Posts Categorized: Career Tips

What to Do When Your Co-Worker is Fired

As one of the leading employment agencies in Hartford, CT, Stewart Staffing know when a co-worker is fired, it can be an awkward and stressful experience for those left behind. There’s really no way to prepare for it, but there are proper ways to deal with the situation once it does happen. If you worked alongside a… Read More »

Getting Back on Track After Being Put on a Performance Improvement Plan

Have you recently had a performance review that didn’t go so well? Were you put on a Performance Improvement Plan, a.k.a. a PIP? You might be in panic mode. But before you freak out, take a step back. As one of Southern New England’s leading employment agencies, Stewart Staffing knows that while a Performance Improvement Plan certainly isn’t good news,… Read More »

Why Don’t Job Posts Include All Qualifications for Positions?

Have you ever applied to a job that seemed like a perfect fit for you – only to hear back from the hiring manager that you don’t meet all the qualifications? If you have, you’re not alone. Many times, job seekers will get excited about an opportunity that seems like a great match, only to lose… Read More »

What Hiring Managers Say…and What They Really Mean in Interviews

As one of Southern New England’s top recruiters, Stewart Staffing knows if you’re looking for a new job, chances are you’re analyzing everything the hiring manager says to you during the process. Received an email from them right after you applied stating your resume is “impressive?” You think: You must be the frontrunner. Don’t hear back from the hiring manager even though they… Read More »

Is It Too Early to Ask for a Promotion?

You landed a great new job at a local Hartford company. You’ve been working hard over the past several months and making some important contributions. You’re ready to take on even more – but is it too early in the game? Should you wait until you have a year, or more, under your belt at… Read More »

Going on Vacation? Here’s How to Leave Work Behind

It’s that time of year. School’s out and the weather is heating up. Time for a vacation! But as one of Central Connecticut’s top employment agencies, Stewart Staffing knows increasingly, American workers are having a hard time unplugging completely while on break and leaving work behind. If this is true for you, then you’re not going… Read More »

6 Tips for Submitting Your Resume, the Right Way

As one of the leading employment agencies in Hartford, CT, Stewart Staffing knows searching for a job can be a frustrating experience – primarily due to the resume black hole. Not familiar with it? The black hole happens when you send your resume out for a job you know you could do in your sleep…and you don’t hear back… Read More »

Will a Gift to the Hiring Manager Increase My Odds of Landing an Interview?

As experienced Hartford headhunters, Stewart Staffing knows that in today’s day and age, it can seem impossible to stand out in a sea of candidates with similar qualifications. As a result, you may be thinking you need to take an extra step to get noticed and get an interview. But if you’re thinking about sending a… Read More »

The #1 Mistake You’re Making on Your Resume…and What to Do About It

Cover letters can be challenging to write. Even the strongest writers can have a hard time with them. As a result, oftentimes candidates make one common mistake that turns off hiring managers for entry level to senior positions alike. What is it? They use generic phrases like: Expert visionary Communication guru Creative leader Solid work… Read More »

4 Mistaken Beliefs That Could be Derailing Your Job Search

When you walk into a job interview, you might have certain beliefs about how the interview will proceed. For instance, you think that the interviewer is going to ask you questions about your strengths and weaknesses. This might certainly be true. But did you know there are some beliefs that aren’t true at all –… Read More »