Job Interviews: Knock Your Next Interview Out Of The Park

Posted by Jun 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am

It is very important that you are aware of the recent job interview tips and best practices as you prepare for your next interview. When you know about the common interview do’s and dont’s, you will create a very favorable picture of yourself.

Here are some job interview tips and advice that you should keep in mind when you are called for your next interview.

Do Not Underestimate Interview Preparation

This may seem very obvious, but you would be amazed at how many job candidates fail to prepare for an interview like they should. One of the best ways for you to prepare for an interview is to make sure you rehearse your answers to the common job interview questions. You should also put yourself in the position of the interviewer and ask yourself questions you would ask a job candidate. When you can make up your own questions, you will be able to answer those questions confidently.

Expect Multiple Questions

You have to be fully prepared when you are at a job interview. This means you should expect questions that will come completely out of left field. When you are asked closed-ended questions, it will be acceptable to answer those questions with a short answer. However, when you are asked other questions, your answers should be more detailed than your answer to a closed-ended question.

Learn About The Company

One of the biggest mistakes that many job candidates make is that they fail to research the company. It will not be difficult for you to search the internet in order to find information about the company you have an interview for.

Whatever you do, you should make sure you are fully prepared to knock your next job interview out of the park. Contact us today for additional information.

How to Nail Your Job Interview

How to Nail Your Job Interview | Allegiance

Posted by Jun 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Job interviews can be very intimidating, even if you have been interviewed many times. Most people get nervous and struggle through the whole thing, knowing that they just blew their chance at a new and better job. However, by being prepared, there are ways to do better!

Here are some tips to nail your job interview.

  • Do your homework. Learn all about all the company and the position that you are applying for. By knowing some of this information, you are more likely to impress your potential boss.
  • Also, make sure that your resume is tailor made for each job. It can really make a difference if you don’t hand in a very general resume. Your objective should be written after you look at the job listing. It can help to use keywords throughout.
  • Be confident. No matter how scared you feel, you have to act confident. You can do this job (and do it well). Tell yourself whatever you have to, in order to stay calm and confident throughout the interview.
  • Be sure to ask some questions. Though they are going to ask you a lot of questions, it is important to have a few ready to ask them. You appear more interested in the job if you ask at least one or two questions.
  • Dress professionally. One of the best ways to not get a job is by dressing inappropriately. You should always dress like you want to impress.

Interviews can be completely scary and overwhelming. Most people don’t feel confident after an interview. In order to change that, go into the interview prepared. Know about the company and the position. Have some questions to ask too!

Contact us to help you get the job that you deserve!

A complete guide to job interviews

A Complete Guide to Job Interviews | Allegiance

Posted by Jun 12, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Job interviews may seem hard, but with this handy guide, you’ll be on your way to landing a job in no time. So, let’s get started with what to do and what to avoid during the interview process.

What to do during the interview process:

Once you’ve landed the interview, there’s a few things you’ll need to do to prepare.

  • Research the company you’re interviewing with. This shows them that you have a genuine interest in working for them.
  • Prepare and practice interview questions you anticipate they’ll ask. However, don’t practice so much that your answers seem rehearsed.
  • Research the hiring company’s dress code policy and dress accordingly.
  • Arriving early for your interview shows the hiring company that you’re reliable.
  • Always have an extra, professional copy of your resume on hand. This makes it easier for the hiring professional to review your qualifications during the interview process.
  • Use good posture and make eye contact during the interview. This shows confidence in yourself and your abilities.

What to avoid during the interview process:

  • Avoid speaking negatively about your former employers or ex-coworkers. This reflects poorly on you.
  • While it’s okay to show that you’re confident in your abilities, avoid being overly cocky. This makes the hiring professional question your honesty. In other words, “Is this person for real?”
  • Avoid answering your phone. If you need your phone on, turn the volume to silent and place it in your bag or pocket. Wait until the interview is over and then check for missed calls and texts.
  • Avoid dominating the interview. Give the hiring professional a chance to ask questions, instead of just walking in and taking over.

Now that you’ve got some tips about what to do and what to avoid during the interview process, it’s time to go land the job of your dreams.

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Going Beyond OSHA Compliance

Going Beyond OSHA Compliance | Allegiance

Posted by Jun 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Just about every organization recognizes the value of protecting their employees from harm and that any violation of workplace safety and health standards come with a form of criminal or civil penalties. However, in today’s dynamic political landscape staying OSHA compliant is becoming a daunting task for most organizations.

As such, many businesses claim that safety and health rules are overly hard and complicated to understand. With numerous small-medium sized companies realizing that ignorance is not bliss and what you do not know can hurt you. In a bid to avoid getting slapped with a penalty that you would have otherwise avoided, here are some of the key ways to remain OSHA compliant in this dynamic political landscape.

