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Master the art of interviewing with our expert tips from actual recruiters! We provide insights to help job seekers excel before, during, and after the interview process. Read tips for virtual interviews, common questions you might be asked, and more! Stay updated on market trends, formats, and follow-up strategies. Gain the confidence to impress employers and land your dream job. Explore our interview tips now!

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Unlock success in your job search with our invaluable job search advice category. Discover expert tips and proven strategies to navigate the competitive job market confidently. From crafting an attention-grabbing resume to acing interviews, we cover it all. Learn effective networking techniques, online job search strategies, and leveraging social media platforms. Stay updated on industry trends and gain insights into employer expectations. Maximize your job search efforts and accelerate your career growth. Explore our job search advice now!

Resume Tips 5

Enhance your job search with our comprehensive resume tips section. Learn how to create a standout resume that grabs employers’ attention. Discover effective formatting techniques, powerful keywords, and impactful content strategies to showcase your skills and experience. We provide step-by-step guidance on tailoring your resume for different industries and job positions. Stay ahead of the competition by mastering the art of resume writing and increase your chances of landing your dream job. Explore our resume tips now!

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Job Seekers

The Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency

Working with a staffing agency can offer a wide range of benefits for both job seekers and employers. For job seekers, staffing agencies provide access to a vast network of job opportunities that may not be advertised elsewhere. They can also offer valuable insight into the job market, provide guidance...
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Job Seekers

Exploring the Advantages of Partnering with an Accounting Staffing Agency

Are you in the market for a new job or looking to fill a position at your company? Finding the right fit can be a daunting task, but with the help of a staffing agency, the process can be much smoother and more efficient. Let's explore the benefits of working...
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Job Seekers

Seeking New Opportunities?

In today's competitive job market, finding the right fit for both employers and job seekers can be a challenging task. That's where staffing agencies come in to play a crucial role in bridging the gap and ensuring a successful match. With tailored staffing solutions and experienced recruiters, staffing agencies strive...
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Job Seekers

Stand Out in the Crowd – 6 Unique Strategies for Job Candidates

In today's competitive job market, it's essential for job candidates to stand out from the crowd in order to secure their dream position. With countless applicants vying for the same job opportunities, it can be challenging to make a lasting impression on employers. That's why we've compiled a list of...
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Employer Advice Job Seekers

The Benefits of Partnering with a Staffing Agency

Partnering with a staffing agency offers a multitude of benefits for both employers and job seekers. One advantage is access to a vast network of qualified candidates that may not be easily reachable through traditional job postings. Staffing agencies use their extensive database and recruitment expertise to connect you with...
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Job Seekers Interview Tips

The Interviewer’s Playbook 10 Key Strategies for Success

Preparing for a job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with the right strategies in place, you can increase your chances of success. The interview process is your opportunity to showcase your skills, experience, and personality to a potential employer, so it's essential to be well-prepared. In this post,...
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Interview Tips

The Candidate’s Checklist: Essential Interview Strategies

Incorporating these strategies in your interview preparation can have a significant impact, equipping you to make a lasting impression on your potential employer.
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Resume Tips

Three Mistakes You May Be Making with Your Legal Resume (and How You Can Fix Them)

Having a compelling legal resume is essential if you want to land your dream job. While many professionals assume that crafting a standout resume means simply showcasing the right capabilities, that’s not necessarily the case. A few seemingly innocuous decisions can have a surprising negative impact, making them mistakes even...
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Interview Tips

The Value of Incorporating More Temp-to-Hire Positions

Making intelligent, strategic hiring decisions is often more challenging than hiring managers expect. Regretfully, you can only learn so much about a candidate from their resume and an interview or two. Often, that leaves hiring managers extending offers to candidates who might not be the best fit. If a new...
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Job Seekers

The Pros and Cons to Weigh with a Remote Position

Since the pandemic, the option of working remotely has increasingly become available to a wide variety of professionals. Often, remote work seems incredibly attractive on the surface, particularly if employees can telecommute full-time. While there are benefits to working remotely, it’s critical to consider the drawbacks, too. Telecommuting doesn’t suit...
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Job Seekers

How Referrals Can Help Your Workforce Grow into 2024 (and Beyond)!

When you’re looking for candidates to fill your vacant positions, employee referral programs are a boon. Along with broadening your access to talent, the quality of the recommendations is often higher than what you find when using job boards. Plus, referred candidates have a better chance of meshing with your...
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Job Seekers

Avoiding Burnout: How to Close Out 2023 Strong!

As a professional, burnout can do more than impact your performance on the job; it can affect nearly every aspect of your life. The physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion that comes with burnout leaves you feeling drained and ill-equipped to manage stress. In time, it can alter how you view...
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Job Seekers

Determining If a Career in HR Is Right for You!

