Posts Categorized: Career and Job Search Tips

Turn Your Next Temporary or Contract Assignment into a Job Offer

If you’re looking for a full-time job, there are two things you shouldn’t do: Don’t let disappointing employment figures and talks of a double-dip recession dishearten you. Don’t rule out temporary or contract assignments. In a tough economy, temporary and contract positions offer a viable path to direct employment.  Why?  More and more, employers are… Read More »

Working as a Temporary Employee? Use These Six Tips for Success

UNITEMP employees choose temporary work for a variety of reasons.  Some like the extra cash and freedom temporary work provides; others want to gain experience; still others seek a full-time, direct position. No matter what your reasons are for working as a UNITEMP temporary, you can use these six tips to succeed while on assignment:… Read More »

Jobs Outlook for 2011 College Graduates

Recently graduated from college?  Here are a few facts about your Class of 2011: The U.S. Department of Education estimates that approximately 1.7 million students graduated with bachelor’s degrees in the 2011 winter/spring graduation season. Females outnumbered males, with the U.S. Department of Education reporting 140 females for every 100 males in the Class of… Read More »

Make Your Job More Secure: Tips for Making Yourself Indispensable

How essential are you to your employer? For the past several years, we’ve lived in a mode where seemingly nobody’s job is safe.  And with labor costs comprising the vast majority of a company’s operating costs, there’s (unfortunately) good reason for employees at all levels to be concerned about job security. When employers have to… Read More »

Job Interview Tips: Questions You Should Ask on Your Next Interview

You know it’s coming – that moment about three quarters of the way through your interview, when the hiring manager asks: “So, do you have any questions for me?” Believe it or not, the worst thing you can say at this point is “No.”  Interviewers actually want you to ask questions.  In addition to helping… Read More »

Temporary Employment: A Career Change Catalyst

What do you think of when you hear the term “temporary employment”? Most people regard temporary work as a means to earn extra cash, maintain a flexible work schedule, gain work experience or fill employment gaps.  Did you know, however, that temporary employment can also be a great option if you’re looking to change careers?… Read More »

Five Things You Can Do to Take Charge of Your Job Search

Like most things in life, you’ll get out of your job search what you put into it.  Those who work harder, have a positive attitude, persevere and go the extra mile are more likely to get what they want – period. If you have the commitment to work hard, but need direction for your efforts,… Read More »

Make Balance a Priority

Smart work/life balance tips to reduce stress and give you more time Meetings.  Soccer practice.  Long hours.  Project deadlines.  Yard work. Given all the responsibilities you have both on the job and at home, you may feel that a healthy work/life balance is unrealistic right now:  spending more time at work may cause you to… Read More »

After the Interview: 7 Tips to Help You Edge Out Your Competition

“Thank you for your time today.  We’ll be in touch soon.” You’ve just walked out of an interview for your dream job.  Things seem to have gone well – you were calm and poised, answered questions intelligently, made appropriate eye contact, and really put your best foot forward. Now what? For many job seekers, walking… Read More »

Change is Good – The Strategic Job Change for New Jersey Job Seekers

Should you stay or should you go? In a time when good jobs are harder to find, you may be tempted to just “stay put” – even if your current position lacks the potential you desire.  But if you look at your career from a strategic point of view, there are several reasons why it… Read More »