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🚩6 Interview Red Flags that Job Seekers Shouldn’t Ignore

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Hiring is expensive, and hiring managers should be asking all of the right interview questions to avoid a costly hiring mistake. Of course they are going to be looking for red flags during the interview, but you should be doing the same. A bad career move can be costly for you as well, so here…

Sick of the long wait after your interview?

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Although we remind our clients that top talent is getting harder to come by in this tight market, some companies are still dragging their feet during the hiring process. You can’t control how long it will take the company to make a final hiring decision, but you can make sure you have done everything on…

Skype Interview Protocol for Job Seekers

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While searching for a new job, it’s not uncommon to be asked to do a Skype interview. It’s a cheaper and more convenient solution for employers who are interviewing candidates out of state, or simply want to conduct an initial meeting to eliminate local travel. It’s important for job seekers to prepare for a Skype…

Benefits of Working for a Small Business

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Do you find yourself only applying to well-known, large companies? Some job seekers may be stuck in the mindset that big-name organizations are not only more impressive for your resume, but better places to work for in general. According to the 2018 Small Business Profile, there are 30.2 million small businesses and 58.9 million small…

Temp-to-Hire?

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After reading through our job descriptions, you may see that some of our temporary positions are actually temp-to-hire. If you haven’t worked with a staffing agency in the past, this may be a foreign term. A temp-to-hire job is one that starts out as a temporary assignment, but the company is most likely looking for…

The Do’s and Don’ts for Job Searching while Employed

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Although some people are fortunate enough to be continuously challenged and happy in their current role, others sometimes hit a dead end professionally. If you’ve hit this point in your career where you are dissatisfied, it’s best to land a new job while you are still employed. However, job searching while still employed is a…

Underqualified?

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Is it okay to apply to a position you are not entirely qualified for? Employers are finally realizing that it’s nearly impossible to find the perfect candidate that checks all of their boxes. So what does this mean for job seekers? The trick is to decide if you are almost qualified or hardly qualified. If…

Back to School Sparks New Beginnings

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Have you been too busy keeping your kids occupied all summer to invest any time in your job search? Or maybe you chose to spend every free moment of our short Buffalo summer on the beach. You’re not alone! Although we may be slightly biased and believe that any time of the year is a…

How to React When You Don’t Know an Answer during an Interview

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After preparing heavily for your interview, you’re feeling more confident than ever as you walk in. Things seem to be going smoothly until the interviewer blindsides you with a question you don’t know the answer to. *gulp* Assuming you’re not a mind reader, it’s impossible to know every question the interviewer is going to ask….

5 Reasons to Go on that Backup Interview

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“But what about the position I interviewed for last week? I loved it there. I’ll wait to hear from them.” As a staffing agency, we hear responses like this often when we propose new opportunities to our candidates who have been actively interviewing. It is not uncommon for candidates to back out of interviews or…