AmeriStaff

Cartersville Staffing Agency

You DO have a job!

If your top Internet searches include: “job openings”, “how to find a job”, or “most creative ways to make money”… then you would most likely say that you are looking for a job. Am I right? I would like to submit to you that the correct statement would be that you are looking for a paying job, because you already have a job. I see you scratching your head with a creased brow. Yet it is true. While you are seeking a paid position, your job right now is to find a job! Without coming across as overly simplistic, I want to explain my point.

Many individuals I come across take their current job of finding a paid position lightly. They hope to stumble across a job posting and magically land a good, steady paid position. They carelessly fill out applications then cross their arms, sit back and wait. On the other hand, a person that is seriously tackling their job of finding a paid position submits applications in person, places regular follow-up calls to agencies and possible employers, is constantly brushing up on marketable skills, and actually shows  up when they’re offered a position. “Wait, what?” Yeah, that last one gets me too. If you finally do get the chance to work for a company or a temp agency, take it! You might be surprised at the number of people that accept a position only to walk off in the first few hours or never show up.

Are you making it your job to find a paid position? If not, here are some simple tips to get started:
Take the time necessary to build/refine your resume.

Submit your resume to employment agencies.

Call the employment agencies at least twice a week.

Drop by the agencies in person once a week if possible.

Make a list of possible employers. Go buy each one and ask if you can fill out an application. (leave a copy of your resume)

Conduct regular Internet searches and apply online.

Either call or drop by a company a week or so after you applied online.

Ask friends and family for job leads.

 

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” -Louis Paseur

Job Openings!

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!
Workers for Calhoun/Adairsville area.
General Labor
Pay rate: $7.25 1st shift
Apply now at ameristaffga.com
or call us for more details 770-387-4994

The Sun Will Come Out…

Do you remember that song from the  musical “Annie”? When the poor orphan, Annie, is sad and going through a rough time, she starts singing a sweet tune to help keep her chin up. To this day, I always  smile when I hear the familiar tune. When times are hard, something in me wants to sing along with Annie, “Just thinkin’ about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs, and the sorrow ’til there’s none!”

Today starts a new week and if you continue to look for a job, don’t give up! Keep calling in, keep applying, keep looking around. Success is right around the corner!

“Walt Disney was turned down 302 times before he got financing for his dream of creating the “Happiest Place on Earth”. Today, due to his persistence, millions of people have shared ‘the joy of Disney’. Colonel Sanders spent two years driving across the United States looking for restaurants to buy his chicken recipe. He was turned down 1,009 times! How successful is Kentucky Fried Chicken today?”

(courtesy of: Afterhours)
See? Perseverance is tried and true. So, keep your chin up and let the job hunt go on!

Job Openings!

Urgently Needing:

- Master Carpenter
- Glazier
- Sheet Metal Workers

Located in/near Waynesboro, GA. Information on pay, hours, etc. when you apply. Must have proper documentation and pass drug screen. We encourage you to contact us ASAP. Call: 770-387-4994

Interview Funnies

Here are some humorous “don’ts” to keep in mind when interviewing!

 

“A guy who forgot dark socks to wear with his suit colored in his ankles with a black felt-tip marker.”

–Scott Langerman, Comcast SportsNet

 

“I once had a person clip her fingernails while we were speaking.”

–Jackie Rucker, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

 

“When a candidate was asked about his greatest accomplishment, he replied that it was writing a short novel. When the interviewer said, ‘No, I mean something you did while at work,’ the candidate replied, ‘But I did write it while at work!’ “

–Rick Sherman, Mitretek Systems

 

“Someone was asked what person they would most like to meet, living or dead, and their response was the living one.”

–Susan Potisek, Weinberg Group

(Courtesy of Washingtonian)

Must-Have Job Skills

When looking for a job, you want to identify your key skills and abilities and do your best to use them to your greatest advantage. If you have experience as a forklift driver, that’s great! But a lot of other people have experience doing the exact same thing! If you go one step further and obtain a forklift license, all of a sudden you’ve set yourself above the crowd and you’re a candidate for more jobs! The more skills you have that set you apart, the better your chances of securing a job.

 

As I speak with employers, I’m finding that more and more of them are frustrated with the lack of basic skills that they expect from their employees. It would seem that these things are “common sense”, but in the job market today they are qualities that will set you apart from other candidates. I encourage you to develop these skills and use them to your advantage!

 

-        Reading and Comprehension skills. Are you able to read something and store it in your memory? Consider testing yourself with a friend. Read an article in the newspaper then have them ask you basic questions about what you read. Work to remember more and more information.

-        Following Directions. When a supervisor gives you a specific order in which they want you to do something, they expect it to be done in that order! For example, you are told to get a glass, wash it with cold water, dry it with a towel, and fill it with water. It is your job to remember all the details! Work on creating a list in your head to help you remember the order of directions so you can follow them exactly. In the scenario described, you could remember: glass, wash cold water, dry towel, water.

-        Independent Thought. In the case that you’re not given specific guidance as to how to accomplish a task, your supervisor will either want you to remember how he instructed you to do it previously or he will expect you to accomplish the task in the most logical way. Don’t be afraid to step up and do a task how you think is most logical when you’re given that freedom. Supervisors are busy and they won’t appreciate an employee that is constantly asking how to do something. If they didn’t trust you to accomplish a task, they wouldn’t have given it to you! Don’t be afraid to think by yourself!

 

I can’t guarantee many things, but I can guarantee that these skills will make you a valuable asset to any company. Stayed tuned for more!

Job Openings!

Needing resumes for an Industrial Electrician with mechanical experience. Located in the Cartersville area. Training will be first shift; regular schedule will be 7pm- 7am. If you have experience (or know someone who does!) give us a call ASAP! 770-387-4994. Send resumes to: r.dejesus@ameristaffga.com

… and into the blog world!

   AmeriStaff is a locally owned staffing agency with its sole purpose being: to find jobs for employees and provide companies with qualified employees.

We are deeply committed to the well-being of our employees and want to be as involved as possible in the betterment of their lives.

This blog will serve a variety of purposes including : advice for job seekers, current jobs openings, encouragement for the day, funny happenings to brighten your day, and simply a platform for interacting with others that are walking the same road.

We will be updating this blog often, so make sure you check back! You can also visit our website at: http://www.ameristaffga.com

 

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