What’s #trending in the workforce??

Unemployment rates are staggeringly low in the United States at only 3.6%. In California, this figure is slightly higher at 3.9% but still reflects a booming economy. According to California’s employment development department, between September and October of 2019 there were increases in the labor force, employment rate, and Non-farm jobs.  At the same time,… Read more »

How to Make LinkedIn Work for You (Part 6 of 6)

(Editor’s note:  This is the final installment of a six part series written by Anthony Pizziol, BOLT Staffing’s American Canyon Branch Manager.  As the title suggests, Anthony explains what LinkedIn (LI) is and does, and what you should know in order to create a great profile.) Conclusion:  This concludes the basics of LinkedIn. I’m confident you’ll be able to create or… Read more »

How to Make LinkedIn Work for You (Part 5 of 6)

(Editor’s note:  This is the fifth installment of a six part series written by Anthony Pizziol, BOLT Staffing’s American Canyon Branch Manager.  As the title suggests, Anthony explains what LinkedIn (LI) is and does, and what you should know in order to create a great profile.) Fourth  Key Item: Joining Groups Strategically  There are three types of groups you want… Read more »

How to Make LinkedIn Work for You (Part 4 of 6)

(Editor’s note:  This is the fourth installment of a six part series written by Anthony Pizziol, BOLT Staffing’s American Canyon Branch Manager.  As the title suggests, Anthony explains what LinkedIn (LI) is and does, and what you should know in order to create a great profile.) Third  Key Item: Getting Found  Are you being found?  Learn the keywords… Read more »

How to Make LinkedIn Work for You (Part 3 of 6)

(Editor’s note:  This is the third installment of a six part series written by Anthony Pizziol, BOLT Staffing’s American Canyon Branch Manager.  As the title suggests, Anthony explains what LinkedIn (LI) is and does, and what you should know in order to create a great profile.) Second Key Item: Your Company Information What is your job at BOLT Staffing?… Read more »

How to Make LinkedIn Work for You (Part 2 of 6)

(Editor’s note:  This is the second installment of a six part series written by Anthony Pizziol, BOLT Staffing’s American Canyon Branch Manager.  As the title suggests, Anthony explains what LinkedIn (LI) is and does, and what you should know in order to create a great profile.) First Key Item: Your Profile Photo There should be absolutely no debate as… Read more »

How to Make LinkedIn Work for You (Part 1 of 6)

(Editor’s note:  This is the first of a six part series written by Anthony Pizziol, BOLT Staffing’s American Canyon Branch Manager.  As the title suggests, Anthony explains what LinkedIn (LI) is and does, and what you should know in order to create a great profile.) Let’s Start with The Basics: Linkedln is a social network for professional networking.… Read more »

5 Words Employers Want to Hear

Here are words both employers and prospective employees want to be aware of. The article lists 5 that are good signs and 3 that are not. Our words reveal more about us than we often think. So whether you are crafting a resume and preparing for an interview or looking for the ideal, hire pay… Read more »

How to be a Standout Employee

Kessler International, a forensic investigative firm, recently conducted a survey of 40 professional services firms and uncovered some startling information about the contemporary workplace. Naturally, when 84% of your respondents think their own staff is inconsiderate and rude you’re inclined to see the half empty side of the glass. However, the positive side of this… Read more »

More Interview Tips

It’s hard to imagine being over-prepared for an interview, but remember your experience and background constitute most of your preparation.  Of course you need to learn as much as you can about the prospective employer and the job.  To help here is a convenient checklist courtesy of the Contra Costa Water District. They add another… Read more »