Tips for Temps – The Follow Up Phone Call

August 1st, 2013

The phones rings often here at Philly Temps. People calling to see what we staff for (full time office support primarily; we also provide part-time as needed customer service and event work,) clients calling with jobs, registered temps calling in with their availability, workers on assignment, and people following up on their application. The follow up phone call is about a quarter of the total calls we answer every day. With that in mind, I want to give all of our applicants some tips to make the most of their phone calls to and from Philly Temps, or with any temp agency. In fact, many of these guidelines hold true for all job seekers, regardless if they are contacting an agency or a business.

Take some time out of your job search to google banana phone. There are some great stock photos.

Take some time out of your job search to google banana phone. There are some great stock photos.

We try very hard to get resumes entered into the system as swiftly as possible, usually within 3 business days. We also try to ensure that every applicant gets an email confirmation. Philly Temps understands how stressful the job search process can be and that candidates engage with us in good faith. We try our best to treat all applicants with equal speed and consideration of their qualifications. Most of our postings get hundreds of responses in the first days alone. We input tens of thousands of resumes each year.

This post will focus on tips for the initial follow-up phone call. In the future I will cover best practices for the possible phone interview. So how can you make the most out of any follow up contact? You have applied to a job you are very interested in. Common protocol dictates the next step is the follow up phone call. When should you make it? Read the rest of this entry »

Use Philly Temps – To Quickly Fill Positions

March 13th, 2013

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Frequently I am asked what the turn around is on the jobs I place. How long does it take? Well, that really depends on the job. A Receptionist that calls out sick? A matter of minutes, usually. A straight send for an open job? Less than an hour. A position that calls for resume review? Depends on the client’s timeline, anywhere from a matter of hours to a month. No matter what the length of the position, Philly Temps provides expedited, quality placements, picking up the phone to call our short list of temps right after getting off your phone call. And that fast turn around makes all the difference. Getting the right person into a vacancy aides in the overall quality of the temp experience for everyone involved, for our workers and your company. How are we able to make such lasting, swift placements? Let me tell you our staffing secret. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Should Philadelphia Companies Use Temps? – Save Yourself Time and Stress

January 9th, 2013
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Good old stock photos of stressed office worker.

Your office is humming. There is work that needs to be done. Maybe it’s a small project that could use an extra pair of hands. Perhaps there is the need to expand with a new role, or replace an outgoing employee. Companies like yours may think that there is only one arduous way to find someone to do the work, often not considering the temporary placement option. There are so many reasons why using temporary or contingent employees makes sense, but the most obvious is that it saves businesses both time and stress. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Temps – Resume Red Flags

September 20th, 2012
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Look at all these red flags

Because we staff and recruit for such a wide range of staffing candidates and positions I would say I am much more open to resumes than, say, someone who works in the HR department of a specific company or only recruits for one sort of position. I am always willing to give the candidate the benefit of the doubt and read between the lines of a resume. However, even I have some red flags that go up when reviewing applicants. Here are my top three red flags. Make sure your application is free of these and you’re more likely to make it through the initial screening process. Read the rest of this entry »

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