applications – Trillium Staffing https://pubblog.in.trilliumstaffing.com Your Partner at Work Tue, 21 May 2019 19:58:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 Recruiters, Your New Best Friend /blog/recruiters-your-new-best-friend/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:46:59 +0000 /blog/?p=3025 Continue reading ]]> Do you seem to be receiving calls from Recruiters at the most inopportune moments throughout your busy day? Do you ever wonder why they keep calling?

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Simply put, Recruiters are trying to get you a job. Their repeated phone calls are for one purpose, to fill the orders presented to them by local companies. Today, a majority of companies are starting to turn to staffing companies to source for their internal openings for the simple reason of saving time. If you are thinking about jumping back into the job market or are thinking about changing careers, a Recruiter can be one of your best resources. Check out a few key reasons to make sure you take that call:

  • They are the first line of contact with a potential future employer. If you do not make it past the first interview with the Recruiter, your chances of landing that job are slim to none.
  • Networking is extremely important. In today’s job market, it’s all about who you know. If you are not a good fit for the position you applied for, they know of other opportunities in your area.
  • The Recruiter was assigned to the job opening and is entrusted by the client to find the right fit. This in and of itself adds to your credibility when your resume is presented to the client. The Recruiter knows who you are and is aware of your skill set. You would only be contacted by the Recruiter if they felt you were a good fit for the position.
  • The best part is, working with a Recruiter is a FREE service for job seekers.

Recruiters are, in essence, Human Resources people who track down potential employees for their clients. Equipped with only a rough job description and their knowledge of the industry, they dive headfirst into resumes to find the perfect candidate for each position. Who knows, it could even be you! What are you waiting for?! Be prepared for your next great opportunity to come through a phone call!

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Marine, Trillium Technical, Trillium Environmental, and Trillium Techs. With approximately 90 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2015 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information, please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

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Cover Letter: The True First Impression /blog/cover-letter-the-true-first-impression/ Thu, 12 Nov 2015 21:37:13 +0000 /blog/?p=2784 Continue reading ]]> Are you looking for a competitive edge in today’s job market? With the majority of application processes being online and streamlined, many candidates are forgoing cover letters. If you are looking for a simple way to help stand out against other applicants, a cover letter may be your answer.

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Your cover letter should make you stand out. In order to do that you need to get the reader’s attention. This is your opportunity to convince the hiring manager that you’re the right person for the job. For example, give specific examples of your own accomplishments that relate to the position you’re applying for. Cover letters also demonstrate your writing skills, so make sure everything is grammatically correct and spelled right. Do not use the same cover letter for each position you apply for. In order to tailor the cover letter to each specific position, do research about the company to prove you are truly interested in joining their team.

However, not every position you apply for requires a cover letter. If the company doesn’t ask for one, provide one anyway. This shows true initiative and that you are willing to put in more effort than your peers. The key factor to remember is that you are not the only person applying to an opening. Any opportunity that is available to push ahead of your peers, should be taken. This includes providing a professional cover and concise cover letter. Summarized tips to remember are below:

  • Give specific examples of accomplishments that may pertain to the job you are applying for.
  • Do research about the company to ensure that what is stated in your cover letter jives with the company’s ideals and mission.
  • DO NOT make the cover letter about why you want the job, but rather focus on how you can help the company.
  • Keep the cover letter short and concise. The typical hiring manager will only glance at a cover letter for a few seconds so make sure there is as much bang for your buck with as little words as possible.

Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

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How To Apply Online From A Mobile Device /blog/how-to-apply-online-from-a-mobile-device/ Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:01:47 +0000 /blog/?p=2682 Continue reading ]]> The days of walking in to apply for a job are behind us; applying online is the norm for most industries today. There’s a strong push for employers to provide a mobile friendly application process but many companies are still struggling to provide one currently. Reportedly, only 26 of the Fortune 500 companies offer a mobile optimized online application process currently, despite mobile device sales surging past PC sales. So, how do you complete an online application from a mobile device? Here’s your answer.

