Use Authenticity to Ace the Interview

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There’s only one you! So, during your interview, it’s important to be yourself and shine like the bright star you are! In other words, don’t give answers you think your interviewer wants to hear. Instead, answer honestly and be yourself. Why honesty is important during a job interview Interviews push most people outside their comfort… Read more »

Is Your Light Industrial Workforce Suffering From Tardiness?

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It happens to the best of us. Very few people in the workforce can claim to have been on time for every shift in their career. Things happen—alarms don’t go off, children come down with the flu, the car won’t start, traffic is bad—something that leads to a tardy arrival time. Once in a while,… Read more »

Interview Like a Pro: WOW with Your Pitch

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Your resume and cover letter are important tools in your job search. But what about your elevator pitch? This is your 60 seconds to make a great first impression, beyond what your other hiring documents say. It’s your chance to showcase your value, as well as your personality, to a potential employer. So to craft… Read more »

Does Your Team Have a Skills Mismatch?

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Does Your Team Have a Skills Mismatch? | McGrath Blog

Your team is only as successful as its members. To accomplish great things, you must have a balanced staff, including workers with the required skills to accomplish key tasks. However, the shrinking unemployment rate has made it harder for employers to fill vacancies within their companies—and this can lead to a skills mismatch. In other… Read more »

How to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

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Phone Interview Tips | McGrath Systems Blog

Are you ready? Phone interviews can strike fear into the hearts of many, because they cut out one significant part of in-person interviews—body language. Without physical cues from your interviewer, it can be hard to tell how your answer went over, how you’re doing and even when to pause or keep speaking. But with some… Read more »

Do You Look for The “Perfect Candidate”?

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Have you ever found a purple squirrel? In the staffing world, this term relates to candidates who match all your job requirements with perfectly matched skills, experience, knowledge … the works! But since ours is an imperfect world, purple squirrels are a rare species—they’re mostly found by luck. And when you’re in need of an… Read more »

Preparing for Seasonal Hiring

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If you work in retail, it happens from October through January. In health insurance, it usually happens as open enrollment season inches closer—usually from August through December. But whatever your industry, you may experience a season of the year when the workload is significantly heavier, if only for a limited time. During this period, you’ll… Read more »

What Are Today’s Top Candidates Looking For?

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With the Internet and social media, candidates have access to a wide library of information about potential employers. And when it comes to top talent, they’re interviewing you just as much as you’re interviewing them. To catch the eye of high-caliber workers as they shop job ads and scour Google for potential job leads, you’ll… Read more »