You’re seeking work. You’ve tried everything. You’re frustrated. Don’t be. Sometimes we, as people, get caught up in our habits. While habits are good when it comes to finding work; we often forget to change our approach as the times change and new media evolves.
Here are my three simple tips to NOT finding a job. If you’re practicing one of them, pivot. Changing your job-seeking habits can mean the difference between finding a job or not. And, of course, contact us to help you research and connect with new… Read more
It is a scary world out there. So, before you quit your day job to either start your own company or go to work for someone else, make sure you understand these three important principles.
Ask yourself why you really want to leave. I hear people say they want a new job because they can’t stand the people they work with a million times a day. Those people don’t pay your bills, you do. And, wherever you are going - there will be people there you don’t like. Is it… Read more
You’re ready to find a new job. You’re busy writing and then rewriting your resume. You’re pumped. You’re excited…… You find yourself frustrated because your resume isn’t getting a lot of action. If this is you – keep reading!
There are a few common mistakes people make when heading back into the workforce or when trying to find alternative employment. What are these mistakes?
First, too much personal information. Some people think writing about how many kids they have will guilt employers into hiring them over another candidate. This type… Read more
While we here at Building Team Solutions can provide you with amazing candidates and talent, it is your goal to ask the right questions to vet our matches for you. But what are the right questions?
Gone are the days of asking template questions on an interview. If you really want to get to know a candidate, make him or her think on their feet. Ask unexpected questions that can’t be practiced. Watching how the candidate handles the question is more crucial than the actual answer. How someone handles the… Read more
It is no secret that construction jobs in Texas are booming. But, there are other jobs available too. One of the most popular growing jobs is the sales associate. While many people don’t want to do sales, a pay per performance scale (on top of an hourly wage) is worth consideration. Companies are looking for great sales people and they are willing to reward the ones who produce results handsomely.
We here at Building Team Solutions decided to put together a few tips to have a great sales meeting for… Read more
I run a staffing company. My clients are seeking the best employees who will also fit in with their company's culture, match their payment ability, and best represent who they are as a brand. As a result, different factors play into who obtains which jobs. The person with the most experience doesn't always get the job. So, how do you handle not landing the job or getting that promotion?
Life is full of disappointments. I'm sure if you didn't get job A with us, we will be able to place… Read more
It is really sad to know there are millions of people in this country going without extended unemployment benefits this soon into 2014. While there is something to be said for a positive attitude, I know how hard it can be to keep the faith. As the New Year is headed into its third day, let me give you some quick and easy tips to help move your job search along. Yes, applying with us does improve your chances. But, if you're still curious, take a look at my best… Read more
I recently saw a press release discussing the issue of paying a decent wage versus employment and homelessness. Being in the employment industry, I see the constant struggle in our community with companies who do not pay a “living wage” adequate for people to live on. We decided long ago that our clients would be only those who have the same core principles as we do, which is to pay a decent wage and hire good employees who are treated well.
I try to make sure we are aligned with… Read more
Uh oh, it's almost Thanksgiving. Are you ready for the Obamacare deadlines? You should be, one has already passed! If you're like many HR specialist and business owners who are turned around by Obamacare, don't panic. I've come up with three easy tips to help you navigate Obamacare for your company.
1. You can afford to offer healthcare. Don't think you're going to be so heavily taxed that the penalties are a better option. If you have less than 25 full-time employees, you can actually get a tax credit for… Read more
I spent the morning collecting the worst job seeking advice floating around the Internet. Here are my top 5 ways to NOT get a job.
#5. Using a land line for a phone interview is a must.
This only applies if you live somewhere between a rock and a cave.There are cell phone towers and WiFi everywhere these days. You don't need to track down a land line to conduct a job interview. Rescheduling the interview because you have no land line is a serious no no.
#4. You MUST… Read more