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How Long Should I Stay at a Job?

As a recruiter, a large portion of my time goes into reviewing resumes, sending them to clients, and responding to their questions regarding a prospective candidate’s employment history.

“Why have they had five different positions for five different employers in the last two years?” “Why can’t they last at a job for more than a month?” And more often than not, those questions are rhetorical, a means of making a point. What point is this exactly? The point is that companies want to see stability in future hires.

Why is stability so important? The reason is that hiring, training and retaining talent comes with a cost that companies would prefer not to invest in for short-term employees. Instead, they hope to hire someone who will last long enough to make up for these on-boarding costs and add additional value.

So, how long is long enough? According to experts, you should stay at your place of employment for a minimum of two years. It’s enough time to learn new skills and build your qualifications, while short enough to show that you value growing in your career.

You can’t always keep from leaving a position before the two year mark. Sometimes, you will just have to go ahead and get on out, but keep in mind that a string of exes looks bad in both relationships and employment. Be prepared to weigh the consequences and to consider how the move can adversely affect your future employment prospects before you hop on out.


Employee of the Month: December 2016

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We would like to congratulate Miss Jessica Suggs for being selected as Roebuck Staffing’s Employee of the Month for December 2016! Jessica has been with us for three short months, but has already shown her great work ethic! She always arrives on time, works hard, and always receives positive reviews from our clients.

Thank you for your great work, Jessica! Keep it up!

If YOU would like to be Employee of the Month, you can apply for all job openings at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.


Employee of the Month: October 2016

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Roebuck Staffing is proud to announce Mr. Shane Tyner as Employee of the Month from our Greenville office! Shane always gives 110% on every job he has ever done with us. He never turns down an assignment and has gotten nothing but great review from our clients! We are so lucky to have him as one of our employees! Thank you, Shane, for all of your hard work! It does not go unnoticed! CONGRATULATIONS & keep up the great work!!

If YOU would like to be the next employee of the month, please apply for our job openings at www.roebuckstaffing.com.


Employees of the Month: August 2016

(From left to right: Mr. Thirdson Cox from the Greenville office and Mr. Robert Sadler from the New Bern office)

Roebuck Staffing is happy to announce two employees of the month for August 2016! We want to give a huge congrats to Thirdson Cox out of the Greenville office and Robert Sadler out of the New Bern office. 

Thirdson Cox has been working with Roebuck Staffing since October 2013 and still going strong! He always has a smile on his face and is always so positive! He works hard, accepts any challenge, and is always on time. He is an exemplary employee. Congratulations, Thirdson! Keep up the great work!

Robert Sadler started working for Roebuck Staffing in April 2016, and in that short time, he has shown that he embodies what it means to be a leader, a team player and a role model of Roebuck Staffing’s core values. Thank you, Robert, for continuing to be a great asset to our company. We enjoy working with you!

To join Roebuck Staffing’s remarkable team, visit our website at www.roebuckstaffing.com.


Employee of the Month: May 2016

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We are excited to announce that Kareem Johnson is Roebuck Staffing’s first employee of the month for our New Bern, NC office.  Kareem has been an employee with us for just a few short months and has already proved himself to be a stellar employee. He has attended the Flagging Class and was certified and worked as a flagger among several other jobs. Kareem has always been extremely diligent when it comes to work.

Kareem, thank you for being an outstanding employee, we appreciate all your hard work!

We asked Kareem a few questions to get to know him just a little bit more:

What town do you live in?
New Bern, NC

What do you enjoy most about working for Roebuck Staffing?
Their staff. They are very nice people!

What tips do you have for job seekers that you have benefited from?
Apply, stay consistent, and always be prepared to work. You will meet great people and have a great work experience.

What are your goals?
Start my own trucking company

If you would like to have a chance at becoming Roebuck Staffing’s Employee of the Month, you can visit our website at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com to apply for our openings.


5 Ways to Stay Positive While Job Hunting

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While seeking employment, it can be tough to stay positive when you have applied to several jobs. Maybe you have not heard back from any of the positions or maybe you were told that your application has been denied. This can be stressful and can easily make you want to just sit at home on the couch and invite your friends over for a pity party. Use these 5 tips to stay positive while job seeking!

  1. Stick to a schedule – When seeking employment, you should be job hunting from 8-5pm, as if that was your job. You should be “working” that whole time by applying to jobs, whether that be applying online, walking door-to-door to businesses, or networking. Be sure to take a break for lunch to refresh your mind, just like you would at a normal job. Once 5:00pm hits, your job is done for the day (unless you want to work “overtime”). Then, do the same thing tomorrow.
  2. Check in – Once you have applied online, be sure to check in every 2-3 days with the hiring manager to check the status of your application. This will show that you are truly interested in the position. But, do NOT beg! There is a huge difference. Do not give them a story about how your life is soooo terrible and how you can’t find a job anywheerrree. That’s a red flag. Simply state in a nice tone, “Hi, my name is [INSERT NAME], I had applied for the [POSITION] position, and would like to check on the status of my application.” That’s it!
  3. Stay busy – Find something else to keep you busy after you think you’ve done your fair share of applications for the day. This could consist of a new hobby, yard work, or even asking around the neighborhood to see if anybody needs help with their own yard work, data entry on the computer, running errands, etc. Find what you are good at, and take advantage of it, small or big. It may not be what you want to do forever, but it’s something to keep your mind off of negative thoughts and may lead to a new job if you run into the right task.
  4. Ask around – People know people. You may be surprised on how many people have landed jobs because someone knew someone at the business who pulled a few strings. Now, this may not work for everyone, but it doesn’t hurt to ask around.
  5. Don’t give up – As hard as it may be, you will not find a job if you don’t try. Keep pushing those resumes out. The worst thing they can say is no. Keep the negative thoughts away. All they do is bring you down.

