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Elwood Staffing is growing

Now Hiring-Purple (2)Elwood Staffing is growing and looking for #Sales and #Staffing professionals. http://ow.ly/h5Wqh

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Tidbits for your Career Search

There is an overwhelming amount of advice and information out there for job seekers that it’s almost impossible to know where to begin.  As an internal recruiter, the things that I look for in a resume just scratches the surface into what HR and other hiring managers may look for but here are my top ‘tidbits’ of advice.

1. Pay attention to the details! Now Hiring-Purple (2)Words that are spelled correctly but used in the wrong context are easily overlooked because spell checker will not notice them. Have at least 3 qualified people review your resume and provide feedback. There is not a ‘right way’ to do a resume. Every hiring manager will have their own preferences so the more feedback you get, the better. Also, triple check those cover
letters. It’s so convenient to copy and paste so be sure that you have not submitted
the name or position of a previous application to your next. I will immediately
dismiss an applicant who has submitted a cover letter that is customized for
someone else’s job posting.

2. It is a social media age of recruiting. You must have a professional LinkedIn profile and make it look like your resume. Dates and job duties should mirror one another. Then start connecting with people. Don’t reach out to VP’s and CEO’s of companies asking for jobs. You should start with recruiters, managers, staff, and NEVER come out and ask directly for a job. This is a networking site so be professional. Also, MAKE YOUR PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS PRIVATE. Every job seeker should go in and adjust the privacy settings on Facebook, MySpace, Instagram, and so on. Google yourself and see what shows up. Hiring managers are researching and you don’t want us to see what you and your friends do outside of your professional life.

3. Always keep your up-to-date resume on relevant job boards including CareerBuilder and Monster. Include relevant keywords without overdoing it. Your key words should match your experience so don’t try to fool us. Pay attention to the headline on your profile and make it
relevant to the job that you are seeking. When we conduct a search, we skim through quickly. You will want to catch our attention with those few words. Management graduate seeking and entry-level position, Sales professional, etc…

4. When you get the call for an interview, prepare! Research the interviewer,
the company, and the industry. Practice interview questions, both standard and
behavioral (you can find some on the internet). Be ready to talk about future
goals both long and short-term. Study for your interview.

I find a lot of tips and useful information on CareerBuilder and Monster that I share on my
LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

CareerBuilder has a great section on their website called “Advice and Resources.” http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Resources/CareerResources.aspx?sc_cmp2=JS_Nav_AdvRes

Monster has their own version of job seeker resources called “Career Resources.” http://resources.monster.com/?re=nv_gh_gnt1377_%2F

Both sites provide wonderful resources for job seekers at any level.  Take advantage of the resources that are available to you.  It could better prepare you and set you apart from other job seekers.

Best of luck on your career endeavors!

Angela Malagon, Corporate Recruiter, Elwood Staffing Services, Inc.

Twitter Recruiting

Utilizing Twitter as a tool for social recruiting is often times misunderstood. There are some things you should consider before determining if Twitter could benefit your recruitment strategy.

1. Is your market and book of business large enough to support a following?
If your organization is too narrow, you may not see the return that you expect from Twitter. Those who recruit in multiple markets, with diverse opportunities will see more followers. Don’t let this discourage you. It is good to have a small amount of targeted followers rather than a large following of diluted ones. You can grow your follwers by following others. Search for people to follow by industy or location (search.twitter.com) and follow candidates, other recruiters, and clients.

2. Do your people use Twitter?
This is a tough question to answer. Not every job seeker, in every market uses Twitter. You have to keep in mind that you are not trying to reach every job seeker. You are trying to reach that perfect candidate. Twitter is a tool to help you, it is not the end all of recruiting. Using hash tags # will help job seekers find you. Just don’t overuse your hash tags. Hash tags like #jobs #engineering #staffing, along with the location of the opportuinty, will help target your post in a search. The best way to learn how to post is to search like a job seeker. Log into Twitter and search like a candidate. See what other recrutiers are doing and how they are posting. You can learn a lot from your peers.

3. What is the purpose of using Twitter?
Twitter has multiple purposes and they need to all be utilized in order to be effective. First and foremost, you want to broadcast your job openings. You are a recruiter so your followers should expect to see your job postings. You can save time by utilizing recruiting software to set up an automated schedule. Over time, your followers will not remain active job seekers – they will become ‘retweeters’ sending you great referrals- so you don’t want to run them off. This is why you need to Tweet other engaging information. Please do not Tweet ultra personal information. While you want to portray a human side, save the private information and drunk Tweeting for your personal Twitter. Tweet interesting facts, artices, and tips related to jobs, company, or industry. You can also engage followers by posting trivia and asking questions. Just remember to follow up on iquiries and responses. Having a healthy mix of interaction will make you a good social recruiter and a promote you as an industry professional. You can also use Twitter to market yourself and your company. Tweet interesting facts, history, and press releases that surround you and your company.

