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7 Reasons to Accept Short, Temporary Assignments

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Whether you are struggling to put food on the table or just want some extra spending cash, staffing agencies can be a great opportunity for work. Most people think “temp” agencies are the last resort for finding employment, but what many people don’t realize is staffing agencies can help get that dream you have always wanted. Here are 7 reasons to accept that short-term assignment.

  1. I choose you! Staffing agencies, including Roebuck Staffing, receive thousands of applications. If you were considered for an opening (big or small), you should be grateful! We understand it’s probably not your dream job, but we are trying to help you. We skipped over several hundred other candidates, but chose YOU! If we currently do not have a long-term assignment for you, but have a short-term one, we would rather offer it to you, than to choose somebody else and have you continue struggling to pay your bills with no income. Some money is better than none. Am I right?
  2. Prove it! These temporary assignments are great “interviews”. This is your time to shine and prove your work ethic. This will prove that you are worth considering for longer assignments, even permanent positions. Clients want employees who can show up on time each and every day, come prepared, and work hard throughout the shift.
  3. What are they thinking? You never know what the supervisors are thinking while on the jobsite. Just because this is a short assignment, does not mean they don’t have other openings that they are working on to fill. If they see your great work ethic, they may have an opening for you, or even MAKE a position for you if they know they cannot let such a great employee slip through their fingers!
  4. We want you back! If the client liked your work ethic on the last assignment, they are bound to ask for you, specifically, again in the future! Why? Because you already have the basic knowledge on how the company operates, what tasks need to be completed, and did a great job on the last assignment.
  5. Know somebody who knows somebody! Especially in the construction industry, several companies work with each other at the same jobsites. So, if you work a short assignment with one company, the supervisors may know that a similar company is looking for somebody with your skills and experience. This, of course, can lead to more work, hopefully full-time with benefits! Who doesn’t want that?
  6. Ch-ch-ch-changes! David Bowie reference… anybody? … no? .. okay. moving on. Several of our current employees at Roebuck Staffing have stated to us that they love having short assignments rather than one full-time job like everyone else. They like to experience new things, and not have to sit at the same job day after day, which can get very boring. Not everybody hates change.
  7. Update that resume! By going on short assignments, you are bound to learn some new skills. These skills can then be added to your resume, which in turn can lead to new employment.

So, now you know that not all short-term assignments are bad and are not just a waste of time. This is an extremely easy way for several other job opportunities to come up, but only if you look at it from a positive perspective. If you only look at the negatives, it will be much more difficult for you to find that dream job you have always wanted.

If you are looking for employment or extra side work, feel free to apply with Roebuck Staffing by visiting our website at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.

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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.


Safety… Shmafety

In 2014, there were 4,679 workers killed on the job, 20% of those in construction. That’s almost 90 a week or more than 13 deaths every day!

A lot of people look the other way when it comes to safety. They may think “Well, I already knew that. That’s common sense” or “I’ve been doing this for years. There’s no way it would happen to me.” But, just like driving a car, most accidents happen within seconds of taking focus off of what you are doing.

It’s extremely important to follow all safety rules when you are working. Safety doesn’t take lunch breaks. You don’t want to be like the guys shown below:

Take a look at this infographic we found below about construction-related injuries and deaths in 2012 and how to avoid accidents:

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Roebuck Staffing Co.’s main goal is to make sure all of our employees always have safety on their minds. If there is something you are unsure of, ask! If you see something isn’t right, report it. It could cost you your life!

Roebuck Staffing Co. specializes in North Carolina private sector business. We have employees ready to work in the areas of Construction, Manufacturing, Clerical/Administrative, Restoration/Janitorial, and Housekeeping.

If you are looking for employment or are an employer looking to fill a position, please visit http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.

Sources:
https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html

http://de.webfail.com/528c42bbcf5

Is Your Hardhat Enough? Safety and Injury on Construction Sites

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/people-who-should-never-be-allowed-to-work-in-constructio?utm_term=.smaa59PPw&sub=3903374_6404322


Meet the Staff: Sarah Evans

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Have you ever wanted to know a little bit more about the people who are learning so much about you? Now you can in our new blog series called “Meet Our Staff.”

First off, we have our Administrative Assistant/Recruiter, Miss Sarah Evans, at our Greenville, NC office.

Tell us about yourself.
I am 26 years old. I grew up on a farm in a small town in Illinois about an hour south of Chicago. In 2011, I moved to eastern North Carolina with my fiancé, for warmer weather and a change of environment. In my spare time, I love to binge-watch Netflix, go hiking, and go camping with my fiancé and our 2-year-old German Shepherd. My main goals in life are to travel the world to learn new cultures and help those in need.

What did you do before working at Roebuck Staffing?
My first job was as a P/T manager at a local ice arena in Illinois. I also coached hockey and figure skating classes and drove the Zamboni. After being there for almost 5 years, I landed a job as an Internet Manager at the largest Chevrolet dealer in the Midwest! Then, I moved to North Carolina where I worked for some small companies building marketing, sales and customer service skills. Now, I’m here at Roebuck Staffing Co.!

What is your favorite…?
Movie:
Willy Wonka, Marry Poppins, Fast & the Furious, and The Sandlot
Music Genre:
90’s Alternative and Classic Rock (I’m a huge Beatles fan!)
TV Show:
Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, and Friends
Sport: Ice Hockey- Go Blackhawks!
Color:
Green… well, teal to be exact.
Car:
Audi R8 or the new Toyota Tundra
Food:
Waffles, cookies, hot dogs, and everything else I shouldn’t be eating
Beverage:
Diet Pepsi and Monster Energy Drinks

What do you like most about working at Roebuck Staffing?
It’s great to know I am helping others find jobs. Unfortunately, I get some applicants that are really struggling to keep a roof over their head. So, it’s really great knowing I have helped by getting them back on their feet.

How important is the resume and cover letter in the job application process?
The resume and cover letter are VERY important! I get SO many candidates who do not submit a resume to a job opening that specifically states, “If interested, please reply with a resume.” When a candidate does not reply with a resume: (1) He/she cannot follow simple instructions (2) I do not know their skills nor experience (3) It gives the impression that he/she is lazy and does not want to DO work to HAVE work. A resume and cover letter show that you truly want this position and you are professional.

What do you look for in a candidate?
I normally look for those who are excited to work, have a fun and confident personality, who dress for the position they want and who always smiles.

What tips would you suggest for a candidate to prepare for an interview?
Even if it isn’t with us, research the company you are applying for. It’s always good if you have knowledge of what they do, what you potentially could be doing and it will really impress the interviewer. Also, just be yourself. I know you are nervous, and that’s expected, but I can’t tell you how many times that someone will be acting one way in the interview and then, on their first few days on the job, they are a totally different person. Don’t say you have experience in something, when you really don’t. The employer will always find out. You’ll go so much farther, if you just be yourself.

What resources would you recommend to applicants?
If you have never designed a resume before, www.resume.com/builder is a great starter. It practically creates the resume for you. Also, Google is my best friend! You can search “resume samples” to give you an idea of what a resume should look like, but don’t try to copy/paste false information. You’ll regret it very quickly once the recruiter finds out.

Final thoughts?
Prepare for your interview! Dress the part, arrive 10 minutes early, turn your phone off, smile, and be yourself!

So, are you ready to start applying? You can apply with Roebuck Staffing Co. by visiting http://www.roebuckstaffing.com!