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How to Talk About Weaknesses During an Interview

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Answering job interview questions well is an art that requires practice, and there is a lot to keep in mind for your next job interview.

One question you will surely be asked is “What are some of your weaknesses?” This question is one that potential employers will use to determine whether you are a good fit for their company, so your answer is important and needs to be prepared in advance.

The worst answer to this question

What you don’t want to say is “I don’t have any weaknesses.” Everyone has at least one, and so do you. This answer says you just don’t want to answer the question, which indicates that you were not prepared to answer it. So to show the employers that you can handle tough questions like this one, you need to have a better answer than “I don’t have any weaknesses.”

The smart answer

The smart answer has two parts. The first part is identifying at least one weakness. The second is to talk about how you mitigate or manage those particular weaknesses. Confess your weakness, and then tell the employer how you will make sure that your weakness will not impact your job performance. Choose a weakness that is relevant to the job and your job performance, but not one that makes it seem like it would affect your job performance.

Pick your best weakness

Choose a weakness that is a strength in disguise. For example, you can say that you are too meticulous and have spent too much time checking and rechecking your work, but that you are trying to get yourself not to do that as much. An employer would see that it as a strength because it means that you won’t make mistakes. Another way to pick your best weakness is to say that you don’t have as much experience in that field as you would like to have, but that you are a fast learner and can learn it.

The idea is to pick a real weakness so that your answer does not appear staged. Some weaknesses you see in yourself might also be strengths, or at least related to a strength. No matter how you answer the question, make sure you present a recovery from the weakness, and that the weakness you choose is not one that would affect your job performance and ruin the opportunity for you.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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4 Tips to Motivate Employees

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Volunteers often work harder than the paid employees because they get satisfaction knowing the work they do is appreciated. So how can managers motivate their employees to want to do good work and keep coming back?

Challenging people, giving them more responsibility and recognizing them for their efforts are great ways to keep employees motivated. Here are some ways to keep employees motivated.

Recognition

People work harder for recognition than for money. Give people plenty of recognition for what they do well instead of criticizing them for failures, and they are more likely to do well. And this does not necessarily mean bonuses to their pay because that alone is not recognition. Making them employee of the month or giving them some other award where they are publicly recognized will help a lot.

Responsibility

Give someone more responsibility, and they will rise to the challenge. If an employee knows that she is trusted with a more difficult task, she will try harder and is more likely to succeed. For employees to do great work they must feel a sense of ownership, and adding responsibility accomplishes that.

Creativity

Give your employees a chance to shine and show what they can really do. An employee will work much harder on something in which they have creative input. Not everyone’s job has room for creative input, but no matter what the job is, if an employee has a suggestion or an idea, listen and show interest in it. Even if it turns out that it will not work, make sure the employees knows they can come to you if they have another idea. Knowing that their input is valued will help them stay motivated.

Build a relationship with your employees

The relationship that employees have with you will factor into the quality of their work. Build a relationship with your employees through staff meetings and by walking through and demonstrating interest in their work. This will help them remember that they are appreciated and that you need their work.

Motivated employees have long-term benefits for any company. The longer you can keep workers you value, the less time you’ll have to spend on hiring and training new people.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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How to Find Quality Employees

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A job interview helps to screen your applicants and helps you get to know them, but how can you be absolutely sure that you are hiring not only great employees but the best ones you could hope for? Staffing agencies, like ourselves, are experts at finding the right person for the job. Below are some tips to help us find the best people for you.

Have an accurate job description

The first step in hiring the best employees is to make sure your job description accurately shows applicants what role you expect to be filled and what skills they will use for the job. Have a different job description for each job in your organization, so that applicants will know which job fits them the best.

Give your applicants a test

Resumes and interview questions will only tell you so much about an applicant. As part of your application, you should also give them a test with a proven assessment tool. This will help you determine how introverted, extroverted, agreeable, uncompromising, conscientious, lackadaisical, emotionally stable or anxious an applicant is. These are not the only traits that can be determined through an assessment. The traits you want in an applicant depend on the job they are seeking.