Mock OSHA Inspection

Federal OSHA inspectors show up at your organization unannounced and more often than not catch you unawares and end up failing the assessment. With our OSHA compliance solution, our consultants will conduct an actual OSHA style inspection accurately assessing the level of compliance in your organization. We organize inspections in such a way that they were never announced and expected by your organization, helping your organization stay OSHA compliant at all time.

OSHA Safety Compliance Resources and Tools

Allegiance Staffing provides a comprehensive workplace safety compliance analysis for your organization. You also get an extensive compliance tool providing multiple guidance sample plans, forms, checklists, and documents for all the key compliance topics. Our very knowledgeable and experienced team of editors adds new OSHA compliance resources as they develop. If you require an effective OSHA compliance solution, contact us today for more information.

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Three Things You Should Never Do on a Job Interview

Three Things You Should Never Do on a Job Interview | Allegiance

Posted by May 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am

It can be terribly nerve racking when you have an interview. Even if you have gone through many interviews in your life, it doesn’t always get easier. To make your interview go smoother, there are certain things that you should and shouldn’t do.

Here are some things that you should never do on a job interview.

  • Dress inappropriately. It can be hard to determine what you should wear to a job interview. However, even if you are applying to a bar, you shouldn’t wear clothes that don’t fit you well (either too tight or too loose). You want to wear professional clothing at all times. It is important to show the employers that you would be able to meet clients in appropriate clothing.
  • Don’t appear disinterested. Too many people feel like they shouldn’t ask too many questions. However, it is important to seem like you are interested in the company. They want someone who is engaged with the company and ready to work!
  • The same can be said if you act too good for the job. Many employers will not hire someone who is so arrogant. They can be very hard to work with, no matter how good they might be. Instead, talk about yourself in a way that shows that you will be good for the company instead of just listing off all of your accomplishments.

It can be stressful to go to a job interview, making you either seem disinterested or even arrogant. However, you need to make sure that you ask enough questions so that they know you are interested, yet don’t act like you know how to do everything. And please- dress appropriately. This is a must do for an interview!

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Trends in Seasonal Staffing | Allegiance

Posted by May 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am

For companies with fluctuating needs during busy and quiet seasons, or large firms working to fill temporary Family Medical Leave Act vacancies, seasonal staffing continues to be the perfect solution. Given the advantages seasonal and temporary work offers to companies and prospective seasonal employees, it’s not surprising to see many positive trends taking shape in the industry.

Recently, the following trends have been emerging in the seasonal staffing industry:

  • The temporary recruiting industry is growing. A recently completed report by MarketsReportOnline indicates that the temporary recruitment industry is growing worldwide. This rise in temporary recruitment workers in the office shows that there is an increasing demand from companies for temporary positions. Many are turning to trained recruitment professionals and agencies for help.
  • More Americans prefer temporary work. A recent survey indicated that 40% of Americans prefer flexible work to working in a traditional full-time 9-5 position. The research, completed by a staffing agency in California, shows that more US workers than ever enjoy the flexibility of these positions. An increasing number also take seasonal or temporary positions in addition to a regular full or part-time job.
  • Millennials often need temporary work as part of ‘vacation moves.’ A recent survey from Mayflower Movers shows that 2 in 5 Millennials move to a city temporarily, with no intention to live there permanently. Furthermore, over 25% come primarily to find work in the new city. Seasonal staffing will continue to cater to these young workers looking for adventure and flexibility in their work and home life.

To take advantage of seasonal staffing, and to hire from a deep pool of professional, qualified candidates, consider working with a staffing agency that specializes in helping you. Allegiance Staffing offers 25 years of experience bringing in quality employees who meet high standards. Contact us today to learn more about how our custom labor solutions can improve your bottom line. Looking for work? Join Our Talent Network Today.

Why Students are a Great Choice For Seasonal Staffing

Why Students are a Great Choice For Seasonal Staffing | Allegiance

Posted by May 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am

It’s almost time for the summer, bringing in busy season for many industries. If you’re looking for quality seasonal staff, you’ll find that some of your best seasonal candidates are students. Whether they’re a high school student obtaining that first job or a graduate student with a wealth of experience, hiring students is a great option for most seasonal positions.

