Job Seeker


‘Ghosting’ is a trend that can come back to haunt you

I often say that your career is like marriage: Job searching is dating, starting a new job is like a honeymoon and then you have ups and downs throughout. We are even seeing the dating behavior “ghosting” in the job-searching process. “Ghosting” is defined as the act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone. This is done in hopes that the ghostee will just “get the hint” and leave the subject alone, as opposed to the subject simply telling them he/she is no longer interested. Almost half (41%) of job seekers believe it’s “reasonable” to ghost a company, according to a recent survey by Clutch, a business-to-business ratings and reviews company. And almost one in 10 (9%) said that it’s “acceptable” […]

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What Makes a Good Staffing Agency?

A good staffing agency might help you find your next job, and they will add value to your job search and career longer term. Unfortunately, you’ll find plenty examples of good and not so good staffing agencies out there. A vital step when embarking on a job search is assessing which is which. Good agencies: Work hard to understand your motivations and your career aspirations, as well as your work history Treat your relationship as a long term one, not one that ends with a job placement. Know what they’re talking about – they have strong understanding of your profession and the jobs they’re working on Treat your application and personal details with respect and privacy Bad agencies: Are focused […]

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Is Your Resume Getting Lost?

The fear of your resume getting lost is real. Employers get hundreds of resumes for their openings. This constant stream creates the proverbial “pile” where many do not get read. Want to prevent your resume from being lost in the “pile”? Read on to learn how a Job Placement Agency like SharpLink Staffing can get you noticed. Every day, people apply for dozens of jobs.  Every day, the pile just builds more with applicants that don’t qualify. The pile is filled with robo-applications from Indeed, Career Builder, Zip Recruiter and Monster.  Your application ends up just a record in a database.  Never even considered. Hiring Managers are busy doing their regular day job. Human Resources balance hiring with other demanding […]

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10 Reasons Why Employees Quit

In May of 2017 more than 3.2 million Americans quit their jobs. This was the most Americans to quit in one month since 2001. Employee turnover is costly to employers and disrupts productivity and process flow. We have put together a comprehensive whitepaper citing the top 10 reasons employees quit and what you as an employer can do to increase employee engagement and productivity. Complete the the form Below for a FREE INSTANT DOWNLOAD!  

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Don’t give a bad impression during your interview

Don't give a bad impression during your interview

Asking the wrong questions during an interview can indicate you are not interested or have baggage that the employer isn’t interested in bringing into the workplace. Most of these questions should never be asked in a job interview, and some questions should be saved until a job offer has been made. Check out the bad impressions you may give the interviewer when you ask these questions: Bad Impression: You Are Lazy and/or Not Interested in the Job What does the person in this job do? What are the requirements of the job? What does this company do? These questions seem to show that you didn’t read the job description, or, if you read it, you don’t remember anything about it. […]

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New Year, New Job

Many people start out the beginning of the year with New Year’s resolutions such as eating healthier, going to the gym and even finding a new job.  Finding a new job can be a challenging and frustrating experience but you can make the experience a bit easier on yourself with these quick tips. 5 Tips for Finding a New Job Write, edit and revise your resume. Your resume is still the most critical tool of a job-search.  Start by creating a resume that focuses on your work experience, accomplishments, skills and your training/education.  The key is to tailor your resume to each job and employer you want to apply for using keywords and phrases that are specific to the opportunity […]

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No Call, No Show Employees

no call, no show

I would like to offer my sincerest apologies for my absence. I realize that by not coming in to work and failing to call ahead of time that I disrupted the performance of you, my coworkers, and the company at large. It was disrespectful and unprofessional behavior and I am very sorry for any stress, delays, or frustration this caused you and the rest of the team. I will not offer any excuses for my absence. Next time I will call ahead and explain the situation thoroughly so that you are not put in a difficult position. I promise that you will not see this lapse in judgment on my part again. I will never understand workers who use the […]

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Announcing SharpLink’s Temporary Worker of the Year

SharpLink Staffing is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Temporary Worker of the Year contest as Link Fortson! Link began working with SharpLink as a temporary associate in May 2016 and worked on two different assignments during his tenure. He accepted a full-time position in March 2017 with one of SharpLink’s customers. He was nominated by John at Elray who writes, “Link has been a great employee, learning many skills, and multiple work centers in our machine shop environment, making himself a valuable asset to the company. His attendance has been excellent, despite going through a couple surgical procedures, even working odd and extra hours to make up for lost time during treatments. Link is a good citizen and […]

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National Staffing Employee Week

Staffing Employee Week

SharpLink Staffing Celebrates National Staffing Employee Week because, on any given day, SharpLink helps connect talented workers to the best job opportunities across NJ. We know just how hard our Associates work and how much time they spend in the workplace. That’s why we want to make sure they have the right position at the right company, as well as the resources to realize their career goals. During National Staffing Employee Week – and every week – we wish our Associates abundant success. Organizations big and small work with staffing companies to find skilled contract and temporary workers to fill positions in a myriad of fields and sectors. National Staffing Employee Week was established by the American Staffing Association to honor the millions of […]

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What is a Traffic Flagger?

As much as you and I both want it to be, flaggers are not the nickname for professional flag football players. I don’t think that job exists. Flaggers are the people on construction sites who control traffic. They are the men and women along roads and highways who help traffic keep flowing through a construction zone, despite a shutdown of lanes. Flaggers often work in teams, with each person controlling the flow of traffic in a certain direction. Road construction and maintenance projects are being performed each day. As a flagger, you will play a vital role in helping to protect the traveling public as well as your co-workers from the dangers and hazards that are present in highway and road construction projects. […]

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