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The majority of us aren’t likely to have an electronic copy of our resume on our mobile device that is easily available to upload. However, applying with a resume gives you some major advantages against those who manually fill in their information. How? Simple. Your resume should be loaded with keywords and skills that are far more likely to get you spotted in an employer’s search than manual entry. Most companies search based on keywords, the more you have the better.

So how do you get the benefit of your resume without having a copy on your mobile device? There are a number of places online to store your resume that you can access while using a mobile device. Some of the more popular include: LinkedIn, Google Drive, and DropBox. Many online application processes will give you the option to apply using your resume through these avenues. If you choose to apply using your LinkedIn profile, be sure that the profile is current, professionally completed, and includes enough detail and keywords to truly showcase your abilities.

Those employers who do not employ a search system that allows them to identify qualified candidates by searching keywords, often prefer to view resumes as opposed to sifting through work history in a manual entry system. If you are actively seeking a new career opportunity, now is a great time to upload your resume to cloud based storage. Being able to quickly apply from a mobile device immediately when locating a position that is attractive to you, will increase your odds of beating other candidates to the punch.

Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

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Average Time To Fill Hits Peak Since 2001! /blog/average-time-to-fill-hits-peak-since-2001/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:25:35 +0000 /blog/?p=2555 Continue reading ]]> So it’s not your imagination, the time to fill your job vacancies has grown substantially. The Dice-DFH Vacancy Duration Measure, recently reported the average time to fill a vacancy had jumped to almost 27 working days in February 2015.

 

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Today’s employment market is a candidate driven market allowing candidates more flexibility and potential job offers than they’ve had in the past 10 years. With the rebound from the 2009 recession, the market has changed from being saturated with talent who was under or unemployed, to a discernible talent shortage in most industries. Employers are struggling to attract and maintain talent in roles ranging from General Labor to Professionals. Undoubtedly, in addition to the strain on your operations the longer a vacancy exists the more costly it becomes both financially and towards workplace productivity.

How can you decrease your time to fill? Here are a few ways to increase your quality of candidate while decreasing your time to fill:

  • Utilize your networks. The more people that are aware that your opening exists, the more likely you are to drive applicant traffic. Social networks, industry organizations, and your own staff can all work to help boost exposure to your position.
  • Build a referral program. If you don’t already have a competitive referral program you’re behind the times. Referrals often produce a higher level of candidate and a longer length of employment than a traditional hire.
  • Get in touch with passive candidates. Passive candidates are far less likely to be receiving multiple offers, have jumpy work history, or be lacking in skill sets. While it takes a little more digging to locate a passive candidate, the job offer process often times moves at a faster pace.
  • Partner with a staffing firm. Most staffing firms do not require an exclusive agreement or any financial obligation unless you choose to hire a candidate that they present. Often times they have access to a number of candidates in confidential job searches who are not posting resumes online or applying to job postings. In addition, they are experts at locating those hard to find passive candidates.
  • Be open to negotiations. Could paying a nominal amount more seal the deal before your candidate accepts an offer with your competitor? Absolutely. Be open to negotiating remote employment, pay rates, and even relocation. While initially some of these financial decisions may seem unsettling, the costs of a long term job vacancy will quickly outweigh an additional $5,000 relocation package for the right candidate.
  • Be proactive. Don’t wait for a vacancy to arise before recruiting to fill it. You should constantly be working to attract talent for your key positions. This will allow you to upgrade talent in areas that you need to and give you a pool of candidates to contact when an opening arises unexpectedly.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

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Losing Talent To Your Competitors? Your Process May Be The Problem! /blog/losing-talent-to-your-competitors-your-process-may-be-the-problem/ Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:58:52 +0000 /blog/?p=2439 Continue reading ]]> If you hire or recruit for in-demand positions, undoubtedly you’ve lost talent you wanted to your competitors. Even companies with an attractive employment brand, company culture, and highly competitive compensation and benefits packages lose out on desired talent to less attractive opportunities. So, what gives? It just might be your process.

