Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Manufacturing Jobs Going Unfilled

Conventional wisdom has it that manufacturing in the United States is on the decline, that all of the manufacturing jobs have been shipped overseas. But that is not the case. Jobs have not been shipped out nearly as much as people assume they have. The jobs have just changed a lot to keep up with… Read More »

The “Taming” of the Interviewer

When you go for a job interview, you might often wish you had some background information about the person talking to you, some idea of what’s on his or her mind. Well, there are some general assumptions about the person interviewing you to keep in mind. They may not be true all of the time,… Read More »

How to Help Your Manager Approve Your Telecommuting Suggestion

When you want to work from home, either once a week or all the time, it may be hard to convince your manager that such an arrangement may work. You could well encounter a massive push back from your manager. Below are tips to help you alleviate your manager’s fears and get that flexible/telecommuting work… Read More »

Opti Staffing Group Announces the Launch of its New Talent Network

(Portland, OR – 2012) – Opti Staffing Group announces the launch of its new Talent Network. This innovative product allows candidates to stay up to date on the latest job opportunities they are working on all via their email or smart phone. Weekly updates are sent to members of the Talent Network that are aligned… Read More »

When it Comes to a Resume/Cover Letter, Neatness Counts

In looking for a job, it is, or should be, pretty common knowledge that the resume and cover letter are very important. They are in effect an advertisement for your skills, knowledge, experience, and performance capabilities. Naturally, you know you should spend a good deal of time figuring out exactly what you want put into… Read More »

Job Listings and the Job Search

Throughout the world today, many employers are having problems finding the workers they need, and one of the big reasons they cite for this is applicants’ lack of experience. The lack of experience problem crops up with first-time job seekers because they have no experience, and for those who have been in the workforce, it… Read More »

Honesty and Your Resume

If you’ve been out of work for a significant length of time, you may feel desperate enough to fudge, if not outright lie, on your resume in the form of your current employment status and/or your skills/educational background. It’s dangerous to lie on a resume. The Internet has made it very easy for potential employers… Read More »

Long-term Unemployment and Finding Work

If you’ve been out of a job for more than six months that makes you part of the group called the long-term unemployed. It’s not a very comfortable position. Although you feel you have the skills and experience to benefit employers they, on the other hand, are focusing on the time you have been away… Read More »

Dealing with Rejection During the Job Search

If you looked in the dictionary for a definition of the term “job hunt,” would you see the word “rejection”? No. But maybe you should. A job hunt guarantees you’ll be “rejected.” You’ll hear “no” countless times, from receptionists, HR professionals, hiring managers, even potential colleagues. Understand this fact and you’re well on your way… Read More »

Staying Positive During a Job Search

If you are looking for a job right now, you should expect it to take longer than in the past. One major reason for this is the recession. While the employment picture has begun to improve, it is still very high. There are more people chasing fewer jobs. Technology is also making it harder as… Read More »