Monthly Archives: September 2009

How to Follow Up after an Interview with a Staffing Company

Staffing companies receive hundreds of applications and résumés each day from individuals looking for work. With so many job seekers vying for a staffing agency’s attention, it’s important you do what you can to assist staffing consultants in your job search. To increase your chances of landing a job, try these tips after interviewing with a staffing company to help you stay top of mind.

Call. First and foremost, staffing companies are there to help you find a job. Don’t be afraid to call after your interview to find out if there are any jobs available. Also, check with your staffing consultant to find out if they prefer a weekly or daily call for job inquiries.

Check. Depending on the staffing agency you choose, there may be certain guidelines to follow when inquiring about job openings. For example, some staffing companies may have a separate phone number for job opportunities, while others may post openings online. Check with your staffing consultant to ensure you know the process.

Update. If you have any changes to your personal information, résumé, job specifications, or qualifications, let your staffing consultant know so they can update your file. These changes could increase your chances of landing a job and help the staffing company market you to their clients.

Although finding you a job is their top priority, they can’t do it without your help. Stay in contact with your staffing agency by following these tips, and help the staffing company help land you the job you want.

What’s the Most Important Soft Skill Today?

In today’s job market, soft skills are as important as ever for landing a job, no matter what the position. But which is the most important soft skill to cultivate in today's job market? We want to know your take. 

If you’re a job seeker: which of these skills have you been seeing most as you look through job listings?

If you’re an HR professional or hiring manager: what soft skill are you highlighting most when you advertise positions? Let us know in the poll below:

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Essentially, these are skills or qualifications you can use in different jobs, not experience levels, educational requirements, or technical skills required for a specific position. Soft skills also happen to be the most common denominator in all job listings, regardless of field, industry, or experience.
Did we miss one? Want to pick more than one top soft skill? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!