Posts Tagged: temp agencies in Anchorage

Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Looking for a job is hard enough. But some people make it even harder because of their own shortsighted attitudes and beliefs about the process. For example, career strategist John Lees says some people are convinced they’ve got it all figured out – they know what it takes to get hired, and they need no… Read More »

Don’t Post That Job Yet

You have a new job opening at your company and are looking to hire someone. But, before you post the job, you should do a little planning beforehand. One thing you need to ask is how quickly do you want to hire the new person? You need to get everyone on the same page. Many… Read More »

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 »