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The average time to fill a position in the U.S. is 25 working days, unless you’re a larger corporation which comes in at an average of 58.1 days. As long as the hiring process can seem on the employer end, from an applicant’s perspective it can seem even longer. For an applicant who is actively entertaining other offers, the time to hire can be the determining factor in their career search.

Reducing your time to hire may be as simple has implementing some changes to how offers are extended or who has the authority to extend them. Most HR departments are juggling several responsibilities that are time sensitive and have to resort to compiling and presenting job offers after other responsibilities are handled. Allowing department managers to present and extend offers to applicants may quickly cut several days, up to a week off of the hiring process. Having a strong idea of what offer you may be comfortable presenting before an interview can allow you the opportunity to compile an offer that could be extended immediately following an interview.

Here are just a few obstacles that can be avoided with a more streamlined hiring process:

  • Losing applicants to another offer. Candidates who are juggling multiple opportunities are not likely to decline other offers while waiting several days or weeks for your company to produce an offer, even if it is more competitive. If they do receive other offers while awaiting your decision they are also more likely to counter your initial offer.
  • Costly additional travel expenses. If you are working with candidates who are traveling for interviews, the additional expense of bringing them back to your location for a job offer presentation can add up quickly.
  • Indecisive candidate response. Many applicants are less likely to decline or counter a job offer in-person than they are by phone or email. By identifying an offer that you are comfortable with and being prepared to offer them the position immediately after concluding the interview you greatly increase your chances of an accepted offer.
  • Decrease in productivity and morale. Decreasing the time to fill can have a very positive impact on a departments productivity and morale. The less time you are understaffed, the less burden the entire team fills with the vacancy.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent?Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

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10 Quick Interview Tips from Trillium Technical! /blog/10-quick-interview-tips-from-trillium-technical/ Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:52:57 +0000 /blog/?p=2333 Continue reading ]]> Our Trillium Technical Recruiters specialize in Engineering and IT mid-level to executive level placements, mostly with Fortune 100 companies. They’ve compiled 10 quick tips to help you land your next position, don’t miss these!

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Look Sharp

Before the interview, select your outfit. Depending on the industry and position, get out your best duds and check them over for spots and wrinkles. Even if the company has a casual environment, you don’t want to look like you slept in your clothes. Above all, dress for confidence. If you feel good, others will respond to you accordingly.

Be on Time

Never arrive late to an interview. Allow extra time to arrive early in the vicinity, allowing for factors like getting lost or traffic. Enter the building 15 minutes before the interview.

Do Your Research

Researching the company before the interview and learning as much as possible about its services, products, customers and competition will give you an edge in understanding and addressing the company’s needs. The more you know about the company and what it stands for, the better chance you have of selling yourself. You also should find out about the company’s culture to gain insight into your potential happiness on the job.

Be Prepared

Bring along a folder containing extra copies of your resume, a copy of your references and paper to take notes. You should also have questions prepared to ask at the end of the interview.

Show Enthusiasm

A firm handshake and plenty of eye contact demonstrate confidence. Speak distinctly in a confident voice, even though you may feel shaky.

Listen

One of the most neglected interviewing skills is listening. Make sure you are not only listening, but also reading between the lines.

Answer the Question Asked

Candidates often don’t think about whether they are actually answering the questions asked by their interviewers. Make sure you understand what is being asked, and get further clarification if you are unsure.

 

Give Specific Examples

One specific example of your background is worth 50 vague stories. Prepare your stories before the interview. Give examples that highlight your successes and uniqueness. Your past behavior can indicate your future performance.

Ask Questions

Many interviewees don’t ask questions and miss the opportunity to find out valuable information. Your questions indicate your interest in the company or job.

Follow Up

Whether it’s through email or regular mail, the follow-up is one more chance to remind the interviewer of all the valuable traits you bring to the job and company. You don’t want to miss this last chance to market yourself.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

 

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How to Land The Job! Trillium Staff Speaks Out! /blog/how-to-land-the-job-trillium-staff-speaks-out/ Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:05:31 +0000 /blog/?p=2313 Continue reading ]]> Have you ever wondered what others did to set themselves apart? Are you missing out on great opportunities that you feel you are qualified for? Here are some great tips directly from our staff to help you land the job!

