Job Seekers

Whether you're wondering how to take the first step or looking for tips to stay competitive, our industry experts have all the employment trends, insights, and tips job seekers need to find a fulfilling new career. We have compiled a definitive list of strategies for all levels of career development, from temporary and entry-level, to management and C-suite.

By Ryan Stenvick, Vice President of Business Development With unemployment claims falling in recent weeks, the employment market has shown promising signs of making a comeback in the early stages of 2021. As the U.S. unemployment rate fell from 6.7% in December to 6.3% in January, candidates have slowly begun to find their footing in…

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By Stephanie Amos, Senior Recruitment Specialist Since the earliest beginnings of my recruiting career, the start of the new year has always been a popular time to connect with dozens of candidates who are interested in searching for employment opportunities. It should come as no surprise to see a recent report from the American Staffing…

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By Jason Zambito, Account Executive Social media has become an integral part of the staffing and recruiting industry over the past several years. Since the unfortunate start of the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve seen a dramatic uptick in social media utilization by staffing providers. Many talent acquisition professionals have witnessed the correlation between brand promotion and…

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By Stephanie Amos, Senior Recruitment Specialist In today’s virtual recruiting environment, employer ghosting has become extremely easy—and increasingly common—among organizations. Gone are the days of formal rejection letters or emails; today, some candidates fail to even hear a peep upon completion of their interview. Over the years, many job seekers have asked me: what are…

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By Shannon Callahan, Account Executive Over the past decade, LinkedIn has become the gold standard for professional networking platforms. With over 675 million members, its reputation as the premier professional social media site is well-deserved. From corporate executives and high-powered celebrities to young professionals and college students, LinkedIn is chock full of users from diverse…

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By Acara Recruitment Specialist Kelly Daniels More and more employers are using Skype interviews and other video interviews during their screening process. They may use a Skype interview in place of a phone interview, or after the phone interview before bringing you on-site. Skype interviews can really be the best of both worlds—you still get…

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Acara Solutions Senior Recruitment Professional Kim Schultz is bright, energetic, and as cool as it comes. What’s more, she’s pretty darn great at her job. A staffing and recruiting pro who is creative with her delivery, Kim can be overheard talking to job candidates about more than just interview tips—quick tidbits about “top-secret” cold remedies,…

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In our 4-part blog series, “America at Work,” we’re taking a look at workforce trends and perspectives across the United States.   Have you ever heard of the Center for American Progress? It’s an independent, nonpartisan policy institute that is “dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans.” In a recent article, authors Olugbenga Ajilore…

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