Finding the right job and the right company takes a lot of hard work and dedication. In today’s competitive environment, job seekers are faced daily with “selling” themselves to prospective employers. As with any sales, the quality and appearance of the product makes a huge difference. In the case of a job seeker, this provides a distinct advantage since the product is one that you have full control over… yourself!

Here are some helpful hints that can be the difference between finding a truly great opportunity with Forge that leads to a regular, full-time position with our clients and bouncing from assignment to assignment without making significant progress.

Have a Quality Resume

Many of our client companies want to see a resume that outlines a person’s skills and experience.

There are many resources available to help employees in transition create a resume:

  • Non-profit organizations such as Goodwill
  • Free Websites Resumizer and Got Resume Builder
  • As an added benefit to working for Forge, the Forge team can assist you with creating a resume if needed

Show Up and Be On Time, All The Time

The quickest way to lose a job before you even have it is to be late for an interview, an appointment, a tour or on your first day.

  • Plan to arrive for everything as least 10 minutes early
  • Give yourself plenty of extra time if you’re traveling in an area that you are not familiar with
  • If you lost your last position because of attendance reasons, be prepared to be asked about it and have a plan in place that you can detail to an employer about how you have corrected the issue(s)
  • When on assignment, make sure not to be late and not to call off
    • At many employers, any missed time – including tardiness – in the first 30 days is grounds for immediate dismissal
    • Having any attendance issues while working on assignment frequently stops a company from ever considering the person for a regular, full-time position

Be Presentable

A person’s appearance makes an impression in either a positive or a negative way. Even for a job that is inherently grimy, such as welding, a prospective employee’s appearance on the first meeting can be a determining factor.

Whether you’re going for an interview or placed on assignment, treat it as though you’re going to church with your grandmother.

  • Shower, comb your hair and brush your teeth
  • Wear clean clothes without rips or tears
  • If you’re unsure what the proper attire should be, never be afraid to ask

Be a L.E.A.D.E.R.!

Companies want workers to be there, want to work, and want to be a part of a team.

To be a LEADER, follow these simple steps:

  • Listen – listen carefully to training, instructions and feedback
  • Enthusiastic – show right from the start that you’re willing to help in any way and to learn new things
  • Attitude – convey a positive attitude at all times
  • Dedicated – work hard and diligently every day
  • Exceed – always be productive and exceed expectations
  • Respectful – treat everyone the way you’d like to be treated
  • Smile – It makes work (and life) more enjoyable

Always putting yourself in the best position to be successful will help you land the position that’s right for you!

The right job is out there for you and Forge Industrial Staffing is always ready to help you in your search for it.