Why Use Staffing Agencies?

temp agenciesThere a several reasons to use one of the many staffing companies in Buffalo. It’s where 25% of all unadvertised jobs are located, but not all are the same. Choosing the right one will make your life easier. There are head hunters/employment agencies and short-term agencies. So, why use one of these? Well, a great example is M&T Bank. They use Kelly Services to staff most of their temporary employees, and once you get into the company, you can use your experience and relationships with the managers to get an offer for a job a lot easier than if you came off the street.

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10 Tips for a Powerful Elevator Speech

elevator speechQuick! You’ve just met somebody, and they are that crucial contact you were looking for in your job search. Now, what do you say to them? How can you convey to this person who you are and what you are looking for? Easy, use an elevator speech. It’s the 30-second mini-commercial about yourself, and a great tool to to extend your own personal brand to anyone you meet. Whether you are helping some random stranger, bumping into someone at a networking event, or having lunch with for an informational interview, have this speech ready.

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10 Steps to Take After Being Laid Off

what to do after layoffBeing let go from a company is a big event in any person’s life. Especially, when you get the notification at 4pm on a Friday. Many things begin to rush through your mind so I want to make sure you take a breath and make the right decisions. Here is a simple guide based on a Forbe’s article on what to do immediately after you are notified it’s time to leave.

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Free Tax Preparation in Buffalo & Erie County

free taxWhile we are working hard on finding a job in WNY, there is one thing that we cannot forget about. Tax season. Whether you are currently employed or on NYS unemployment insurance, taxes are something we can’t escape. Luckily, there is help out there for people making under $50,000, which is the majority of people in WNY so chances are, you’ll qualify for free tax preparation. Continue reading

What Type of Resume Should I Use?

resume typesThere are numerous types of Resume’s out there that a Buffalo job seeker can choose from, but which one is right for you? It all depends on a couple of different factors. One person can use different types of resumes depending on the type of job or even which company (some employers prefer a specific kind). Here’s a table that lists the 3 main types of resumes, their pro’s and con’s, and who they are best suited for. These three are the most commonly used in Buffalo.

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Use a Qualifications Chart

qualifications sheetWouldn’t it be nice to have a fast method of showcasing your available skills and compare it to the one’s required on the job description? Well, one way to do this is through a Qualifications Chart. A Qualifications Chart is simply a table with two columns that has the qualifications and skills required for a job on one side, and on the other side, a description of your qualifications and skills that match. It’s one of the best ways to easily show that you are the right job candidate for the job.  Continue reading

Keyword Stuff Your Resume with Skills

what skills to put on resumeWith the wide spread use of employers using computers to scan digital Resumes and cover letters, a job seeker needs to figure out how to make sure that computer chooses theirs among all the others. Think of it the same way way Google presents you with results for words you searched. The computer scanner searches for certain words that relate to the job posting. Use these tips to your advantage. Continue reading