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 »

How to Answer this Tricky Interview Question: Why Did you Leave that Job?!

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 »

Tips to Combat Burnout

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 »

The Era of the “No Call/No Show”

Staffing agencies and employers alike are experiencing a new trend: “No call No showing”. Of course, there have always been a few applicants here and there who don’t show. Life happens and we understand that! Today, 70% of all appointments that we make for interviews will not show up. Yikes! Being a “No Call No… Read more »

Tips to Handle a Difficult Co-Worker

Work will always be work, but it’s a heck of a lot better If you can find something that you enjoy doing. If you can find a job that you like doing AND you have great coworkers, you’ve hit the jackpot!  Let’s face it, there’s almost always going to be at least one coworker that… Read more »