Can You Still Move Your Career Forward during COVID-19?

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In stormy times of crisis, there will always be opportunity, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a recent graduate, a rising star, or a mid-career professional. With COVID-19 upending organizations, reducing headcounts and shredding careers, most individuals are trying to survive the stresses of work and avoid drawing the eye of Sauron. The question is, should… Read more »

How Do You Ace the Virtual Interview? (Applicant Edition)

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COVID-19 forces many changes into the employment picture. What used to occur in-person is now being pushed into virtual or remote settings. Although the topics and agenda may remain the same, the modes leading to success are very different. Interviews, for one, require a different type of preparation.     These remote meetings are getting… Read more »

Making It Work, while Working From Home

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic many people are now having to work from home – a temporary or even permanent ‘new normal.’ For some, remote working is something they’ve done before and are highly comfortable with, though they may face new obstacles. For others, they are trying mightily to adapt to working from home, helping… Read more »

Temporary Work: Up Close and Personal (Part 2)

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Treat every temporary role or assignment as a live interview for a permanent role. (PART 2; for Part 1, click here)     Listen to your staffing personnel This might seem like an obvious tip, but you’ll be surprised how many people ignore this one piece of advice. These are the people who are your… Read more »

A Letter from Shannon Staffing’s President

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To all of our neighbors, clients and friends,   (Originally posted April 15, 2020 and LAST UPDATED August 18, 2020) We hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and well. With the ongoing challenges created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to take time to remember what is most important: our… Read more »

Temporary Work: Up Close and Personal (Part 1)

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  (PART 1) If you’re a current or prospective temporary worker, things may seem hard today, but I want to offer you my own story, to let you know that things WILL get better for you and for your family.     I’ve been in your shoes before. For 16 years, I was a stay-at-home… Read more »

Saving Money as an Employer by Using a Staffing Agency

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What can you save the most of when working with a staffing agency? Money!   Your first thought when you read that was probably along the lines of, “But how am I *saving* money when I have to pay the staffing agency more than what I pay the employee directly (and still meet market levels… Read more »

5 Reasons You Should Take a Temporary Job

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As the pace of change quickens, the world of work has adjusted as well. At certain stages of your career, it makes a lot of sense to pursue different paths in gaining employment.   Temporary work – sometimes labeled temporary staffing, contingent workforce positions, project work, or contract assignments – offers a surprising number of… Read more »

Job Search Etiquette

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With so many candidates competing for the same attractive roles, differentiation is the name of the game! And sometimes, it’s the little things that help set YOU apart from the competition. What you do during the job search can have lasting impressions.   Check out these tips on the Dos and Don’ts of job search… Read more »

Do You Really Need a Cover Letter?

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With today’s faster pace and newer technology for job searches and application tracking, do people really need to send a cover letter when seeking jobs?     Most people would say no. Yet if your goal as a job-search candidate is to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack, doing something that other candidates… Read more »