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Posts by Certified Source

What Are Your Salary Expectations?

After fine-tuning your resume and sending it off to your perfect employers, you finally received a call to schedule an important interview. While this is a monumental first step, your journey to landing your dream job has just started. Although preparing yourself for talent-related questions is imperative for making a good impression, answering the question…

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An Overview of Welding Jobs

As skilled technicians, welders help construct or repair metal parts that are essential to many different industries and fields. In many cases, welders can find positions that provide above-average salaries; however, they often require the welder to have additional skills or training to achieve employment. In this article, we will look at some of the…

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The Top Construction Industry Jobs from a Staffing Firm

If you are considering a job in the construction industry, you have chosen the perfect time to apply. Construction is one of the fastest growing industries today, with high employment projections of 11% growth over the next decade, compared to the national forecast of 7%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an additional 758,400 new…

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The Top Industrial Jobs from a Staffing Firm

Whether you are a recent college grad ready for your first job or a mid-career worker considering a career change, you might be overwhelmed at how difficult it is to get your resume noticed by industrial companies hiring for your targeted profession. If you’re applying with little or no experience too, it might seem impossibly…

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How to Determine Your Hiring Urgency Level

Just a few years ago, employers could interview a candidate one day, not make an offer until weeks later, and still expect to make the hire. Today, if you wait to make an offer, you will most likely be losing an opportunity to another more savvy company who knows time lost is money lost. There…

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How to Understand Temp Compliance

When you’re hiring, there’s bound to be a lot on your hiring team’s mind. You are analyzing the hiring and talent gaps in your company, perusing resumes, scheduling interviews, and gauging your colleagues’ interest in your favorite candidates. There are multiple meetings, and there is bound to be constant discussion via Slack, Gchat, or over…

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How Blind Recruitment Can Expand Your Talent Pool

Everyone has biases, checked or unchecked. If they’re not known to us, they are called “Unconscious Biases.” Unconscious bias is a concept so ingrained in our culturally-diverse society that one might be tempted to think it doesn’t need further reflection. One might be aware of their biases or prejudices, but still not know how to…

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How Disengaged Employees are Hurting your Business

As a business owner or manager, your responsibilities are multidimensional and far-reaching. Day to day tasks range from customer relations and employee management to, ultimately, driving the bottom line. However, many business owners fail to recognize one of the biggest issues within their organization: the disengaged employee. Recent Gallup polls found 7 in 10 employees…

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Six Steps To Streamlining Your Hiring Process

Does your business have a streamlined hiring process for finding new employees? Do you find that your job listings bring more unqualified applicants than qualified? What may seem like a simple process of hiring often ends up being a major barrier to overall company success, with lost time and revenue due to empty positions? The…

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5 Tips for Improving Your Job Interview Skills

5 Tips for Improving Your Job Interview Skills

In the current job market, an interview presents the best chance to shine. What you do and what you say during the session either knocks you out of the competition or moves you to the next round of consideration for employment. Therefore, even if you don’t have an interview scheduled yet, you need to learn…

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Job Searching in 2018: Important Changes You Need to Know

Our world is one of rapid technological change. How we go about our daily lives seems to change every day, with innovations in technology offering new conveniences and applications. This goes for job searchers and job applicants as well. Utilizing technology is essential for job seekers everywhere. Here are some vital pieces of information that…

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How to Get Buy In on Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety

Workplace safety is essential for any business. Individuals who run organizations understand the importance of creating and safe work environment. Leaders are responsible for their staff’s safety and to provide comfortable and safe work environment. This type of environment promotes company morale and improves overall functionality. It should the focus of any well-oiled business to…

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Have a Professional Social Media Presence to Get a Job

Searching for employment is work in itself. Completing applications is tedious, job interviews are stressful, and financial instability discouraging and sometimes frightening. This is why it is important to utilize the existing social media arenas as networking platforms to make that job search speedy and stress-free. By expanding into the digital world and having a…

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Build a Good Relationship with Your Staffing Specialist

Build a Good Relationship with Your Staffing Specialist

While utilizing a job placement service to find work, it is important to foster a good relationship with your staffing specialist. Having a good relationship will help your staffing specialist more efficiently and appropriately match you to job opportunities. Getting To Know Each Other Before you attend a meeting with a staffing specialist in your…

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How to Keep a Positive Attitude in the Workplace

As much as you may love your job, there are days when you simply dread going to work. You lose momentum, and your demeanor droops. On these days, it is crucial to maintaining a positive attitude and power through. Here are some constructive tools to help you sustain a positive attitude and cultivate strong and…

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What Hiring Managers are Looking for in an Employee