4. Do you have time to Tweet on a consistent basis?
Consistency is key in the fast moving world of Twitter. If you want to stay relevant, you have to stay in the conversation. I do not recieve my biggest return of inquiries from Twitter, nor do I connect with as many industry profesionals as I do on other social media sites. For this reason, I do not devote as much of my time to Twitter. I like Twitter because it allows me another avenue to post jobs, give advice, and market my brand with little time and no additional cost to my company. With tools such as Bullhorn Reach and HootSuite, I can schedule my job postings and engaging content in advance and then move on with my traditional daily duties.

There are many critics to the usefulness of Twitter. I do not compare Twitter to other social media sites and job boards like; Facebook, LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, and Monster. Job boards are the best way to reach active candidates while social media sites are a great addition to find passive ones. You have to have a good mix of recruiting tools and invest your time in the ones that are most effective for you.

Angela Malagon
Corporate Recruiter, Elwood Staffing

 

 

Elwood Staffing is looking for B2B SALES SUPERSTARS!

We are looking for enthusiastic, professional Area Sales Consultants who are experienced in business-to-business sales and are able to work successfully in a fast-paced environment.  The successful ASC candidate will:

  • have demonstrated proficiency in identifying, qualifying, and closing business,
  • show demonstrated success in selling in the service industry,
  • be highly self-motivated with a key sense of urgency,
  • possess a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit

Good organizational skills, the ability to work with people across all levels of an organization (gatekeepers to executive decision makers), and professional communication skills are other key traits for this position.

Elwood Staffing is one of the fastest growing privately held staffing firms in the US. With over 65 offices in eleven states, Elwood continues to grow and expand, and we are looking for energetic, dedicated people who want to grow with us! We offer competitive pay and benefits, and the opportunity to work with a company that values and rewards its employees.

Find out more about us at www.elwoodstaffing.com/careers.   We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please include a resume in .doc or .pdf format with your response

Job Requirements

  • Previous business to business sales experience required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Staffing industry experience a plus, but not necessary
  • College degree a plus, but not required

Markets

  • Columbus, IN
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Louisville, KY
  • Coldwater, MI
  • Bryan, OH
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Lynchburg, VA

My One Year Anniversary with Elwood Staffing

My One Year Anniversary with Elwood Staffing

On the anniversary of my first day with Elwood Staffing, I was presented with a Mont Blanc pen in appreciation of my hard work and dedication. This is one of the many reasons that Elwood Staffing is a great company to work for. See why Elwood Staffing cares about their people and what makes us different!

Elwood Staffing is looking for SALES HUNTERS!

HUNTING: Skilful tracking and acquisition of an elusive target

We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional Area Sales Consultant who is experienced in business-to-business sales and able to work successfully in a fast-paced environment.  The successful ASC candidate will:

  • have demonstrated proficiency in identifying, qualifying, and closing business,
  • show demonstrated success in selling in the service industry,
  • be highly self-motivated with a key sense of urgency,
  • possess a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit

Good organizational skills, the ability to work with people across all levels of an organization (gatekeepers to executive decision makers), and professional communication skills are other key traits for this position. Elwood Staffing is one of the fastest growing privately held staffing firms in the US. With over 45 offices in eleven states, Elwood continues to grow and expand, and we are looking for energetic, dedicated people who want to grow with us! We offer competitive pay and benefits, and the opportunity to work with a company that values and rewards its employees. Find out more about us at www.elwoodstaffing.com. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please include a resume in .doc or .pdf format with your response

Job Requirements

  • Previous business to business sales experience required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Staffing industry experience a plus, but not necessary
  • College degree a plus, but not required

Markets

  • Mobile, AL
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lynchburg, VA

Elwood Staffing has Internal Positions Available in Michigan

   View all of our internal job openings at:    http://www.elwoodstaffing.com/InternalJobs.aspx

 

At Elwood Staffing, we believe that people are our most valuable resource. That’s why we are constantly working hard to recruit the best candidates for our internal positions.  Do you live in the Holland, Grand Rapids or Lansing area?  Do you have a manufacturing supervision, staffing or customer service back ground in a fast paced work environment?  Visit our website today to view our openings and job descriptions and submit your resume.  http://www.elwoodstaffing.com/InternalJobs.aspx

MICHIGAN OPENINGS:

Onsite Specialist – Holland, MI
Staffing Specialist – Holland, MI
Onsite Manager – Grand Rapids, MI
Branch Manager – Lansing, MI
Staffing Specialist – Lansing, MI