Posts Tagged: Seattle employment services

Common Job Search Mistakes: Have You Made Them?

When you are conducting your job hunt, you need to be on the lookout for simple mistakes that could raise a red flag to the employer. If you are a job hunter, take note and correct them immediately if you notice that you have made any of these mistakes. And if you are an employer,… Read More »

Looking for Work and Covering Your Tracks

Let’s say you’re employed. Let’s also say you want to find another employer. How can you look for work without tipping off your current employer so that you don’t become a – suddenly – unemployed job seeker? Read below for some tips: You’re going to have to plan your interview opportunities a bit more carefully.… Read More »

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 »

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 »

The Importance of Finding the Right Fit in Your Job Search

Career specialists generally counsel job hunters that finding the right fit with a company is important. You do not just want to grab a job simply because it is available, without first doing some research on the company, and how it conforms to your work style and ambitions. A poor fit between a company and… Read More »

Cold Calling for a Job

As part of the job hunt, you may be making telephone calls to prospective employers. Cold calling is never easy. It’s anxiety producing and most of the time it leads to a dead end. But it can be a terrific way to learn about job leads and gain interviews. It’s a numbers game – the… Read More »

Harnessing the Power of Employee Surveys

Companies have a valuable resource to help them plan for the future. Unfortunately, it’s a resource that is often overlooked. This resource is the company’s employees. A recent survey has shown that many companies are not using their employees to best advantage by not soliciting their opinions about the company and its planning. Surveying employees… Read More »

IRS Guidelines for Determining Worker Status

Businesses often hire outside consultants, advisors and other types of workers, sometimes through an agency. When it comes to classifying these workers for tax purposes and to comply with other employment regulations, the type of relationship can get a little murky. If you are in his situation, and are not entirely certain how to ensure… Read More »

Secrets to Successful Self-Promotion During a Job Search

If you’re applying and applying — and applying! — for jobs but not getting much traction from your efforts, you’re probably wondering why you’re “working” so hard at finding work, but having so little to show for it. If that’s your situation, the Opti Staffing Group is here to help. Here are some tips you… Read More »

Dealing with High Turnover

Employee turnover is a fact of a business life. Recruiting new workers, then, is an ongoing process. Turnover in and of itself isn’t bad because new talent brings in new ideas. New employees help companies keep pace with the competition. But too much turnover can be a problem, especially when considering the impact excessive turnover… Read More »