Today is the day of the big interview.  Are you feeling confident, or are you going in with your fingers crossed hoping for a bit of luck?  In today’s competitive job market, your best option is to make your own luck and walk in feeling confident and fully prepared. By going into the interview with…

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Why Workplace Safety is so Important

Workplace Safety The necessity for safety in the workplace can’t be stressed enough. Fatalities in 2014 were up to 4,679 among workers according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.  In the same year, over 3 million people were hurt on the job. Safety awareness and training programs can help save lives and reduce injury…

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Soft Skills are Important

Soft Skills Are Important

What are soft skills and how are they relevant to you?  Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.  No matter what job you are applying for you will need certain soft skills.  Of course, as with any specialized field, your future employer will be looking for…

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5 Ways a Staffing Agency Can Help Your Career

5 Ways A Staffing Agency Can Help Your Career

In today’s market, the process of searching for a job can be overwhelming and confusing. The enormous amount of information on the internet can make it difficult to know where to start. Many job seekers are relying on staffing agencies to help open the door to great opportunities which are not always available by applying…

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When Selecting a Staffing Firm, Look for Growth

When Selecting A Staffing Firm, Look For Growth

A growing business is an exciting time for any owner, but the rapidly growing abundance of work can also make it a time of high stress. Excellent business teams that work well together and raise statistics are not easily made overnight and hiring can seem a daunting task. Many companies find themselves in a great…

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Partner with a Staffing Firm to Grow Your Business

Partner with a Staffing Firm to Grow Your Business

Great employees make great business.  When you staff your team with qualified, dedicated and engaged employees, they generate revenue (directly or indirectly), increase service and professionalism to your customers and make it possible for you to direct the future of your business. Yet, finding and securing quality employees is one of the greatest challenges faced…

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Certified Source Opens 3rd Location In Claremore, OK

Claremore, Oklahoma – This week, the state of Oklahoma is welcoming a new branch of Certified Source; a professional staffing agency. The company currently operates two well-established locations, one in Tulsa and another in Oklahoma City. Certified Source offers custom, tailored staffing solutions for a variety of growing industries in Oklahoma. The new Claremore branch…

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What You Need To Know About The Hiring Process

Staffing companies are more and more becoming the way organizations find the staff they need. A reputable staffing company can help you find skilled and experienced employees for long-term positions or help with your cyclical business. American staffing companies hire almost 15 million temporary and contract employees each year. Thirty-five percent of those employees get permanent…

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7 Tips To Prepare For Your Interview

Interviews are an important part of the hiring process. It allows a recruiter to assess your skill set to make sure the best match between you and their client companies happen. Staffing agencies partner with a multitude of companies which increases your ability to find a position quickly. They have existing relationships with the hiring…

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What is the benefit of working with a staffing agency that has certified professionals?

In our last blog post, we mentioned our company invests in the continuing education of our staffing managers and staffing coordinators. We require all our staff to achieve the Certified Staffing Professional certification from the American Staffing Association. Our company name is Certified Source Staffing Professionals because we believe in delivering certified results to our…

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Looking For A Job? Be Prepared To Work

If you’ve never worked for a staffing agency before then it can seem strange to think that you need to be prepared to work right away. Staffing agencies have many jobs ready to fill at any given time. They interview candidates for these positions daily. If you apply at a staffing agency for a job,…

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How should you dress for a job interview?

You know what kind of job you want. You’ve managed to write the perfect resume. Now it’s time to tackle your interview. The interview is all about presentation. It’s time for a staffing recruiter to see the applicant behind the resume. In this article, we are going to talk about what to wear to your…

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Choose a Staffing Agency That Can Handle Your Needs

Choose a Staffing Agency That Can Handle Your Needs

A key factor in choosing a staffing agency is selecting an agency that focuses on the specific disciplines of your company. Most people who choose staffing services to help their business grow look at the size of the agency as an indicator of success. The size of a staffing agency may vary from as little…

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3 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Resume Before Applying

In our Job Seeker tip last week, we told you to have a clear goal on what positions you would like to be placed in. Now it’s time to market yourself with a resume. Many applicants make the mistake of not coming prepared with a resume prior to applying at an employment agency. Having a resume…

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Choose a Staffing Agency that Benefits Your Company

Choose a Staffing Agency that Benefits Your Company

Growing companies both big and small often rely on the help of a professional staffing agency to help find talent within their companies. Some companies outsource their entire recruiting process to staffing agencies. Others simply need help filling specific roles which require a specialized recruiting process. If you are looking for a staffing agency to…

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Using A Staffing Company Can Grow Your Business

No matter what business your company is in, the fact remains that one of your most valuable assets isn’t just the products and services being sold, it’s the people you have working for you. Look at any budget or balance sheet and you’ll see why. For most businesses personnel costs typically dwarf other costs on the…

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