Hot Job: National Warehouse Order Fulfillment Associate

April 26th, 2017

Working as an order picker for a national warehouse can be an excellent job with excellent benefits. A staffing service can find out if this hot job is right for you based on your skills and experience.

Working as an order fulfillment associate means you’ll be an integral part of a company’s supply chain management. Your role will be to ensure the right products are selected from the warehouse inventory so customers get the products they’ve chosen. The skills you’ll need include:

  • Attention to detail. When you work as an order fulfillment associate, you need to pick the right products to assemble orders. You’ll need to confirm the product that was picked matches the order perfectly and scan out the inventory and update the system. There is no room for mistakes that will result in inventory control problems and cause customer disappointment if the wrong order is delivered.
  • The ability to use pallet jackets. Order pickers in a large warehouse environment need to be able to use several types of pallet jacks to move inventory. You should be familiar with electric, rider and manual pallet jacks so you can complete the necessary work tasks.
  • A strong work ethic. Your productivity impacts the efficiency of a company’s supply chain management when you work as an order fulfillment associate for a national warehouse. You’ll be working independently for many of the key tasks you perform, and it is up to you to ensure you are working as efficiently as you can to get the job done.

If you believe you have the skills and background to be an effective order fulfillment associate, there are jobs available right now that a staffing service can help you interview for.

Jobs in this field can lead to full-time union work with competitive pay and good benefits, so you could embark on an exciting career if you take advantage of available opportunities. Reach out to SmartTalent to find out if you’d be a good fit for an order picker and let our staffing professionals help you to find the perfect job that will be the right next step in your professional life.

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Hot Jobs: Electro-Mechanical Assembler

April 20th, 2017

Assemblers earn a competitive median pay for the work they perform, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Demand for assemblers is expected to remain steady though 2024, and assemblers can find work opportunities in manufacturing plants producing a wide variety of different goods. All these factors make working as an assembler a great career choice.

Because of continued demand for new technological products, many assemblers now work in the field of electronics assembly. A hot job working as an electro-mechanical assembler could allow you to put your assembly skills to use in a modern work environment where you can earn a good income and potentially have access to valuable workplace benefits.

There are jobs open now for electro-mechanical assemblers, and SmartTalent can help you find open positions in this field. You might be a good fit for an available assembly job if:

  • You have experience with electronic assembly. Assembling electronics requires specialized knowledge as well as general assembly skills. You will not only need to know the basics of electronic assembly, but also have a talent for electronic soldering and experience making effective use of hand-soldering tools. If you have a past professional history of doing this type of intricate assembly work with electronics, you can open the door to many career opportunities.
  • A strong attention to detail. When you are working as an electro-mechanical assembler, there is no room for mistakes with delicate product components. You must have a good eye for detail and be very focused on the assembly work you are performing.
  • You are a self-motivated worker. You need to be independently motivated so you can maximize your productivity as you work independently in assembling electronics products.

If you believe you have the necessary qualifications to excel as an electro-mechanical assembler, reach out to our staffing service today to find out how SmartTalent can help you land an interview for open positions in the field of electronics assembly. We also provide career assistance to people looking for work in all different fields, so let your staffing service help you to find your dream job today.

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What is Your Candidate Experience?

April 18th, 2017

If your company is hiring, you are going to deal with a lot of job candidates. Your company should prioritize providing a good candidate experience. You want every candidate who interacts with your company to think positively of you so you don’t damage your brand as an employer or adversely impact your ability to hire. You also want to make sure you are not turning away talent through a disorganized or unpleasant hiring process.

One of the best ways to ensure you offer a positive candidate experience is to work with staffing professionals during the hiring process. When you turn to a staffing company to manage your hiring, you can improve the interactions your candidates have with your company because:

