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Your job search doesn’t end once the interview is over. There are a number of steps to follow even after your in-person interview. Even the smallest gesture can make a big difference when it comes to effectively selling yourself as a candidate and highlighting what makes you uniquely qualified for a job. Fortunately, there are… Read more »

As a staffing agency, we are always looking for candidates to fill our open jobs. We currently have over 1,300 resumes on file from this year alone. That’s a lot of resumes to look through! It can be easy to get overlooked with that many resumes to compete with. Luckily, there are several things that… Read more »

Why do you want to work here? It’s a common interview question, but also one that can be challenging to answer, especially when you try to wing it. Not preparing a solid response to this question is risky because it could make all the difference in whether a potential employer extends a job offer to… Read more »

Unemployment is at a 50 year low across the country (See the full statistics at http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/national-employment-monthly-update.aspx). This means that the people that employers are looking for (you!) are most likely already working. Finding a job can sometimes feel like a full time job in itself, making it hard to juggle around already working. With a… Read more »

There is a big misconception that staffing agencies only have short term and low paying general labor positions. That’s definitely not true with APS Staffing! We fill a large number of highly skilled manufacturing positions in Northwest Pennsylvania. Currently in this country the number of skilled workers retiring far outnumbers the number of skilled workers… Read more »

Your resume is your first line of defense on the quest for a new job. Before hitting send, you should do everything you can to make your resume stand out. Even if your work experience is perfect, a sub par resume could sink your chances of getting a job interview. But if you combine relevant… Read more »

As recruiters, it’s our job to ask you questions about your work history and career goals. Some of these questions may be difficult for you to answer. And, while we want you to be honest, there is a right and wrong way to answer certain questions. One of the most common questions we ask applicants… Read more »

Chronic life and work stress can lead to burnout. What does that look like? Burnout can include emotional exhaustion, feeling depleted, detached, and inefficacy in life and work. In our fast-paced, modern world it is safe to say that everyone experiences some level of burnout. These feelings can cause strains on relationships and create disconnect… Read more »

More companies than ever are using staffing agencies and hiring candidates on a temp to hire basis. Why are they doing this? The biggest reason is to ensure that the candidate is a good fit for the company (and vice versa!). One of the biggest issues that comes up during the temporary assignment is attendance…. Read more »