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Steps for Crafting Your Best Pitch Ever

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by staffnetinc
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Here are some superb tips to help you successfully craft a pitch for the job you want.  Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Here are some superb tips to help you successfully craft a pitch for the job you want. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

When searching for a new job, your main goal should be to sell yourself and your abilities. The right sales pitch can convince an employer that you’re the candidate they need to hire. Here are some tips to help you successfully craft a pitch for a job.

  • Remember what the thesis of any job pitch should be: How can you help the company or organization meet its goals?
  • Start by coming up with a headline. Imagine you’re writing a tweet about yourself. Restricting your headline to 140 characters gets you in the habit of being precise and grabbing the listener’s attention immediately.
  • Choose three sub-topics or supporting messages for your pitch. These should be three specific ways in which you plan to help the company, or three specific qualities you possess that make you the best candidate for the job.
  • Under each of your three sub-topics, come up with one supporting story or statistic to prove you point. For example, if your sub-topic is that you can help the business add new clients, share how you brought on 20 new clients in your last position.

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Get Ahead in Your Career With These Tips

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by staffnetinc
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Follow these tips to get ahead in your career and experience the success you've always desired. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Follow these tips to get ahead in your career and experience the success you’ve always desired. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

If you want to move ahead in your career, you need to stop wishing for things to happen, and start taking action to ensure you make forward progress. Follow these tips to get ahead in your career and experience the success you’ve always desired.

  • Behave as though you already have your dream position. Act professionally and responsibly at all times when you’re on the job. This will show your superiors that you are capable of moving ahead.
  • Collaborate with your coworkers, and focus on being a team player. To get ahead in any industry, you need to demonstrate that you are dedicated to the overall success of the business, not just your own personal success.
  • If you have unique skills, find ways to utilize them in your job. This ensures you stand out from the crowd.
  • Be understanding of your employers rules and expectations. When he or she makes a decision, try to understand the goals of that decision rather than questioning it or complaining to your coworkers.

Sometimes getting ahead in your career means leaving your current position and finding a new one. Contact StaffNet to learn more about our recruiting services in Atlanta.

8 Questions to Never Ask During a Job Interview

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by staffnetinc
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Never, ever, EVER as these questions during a job interview.  Source: ShutterStock

Never, ever, EVER as these questions during a job interview. Source: ShutterStock

Asking questions during an interview is usually seen as a good thing. It shows that you’re truly interested in the position, and engaged in the interaction. However, there are some questions you should avoid. Never ask these questions, no matter how tempted you may feel:

  1. Don’t ask whether the employer can change the job schedule.
  2. Avoid asking in-depth questions about the interviewer’s background, as this makes you appear to be questioning his or her abilities.
  3. Don’t ask questions about rumors or gossip you’ve heard about the company or its employees.
  4. “Do you run background checks on candidates?” should never come out of your mouth.
  5. “What is your company’s role?” should never be asked. The right way to learn this information is to study their website prior to the interview.
  6. Do not ask about available promotions. Keep the interview focused on the specific position that is open.
  7. Never inquire about computer monitoring or email archiving, as this suggests you may have something to hide.
  8. Don’t ask how quickly you can ask for a raise, or how much higher-ups in the company are earning.

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5 Great Questions to Ask During an Interview

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by staffnetinc
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Here’s a look at five great questions to ask in an interview Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

When preparing for an interview, most people focus on preparing answers for questions they might be asked. Equally important is preparing questions that you plan to ask the interviewer. Asking the right questions will make you seem interested and engaged. Here’s a look at five great questions to ask in an interview.

  1. Do you think this position will evolve at all over the next three years, and if so, how? Asking this question shows that you’re planning ahead for the long-term.
  2. How did you get your start in this business? The answer to this question may spark a conversation that allows you to speak more about your career progress.
  3. How does the work required in this position relateB to the company’s overall goals? Asking this question shows that you’re interested in helping the company meet its goals.
  4. What are your primary frustrations with working here? The answer will help you determine if this position’s right for you.
  5. Can you describe your ideal candidate for the job? Then, point out some similarities between yourself and that candidate.

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Tips for Better Managing Your Work/Life Balance

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by staffnetinc
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Here are some terrific tips to help you level the scales on your work/life balance. Source: ShutterStock

Here are some terrific tips to help you level the scales on your work/life balance. Source: ShutterStock

Do you spend so much time at work that your personal life is suffering? You’re not alone. In today’s world where technology allows workers to be connected to their jobs all day, every day, it’s particularly hard to strike a balance between work and your personal life. These work/life balance tips can help.

  • Set a time in the evening at which you unplug from technology. Make sure this is at least two or three hours before bedtime, so you have enough time to take care of yourself, your family, and your personal responsibilities.
  • Adopt a habit of exercising at the same time every day. Make this obligation as much of a priority as you would an important meeting. Exercising is an important part of caring for your body and mind. It also helps you clear your mind, so you can focus on work and perform more efficiently.
  • Cut out time-wasting activities such as browsing Facebook and texting friends at work. You’ll be more efficient, so you don’t end up bringing as much work home.

Contact StaffNet if you’re looking for a job in the Atlanta area. We offer professional recruiting services and can help you find the right position.

Successfully Customize Your Resume With These 5 Tips

Posted on: April 9th, 2015 by staffnetinc
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These tips will help you to mold your resume into something that both accurately reflects your experience and attracts that employers you're looking for.  Source: Flickr

These tips will help you to mold your resume into something that both accurately reflects your experience and attracts that employers you’re looking for. Source: Flickr

Managers look through resumes quickly, deciding whether to push yours to the side or call you in for an interview in only a few split seconds. If you want to grab an employer’s attention, you need to have a resume that not only sums up your skills and experience, but also does so in a unique and customized way. Follow these tips to customize your resume.