  • A staffing service knows how to facilitate positive candidate interactions. There are lots of different steps in most hiring processes, from initially narrowing down candidates to putting candidates through pre-employment screening and interviews.  If your hiring process is not organized or it takes too long, candidates can become frustrated. Likewise, if anyone your candidates deal with during the hiring process is rude or ill-informed, this can create a bad impression. You don’t have to worry about this with a staffing service whose primary function is to facilitate the successful hiring of workers.
  • Staffing professionals will ensure neither your company nor job candidates waste time. There is nothing more frustrating to a job seeker than to feel strung along and end up without an offer. A staffing company can make sure this does not happen by helping your company effectively weed out bad candidates. When staffing professionals can match candidates to positions for which they are a good fit, those candidates are more likely to be hired. If a candidate isn’t a good choice, a staffing company can identify this early and steer the candidate towards other open opportunities.
  • A staffing service can help your company find the right hire from the start so you don’t get a reputation for a lot of turnover. Staffing companies are good at matching workers with employers. A staffing professional knows how to consider corporate culture and related issues when identifying which candidate will be best for a position.

SmartTalent has aided many companies in providing a great candidate experience to job seekers during the hiring process. If you want to bring new employees on board in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas, give us a call today to find out how our staffing service can oversee interactions with candidates and ensure those interactions are as positive as possible.

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Welcoming a Temporary Employee to Your Team

April 13th, 2017

Many companies hire temp employees for seasonal work, to fill a short-term need or to try out a worker to see if they are a good fit before offering a full-time position. If your business is thinking about hiring a temp employee, our staffing professionals have provided some tips in the past on how to make that temporary employee feel welcome in your company.

Since you can never be too welcoming when it comes to bringing temp employees into the fold, here are a few additional tips you may also want to think about incorporating into your onboarding process for temp hires:

  • Make your expectations for temp workers clear. It can be unsettling to come into an organization and not know what is expected of you. Be ready to explain to temp workers exactly what you want them to accomplish. Provide clear instructions on project details and deadlines, and be sure your company has a plan for exactly what the temp worker is going to be doing.
  • Give temp workers the tools they need for success. Make sure any temp worker you bring in has a full set of office supplies at their desk and knows how to access and use equipment like the copier and the phone system. Ensuring a temp worker is fully equipped to perform can help improve productivity and also avoid a situation where a temporary employee feels uncertain and adrift.
  • Include temp workers in staff and company events. If you have a meeting, ask the temp worker to sit in. If everyone is going out to lunch, invite the temp worker to come along. While they may not be there for a long time, they could someday become a full-time worker if everything works out right. It’s worth getting to know them so they will feel welcome while they are there and you’ll have a firm foundation for a relationship in case they join your company on a more permanent basis.

A temp employee who feels like a valued member of the team is likely to be a more effective and motivated worker, so it is worth making the effort. SmartTalent can help your organization find great temporary employees in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas, so if you are ready to find workers who will hit the ground running, give us a call today.

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Tips for Successfully Job Searching with a Recruiter

April 11th, 2017

Job searching can be really difficult, as there is a lot of competition for top jobs. Sometimes it can be difficult to even get an interview with the employers you are most interested in working for.

One of the best ways to streamline your job search and make it easier to find a job is to work with a recruiter. Staffing professionals know the job market in your area and have an in with companies that are hiring.

A recruiter can help you to explore opportunities with many top employers who are looking to employ people with your skill set. However, there are a few things you will need to do as a candidate to maximize the chances a recruiter will help with a successful job search. Some of the things that you should do to work successfully with a recruiter include:

  • Being honest at all times with your recruiter. When you work with a recruiter, be honest in all of your encounters. If you are not upfront about your skills or the positions you are interested in, a recruiter is not going to be able to find a job that is a good fit for you. Recruiters are good at what they do and they care about making sure both employers and employees are happy. By offering a recruiter a true glimpse into what kind of employee you can be, a recruiter can find a company where you will excel.
  • Showing off how professional you can be. Recruiters have a lot of connections with many companies. You don’t want to botch an interview with a recruiter by coming off as unprofessional or you could lose access to all of those different businesses doing their hiring through staffing professionals. When you meet with a recruiter, show off your skills so the recruiter will be happy to recommend you to employers. Show up on time, dress nicely, talk politely and professionally, and respect the effort your recruiter is making to help with your job search.
  • Providing good feedback. You need to be honest with a recruiter about your interest in job opportunities and about how interactions with hiring managers go. By giving honest feedback and sharing your opinion of job opportunities or work you have done, you help your recruiter to learn more about what type of work is right for you.

