How to Follow up With a Potential Employer After Being Told You’re Overqualified

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Sometimes it seems like you just can’t win. You’ve spent decades following a solid career path and rewrote your resume countless times – but you still come across as overqualified. It’s a real problem that affects many of the workers seeking temporary assignments.  Automation Personnel Services can help you overcome this issue and make your… Read more »

3 Tips to Turn a Seasonal Position Into a Full-Time Offer

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As the holiday season is nearly upon us, you’re probably already ramping up your efforts to find a job. Thousands of temporary workers around the nation rely on the coming months to make ends meet, and many full-time professionals use temporary agencies and recruitment agencies to make extra cash for the holidays. Some of these… Read more »

Rewriting Your Resume? What Should You Leave Off This Time Around?

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Resume writing is an art form to be mastered over the course of time. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have time to spend researching resume formats, writing rough drafts and editing our career histories. But you don’t necessarily have to master the practice – you just need to know what information to leave in and… Read more »

Identifying Which Skills You Should Be Talking up More in Your Interview

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Some temp-to-hire applicants, especially those who are new to their field, tend to explain every detail about every job they’ve ever held. Not only does this take up your time as well as that of your interviewer, but it’s simply unnecessary. Instead, you should be focusing on specific skills that are relevant and useful to… Read more »

How to Explain Numerous Job Switches in a Short Period of Time

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If you’ve been in the temporary workforce for any amount of time, you’ve likely worked n several different roles to date. Even if you specialize in one specific discipline, you’ve probably been assigned to several different employers by now. After all, this is the nature of temporary employment. Most staffing and temp-to-hire agencies, including Automation… Read more »

What Do You Do When You Forget to Prepare Prior to an Interview

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You’ve been searching for the perfect job for weeks until you finally found it. The company even called to schedule an interview after reading your resume, and it seems nothing can go wrong at this point. When the big day finally comes, however, you’ve found yourself rushing around to grab all the necessary materials needed!… Read more »

3 Reasons Why It Is Important to Ask Your Co-Workers for Feedback

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Stephen Nordness founded Automation Personnel Services around service and communication, and these are the values we hope to pass on to all staff members and our clients. Whether you rely on Automation Personnel Services for staffing services, payroll services or other technical services, Stephen Nordness reminds us that communication is the key to success! Build… Read more »

Top Questions to Ask Your Interviewer to Show Your Interest in the Position

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Many job seekers view the interview process as a one-way street. The interviewer asks all the questions and the candidate simply answers. While this may have been enough for jobs in the past, today’s interview process is much more involved. Nowadays, nearly every interviewer is expecting the job seeker to ask questions on their own…. Read more »

What Questions Should You Expect in a Job Interview for a Manufacturing Position?

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The interview process can be a daunting event. Even a run-of-the-mill interview can be ruined by excess anxiety, unnecessary stress or over-thinking. While it helps to rehearse your potential responses beforehand, make sure you are putting time into the right questions to begin with. Can We Trust You? Many manufacturers deal with confidential information. Whether… Read more »

Who Should I Use as a Job Reference?

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Most jobs require at least two or three job references for each applicant. Not only are these contacts used for verifying past employment history, they can also be used to gauge the character before you even begin the onboarding process. You’ll want to put some thought into your references. Remember, these people will ultimately play… Read more »