Glenna Halligan's Blog (9)

Interviewing - Wardrobe Check!

The question of “what is appropriate to wear to an interview” is one asked by every type of job seeker (young and old) and it’s important to pay attention to detail.  Whether you’re interviewing at a CPA firm or an ad agency that wears jeans every day, it’s important to overdress for your main entrance. 

Let’s start at the top, shall we?

Hair

Women – If your hair is down, make sure it’s brushed,…

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Added by Glenna Halligan on February 14, 2012 at 12:05pm — 4 Comments

Interview Protocol 101

Whether you’re a first time job seeker or deep into your career, it helps to “refresh” our brains of the basics when it comes to interviewing for a job.  Some tips?

Arrival:  Show up to your interview 5-10 minutes early.  Anything more or less than this is running the risk of looking too eager or unorganized.

Cell Phone/Pager/Laptop:  Doesn’t matter if you’re in your interview or sitting in the lobby, you are not to pay…

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Added by Glenna Halligan on January 6, 2012 at 3:28pm — 17 Comments

Staffing Agencies - Can we do it better?

As the first and oldest staffing agency in Columbus, we have dubbed ourselves the “match makers” of Columbus between businesses and job seekers.  With our main focus being to get our candidates work and to keep our clients happy, we are constantly thinking of other ways to make our company stand out. 

 

For a job seeker, our process includes an interview, background check, drug screen, video resume, computer testing and a recruiter available for every question and need - This…

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Added by Glenna Halligan on November 29, 2011 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

The Best of the Best

Today, it is natural to want the “best of the best.” The newer cell phone, the thinner laptop, the latest app and so on. It is common for this theme to find its way into your job search. This is a fact: People change; they move on and need to move up in their life and career. All valid, but you must make sure you do it gracefully and with respect for your current employer.

 

1. When interviewing for a new position, try doing it over a lunch break or after your work hours. It’s…

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Added by Glenna Halligan on November 22, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Networking 101

Sitting at your computer searching those job boards is one thing, but what are you doing about your face-to-face job search?



Networking is a huge part of keeping yourself out there.  Whether you’re looking for a job or not, it’s very important to stay in touch with other professionals…especially the ones in your field!



Suggestions:



-          Join groups on Linkedin and request to receive weekly emails about events and gatherings in your area…



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Added by Glenna Halligan on November 18, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Food for Thought(s)

I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of the staffing or recruiting world while I was in college.  I am personally lucky for making it to Dawson because I knew someone who worked here after I graduated.  She called me one day and said “We are looking for a new recruiter and I think you would really enjoy it.”  My response “Absolutely, I’ll send you my resume right away!”  After I hung up and did what I needed to I thought “Okay, so what exactly is staffing and I will be recruiting…

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Added by Glenna Halligan on November 10, 2011 at 3:55pm — 2 Comments

Advice Needed: Where are all of the Customer Service Reps?

Last year around this time, Dawson had a Customer Service Open House - we advertised on job boards, our website and spread the word on our personal social media accounts.  This brought us about 30-40 people that we were able to help! 

Today, we abide by the same rules and hardly have anyone walk through our door…what are we missing?

Has anyone else experience this struggle?  It comes with the Staffing territory, I know, but this "drought" seems to be lasting longer than…

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Added by Glenna Halligan on November 8, 2011 at 11:37am — 11 Comments

The Dos and Don'ts of Interviewing

One of the advantages of working within the staffing world is that you get the ins and outs of the client side, as well as the job seeker side.  Here at Dawson, we know what a client is looking for, what the job seeker expects and we get the make the perfect match.  So, in so many words, we are “all knowing.”  Not to give ourselves a pat on the back, but we are a wealth of knowledge and I have decided we should share some of it.  The information I continuously plan on sharing could…

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Added by Glenna Halligan on November 4, 2011 at 4:06pm — 4 Comments

How to: Start Your Job Search

When you decide that it’s time to look for a job, what steps do you take?  Do you go onto job boards, start searching and submit your resume?   Do you ask around to your friends and family to see if they know someone hiring in your field?

How about using a Staffing Agency? There are many rumors that surround using Staffing as a means to get a job.  I am here to help settle those rumors.…

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Added by Glenna Halligan on October 31, 2011 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

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