If you are currently looking for employment,
Roebuck Staffing Co. in Greenville, NC can help!

You can apply by visiting http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.


Employee of the Month: April 2016

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Roebuck Staffing has named James Cogdell Employee of the Month for April 2016! James has been working with us since 2014 and has never let us down. He’s energetic and is always so grateful for the assignments he is chosen to work on. Congratulations, James! Keep up the great work!

If YOU would like to become the next Employee of the Month, be sure to apply at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com to get started.


Employee of the Month – February 2016

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Roebuck Staffing has named Keith Satterthwaite Employee of the Month for February 2016! Keith is a hardworking, go-to employee of Roebuck Staffing that always accepts every assignment with no complaints. He always has a good attitude, gets along with everybody, and is very dependable. Congratulations, Keith! Keep up the great work!

If YOU would like to become the next Employee of the Month, be sure to apply at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com to get started.


The Do’s & Don’ts of Job Interviews

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DO research the company. As soon as you schedule an interview (or before), search the company online. You should read reviews from past employees and learn about the company on their main website. You should know what and who you are working for.

DO a practice run. Look up the directions and make sure you know where the interview is located ahead of time.

DO make a list of questions you want to ask the hiring manager: Some great questions to ask may be:
– What do you like most about working here?
– What would my typical work day consist of?
– Do you have a lot of employees that have worked here for a year or more?

DON’T wear casual clothes. Dress to impress! Depending on the position you are interviewing for, always dress at least one ‘stage’ higher than the position applying for. For example, if you will be wearing jeans every day, then wear khakis and a nice button down shirt to the interview. If you will be wearing khakis every day, then wear nice dress pants with a button down and a tie to the interview.

DO arrive 10-15 minutes early. This will give you time in case you get stuck in traffic, get lost, etc.

DON’T smoke a cigarette or spray cologne/perfume before an interview. You do not want the hiring manager to be holding his/her breath the whole time.

DO turn your phone on silent or completely off (it won’t kill you). A phone ringing, notification, or alarm is a major red flag to the hiring manager who took time out of their day to talk to you. Be respectful. And DON’T even think about using your phone during an interview, even to check the time. PHONES ARE A HUGE NO-NO! It does not make you seem important, only rude.

DON’T lie or exaggerate on your resume or cover letter. It is so easy for hiring managers to recognize a liar. They can ask simple questions and know if you truly have the experience you say you do.

DON’T swear or cuss. This may seem obvious, but many applicants start to feel too comfortable once they have been in the interview for a while.

DO be excited and cheerful, but DON’T make it seem forced. They want somebody who truly wants the job.

DON’T talk negatively about your past employers or coworkers! This can make them think that you will talk negatively about your next ones, as well.

DO show how you can make an impact on the company. Sell them on why they should hire YOU over the other applicants and what makes you stand out. You will win them over if you have a good answer to the question, “Why should we hire you?” DON’T reply with something general that everyone else would say.

DO be yourself and DO thank them for their time!

Are you ready to nail the interview now? Apply at www.roebuckstaffing.com.

We’ll help you get there!


The Importance of Communicating with your Staffing Agency

A staffing agency can provide many opportunities that are not otherwise available, because of today’s job market many companies of all different varieties are using staffing agencies to fulfill their employment needs. This means that these opportunities are lost to you unless you contact and keep a good relationship with the staffing agencies recruiters in your area. Communication is key in most relationships and your relationship with your staffing company is no different. These are key things to keep in mind when using a staffing company.

  • Always make sure your resume is updated and has all of your employment history. If you have been assigned to a temporary position even if it has been a month it is important to put that on your resume. It looks better to employers that you don’t have a large gap on your resume, this shows them that you are flexible and motivated to work. 
  • It is vital to make sure your staffing company has all updated contact information. This seems like a given but as a recruiter too many times I have tried to call a number on a resume that is out of service or seen a resume that has a Florida address that is applying for a job in North Carolina with no explanation of if they are currently living in the area or when they plan to move. Call the staffing company and let them know if your telephone number, address, or email address changes. This way you are easily reached and can accept future job offers.
  • If you find gainful employment… let your staffing agency know. If you have found a position and are no longer in need of the staffing agencies services let them know. This is a professional way to thank them for their help and stop them from contacting you for future job offers. This saves both you and the agency time as well as express professional demeanor to the agency….this way should your employment ever come to an end they will know you have good communication and respect their time.
  • Keep telephone or in person contact with your recruiters. At Roebuck Staffing we ask that job seekers check in weekly to let us know they are currently available for work. It important to keep a good relationship and let them know you are eager to find employment but remember to not check in too often so you don’t annoy your recruiter. Ask you local staffing agency what their policy is about checking in for openings or how to keep contact, some agency’s would rather just call you or communicate via email which is why its important to know their preference.

Keep a positive relationship with recruiters they are in fact the ones between you and a great job, and remember if you have any questions about your agencies policies just ask. Most companies are more than happy to inform you on how their process works.