Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Snelling Staffing Services Celebrates 60 Years

On June 3, 2011, Snelling Staffing Services’ 117 offices across the country will celebrate 60 years as a nationwide leader in the staffing services industry. We couldn’t be prouder. Snelling Staffing Services, like many American businesses, came from humble beginnings.  In 1951, in a tiny office on Market Street in Philadelphia, husband-and-wife founders Gwendolyn and […]

Make a Great Impression During Your Next Interview – Avoid These Common Mistakes

Whether it’s a limp handshake, an irrelevant answer or a ringing cell phone, interview mistakes are a real turn-off to potential employers. You only have one chance to make a first impression during your next interview.  Make sure it’s a great one!  Prepare yourself for success with this list of the biggest interview missteps and […]

How to Choose the Right Staffing Service for Your Needs

Question: How are staffing firms like clothes? Answer: They come in all shapes and sizes, and the right fit is essential. In today’s staffing industry, the range of services, niche specialties, industries served, employment policies and payroll schedules can vary greatly from company to company.  Logically, you’re more likely to find rewarding employment with a […]

Social Media and Your Job Search: Key Networking Tips

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” When it comes to landing an interview, connections can make all the difference.  Fortunately, social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook have made it fast, easy and free to connect with potential employers from coast to coast.  Are you using these sites to your advantage? […]

Debunked: Five Common Myths About Working with a Staffing Service

Have you ever been curious about temporary employment, but never registered because of what you’ve heard? Have you ever considered contacting a staffing recruiter about direct employment, but shied away because you thought you’d have to pay a fee? If so, please keep reading.  In today’s post, I dispel some of the biggest myths surrounding […]

How to Beat Stress – Before it Beats You Up

The holidays.  The economy.  The job hunt. Stress may be unavoidable this time of year.  Being stressed-out, however, is not! Admittedly, you can’t always control what life throws your way – especially when the holidays hit.  That doesn’t mean you have to react to challenging circumstances by becoming frazzled or distraught.  If you feel like […]

Re-entering the Workforce? Make a Career Comeback

Unless you’re a celebrity with a PR guru at your disposal, re-entering the workforce after a prolonged absence can be a daunting task. With no recent work experience and a gap in your résumé, you may wonder if you’ll even receive responses from employers – let alone job offers.  But whatever the reason for the […]

New Year, New Career

In general, I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions.  Too much talk, not enough follow-through.  When it comes to career success, however, finding the job you want takes discipline, determination and perseverance.  To stay focused, hold yourself accountable by making a career-related resolution.  These tips will help you stay motivated and jump start your […]

Cover All Your Bases with a Well-Crafted Cover Letter

In a time when a single job opening can yield literally hundreds of responses, how can you move your résumé to the top of the stack? For starters, always include a letter-perfect cover letter.  Why?  The reasons are simple.  A strong cover letter allows you to: personalize your résumé; grab an employer’s interest by emphasizing […]