If you want to work with staffing professionals who have helped many people to find their dream jobs in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas, SmartTalent is here to help you. Give us a call today to discover how a skilled recruiter can make job searching easier and more likely to result in a great new position.

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Revealing the Truth About Your Employment History

April 6th, 2017

Many companies look at employment history when deciding who to hire. If you have gaps in your resume or you don’t have a lot of professional experience, this could be a problem. You are going to have to tackle the thorny issue head-on if you want to have the best chance of landing and keeping a great job. This means being 100 percent honest at all times about your employment history.

Honesty is vital when it comes to sharing you work record because:

  • You could be fired if an employer finds out you lied. If you exaggerate your work history or make downright false statements, your employer can and often will fire you when the truth comes out.
  • You could find yourself in over your head if you exaggerated experience to get a job. If you are dishonest about your job history, experience, or skills, you could get hired on false pretenses. The problem is, what happens then? If you don’t actually have the background or the skills you claim, you could fail your new employer and forever burn a bridge.
  • You could ruin your reputation in your industry if you are dishonest about what you have done. Many industries are comprised of a relatively small group of professionals who have at least some shared contacts. This means if you lie to one employer, this lie could impact you when you try to apply for other jobs. If and when the deception is revealed, your reputation for dishonesty could follow you for your entire career.

If you have an employment history you are worried about, such as one with gaps in experience, it can be nerve-racking to be honest about your past. The good news is, SmartTalent can help you find employers in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynwood, Everett and surrounding areas who are eager to hire someone with your skills and breadth of knowledge.

Our staffing professionals can connect you with companies that are willing to give you a chance, even if your employment history is not perfect. Give us a call at 585-374-5210 or contact us online to find out more.

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Four Tips to Refresh Your LinkedIn Profile

April 4th, 2017

Using LinkedIn can help you with your job search and make it easier for you to build professional networks. Unfortunately, many job seekers do not use LinkedIn to its fullest potential. One area where many candidates fall short involves not regularly updating and refreshing profiles.

Your LinkedIn profile is a chance to introduce yourself to the world and get noticed. You can make your profile look new and create a profile that helps increase your chances of getting hired by following these four simple tips:

  • Make sure your experience is up-to-date. If you have new temp jobs to add to your resume; if you have learned new skills; or if you have any new professional accomplishments, be sure you have all of this new info on LinkedIn.
  • Put up a new professional profile picture. Putting up a good picture allows you to connect more deeply with your online network by putting a face to a profile. Your picture is a reflection of you and is another way to stand out to companies who are hiring. You want to show off your best self by dressing professionally and smiling.
  • Check for new connections. You should always be adding people to your network so you can expand your pool of contacts. If you meet new people in your industry or make new connections by joining groups online, be sure to add your new contacts to your LinkedIn network.
  • Update to a new and catchy heading for the new year. If your heading is just a description of your job title, you’re not telling people very much about you. Instead of just another boring and non-descriptive headline, consider a heading that announces your career goals (such as “looking for a job”) or helps you to establish a personal brand.

By refreshing your LinkedIn profile, you can enhance your online networking efforts significantly. Remember, there is no substitute for real-world networking in your area with those who can help you find a job.

Working with a staffing service can be one of the best uses of your time during your job search. SmartTalent is here to help you to connect with employers in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynwood, Everett and surrounding areas, so give us a call to find out how we can help you.

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Hot Job: Quality Control Technician

March 29th, 2017

Companies depend upon quality control technicians to protect their business brand. A company is only as good as the products it puts out. It is the job of a quality control technician to ensure that every product meets the exacting standards of the business.

Working as a quality control technician is a great profession for a detail-oriented person with the right background, skills and abilities. You may wish to consider a job as a quality control technician if:

  • You are interested in testing and inspecting products. Quality control technicians have an active oversight role during all phases of product development. It will be up to the quality control technician to develop protocols and carry out testing processes to ensure the products being produced meet or exceed minimum standards. Your job may involve doing all sorts of testing, from testing torsion to measuring acid/base chemistry.
  • You are skilled at preparing reports and making recommendations. It is imperative a quality control technician is able to produce reports of deviation from acceptable standards and the technician is able to develop a plan of action when corrective measures need to be taken. If you do this job, you should be able to look at the big picture to effectively conduct process audits and make recommended improvements in the manufacturing process.
  • You want to work with department heads to improve production. Working closely with department heads, you will have the power to implement positive changes that facilitate the efficient production of high-quality products. Communicating effectively and working collaboratively are essential to maintaining the highest quality control standards so the efforts of a quality control technician can help build a company’s reputation for reliability.