Read through the resumes

We have a good idea of what the ideal candidate looks like for you, so we can sort people based on relevant experience or skills. This will help us get through resumes quickly. 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Mistakes to avoid while finding a job

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Finding a job can be a tiring process. If your search is dragging on and you see no end in sight, review your job search efforts and make sure you’re not making any of these common job search mistakes.

Proofread your resume and cover letter multiple times.

Time and again, job seekers send hiring managers a resume or cover letter with grammar and spelling errors. More often than not, these errors will not make it past the initial review. In order to avoid having your resume tossed aside, triple-check your resume, cover letter, and all email correspondence. Even items that may not be an “official” part of the application process will reflect your writing style. A little extra attention to detail will go a long way in finding a job.

Focus on your application strategy.

Hiring managers post listings for multiple positions, at any given time. If your strategy includes applying to every position you can find, you may be spreading yourself too thin and making yourself appear desperate. Instead of spending your time applying to every position you can find, spend it researching the positions that best fit and the companies you want to fit in at. Focus on applying to the positions you research and stay away from applying to multiple positions at the same company.

By focusing on your application process, you are showing hiring managers that you have given thought to your career path.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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How to do a job interview screening

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When you’re looking for a new job, it’s important to always put your best foot forward and bring your “A-game.” Whether it’s through a phone interview, videoconference, or background check, most employers screen potential candidates. This helps employers determine whether it’s worth sending an individual to the next round of interviews.

A job interview screening is one of the first steps in the hiring process for employers. It typically consists of a series of questions that help hiring managers decide whether a candidate is a good fit and actually matches their job application.

If you’ve recently applied for a job and a hiring manager has mentioned getting in touch with you, there is a good chance they’re going to perform a job candidate screening.

Here are some tips to consider when preparing for a job interview screening.

Be prepared for the call

During the call, the interviewer is likely to ask you about your job history, salary history, transferable skills, and any inconsistencies on your resume. They may also ask you about how you found their company and why you applied for the job.

Make sure you’re ready to answer any questions they may have clearly and confidently.

Let your references know that you’re applying for jobs

According to CareerBuilder, 80 percent of employers contact references provided by candidates. Unfortunately, two-thirds of employers said, when they contacted a reference, the individual didn’t have anything good to say about the candidate.

Checking in with references can give you a fresh idea if the person is going to give you a genuine recommendation.

Monitor your social media profiles

When you begin your job search, make sure you remove anything from your online presence that could cost you the job. Some common reasons employers decide not to hire candidates based on their social media profiles are that they post inappropriate online content, bad-mouthed a previous employer, or lied about their qualifications.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

3 Tried and True Job-Hunting Techniques

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If you’re currently searching for a new job, you have probably heard some say, “Just go in to the office and ask to meet with the hiring manager,” or “Why don’t you just call and ask if they are hiring?”

These traditional job hunting tactics may seem very basic and almost crazy now that technology and social media have changed the job search landscape, but several of these tactics can still be very effective in a modern-day job hunting.

Here are 3 job-hunting techniques you should dust off and try out:

Make the phone call

Using the phone is still an effective job-hunting strategy. Whether it’s contacting established connections or trying to make new ones, speaking on the phone helps people connect on a more personal level than digital communication.

Following up with a call

Following up after the call is another great old-school technique that puts the phone to work for you. Many job seekers will email a follow up, but a follow-up phone call gives you the opportunity to make a personal connection with the hiring manager, resume reviewer or other decision-maker for that position.

Sending a thank you note

In addition to your follow-up call, the classic handwritten thank you note will help you stand out during the interview process. This could help you edge out other applicants when a hiring decision is made.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

 

5 Things recruiters wish job seekers knew

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Often times a job seeker, particularly one that’s been out of the job search for a while, may be out of the loop for what recruiters are looking for. The times have changed, company cultures are continuously evolving, so why are you still be applying for jobs the old way?

Here are 5 things that employers and recruiters wish every job seeker knew about the hiring process.

It’s not about you, it’s about the company.

Every single member of a hiring team is looking for the best candidate to help the company succeed. If you are not talking in terms of “we” in your cover letter, than you may not appear to be on the same page with the company.

Do not speak poorly about your previous employer.