Human resources (HR) professionals are critical members of any company’s workforce. The role is often people-centric, but it also has intriguing technical aspects to ensure compliance and cultivate positive cultures.For many new, returning, or transitioning members of the workforce, that makes HR sound like a solid option. But before you...
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Job Seekers

Benefits Today’s Top Talent Are Looking for

When you’re looking for top talent to fill vacant positions, there’s no denying that the salaries you offer play a critical role in the equation. Financial compensation is always important, but it’s essential to realize that it’s not the only factor that matters to today’s workforce. Candidates also prioritize an...
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Job Seekers

The Important Role Your LinkedIn Profile Can Play in Your Search Efforts

When you begin a job search, LinkedIn is an incredibly potent tool in your arsenal. By maintaining your LinkedIn profile and leveraging the platform correctly, you can help position yourself as a stronger candidate. Plus, LinkedIn can increase your access to job opportunities, giving you more options to explore. By...
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Job Seeker Frequently Asked Questions

How does the process work of using a staffing agency as a job seeker?

As a staffing and placement firm, we work with employers to source and recruit candidates for their open positions and vacancies. Our staffing services are complimentary to candidates and the employers or clients are the ones paying a fee for our services.

The typical process for a first-time candidate is an online application to an open position on our website, Then, our recruiters sort through resumes based on the qualifications and requirements of the employer client to find the best match for the position. Should your skills and employment requirements match the open position, the recruiter assigned to the position will reach out to you personally to proceed to the next step which is typically an interview at our nearest office location or by phone call. We will also initiate pre-screening paperwork which includes a background check and a drug screen if required by the employer.

Once the pre-screening has been completed, your resume would be presented to the client and from there, the client will provide feedback as to what the next steps would be. Generally, the hiring manager of the position would confirm with us to schedule an interview or they would let us know that they would like to explore other candidates.

Our job as a staffing firm is to help get your resume in front of the right people to help get your foot in the door faster than a typical online application process. We work hard to try to place as many candidates as possible, but we do recommend continuing your job search efforts on your own in addition to utilizing our free services. Our ability to place candidates is determined on the types of open positions we currently have available.

How long is the process/how long until you think you will find me a job?

This answer is determined by the types of positions currently available and if your skills and qualifications match those required by the employer. Temporary assignments can be filled in as little as 24 hours from the time we receive the job order, but long-term professional or direct-hire positions can take much longer, depending on the client’s requirements.

How much do your services me cost as a job seeker?

Our placement services are free to job seekers. You will never be charged a fee. The client employers pay a fee for our services to source and recruit talented employees.

How do I apply? Do you have any jobs available?

The best way to apply is through our online job board. Our job board is constantly updated with available opportunities. You would filter through the open positions based on your experience and type of jobs in your area you are looking for. If you have looked through the open positions on our job board and didn’t see an open position that matches what you are looking for, check back periodically to see what new positions we have posted each day. You can also sign up for job alerts that will notify you when we have posted positions that match your search criteria.

What types of positions do you place?

Our staffing firm places direct hire, temporary, and temp-to-hire positions in many different skill specializations. Our skill specializations include Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Convention & Event Support, Engineering, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Light Industrial & Manufacturing, Real Estate, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, and Customer Service / Call Center. Visit our job seeker page to learn more!

Can I come in today and talk to a recruiter?

Our recruiters work around the clock sourcing and placing candidates with open positions. Their days are usually booked with scheduled interviews and therefore, are not always available to accommodate walk-in applicants. You are always welcome to stop by the nearest Burnett location to drop off your resume, but the best way to register with us is by applying to open positions on our website. While we try our best to reach out to every applicant, we are not always able to respond to everyone due to sometimes overwhelming responses to open positions.

I’ve been placed on a temporary or temp-to-hire assignment, when do I get paid?

Once your new hire paperwork has been completed, you will be paid weekly through direct deposit into your checking or savings account. Don’t have a personal checking or savings account? You can also use your own Pay Card that has portability, meaning it can be loaded via ACH by us and others. Or, we can issue you a Global Cash Paycard. View our Burnett Benefits page to learn more.

I have applied to open positions online, but I haven’t heard back about my application. When can I expect someone to reach out to me?

Our recruiters’ top priority is helping our candidates find positions and helping our clients fill their openings with the most qualified people. This means they focus their time on interviewing new applicants, performing new hire screening for the applicants we have interviewed, and reaching out to companies to try to match applicants with openings. As soon as a recruiter has a match that fits a candidate’s skillset, they will do their best to contact the candidate ASAP. The best scenario is that our recruiters can quickly connect our candidates to our clients, but this process can take time. If you have not heard from your recruiter, it is not because they are ignoring you. The recruiters work diligently behind the scenes to help candidates find a job. Our company prides itself on helping careers and companies grow and we are one of the top recruiting firms because we love what we do and strive to place our candidates and help our clients fill their open positions.

Do you withhold taxes from my paycheck as a temporary or temp-to-hire employee?

Yes, we issue a W4 at the end of each year.

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