Posts Tagged: Anchorage temp agencies

Social Media and Your Image

Social media has become more important than ever in recruiting. People are posting on Facebook and LinkedIn to burnish their professional reputations. And companies are using these platforms in their hunt for workers. A lot has been written about putting your best foot forward on your Facebook or LinkedIn site. Be careful, the advice goes,… Read More »

Going Beyond the Resume

For many jobs today, because unemployment is still high, employers are being inundated with resumes when they advertise for a job opening. As a result, employers are becoming very particular about the qualifications they will accept for a job. In other words, they want the perfect job candidate, the person whose credentials seamlessly match the… Read More »

Just How Effective Are Background Checks?

Background checks for job candidates have become routine. It is a common practice for companies to check on an applicant’s past to see if there is anything there that might show that the person is not the best individual for the job. But how effective are background checks really at finding out information and enabling… Read More »

When Looking for a Job, Think Like an Employer

When you are doing a job search, there is a lot of preparation involved – putting together a compelling cover letter and resume, networking, and preparing for the interview. But one of the most important things you can do to make your job search a success involves not just working hard, but working smart as… Read More »

Contingent Employment and Your Resume

Somewhere along the line in your career, you may have had a position as a contingent worker. Because of the economy, it is becoming more and more common. Companies are using temporary workers more and more as a cost-saving measure. For workers, temporary labor can provide flexibility in location and hours, provide employment after a… Read More »

The Overqualified Job Candidate

It is a fairly common lament among job seekers – they were not considered for a job because the employer felt they were overqualified. They had too much experience and education. Employers distrust these candidates because they believe the person will not stay in the position very long, or won’t be challenged enough by the… Read More »

What to Know About Recruiting

 In the competition for talent, companies are using recruiters more and more to find the people they need. So, whether you are currently employed or not, and are looking for a new job, working with recruiters could certainly give your job search a boost. There are, however, a few things to keep in mind to… Read More »

Looking Beyond the Resume when Hiring

When looking at job candidates, there are many factors to consider in making a decision as to whether the person will be successful or not in the job. Naturally, education and training play a key role in making a hiring decision. But there are other factors as well. Personality and character traits  are also very… Read More »

Dealing with Rejection

You have been searching diligently for a new job, and you found one that looks perfect for you. It matches your qualifications, it looks challenging and fulfilling, it looks, in short, just right. So you apply and land an interview. The interview is a great success. You get along well with everyone there, and they… Read More »

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As the workforce has become more and more diverse, companies have had to put more emphasis on tolerance, on the ability of employees to work together with respect toward coworkers. The ability to work together is necessary for the smooth functioning of the organization and also because of legal guidelines. Companies need to take diversity… Read More »