While this should be obvious, all too often job seekers are sour grapes about a previous employer. Everyone has a bad experience at a past job; focus on a positive lesson you learned while there. Remember, recruiters don’t want to think that you could be badmouthing their company down the road.

Gain an understanding of the company before your interview

Having some understanding of what the company does, what its culture is like and why you believe you can help them grow will certainly make you stand out in an interview. If you have to ask what the company does, chances are your resume will not make it into the right pile.

Have a grasp of your level of experience

Most companies are not willing to offer you top dollar until you are able to display your skills. Plan to prove yourself once you get the position, this will better your chance of being more appropriately compensated.

Update your resume and get with the times

If you have been using the same resume as three years ago, you need to completely reevaluate your qualifications. Your resume should be customized for every position you apply for. 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Do you need to revamp your job search strategy?

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The job market has been more competitive than ever over the last few years. With hundreds of companies scrambling to fill available job openings, it’s important to review your job searching strategy to make sure that you are not being overlooked.

Before you waste any time sending dozens of outdated resumes to job recruiters, develop an effective strategy for success.
Here are 3 tips to revamp your job searching strategy.

  • Be an individual

The job search and hiring process are extremely personal experiences. Read articles and find the best techniques to illustrate that you are a valuable candidate. Highlight career goals and professional experiences that will make you stand out above the pack.

  • Make a good first impression before you walk in the door

It’s well known that more and more companies and job recruiters are reviewing your online presence on social media and other resources. Keeping your online reputation clean and professional can give you a leg up on the competition. Remember, if your grandmother wouldn’t approve of it, your boss may not either. Err on the side of caution.

  • Be realistic about what you can offer

It can be easy to over promise when you’re discussing what you can offer the company. This can come back to bite you if you underperform once you have the job. Instead, understand that the employer knows you will have to learn some skills on the job. Let them know that you are a hard worker and eager to learn.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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The most common job search mistakes

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Have you spent weeks on your job search but have found that you aren’t gaining any ground? It’s possible that you need to reevaluate your job search efforts to be sure that you aren’t making one of these mistakes.

Do you have a plan?

Typically, job seekers spend their time surfing through pages and pages of online and printed job listings, wasting much of their valuable time without anything to show for it. Instead, create a job search calendar. This schedule can include set time for job searching, application submissions, application deadlines, follow-up dates and interview dates. You will find that you can accomplish a great deal more in far less time if you manage your time well.

Do you have multiple resumes?

If you are using the same resume to apply to each job, you’re likely missing out on opportunities to appeal to each hiring manager. Take the time to make adjustments to your resume for each position you apply to. Review the job posting and use keywords in the job description in your resume if they apply to you. Spending a little extra time to try and gain the hiring manager’s attention will go a long way in your job search.

Are you following up properly after job interviews?

If you’ve secured a job interview, it means that the hiring manager believes you might be the right fit for the job. Schedule time within a few days after your interview to follow up with the person who interviewed you. This shows you are persistent and still interested in the position. It also keeps you top of mind when the company is making its decision.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Powerful words you need to use in your resume

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When writing a resume, it’s important to remember that you are creating a physical representation of yourself that explains why you are the right candidate for a position. This single sheet of paper may be the difference in finding your dream job.

Writing a resume is about more than just listing your previous job experience. It’s about leaving a lasting impression on the reader that says, “I am the right person for the job.” Once you’ve created the initial outline of your resume, go back through and look for opportunities to replace certain words with powerful keywords. This process will help you understand where your resume can be improved and that there is no room for waste.

When using action words such as ‘managing,’ consider using other similar terms to avoid repetition. Possible replacements could be ‘coordinated’, ‘directed’, or ‘administered.’

If you have ‘teaching’ experience, try using words like ‘advised’, ‘facilitated’, or ‘trained.’

This exercise is a great excuse to dust off the ol’ thesaurus and expand your vocabulary. This is also an opportunity to review the job listing for keywords to include in your resume. For example, if you were applying for an Administrative Assistant position and the job responsibilities included, “coordinating and communicating with volunteers,” it would be wise to use this terminology if you do have experience working with volunteers.

By spending a little extra time writing your resume you can wow a hiring manager.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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