Cover Letter

by placers on November 9, 2017 in Career Advice, Job Search Tips

 

Everyone knows that sometimes it is super hard to stand out in a crowd. This is especially true in the world of temporary staffing and that’s why it’s such a good idea to impress with your first opportunity. While your resume is more of a factual document that you’ll present to your staffing agency and potential employers, […]

The 4 Steps to Building an Effective Job Search

by placers on September 29, 2017 in Workforce

 

In Delaware (as with anywhere) finding a new job is a test of patience and fortitude, even if you use an employment agency. Very few aspects of job hunting are fun or enjoyable, so you have to prepare yourself if you want to have success. With four basic steps, you can build a plan for […]

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 […]

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