Have You Asked Your Current Employees for Referrals?

The best referrals for potential job candidates can come right from your current employees. Just think, your staff intimately know what type of person will succeed within your unique corporate environment, as well as the skills and qualifications necessary to get the job done. They also are likely to have positive relationships with other professionals… Read more »

Make Small Talk Enjoyable and Not Awkward

Are you the kind of person who finds small talk tedious or difficult? Whether it’s with clients or in an interview setting, small talk is an important skill no matter what industry you work in. Luckily, it’s not a difficult skill to master. Today’s article discusses a number of ways that you can make small… Read more »

4 Networking Tips for Introverted Personalities

Your professional network is likely the single most powerful tool you have in your job search. Given that connecting with other professionals is very important for career development, it can seem particularly daunting to jump in and focus on building your network. Introverted personalities in particular can have difficulty with networking, whether because of disinterest,… Read more »

Clean Up Your Resume for 2016

Your resume is the first and most powerful impression you make on a hiring manager. And if your resume isn’t pristine and a clear representation of your skills and experience, you are truly doing yourself a disservice in your job search. Most people focus on making sure formatting is professional and the document is free… Read more »

What to Do During an OSHA Inspection

Few things incite as much concern or stress as an OSHA inspection, but in order to remain a recognized and respected leader in your company’s industry, passing an inspection with limited, or ideally no, citations is obviously the best strategy. Oddly enough, at All-Star Personnel we have seen many employers who don’t know what to… Read more »

Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

Cover letters are your first real chance to engage prospective employers. There’s a reason that most employers request one in addition to an applicant’s resume. It’s because – when compared to a resume or CV – a cover letter helps answer the question that is at the forefront of a hiring manager’s mind: “Why do… Read more »

4 Tips to Find Work-Life Balance

Stress has an enormous impact on our daily lives, our relationships, and our work performance. Employers and employees alike are learning that the importance of a good work-life balance is critical to their bottom line. But deciding to focus more on work-life balance and actually achieving a well-balanced life are two very different things. In… Read more »

Follow the Directions When Applying for a Job

It sounds simple but a lot of people make basic mistakes when applying for a job. Don’t give a company the opportunity to eliminate you for a preventable mistake. Here are a number of things we see at All-Star Personnel that many candidates fail to do when applying for a job. Show Employers Your Commitment… Read more »

Workplace Safety Starts at the Top

At All-Star Personnel, we know it’s true that workplace safety needs to be a priority from the top all the way down to the bottom of an organization. It is a key responsibility of corporate leadership to emphasize the importance of safety to ensure that all levels of staff are aware of protocols and hazards… Read more »

How Your Dress Affects Your Job Chances

While it’s true that employers are more interested in your skills and credentials than what brand of suit you are wearing, it’s important to recognize that how you dress does play a part in how you are perceived by a potential employer. Unprofessional attire makes a statement that you are likely unprofessional in other ways… Read more »