Hired - Man in Word“Be honest in the application process, Interview the interviewer…ask questions. Share your interests and goals with your interview/prospective employer. Follow up after interviews….shows initiative, sets you apart from others that do not”

– Jeff W. , Branch Manager, Trillium Construction

 

“Do your homework!  There is so much information available at your fingertips.  Research the company you are interviewing with.  There is no excuse for not being informed.  Have questions prepared about the company and/or the position.”

-Anne M. , Regional Vice President, Trillium Staffing

 

“No matter how disenfranchised you may be with your current employer and/or situation it is important to accentuate the positive experiences you have had. Employers are just as interested in the “soft skills and attributes” you will bring to the position as they are the “hard skills” and education you possess. A positive attitude and bright outlook can do wonders in an interview to push you to the top!”

-Jennifer M. , Recruiting Manager, Trillium Staffing

 

“Sell yourself!”

-Becki O. , Branch Manager, Trillium Staffing

 

“If you do not understand a question during the interview, ask for clarification.  It is acceptable to ask the interviewer to rephrase the question if you are unsure of the meaning.   Take your time when answering tough questions.”

-Anne M. , Regional Vice President, Trillium Staffing

 

“When the job posting asks for a resume, please send one!”

-Stu C. , Project Manager, Trillium Construction

 

“Work with your recruiter understanding that they are your advocate. Be honest and straight forward about what exactly you are seeking in a new opportunity and what your expectations are in working with them. When all the cards are on the table you won’t have any surprises in the end!”

– Jennifer M. , Recruiting Manager, Trillium Staffing

 

“Be prepared to answer questions about your strengths. Focus on the attributes that set you apart from the crowd – such as ‘I’m excellent at time management;’ or, ‘I have a high sense of urgency when working on a deadline.’  Avoid generic statements that are often overused in interviews such as, ‘I’m a people-person.’ ”

-Jeannie B. , Regional Vice President, Trillium Staffing

 

“Your resume is the first impression of you and will determine whether you ever get the opportunity to sell yourself in person during an interview.  Be sure to proofread your resume carefully and do not depend on the spell check function.  Typos very well may prevent you from ever getting an interview for the perfect job.”

– Anne M. , Regional Vice President, Trillium Staffing

 

Stay tuned for more tips this month, straight from our team!

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

 

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

 

 

 

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How To Conduct A Confidential Job Search /blog/how-to-conduct-a-confidential-job-search/ Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:28:45 +0000 /blog/?p=2197 Continue reading ]]> Almost every employee considers making a career move at some point in their life. The best time to make a career move is when you’re already employed. You have the ability to field offers and opportunities with an open mind, your sense of urgency doesn’t over power your decision making skills, and a recent poll on LinkedIn reported as many as 60% of employers preferred passive candidates.

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Regardless of the reasons fueling your desire to seek a new opportunity, you likely do not want to jeopardize your current position with the job search. If your current employer learns that you are seeking new opportunities they may grow concerned about your engagement, the release of confidential company information, your use of company time, and other factors that could impact your position with the company. While it may be difficult to conduct in today’s job market, a confidential job search is the best way to protect your current position while seeking future opportunities.

While you may be tempted to upload your resume to a well known job board, even marking it confidential, there are some factors that you should consider. Many employers have access to these job boards- including your own. Even if you mark your resume confidential your current employer or peers may be able to identify you based on your work history. You also may be bombarded with career opportunities that are of no interest to you. So how can you optimize your confidential job search?

1. Complete your LinkedIn profile. Make sure your LinkedIn in or AboutMe profiles highlight your career history, strengths, abilities, and include recommendations from those who have worked with you in the past.

2. Engage in your networks. Share articles, blogs, and other industry specific information that allow others to know that you are knowledgeable and up to date with trends in your line of work. Reach out to your personal connections and share that you are conducting a confidential job search and would be interested in any leads they may be able to pass your way.