  • If you have a long and varied employment history, consider having a “specialized skills” section at the top of your resume, in which you highlight 2 or 3 skills that are most relevant to the specific position to which you’re applying. This ensures the employer does not overlook these skills.
  • Identify a few keywords in the job posting. These might be terms like “programming” or “organized.” Ensure these words also appear in your resume, so the reader automatically things, “wow, this one sounds like a good match.”
  • Research the company’s goals, and include experiences that show you’re capable of helping them achieve those goals.
  • Unless you’re in a creative, artsy or graphics role - keep you format traditional, easy to read, and on quality bond paper neutral in color. Maybe you’re creative, but you’re resume reviewer may not be, and isn’t as charmed as you think with one of a kind creations.

When your resume is fully customized, you’re ready to start your job search. Contact StaffNet to learn how we can help you find positions in the Atlanta area.

How Hiring Authorities Whiff on the Best Candidates for the Job

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by staffnetinc
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Oftentimes, HR spends so much time trying to find the right candidate that they fail to invest any time "selling" the job. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Oftentimes, HR spends so much time trying to find the right candidate that they fail to invest any time “selling” the job. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

The resume is perfect, references are stellar, and theB skills match the job requirements like a tailored glove. So, why doesn’tB the company offerB the best candidate the job? You might be surprised, but it’s not always the best candidateB for the job who gets hired, or that’s how it may seem.

The truth is, people looking for new jobs are rarely, if ever, looking for a lateral movement. They are more likely to be looking for ways to advance their career and move up to the next level. Because of this, it could be a time waster considering only candidates whose resumes reflect exactly the experience and accomplishments you seek, as they may turn you down. Instead, companies should be looking for individuals with the drive, passion, or skills to succeed in their new capacity and grow into the perfect candidate over time.

StaffNet, Inc. would be happy to give you some job search tips that will help you land your next job. We invite you to contact us at 404-843-9342 with your questions and to discover more about the services we have to offer.

Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by staffnetinc
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Here are some mistakes to avoid while you're job hunting.  Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Here are some mistakes to avoid while you’re job hunting. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

The job hunting process can be stressful. You want to find the right position as quickly as possible, but navigating the employment process is a consuming task in and of itself. Many people sabotage their own chances of finding the right job by making these common mistakes:

  • Searching for jobs while you’re preoccupied with other activities. Don’t read and respond to ads while you’re distracted with something else. Focus all of your attention on job postings when you’re searching, so you don’t overlook any important details or make careless mistakes in in your response.
  • Not utilizing social media to its full extent. More and more people are finding job leads via sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. If you aren’t communicating with your contacts on these sites about potential openings and career advancement options, start today.
  • Inflating your education, skills and experience on your resume. With today’s advanced technology, it’s easier than ever for employers to find out whether you really did accomplish what you claim to have accomplished. Be honest on all documents and in all communications.

Follow these job hunting tips to increase your chances of landing your dream job. Contact StaffNet, Inc. to learn more about our recruiting services.

6 Habits to Make You a More Confident Person

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by staffnetinc
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If you act confident then you will eventually start to feel confident.  Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

If you act confident then you will eventually start to feel confident. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

One of the most common job hunting tips given to candidates is to “act confident.” Acting confident is a lot easier when you really, truly feel confident. Practice these 6 habits, and you’ll find your confidence levels soaring.

  • Push yourself outside your comfort zone. When you try new things, you become more trusting of your ability to excel at unfamiliar endeavors.
  • Minimize your negative talk, and speak positively about all situations. Looking on the bright side helps you see yourself more positively, too.
  • Take responsibility when you achieve something, rather than chalking your accomplishments up to chance or fate.
  • Don’t get disgruntled when you fail. Look at failure as a learning experience — now you know what to avoid doing next time.
  • Seek out advice and inspiration from others who have accomplished what you want to accomplish. Ask them not only about their successes, but about their struggles, too.
  • Adopt a confident stance, which involves standing with your abs tight and your chin up. You feel more confident if you stand confidently.

If you’re job hunting in the Atlanta area, be sure to contact StaffNet to learn more about our professional recruiting services.

4 Traits That Predict Job Success

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by staffnetinc
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Intelligence and emotional intelligence, as well as energy and integrity are traits that employers are looking for their candidates to demonstrate.  Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Intelligence and emotional intelligence, as well as energy and integrity are traits that employers are looking for their candidates to demonstrate. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Companies try to hire candidates who know will excel on the job. To evaluate your chances of excellence, they tend to assess several key traits. If you’re on the hunt for a new job or looking to move up in your field, focusing on cultivating these four traits will help get you noticed by interviewers:

  • Intelligence: Make sure your resume demonstrates the skills and abilities that your employer is seeking, and that you can speak at length about these skills. This shows mastery of your subject matter.
  • Energy: Employers are looking for employees who are curious, motivated and energetic. Let your most vibrant personality shine by smiling and responding enthusiastically to questions and comments.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrating emotional intelligence involves showing that you are calm under stress, humble, and able to see things in a positive light. Put simply, having high emotional intelligence means you’re in control of your emotions.
  • Integrity: Show that you stick to your word and accomplish what you set out to do. Talk about times when you set a goal and worked hard to achieve it.

Follow these job hunting tips to help land your dream position, and contact StaffNet to learn about our recruiting services.