How to Talk About Weaknesses During an Interview

By Team StaffingForce on October 31, 2017

You’re in the interview and all is going well. You’ve talked about your skills, your best attributes and your greatest strengths. Then, they ask that most dreaded question – What are your biggest weaknesses?

This is a question that hiring managers always ask and one that is the most difficult to answer. But, know that it’s not a trick question. Hiring managers are simply looking for examples of how you faced and overcame obstacles in the past.

So, how can you best answer this question? Here are a few tips to help you gather your thoughts and talk about weaknesses during an interview:  

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5 Leadership Skills Employers Look For

By Team StaffingForce on October 28, 2017

When it comes to leadership in the workplace, being identified as a “leader” or as a “potential leader” in any organization is a key indicator that you’re highly valued as an employee.

Not all leadership skills and abilities are seen in the same light, however. In fact, there are some that are more highly regarded than others.

These are the five considered most important:   

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Tips for Negotiating Your Salary

By Team StaffingForce on October 17, 2017

You’ve sent in your resume, gone through the interview process and landed the job – congratulations! Now, it’s time to start thinking about salary negotiations with your prospective employer. In other words, you need to find out how much the job is worth and how much your skills, experience and expertise are worth to your employer.

Entering into negotiations may seem like a scary process, but with a little preparation, you’ll be able to go in confident. Here are a few tips that we suggest to get the ball rolling:

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Your 2017 Job Search Checklist: Start Preparing Now

By Team StaffingForce on November 23, 2016

As we quickly move into the holiday season, many are already thinking ahead to the new year and what it will bring as far as new job opportunities. January is widely known as recruitment season. It is your most opportune time to send off those resumes, be considered, interviewed and awarded those latest and greatest employing position. So, are you prepared?

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Why Your Business Should Be Doing Exit Interviews

By Team StaffingForce on September 20, 2016

Exit interviews, though often overlooked, are an absolutely invaluable source of information that your business can use to improve employee morale, overall quality of work life, and team loyalty. Departing employees can give you an honest depiction of the reality of your work environment. They can confirm that your business is headed in the right direction with excellent leaders, but more often than not, they can reveal areas that need to be addressed and improved upon.

Here are just a few of the benefits of conducting exit interviews:

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Things to Keep in Mind When Considering Multiple Job Offers

By Team StaffingForce on August 10, 2016

Whether you’re searching for your first job or moving on from a current position, job hunting isn’t always easy.  Then, say you ace your interviews and are fortunate enough to receive multiple job offers.  Now what do you do? 

 There are a lot of factors to consider, from salary and benefits, to work culture and advancement opportunities.  So how can you do away with the stress of choosing the right position for you?  Just keep these tips in mind when weighing your opportunities, and you won’t think twice about your final decision. 

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What to Do When None of The Applicants Fits the Bill

By Team StaffingForce on July 26, 2016

Though job seekers may have more options these days, the fact is that employers may find it harder to fill positions with the right candidates.  Sure, you’re receiving a lot of resumes, but few of them may actually be qualified candidates.  So, what can you do?  Here are a few tips:

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Red Flags That Every Hiring Manager Should Be Able to Recognize

By Team StaffingForce on July 20, 2016

As is part of the job, when it comes to screening potential employees, hiring managers have seen it all.  From candidates who flat-out lie, to serious attitudes, to laziness and even wardrobe malfunctions.  The fact is, there are a number of red flags that every hiring manager should be able to recognize when it comes to weeding out the pack.  Here are a few to look out for: 

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Your New Hire is a Dud.  What Now?

By Team StaffingForce on July 17, 2016

You’ve spent a countless number of hours and energy working to find that perfect candidate to join your team. You interview them. You hire them. You train them. Then, after all of that, it turns out your new hire is a dud.  What do you do when a new hire isn’t what you thought they would be?  Here’s your plan of action:

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What Your Interviewer Thinks of the Follow-Up Process

By Team StaffingForce on July 3, 2016

If you’re not following up after an interview, then you’re missing out on some easy “brownie” points with your interviewer that could push you to the top of their hiring list.  However, there is an art and protocol that goes into the follow-up.  You don’t want to be forgotten, of course, but you also want to avoid coming across as pushy or desperate. It all depends on the hiring manager’s personal experience and perspective, though, so be mindful and strategic in your approach.

Make certain that you are going above and beyond to impress your interviewers in a respectful manner.  Here are some simple guidelines, from interviewer’s perspective, that will make you stand out without going over the top:

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