An Essential Link in the Chain: Why LinkedIn Matters

Are you using LinkedIn? Whether you’re an active job seeker or a professional who takes his or her career seriously, you should be. This platform and its users represent a networking subset with an advantage over non-users. Learn why, and see what you can do to make LinkedIn work for you. What LinkedIn is All Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Stall Your Job Search During the Holidays

The holidays are a busy time, bringing in a huge boost in sales and production. This means that many companies are looking for new permanent hires and contingent labor. Many businesses are already stretched thin trying to meet production quotas. Their distribution, manufacturing and light industrial workers might be overworked or over-stressed. This is exactly Read more »

Selecting the Best Professional References to Represent You

You spend months interviewing for a variety of open positions, from machinist to manufacturing. You finally find the right fit, one that you have all the certifications for, but, again, the phone doesn’t ring. You comb through your resume and cover letter, but you see no errors. Then you look at your list of references Read more »

Losing Motivation? Stay Productive in Your Job Search.

The longer it takes to land a job, the tougher the job search becomes. Who could blame job seekers for feeling discouraged, even depressed? It’s hard to not take the silence, or even the outright rejection, personally. You submit your resume for positions you are qualified for and, after a while, it makes you wonder: Read more »

Outdated Job Search Advice You May Still be Following

When you’re on the job hunt, everyone is full of advice. From your grandfather telling you to wear your best suit, to your best friend making you promise to avoid telling any of your famous jokes. Just about everyone you know will have some vital “do or don’ts” to share. Job seekers know that sometimes Read more »

Example – Evaluating Productivity on Your Team

In our overloaded, double-booked world, performance reviews often get pushed aside to put out fires or rush a deadline. However, evaluating productivity isn’t just about the future of your staff; it can also predict the future of your business. In order to truly understand effective productivity, managers and business owners must look at more than Read more »

4 Tips for Job Searching After Unemployment

So you’ve dusted off your interview suit and are now back on the job hunt after an extended unemployment period. Maybe you’ve been searching this whole time, but to no avail. Either way, many job seekers feel highly discouraged when unemployment goes on longer than planned. Sometimes you feel as if your whole life, not Read more »

Questions to Avoid Asking During an Interview

As one of the top staffing agencies in healthcare, government and technology industries, the recruiters at Malone Solutions understand both sides of the hiring process. We have a talent pool brimming with qualified staffing options for companies looking to hire permanent or temporary employees. This insider knowledge is incredibly helpful for our job seekers, as Read more »

The Who, How and When of Following Up After an Interview

Sure you aced the interview? Wish you could take another shot at it? An effective strategy for following up the right way can give you another chance to make a great impression. Remind the interviewer that you’re a perfect fit for the position or take the opportunity to add anything you may have missed. Thank Read more »

Interview Prep: Know How You Will Impact Culture and Success

These days, competition for jobs can be intense. Companies often receive dozens ─ sometimes even hundreds ─ of applications for each position posted, offering the ability to be very selective with their hiring decisions. Rather than simply focusing on which candidates have the strongest resumes, hiring managers also want to find those who have the Read more »