Tips for Changing Careers

So you want to change careers, but where do you start? Changing careers can be easier said than done, especially since so many employers are looking for prior experience. We have a few tips for you if you to make this change easier. In our example, an Office Manager wants to become a Chef. Educate… Read more »

Three Signs You’re Overthinking Your Next Career Move

While it’s always a good idea to take time to reflect on your career choices, the key to success is meaningful action. Being overly detail-oriented can put you at risk for being stagnant in your professional growth. As you embark on your next career move, here are three signs you may be overthinking your decisions… Read more »

Should You Work While Attending College?

Today’s college graduates are in a pickle: they need a job to gain experience but they also need experience to get the job! While education and internships are helpful, they often don’t compare to real world work experience from an employer’s perspective.  Working through college can help with this problem, while earning some money! Here’s… Read more »

Why Apply with an Agency?

As a recruiting firm, our incoming calls from prospective applicants can take all sorts of directions: “I’ve never done this before, what’s the process?” “I’m responding to your ad…. (insert job here)” “I just need a job! “ And, every now again, we hear: “Why should I waste my time applying with you?” We hear… Read more »

How to Talk About Gaps in Your Work History

Life happens. It’s bound to get in the way of our jobs eventually! Whether the situation was out of your control or was a result of your actions, there is a right and wrong way to talk about what caused the gaps in your work history. As recruiters, we do our best to learn your… Read more »

Standing Out in a Sea of Resumes

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 »

Finding a Job While Already Employed

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 »

High Paying Manufacturing Jobs (They do exist!)

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 »

Creating the Perfect Resume

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 »