Here are four reasons we like connecting students and employers looking for summer seasonal staff:

  • They’re hard-working and ready to learn. Fresh off a year’s worth of classes, students bring curiosity and a willingness to bring their skills into the real world. Most are eager to learn skills that will help them develop their abilities and start their career path. Some might even bring innovative ideas they learned at school into your business.
  • They have similar needs. Most students, like companies with seasonal staffing needs, need full-time work only during the summer. During the school year, classes make it difficult to work a full-time schedule. Hiring a student assures that both your scheduling needs match up, and that your company will hire a candidate looking for the same seasonal position you need to fill.
  • They’re high energy and enthusiastic. Students looking for work are usually between 16 and 25, and bring energy and an enthusiasm to the work world. Their youthful spirit is often just what your company needs to bring positive energy and camaraderie into your business.
  • You can often bring them back the following year. Most students need to work every summer to earn money for the following school year, so you’re likely to be able to bring them back multiple times. This saves your company time and money with the seasonal job search.
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Why Safety is Important in the Workplace

Why Safety is Important in the Workplace | Allegiance

Posted by May 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Nowadays, companies are going arms and length to maintain safety in their workplaces. Formulating new rules as well as upgrading existing technology assists in maintaining workplace safety. New on-job safety training assists in reducing compromising employees’ safety. Moral conscience, as well as financial benefits, is driving companies into this troublesome task.

Workers’ injuries incur losses to companies through many ways. These losses include; increased insurance, legal costs, workers’ compensation premiums, and the cost of lost production among many others. Maintaining high safety measures in the workplace, therefore, offers much more regarding financial sense as compared to the losses arising due to a hazard occurring.

Production levels and services are high in safe conditions. Here are some reasons for maintaining safety in the workplace.

Increased productivity

Workers show confidence in workplaces guaranteeing them safety. Workers concentrate more on their work rather than thinking more about the safety conditions of their environment. Profit margins increase as employees’ productivity improve. Productivity increases as fewer injuries occur within the company. An injury free employee is a productive worker.

Boosting workers’ confidence

Setting safety measures and making them aware of workers increases their confidence, this reflects on overall performance. Employees’ become much more comfortable in their working environment. Confident employee guarantees continuous production as little stop gaps occur within a company. Confidence goes a long way in increasing performance.

Improved morale and reduced absenteeism

Instilling a sense of security and safety among employees improves their morale. Employee turnover is costly to a company. That reduces whenever morale is at high levels. Quality security systems reduce staff absenteeism. Workers start taking a keen interest towards their work. Companies experience low levels regarding employees’ leaves.

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Seasonal Work Will Help When Your References Aren't Ideal

Seasonal Work Will Help When Your References Aren’t Ideal | Allegiance

Posted by May 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Imagine this: you’ve gotten through a grueling application with your dream company. And then… you don’t get the job. Why did this happen? It wasn’t because you failed to impress at the interview, but because your references didn’t check out.

Great job candidates fail to secure ideal references for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes, your references will retire or move away, leaving no contact information. In other instances, your former employer might have a policy where they forbid managers from giving references to former employees.

When you can’t find a professional position due to lack of references, a seasonal staffing agency will help you develop or rebuild a professional reputation if you’re otherwise a strong worker. We can help you in the following capacities:

  • Get a seasonal staffing job without needing numerous references. When we send you out on seasonal assignments, your prospective employers take you as a vetted, qualified candidate from our agency. We assess you and your career prospects, and will send you out on temporary assignments with different requirements than permanent positions for references.
  • Obtain coaching from our staffing agency on your career. Our agency will work with you as a seasonal staffing candidate to improve your application, interview skills, and brainstorm creative solutions around improving your references. We act as your partner in your career development.
  • Receive references and strong recommendations from your seasonal positions. The advantage of shorter-term seasonal positions it that you can do a number of positions quickly, and your supervisors at positions where you do a good job will serve as new references for you. In certain cases, if you really impress, they just might go ahead and hire you permanently!

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Job Interviews: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Job Interviews: Put Your Best Foot Forward | Allegiance Staffing

Posted by Apr 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Job interviews can be anxiety-provoking. You want the job, so it’s only natural that there’s some pressure about performing well.

Here are 3 of the best ways to make sure you put your best foot forward in an interview.

1. Be on time. You need to be a bit early for every job interview. Being late can cause you to lose the job. Employers have a natural tendency to assume that the behavior you show in an interview will be the same as your behavior on the job. They don’t like lateness! So make sure you know how long it takes you to get to the company interviewing you. Making a trial run at the same day and time a week earlier will let you see any traffic delays such as road construction.

2. Make sure your clothes are clean and ready to go. There’s nothing worse than pulling out your interview clothes and realizing they should have gone to the cleaners. It sounds simple, but many people overlook it: make sure all your interview clothes pass muster a week before. If any cleaning is needed, do it. Do you need new stockings? Buy them.

3. Bring copies of your resume. Because most applications are done online, many applicants believe they don’t need hard copies of their resume. You may not, but it’s a good practice to bring a few copies anyway. Many interviewers will see it as a sign of good organization. Also, if they decide to bring someone else into the interview, that person may not have your digital version. You solve the problem by having a copy.

Allegiance Staffing offers 25 years of experience bringing in quality employees who meet high standards. Contact us today to learn more about how our custom labor solutions can improve your bottom line. Looking for work? Join Our Talent Network Today.