Employment Projections in Key Industries

by NationSearch Information on October 18, 2018

While unemployment has been dropping steadily over the past several years, millions of Americans are still concerned over the future outlook of certain industries and positions. Many of them wonder if they should stay on course with their current career goals, or perhaps deviate a bit from their plans and attempt to jump over into a more exciting industry that is also a safer bet in the long run. And, of course, we can’t forget the young men and women who are working hard on their education and trying to figure out what their own path to success should look like.

 

To that end, let’s take a look at a handful of key industries that many of you may want to consider going into as a way to ensure a productive and lucrative path to career success.

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Topics: hiring process, marijuana industry, healthcare industry, construction industry

Avoiding Bias Throughout the Hiring Process

by NationSearch Information on November 5, 2018

As a business owner or hiring manager, one of the most important aspects of your job when bringing new employees into the fold is to avoid bias at all times. Not only is it ethically wrong to show bias against a certain group or a particular person, doing so can put you in some legal hot water.

 

This responsibility extends to all aspects of the hiring process, including information that you find out on a resume, during the interview process, and even in a background search. Let's take a look at what you might find in each of these three areas of the hiring process and briefly discuss the types of bias that you may need to avoid.

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Topics: hiring bias, hiring process, avoid hiring bias

6 Ways for Job Hunters to Set Themselves Up for Success

by NationSearch Information on June 6, 2018

Job hunting is serious business, but the unfortunate truth is that many people set themselves up for failure right from the get-go. Whether it’s due to the amount of competition they’re up against, insecurity of their own skills and abilities, or another reason, they lack the overall confidence that is absolutely needed when searching for a new job. We’d like to help curtail some of these issues, so here are six ways for you to set yourself up for success.

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Topics: background screening services, Background Check, Hiring, job hunters, job hunting, Job Hunting 2018, hiring process

Important Tips When Job Seeking with a Disability

by NationSearch Information on May 30, 2018

Having a disability should never hold you back from achieving your goals, but attempting to find gainful employment can sometimes pose unique challenges. There are laws against discrimination, of course, but those laws provide very little comfort to disabled job seekers who are hitting the pavement with disappointing results. 

There are steps you can take to make the job hunt a little easier, however, which should alleviate some of your stress. 

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Topics: hiring process, job hunting, Job Hunting 2018, Hiring, resume, disabled, disability

Hiring Seasonal Summer Employees: What You Need to Know

by NationSearch Information on May 21, 2018

With kids out of school and families going on vacation, businesses like yours are excited about the uptick in foot traffic and online purchases that so many companies enjoy  during  the summer months. This increase in business means more money in your pockets and more exposure for your company, but it also means that you may need to hire seasonal employees to accommodate the added sales and activity. 

The process of finding seasonal summer employees isn’t the most difficult thing in the world for a hiring manager to accomplish, but there are definitely some things you need to know that will ensure your success.

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Topics: background screening services, Background Check, seasonal employees, hiring process, background screening

Want a Better Position in 2018? Here’s How to Succeed!

by NationSearch Information on May 22, 2018

Every year, millions of workers say to themselves, “This is the year when I get a new job.” It’s certainly a commendable resolution to make, but it’s one that’s also difficult to follow through on. After all, transitioning to a new place of employment can be time-consuming, stressful, and more than a little intimidating.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to help improve your chances of landing a new job in 2018 and make the process easier on you. Whether you’re planning to go for a new position with your current employer or starting anew with a different company, here are a few strategies that you can implement:

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Topics: background screening services, Hiring, Background Check, job hunting, personal branding, Job Hunting 2018, resume, hiring process

How to Land a New Job After Being Fired (part 2 of 2)

by NationSearch Information on May 25, 2018

It’s no fun to be fired from a job. In addition to the financial constraint caused by the loss of salary, being released from employment can cause a high level of undue stress and self-doubt. Whether you intentionally broke a company policy or simply failed to perform certain duties, the hardest part about being fired is knowing what to do next. A big part of this, of course, is finding your next job.

While being fired is a stressful time for anyone, take solace in knowing that your life is not over. You just need to brush yourself off and get back into the workforce. How do you find a new job after you've been fired? That's exactly what we are here to answer, to give you tips that will help you land new employment after you've been let go. We started last week with four different tips to get you started. If you missed that blog, you can click here and read it right now. Then, return to this second part to enjoy our final four tips.

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Topics: hiring process, job hunting, background screening services, personal branding, Job Hunting 2018, Hiring, resume, fired

How to Land a New Job After Being Fired (part 1 of 2)

by NationSearch Information on May 25, 2018

Being fired from a job is simply a fact of life. Millions of people have been fired over the years, and it absolutely doesn't mean that he or she is a bad worker or someone who can't be trusted. There are often extenuating circumstances that lead to the firing. In many cases, it simply boils down to personalities that don't match and/or butting heads with someone in a position of power who has the ability to let you go. 

This, of course, can become a big problem when you start searching for a new job. Despite the realities of being fired, a potential hiring manager or interviewer will have a tendency to view this type of situation in a negative light. So, what can you do? In this two-part blog series, we will provide you with several tips to help you land a new job after being fired from an old one.

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Topics: hiring process, job hunting, background screening services, personal branding, Job Hunting 2018, Hiring, resume

Hiring Process Collecting Dust? Let’s Fix That!

by NationSearch Information on February 21, 2018

There’s a good chance that your company’s hiring process has been utilized more times than you can count. Or perhaps it’s rare for you to hire a new employee, so you go months without getting any practice. In either case, it’s possible that your hiring process has grown a little stale. 

Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us, and it’s an easy fix. Simply follow these strategic steps, and your hiring process will be refreshed for 2018:

 

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Hiring, Background Check, hiring process

5 Desirable Qualities to Highlight During an Interview

by NationSearch Information on February 15, 2018

If you’ve ever been through the interview process at a company (and something tells us that you have), you surely recognize the fact that it’s often a tough thing to handle. There are times that it can feel as if your life is on the line. Though that’s not the case, an important job can change your life in ways that you often can’t even imagine.

The trick to landing the job isn’t just to be personable and portray a desire to work at the company but to convey in your short time together that you have the qualities the company is looking for. Which qualities are we talking about? Here are five that will put you over the top if you’re not already there:

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Hiring, Background Check, hiring process, personal branding, job hunting