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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!

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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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Goal Setting: How to Pivot and Adapt Heading into 2023

As 2022 gets closer to coming to a close, many people and businesses set their sights on the horizon. The past year was a tumultuous one. For some, that meant falling short of targets that were set when the year began. For others, there was continuous adapting, allowing them to...
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The Value of Saving for a Potential Recession Ahead

No matter where you are in your career, the past several years have likely been tumultuous. While many had hoped for a smooth post-pandemic recovery, inflation has become increasingly challenging to navigate. Rising prices have largely offset any income gains professionals recently experienced, leaving them with less purchasing power than...
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The Top Jobs in Law That Don’t Include Being a Lawyer

When people think about careers in law, a lawyer is usually the first option that comes to mind. However, going that route isn’t ideal for everyone. It involves a significant amount of formal education, which can come with a steep price tag. Additionally, it isn’t going to ignite everyone’s passion,...
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The Top 10 Entry Level Jobs to Consider as a Recent Graduate in Texas

The next generation of workers is graduating from college and entering the workforce. If you are part of the current graduating class, you may be wondering what kind of entry-level positions are out there. For recent grads in Texas, these are some of the top entry-level jobs to take into...
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Work-Life Balance Tips for Accounting and Finance Professionals During a Time of High-Turnover

In the midst of the Great Resignation, many people are finding that they have to make up for labor shortages in their industries. During a time of high turnover like this, accounting and finance professionals can feel additional stress in the workplace. If they are in charge of payroll, managing...
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When to Look For Advancement In Your Current Job vs. When It Is Time to Find a New One

Sometimes, workers find themselves feeling stuck in their jobs or that their skills have become obsolete over time. Maybe you aren’t provided the same opportunities as other professionals in your industry. Whatever the case may be, you are feeling like you are in a dead-end job. Below are some tips...
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How to Decide Whether a Temp-to-Hire or Direct-Hire Placement is The Right Fit For You

Searching for a new job is no easy task. There is a lot of information out there to consider. You need to be paid fair wages, work in a position you enjoy, and have the right job terms. Temporary or contract jobs may seem to be more attractive than more...
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What Work Model is Right For Your Career? How to Choose Between Remote, In-Person or Hybrid Jobs

With many companies making permanent changes to their workplace model, it is important to consider what best meets your needs and values. Not everyone will thrive in a remote work setting, while other people prefer it. You might want more flexibility in your schedule and where you work. Whatever the...
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New Year, New Goals! Tips for Evaluating Your Career To Fit for Your 2022 Aspirations

Setting goals for the new year is something many people do. Every year you evolve. Your career goals and other personal goals should change with you. As the new year approaches, it is a great time to reevaluate where you’ve set your sights. After all, you want your annual goals...
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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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