If you have a background in understanding business procedures, preparing reports and manuals, working with mathematical concepts and problem solving, you could be a great candidate to fill open jobs as a quality control technician. Let SmartTalent help you jumpstart your career in this profession. Give our staffing service a call today to find out how we can help you to find work you’ll love.

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Hot Job: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

March 23rd, 2017

One of the most important people on any work site is the person in charge of ensuring the safety of staff members.

On many work sites, there is the potential for danger and staff members put at risk. If you want to be the person who ensures these potentially high-risk environments are safe so lives can be saved and illnesses can be avoided, a job as an environmental health and safety specialist may be the right career choice for you.

For qualified candidates with real-world experience and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or a related field, SmartTalent can help you find a job for an environmental health and safety specialist. Your duties in this position will include:

  • Regulatory compliance to ensure a safe work site. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration imposes many work safety requirements. Other regulations require the preparation of a hazardous waste annual report; a community right-to-know report; and a water permit sampling report. It will be your job to know work safety rules, ensure they are complied with and prepare all essential reports, meeting all requirements and ensuring complete and accurate data.
  • Planning and supervising of essential work tasks. Some of the many tasks you will schedule and oversee include shipping hazardous waste; changing filters; and planning and stocking chemicals.
  • Monitoring safety protocols and enhancing the safety of work sites. You will undertake a broad array of tasks designed to make the work site as safe as possible for all staff members. Your efforts may include contributing to site training plans; orienting employees; providing safety training; creating site preparedness and emergency plans; and much more.

Environmental safety managers take higher-risk environments and follow best practices for safety to make those work sites as safe as they can be. The work of environmental safety managers affects the lives of every worker.

If this job sounds like a good fit for you, or if you are interested in other opportunities to find meaningful work in making work sites safer, give our staffing service a call today. SmartTalent helps qualified candidates find jobs that are fulfilling with competitive salaries and good benefits. Contact us now to find out more.

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How to Successfully Incorporate Keywords Into Your Resume

March 21st, 2017

As our staffing professionals have explained, adding keywords to your resume can help you capture the attention of employers and make it easier to show off why you are a great candidate. In 2015, we gave you a list of resume keywords to include, and to leave off, your resume.

The hiring market has changed a bit since 2015, and the traits that are most in-demand for employers have evolved. To make sure your resume still incorporates keywords in an effective way, consider top resume keywords NOT to use, which include:

  • Aptitude for
  • Business-savvy
  • Dynamic
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Innovative

You want to avoid these terms, and any similar terms that don’t add any meaning and are empty buzzwords that won’t add value to your resume.

Of course, the use of resume keywords is still a good idea if you want to show off all you can do and hoping to help your resume stand out from the crowd. There are many keywords you may want to include to show employers you have the traits they are seeking in job candidates. Here is a short sampling of what these keywords may include:

  • Achieved
  • Advised
  • Chaired
  • Coordinated
  • Computed
  • Coached
  • Developed
  • Drafted
  • Independently
  • Optimized
  • Presented
  • Pioneered
  • Proven
  • Quantified

By using these keywords, you make it easier for employers to find you online when they search resume databases. You can also catch the hiring manager’s eye when they skim the resume you submit. Strong action words and the use of positive keywords can convince a hiring manager you are the candidate they want to talk to, which is the first step in finding your dream job.

So, how can I successfully include keywords in my resume?

The inclusion of keywords should be natural – you don’t want to stuff your resume full of buzzwords that may not make logical sense when reading your resume. When selecting your key terms, review the job description and select the key terms included in the description and incorporate these in your application organically. Additionally, include any key phrases that emphasize the work you have achieved and showcase your skills and experience.

SmartTalent can get your resume in front of top employers in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas. Our staffing professionals also offer advice on resume keywords to strengthen your resume. Give us a call today to find out more.

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