Even If You Don’t Meet All The Requirements, Apply Anyway!

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It’s a candidate’s market. By that, we mean that historically record low unemployment numbers have given a lot of power back to the job seeker because there are hundreds of jobs available in your market with no one to fill them. This means that candidates that lack all of the experience employers are seeking can… Read more »

Watch for These Telltale Signs a Candidate Will Be a Bad Hire

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Paper is one thing, but if the job candidate walks in and fails miserably at the interview, no harm, no foul; you can move onto the next applicant. But what if the job candidate does well on paper, passes the interviews, goes to work, and bombs miserably? The cost of one bad hire, according to… Read more »

Tips for Getting Hired After Long-Term Unemployment

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If you have been out of the workforce for a long time, it can be really difficult to get hired. Employers may be wary your skills have stagnated or may be concerned there is a reason why you’ve been unemployed for so long. You need to overcome these objections so you can land a great… Read more »

Knowing How and When to Disclose Your Salary Requirements

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If you’re going through the hiring process, you need to be smart about negotiating salary. Failure to ask for a fair salary when you first start out can affect your earnings going forward as raises are often based on your current salary. On the other hand, if you ask for too much, you could lose… Read more »

Benefits of Having an Open-Door Policy

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At companies with open-door policies, managers and executives aren’t isolated and inaccessible. Instead, they have are willing, eager and able to communicate with staff members. Managers at companies with open-door policies are approachable and interested in hearing feedback from every member of the team. The atmosphere is usually a more collaborative one at companies with… Read more »

How to Address Your Current Employer in an Interview

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When you are interviewed for a job, there is a good chance you will be asked about your current employer. You need to be prepared for this question with the right answers. The hiring manager is likely asking about your current work environment for a few reasons: to better understand your relationship with the current… Read more »

The Difference and Importance of Hard Skills and Soft Skills

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When you’re applying for a job, there’s a good chance the company is looking for someone with a particular combination of hard and soft skills. Possessing both hard and soft skills is crucial to career advancement, and you need to be able to showcase both types of skills. This means you need to understand the… Read more »

Tips for a Great LinkedIn Profile When Looking for a Job

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Are you looking for a job? Networking is one of the key ways to find a position that is a good fit for you. A staffing service like IES Custom Staffing can help you to tap into a vast professional network of companies who trust our staffing professionals to help them find qualified candidates. You… Read more »

Warehouse Job Interview Tips

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Have you landed an interview for a warehouse job? You want to impress the hiring manager into bringing you on board, and your interview is your best chance to show off your skills and maximize the likelihood of getting hired. To put your best foot forward and come across as a candidate who will be… Read more »

Warehouse Interview Questions You Should be Asking Candidates

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When you’re hiring warehouse workers, you want to find the right person for the job. It’s a waste of time and money to onboard someone and train them to your protocols, only to have them leave the job or not work out at the position. It can be hard to find the perfect candidate during… Read more »