QUIZ: Temp, Temp-to-Hire, or Direct Hire: Which placement is right for you?

Our staffing team has three types of placements: temp, temp-to-hire, and direct hire. But which one is best suited for you? Take our quiz to uncover your job-seeking priorities and find the assignment type that fits your lifestyle. Note: This quiz is meant to give a general idea rather than a definitive answer. Submit your […]

Hate Your New Job? 4 Important Moves to Consider

You painstakingly navigated the job search process and accepted a great offer. Congratulations! But, almost immediately after starting your new job, you spot red flags. Perhaps the job description doesn’t match what you’re being asked to do or you feel you’re being thrown to the wolves without proper training. Maybe your new manager isn’t as […]

The Salary Question: How to Field It, When to Ask It

Salary. It’s often the elephant in the room when it comes to job interviews. Too often, employers fall into one of these scenarios: Either they bring it up early, with the dreaded, “What was your salary at your last job?” or “What will you expect to get paid?” Others may stay completely silent and dance […]

Networking for a Job: 7 Ways to Work a Room

If you’re looking for a job but you’re skipping networking events, you’re doing it wrong. Take a look at this advice from a few of Austin’s top business leaders and networking experts on why networking is key, and how to work a room for the best results.

Who’s Hiring in Texas Right Now?

If you’re looking for a job in 2017, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has good news for you. The Texas economy continues to expand, with payroll employment growing and wages increasing. Certain Texas cities like Austin are seeing impressively low unemployment numbers as well. In fact, Austin was recently named the best city for […]

Benefits and Perks That Truly Matter

It’s easy to get distracted by a beer keg in the break room but it’s important not to overlook the job benefits that truly matter. This is easier said than done, as there are close to 350 perks being touted by various companies today (there were only 60 perks touted 20 years ago). Some of […]

How NOT to Dress to Impress at Job Interviews

A wrinkled t-shirt with “SLACKER” embroidered across the front. You might imagine the item of clothing is among the wardrobe for a software developer in the Austin, Texas, gaming industry. And you’d be right. But it is also one of many horrifying examples of what job candidates have worn to job interviews. Velour track suits […]

Run Away! Scariest Job Interview Red Flags

Employers know the risks of taking on a “bad hire.” It costs them valuable time and money (up to five times the employee’s annual salary, on average).  But what about the risks to you, the job seeker? You can’t afford to choose the wrong employer, either. So why, then, do so many job seekers ignore […]

6 Job References Mistakes You Could Be Making

You aced the interview process, passed the background check and, yet, you still didn’t get the job. Could it be your references? Let’s take a look at several mistakes you could be making when it comes to providing references.

Job Seekers: It’s Time to REALLY Clean Up Your Social Media

Most people have been found to regularly regret what they post on social media. Unfortunately, just as many employers are scouring those channels when deciding who to interview or hire. To clean up your act, follow these five tips.

Working With a Staffing Firm: What You Should Know

While staffing firms can “make it rain” for you, the effort is not one-sided. To secure the best opportunities, you’ll need to do some legwork yourself. Here are the top things you should know when it comes to working with a staffing firm.

Secrets of Women in Male-Dominated Jobs

It’s not easy being a woman in a male-dominated field like technology, engineering or oil and gas. What is the best way to compete for top positions and how can you make it all work? We asked two female executives—Dell Inc.’s Bobbi Dangerfield and OpenSymmetry’s Laura Roach—for their advice.

Don’t Fall for These 3 Job Scams

Are you too smart to fall for an online job scam? Think again. Scammers are impersonating companies like Amazon and even staffing companies and job search firms in order to take advantage of job seekers. Fortunately, most of these scams are easy to spot. In short: If you’re asked to disclose your credit card information […]

How to Attract a Headhunter in 5 Easy Steps

Whether you’re actively looking for a job or not, it doesn’t hurt to have a headhunter (or job recruiter) on your side.  But, just like money (or the perfect job), recruiters don’t actually fall from the sky or grow on trees. So how do you find them when you need them? “By far, the best […]

Interview Lined Up? Do Your Research!

You snagged the interview. Congratulations! Now what? Don’t head into it unprepared. One of the best ways to get ready for an interview is to do your research about the company. Nearly half of all employers lean on Google or other search engines to dig up digital dirt on the candidates they’re interviewing. It’s only fair […]