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 Successfully Onboard a New Temporary Associate

If you have a new associate joining your team, you may already be in a time crunch! Maybe you’re in a busy season, or your current workforce is behind on production. Despite being short on time or resources, it is key to invest in a new staff member joining the team. In order to get… Read more »

Pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing

We often hear terms like pre-employment assessment, skill testing and even interviewing used interchangeably. While they may have similar high level goals, such as identifying a suitable candidate, they are fundamentally different methods of achieving those goals. It’s important to know the difference because each evaluation method will produce completely different outputs. Moreover, in some… Read more »

3 Tips to Get Noticed by our Staffing Agency

We have a lot of respect for other staffing firms. Some have the ability to send you out to work TODAY or TOMORROW when you needed a job yesterday. Our staffing agency cannot always deliver in this “instant gratification” manner because we operate a little differently. Rather than providing temporary staff for short-term projects, APS… Read more »

Interview Tip: Avoiding Cultural Noise Bias

When it comes to job hunting, most would agree that interviews can be nerve-wrecking. While meeting complete strangers you are expected to  dress for success, be informed, and sell yourself (but not too much). Your main goal is to land a job, so it makes sense to answer interview questions according to what the interview want’s to… Read more »

Leave a Job on Bad Terms? Here’s How to Handle Your Next Interview.

Picture this: you are interviewing for a new job and despite the typical nerves, its going well! Just as your confidence starts to rise, the dreaded question is asked: ” Why did you leave your last job?” Most interview questions are constructed to better understand you, your experience, and what skills you bring to the… Read more »

Tips to Combat High Turnover in a Tough Job Market

In this tough labor market, it is more crucial than ever to retain talent. Hiring new staff takes a large toll on company resources. If you have a strong relationship with a reputable employment agency, you may not be contributing to the up-front costs of advertisements and screening. However,  you are investing time to properly train… Read more »