As one of the top staffing agencies in Houston TX, Clayton Services understands that looking for a job can be a daunting task, especially in our world of automated technology. Unlike searching for a job 20 years ago, a majority of the application process takes place over the internet. The days of walking into a prospective employers' office making a good impression and dropping off your resume are practically over. Today more than ever, your resume is extremely vital to your success in finding employment. People with good resumes are being called for opportunities more so than candidates with bad resumes.
However, you don't have to leave your career in the hands of a sheet of paper. Instead of aimlessly submitting your resume (that you've formatted differently a dozen times because a random article on Google told you to do so) and hoping that it will stick, you could work with a real person and get real career advice from a staffing specialist.
But beware because not all recruiters/staffing specialists are created equal. Unfortunately, there are some recruiters that look at their candidates as just a number to help them meet their weekly interview quota. At Clayton Services, we realize that searching for a job is serious business. Therefore, we don't take a candidate's job search lightly. When you work with a Clayton Services' recruiter you're working with a professional who takes the time to get to know their candidates' needs, desires and aspirations. Our recruiters have the innate ability to match Clayton Services' candidates with opportunities that fit what they're looking for and put them in the best position to grow and thrive.
You could leave your job search up to an automated program/numbers driven recruiter or you can start working with a staffing professional that has a vested interest in your job search. We understand that everyone doesn't know how to correctly put together a resume or properly prepare for an interview and that's alright. The recruiters at Clayton Services are going to provide you with invaluable advice on all of the aspects regarding your job search (e.g. resume writing, interviewing skills, etc.).
Clayton Services' ultimate goal is to help people to find work, whether that be a position with us or through another avenue, our end goal is helping people become successful. Yes, we know that we won't be able to find everyone we speak to a job. But after meeting with one of our staffing specialists we hope that you are better prepared to take advantage of the next job opportunity that comes your way.
Ready to hire a candidate or find a job? Clayton Services is one of the leading staffing agencies in Houston TX, contact us today!
As one of the leading staffing agencies in Houston TX, Clayton Services interviews a lot of candidates. Let's face it, we all have some bad habits. However, an interview is not the time or place to display any of your bad habits. It's a time and a place to portray the best possible version of yourself. Next time you go to an interview, remember to avoid these 5 bad interview habits:
1. Slouching in Your Chair
Sit up straight! Not only does slouching promote poor posture but it also makes you look disinterested. Body language can be read differently by each interviewer. So to ensure that your body language looks positive to everyone be sure to sit up straight.
2. Limit Saying, 'um' or 'like'
We are all guilty of doing this. Try to limit the number of times you say, 'um' and/or 'like', in between your sentences. This will help you look more prepared, professional and knowledgeable.
3. Don't Tap Your Feet/Legs
Some of us have nervous ticks. Do your best to avoid nervously tapping any part of your body during an interview. This can be very distracting to the person interviewing you. Avoiding caffeine, large amounts of sugar and focusing on your breathing the day of your interview can help calm your nerves.
4. Silence Your Cellphone
Make sure your cellphone is on silent before you arrive at the interviewer's office. Also, do not ever answer a call or text during an interview! If it's an emergency, simply excuse yourself from the room and take care of your business.
5. Bad Eye Contact
Eye contact is one of the most important things during an interview. Staring into space or at the ground can only hurt your chances during an interview. Good eye contact lets the interviewer know that you are confident and eager to learn about the opportunity being presented to you.
Avoiding these 5 bad interview habits during your next interview will greatly improve your chances of landing the job you've been looking for!
Ready to hire a candidate? Clayton Services is one of the best staffing agencies in Houston TX. Contact us today to work with one of our experienced Houston recruiters!
As a leading Houston staffing agency, Clayton Services gets hundreds of resumes each day. There are ways to ensure that your resume rises above the rest when applying for jobs.
Following these simple tips will help your resume stand out:
1. Make sure your resume is typo free
Even though you may have used spell check, make sure you proofread your resume for typos and/or grammatical errors before submitting it to a job position.
2. Include your current contact information
Be sure to keep your contact information up to date. The last thing you want to do is be unable to be contacted when a great position becomes available.
3. Update your dates of employment
Oftentimes people will forget to update their dates of employment on their resume. Updating your dates of employment is vital after leaving or changing positions because it allows recruiters to quickly gather important information.
4. Organize your information
A good resume is one that is well-organized and flows efficiently. A brief summary statement followed by employment history, educational background and then any additional skills or references is a good basic and safe format to follow.
5. Be ready for a phone screening
You've applied to multiple positions and now you are waiting for a call back. Prepare for the initial phone screening by using a professional voice each and every time you answer the phone. You never know when your next chance to make a first impression may present itself.
Following these basic steps will help you to be prepared to submit your resume to job postings and ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities due to simple mistakes.
Ready to hire talented professionals? Clayton Services is the Houston staffing agency to call. We supply highly skilled professionals to the top Houston area companies. Contact us today to get started.