3. Connect with a respected Recruiter. Research and identify respected Recruiters who specialize in your industry. Have a clear and open dialogue with your Recruiter and empower them with enough information to locate a career that meets your goals an objectives. Recruiters often represent employers who are conducting confidential job searches that will not be posted online or through other means.

4. Remain engaged. While you may have mentally put one foot out the door, remaining engaged with your current position will help you obtain positive references from your current employer and co-workers as well as open you up to more opportunities within your current organization.

Keep in mind almost anything that you put online can become public in a matter of seconds. Be sure to consider the outcomes of anything you post on your social networks, emails, etc before pressing send. Be sure to let potential employers know that your current employer is not aware that you are seeking new opportunities and that references there will only be provided if an offer is likely to be presented. For more information on conducting a confidential job search, contact a Recruiter or trusted career adviser.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

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Have You Mastered Recruiting But Not Hiring? /blog/have-you-mastered-recruiting-but-not-hiring/ Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:53:49 +0000 /blog/?p=1529 Continue reading ]]> If you haven’t learned the difference between recruiting and hiring, now is the time. While recruiting involves the process of locating, identifying, screening, attracting, and evaluating talent; hiring involves the conversion of candidate to employee. Unfortunately, many companies are unable to close the deal in time to convert an applicant to an employee before they are recruited away to other opportunities. How can you protect yourself from losing valuable talent?

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While the hiring process involves crucial steps and processes, building a smooth system can eliminate costly downtime and turnover. Studies have shown as many as 58% of employees who take part in a structured hiring process are more likely to be with the company three years later. Here are just a few tools that can help you build a structured hiring program!

  • Online applications
  • Strong applicant tracking system
  • A streamlined onboarding process
  • A structured training program
  • Regular performance reviews including in the new hire period

Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

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How To Land A Job At A Job Fair /blog/how-to-land-a-job-at-a-job-fair/ Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:49:15 +0000 /blog/?p=1517 Continue reading ]]> Let’s face it, most job fairs are filled with hundreds to thousands of applicants like yourself that are all chasing the same positions. Standing out against the competition, especially when the hiring managers and recruiters are likely to be overwhelmed by the end of the day can be very difficult. Here are some great tips to help you land a job at a job fair!

006-21. Come prepared. Sounds simple right? Some simple steps such as dressing professionally, researching which employers will be on hand that you are most interested in meeting with, researching those companies, and having a professionally built resume are the biggest steps to achieving success at a job fair. Many applicants consider a job fair to be a less formal setting and may appear more relaxed in their dress, often run out of a resumes, and can be seen wandering about hitting every booth. Walking with confidence to the locations that you are most interested in pursuing a career with can quickly set the tone for your conversation. Better yet, have a personalized cover letter for each of those employers to demonstrate that you came to the event seeking a career opportunity with them specifically.

2. Have your pitch ready. You’ll likely have 60 seconds or less to speak with a hiring manager or recruiter. Creating a strong first impression is key. Speak confidently, be to the point, and make sure you are express your strongest skills and accomplishments during this time. There is plenty of time in the future to discover what positions they have open currently and what they anticipate for the future. This is your time to convince them of why they need to meet with you formally.

3. Demonstrate professional etiquette. Similar to any job interview you should come dressed professionally, avoid chewing gum, silence your mobile devices, and avoid strong smells such as smoke, coffee, or cologne. Make sure that the employer is focused on your skills and abilities, not something with your presence. Be sure to stand a safe distance behind the candidate ahead of you in line allowing them to speak confidentially with the hiring manager and not making either party feel rushed.

4. Leave with information. After meeting with each employer make any notes from your conversation on the back of their business card. This will allow you to follow up with information that may trigger them to remember your conversation such as “We had spoken in regards to your desire to expand your engineering services into the Phoenix market, that is something that I would have a strong interest in participating with”. Be sure to note any follow up actions that were requested of you such as submitting an electronic version of your resume. Remember to send a personalized thank you card within 24 hours, expressing your continued desire to speak further with them in regards to career opportunities and what you can bring to their organization.

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