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5 Ways You're Ruining Your Interview

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Mar 21, 2017 1:21:46 PM

Your resume is great and you are landing interviews left and right. But why is nothing materializing after the initial meeting?  There are five potential mistakes you may be making.  These mistakes are usually not intentional, but nonetheless, may be off putting to the interviewer.  Have you committed any of these five faux-pas?

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Topics: Land That Job, Interviewing

40% of Adults Use Agencies to Secure Temporary and Contract Employment

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Mar 16, 2017 11:47:35 AM
Temporary and contract employment has been on the rise in the United States.  Both job seekers and employers have realized many beneficial outcomes as a result of temporary and contract employment. But how many people actually  use a staffing agency to find new employment?  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and American Staffing Association, quite a few job seekers have successfully secured employment by means of a staffing agency!  Check out more facts below.
 
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Topics: Temporary Employees, Job Seekers, Jobs

Curious about working with a Pennsylvania temp agency? Read this.

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Mar 9, 2017 10:39:33 AM

Ever wonder what it is like to work for a Pennsylvania temp agency? There is a lot of confusion out there as to what really goes on when you register with a temp agency. McCallion Staffing Specialists specializes in Administrative & Professional Staffing and Light Industrial Staffing. We make every effort to ensure the process is quick and painless for you. Upon registering with McCallion Staffing, you become eligible for the open job positions that fit with your work history, skill set, salary requirements, commute parameters, and all of the other fine details on your job "wish list". A Recruiter will contact you about open positions and you have the opportunity to choose if you would like your resume to be submitted to the company. Keep in mind, many of these open positions are exclusive to McCallion Staffing and are not posted on the regular public job boards. Your Recruiter will then present your resume to the company, and will coordinate the interview and hiring process as needed. McCallion Staffing does NOT withhold any portion of your paycheck, or charge a fee to you, for using our hiring services. The company where you work on-site pays McCallion Staffing a fee for providing them with such a wonderful new hire (YOU!). Our services are 100% free for temporary employees. In addition, you will receive your paychecks from McCallion Staffing on a weekly basis. We offer health insurance, holiday pay, performance bonuses, and direct deposit. In addition, our Recruiters will always try to set you up for success by offering support and advice throughout your job search. Think of us as your biggest cheerleader! Click here to learn more about what we offer. Job seekers have had success with McCallion Staffing since 1979!  Will you?

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Topics: Temporary Employees, Job Seekers, Staffing Agency, job search, temp agency

Companies Face Difficulty With Light Industrial Staffing

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Feb 21, 2017 9:14:58 AM

According to Reuters, position openings surged in July to a record high, but there was a lack in hiring. This seems to be due to employers struggling to find qualified workers to fill open positions. There were also tightening conditions in the labor market, which could help boost a faster wage growth. The skills gap continues to play a large role in the struggle to find qualified employees, especially with light industrial staffing. In fact, it has been noted that the current skills gap is the worst in the nation's history. 

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Topics: Hiring, skills gap, hiring in montgomery county, hiring in bucks county

10 Tips to Recruit for Light Industrial Staffing

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Jan 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Recruiting often seems like a daunting task, especially in the current economy and skills gap. It takes a lot of time and resources to recruit qualified individuals to join your organization, especially when you are in charge of light industrial staffing. Not only do candidates need to meet your standards, but you need to meet theirs, too! Local companies are all fighting for the same hard-working and experienced job seekers, all while trying to avoid making a bad hire. Generally speaking, following these 10 tips will help you recruit for any type of job requisition:

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Topics: Hiring, Recruiting, light industrial

5 Ways to Stand Out From Your Co-Workers

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Jan 17, 2017 9:09:53 PM

You just started a new job, and you're looking to stand out from your co-workers. How can you set yourself apart from the rest when you are the new kid on the block? Take a look at these 5 tips to get ahead. These may seem like common sense to you, but it is very hard for employers to find employees who can consistently complete all 5!

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Topics: Hiring, Jobs, starting a new job, career advice

Why Should I Use McCallion Staffing to Fill Open Job Positions?

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Jan 11, 2017 10:12:55 PM

Recruiting for open positions at your company can be a full-time job. Hiring isn't easy. Let's just think about the leg work involved in finding a new employee. Creating and editing a job description, posting it online, filtering submissions from interested job seekers (it feels like it never ends!), coordinating schedules and arranging interviews is just the tip of the iceberg. Wouldn't it be nice if you had someone you trust to help out with this time consuming pre-hire process? Well, you do! McCallion Staffing has assisted companies in their search for the best employees since 1979. We have the references to prove it!

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Topics: Hiring, temporary labor, temp agency, temp-to-hire

What Should I Wear to a Job Interview?

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Jan 2, 2017 9:54:36 PM

The holidays are over, and it is a New Year. Perhaps this will be the year that you land your dream job! Before starting a new job, you need to successfully complete the interview process. Interview attire is just one part of the process, but it can make or break your chances - so be prepared! Not sure what is or isn't appropriate to wear to a job interview? No need to worry, check out our Business Casual vs. Professional Attire diagram. When in doubt, overdress. Good luck!

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Topics: Land That Job, Interviewing, jobs in pennsylvania, interview attire

Are Permanent Jobs in Pennsylvania Gone Forever?

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Dec 22, 2016 9:55:21 PM

Permanent Jobs...gone...forever!? Well, the terminology may be.

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Topics: Jobs, permanent employment, jobs in pennsylvania

5 Soft Skill Interview Questions You Must Ask

Posted by Kelli McCallion on Nov 28, 2016 8:39:51 PM

Non-technical skills, otherwise known as soft skills, are more important than ever. Employers are looking for long-term employees who mesh well with their company culture. Many hard, technical skills can be taught in time. On the contrary, soft skills are something that you are born with. They make you who you are! Employees today are looking for a company where they feel home -- a place that means more than just a paycheck. Aligning the right employee soft skills with the right company creates a very good match for both parties, and greatly increases the chances of having a successful new hire. Here are 5 soft skill interview questions you must ask while interviewing your potential next hire:

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Topics: Hiring, hiring in montgomery county, hiring in bucks county, Soft Skills

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