6 Tips When Applying for Seasonal Jobs in Central Virginia

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Looking for seasonal work during the holidays? It can certainly provide you with some extra cash, not to mention work experience and connections. But competition can be fierce for the best positions and you should never assume you’re a shoo-in. Instead, follow these tips – and increase your shot at getting hired – when you’re…

12 Questions to Ask an Employment Agency…Before Signing On

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When you’re looking for a new job in Central Virginia, you’re used to being asked a lot of questions. But are you also asking a lot of questions – especially if you’re thinking of signing on with an employment agency? If not, you could wind up at one that’s not the right fit for you.…

3 Tips for Nailing Your Next Job Interview

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As one of Central Virginia’s leading employment agencies, Adams & Garth knows that getting a job interview is just half the battle. Once you’re actually in one, how do you deliver a top-notch performance? By preparing. Here are 3 tips to help you: Know your strengths. First, take a look at the job description and write down the requirements for…

What’s a Pain Letter – & Should I Be Using One in My Job Search?

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Writing a cover letter is a tough job. How do you convince the hiring manager you’re right for the position in just a few paragraphs? One recent trend is to send in a “pain letter” rather than just a cover letter. A pain letter is simply where you talk about a hiring manager’s biggest problem…

Writing a Great Cover Letter…When You Don’t Have Experience

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The purpose of a cover letter is to explain why you’re interested in the job – and why you’d be a good fit for it. But what if you don’t have a ton of (or any) experience to tout in your cover letter? How do you show you’d excel in the position? Rather than saying…

When to Ask About Salary in a Job Search

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The job ad doesn’t list it. The hiring manager doesn’t bring it up during the interview. So when exactly are you supposed to ask about salary? You don’t want to sound like all you care about is money. But let’s face it – you need to make sure the salary is competitive for your industry and…

“Why Do You Want to Work Here?” How to Answer This Common Interview Question

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If you’re searching for jobs in Central Virginia, then you know you’re eventually going to have to face the dreaded interview – and questions like “why do you want to work here?” As a candidate, it’s your job to persuade the hiring manager that you’re the person for the position – and the perfect fit for…

Do You Need a Video Resume?

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Making an impression on hiring managers is an important part of finding a new job in Central Virginia. After all, they get dozens if not hundreds of resumes from applicants – so standing out among them is critically important. But does that mean you need a video resume? Unless the job listing specifically requests that you…

The Friends & Family Plan: Be Careful When Working for Those You Know

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In theory, working for a family member or friend sounds great. After all, you know their personalities, what they do and what you’re getting yourself into – plus you have a shot at helping their business succeed. What could go wrong? A lot. Before you accept a job in Central Virginia where you join the ranks of a…

6 Tips for Holiday Party Networking

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As one of the leading employment agencies in Central Virginia, Adams & Garth knows that holiday parties aren’t just a time for eating, drinking, and being merry. They can also provide job candidates with a great opportunity to network. So how can you get the most out of the gatherings you attend this year? Here…