Why Saying “Thank You” Goes a Long Way

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All of us learn basic manners as a child. Many have a hard time correlating those basics into a sense of professional etiquette or courtesy when applying for a job. Adding gratitude to your job search can increase your opportunities for success. This essential effort to express a simple “Thank You” and appreciation may be… Read more »

A Positive Attitude at Work Will Help You Overcome Mistakes

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There’s simply no getting around the fact that we all make mistakes, both in our personal lives and throughout our careers. Your bosses and supervisors understand this as well, which is why it is crucial that you are willing to admit your mistakes, take responsibility, and learn from your past failings. Automation Personnel Services believes… Read more »

Automation CEO, Stephen Nordness Announced as Auburn University’s TOP TIGER!

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When Steve Nordness graduated from Auburn University in 1981, he was proud of his degree in Industrial Management. On Friday, April 22nd, 2016, Auburn showed Steve that they are also proud of his success by awarding him the 2016 Top Tiger Award! This recognition is reserved for graduates of Auburn’s College of Business who have… Read more »

What Do You Say When They Ask “Why Were You Laid Off?”

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A lot of contingent and temporary workers struggle when it comes to answering questions about a previous lay-off or termination from a job. This is especially true when it comes to individuals who have large career gaps or a series of short-term assignments. Whatever your exact case may be, it’s important that you are ready… Read more »

Improve Your Attitude by Changing Your Morning Routine

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Here at Automation Personnel Services, Inc., we understand the importance of the morning routine. Not only will a routine help you maintain your motivation on a daily basis, but it will also help you become more successful in your career or job search! With that in mind, there are a number of steps you can… Read more »

Nervous During an Interview? Here’s What You Need to do to Overcome Nerves and Appear Confident

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During the job interview process, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, anxious or even insecure about an upcoming job interview. This is especially true if you are transitioning into a new industry, applying for a higher position at your current company or entering the workforce for the very first time. However, Automation Personnel Services, one of… Read more »

26th Annual Sales Meeting Recap

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Automation Personnel Services, Inc., Kicks off the 26th Annual Sales Meeting with Big News!!! AUTOMATION PERSONNEL SERVICES WINS 2016 BEST OF STAFFING® AWARD FOR “SUPERIOR” CLIENT SATISFACTION Clients of winning agencies are more likely to be completely satisfied. Birmingham-based Automation Personnel Services has received the 2016 Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction award from Inavero, sponsored by CareerBuilder.com, a global… Read more »

Getting the Most Out of Working with a Staffing Agency

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When used effectively and to their fullest extent, staffing agencies can be an invaluable tool when comes it to locating work, ensuring you are prepared for the job market and making your presence known within an industry. You need to open up all lines of communication between you and the agency. Be Specific Make sure… Read more »

Automation Personnel Services Wins 2016 Best of Staffing® Award for “Superior” Client Satisfaction

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Birmingham-based Automation Personnel Services has received a 2016 Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction award from Inavero, a global client and talent satisfaction survey company. Of nearly 17,000 staffing companies that compete for this award, fewer than 2 percent achieve it, according to Inavero. The announcement comes just three months after Automation Personnel Services President and CEO Stephen Nordness was… Read more »

Resumes Need Love Too!

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For some jobs, particularly those in entry-level positions, a resume isn’t typically required. Such positions typically make use of a thorough application process, which provides a pre-formatted document for the applicant to complete. In this case, you should be prepared to submit a complete application and a comprehensive resume. Automation Personnel Services shares important areas… Read more »