Is it time for a career change?

In most jobs, some days feel like a drag. For some people it’s the end of the year mailing that requires all hands on deck. For others, it’s the cold calls that you have to make to try to sell your product. Unfortunately, few jobs are completely perfect. But how do you know if your… Read more »

Life’s busy, how do you keep track?

As I’m sure you’ve heard, this world is pretty connected. Because of that, you’re expected to be more responsive now than ever before. With that added pressure, it can sometimes be difficult to keep your life in order. You have to stay organized to remember when to pick up the kids from baseball, when to… Read more »

Words of Wisdom (3): Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills

Sure, the interviewer herself probably won’t ask you outright to list your hard and soft skills. She might be a bit more subtle than that and ask about your “qualifications” or your “leadership style,” but you should be prepared with a mental (maybe physical, too) list of your hard and soft skills to market to… Read more »

Our words of wisdom for your job search: (1) Preparing your resume

Welcome to our newest blog series— Our words of wisdom for your job search. This opening blog will cover the all-important “Resume”. What is it? Do you need it? and How do you write a good one? Find out! Most jobs nowadays require that you submit a resume. A resume is a one page document… Read more »

Staffing Glossary: The terms you need to know!

Seeking a job through a staffing agency can be a super rewarding process. There’s lots of support for you along the way. But, if you’re new to the staffing industry, there are lots of terms that may not be familiar to you.  It took me a few months to figure out all of the abbreviations… Read more »

Setting Goals in 2020

We all have high aspirations when it comes to the New Year. Suddenly Netflix people think they’ll convert to bookworms, dessert junkies are convinced they can sustain Whole 30, and the oblivious are sure they’ll be tuned into the news this year. If you don’t believe me, walk into any YMCA on January 1st and… Read more »

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 »