How is Technology Changing the Face of Retail Recruitment? #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

For the fast paced and ever-changing world of retail recruitment, there have been major transformations for both employers and candidates that have seen technology pushed to the forefront of everyday communications and management. How is Technology Changing the Face of Retail Recruitment?

10 Benefits of Temping

Career Alley

“ I had temping jobs also. Temping may have been seen as a less attractive option than permanent work in the past, but the economic downturn of the last two years has re-shaped the job market landscape; while we continue to see growth in new jobs, companies are remaining cautious and temp jobs have started to overtake permanent roles in terms of popularity. And this was closely followed by secretarial jobs, retail jobs, transport jobs and catering jobs.

Should I Add Temp Jobs To My LinkedIn Profile?

Tim's Strategy

I have not been able to secure full time employment, but have accepted a couple of temp jobs, should I post that in LinkedIn? ” Here’s the quick answer I gave: “It depends on the jobs – if in retail, I would hesitate.

how can I move from retail into a professional career?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I currently work full-time at a large retail store as a department lead (no real management responsibilities). I’m in my late 20s, and my 10 years of work history consist of numerous child care jobs (many of them “off-the-books”) and two other retail jobs (a three-month seasonal position and a six-month stay at my very first job as a teenager). Is there any hope for me to change career fields, or am I doomed to remain in retail? Temping.

Summer Jobs


The main job categories for summer jobs are food restaurant, retail, management, sales marketing, customer service, transportation, warehouse production, maintenance janitorial, and hotel hospitality. Summer jobs are for any age group, not just for teenagers and senior citizens.

Get online Tips for choosing your career path

Ms. Career Girl

On the off chance that you need to possess a vacation home on every mainland and fly to these homes on your private stream, a profession as a retail agent will presumably not help you accomplish your objectives. The post Get online Tips for choosing your career path appeared first on Ms.

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This Week???s Good News in the #Workplace


Zulily to offer 900 jobs in Ohio: Online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio. Insight Enterprises booming in Tempe, Arizona : Tech sales jobs: 100 last quarter, 120 more to come. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people dont really know about.

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Bullet-Proof Your Executive Career in the New World of Work

Executive Career Brand

Some viable strategies include temp to perm and portfolio careers (multiple part-time jobs or consecutive short term consulting positions, including temporary jobs, freelancing, and self-employment).

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10 Surprising Statistics About the Contingent Worker and Your Contract Workforce


Temporary Workers in California are Twice as Likely as Non-Temps to Live in Poverty. ( Top 5 industries for contingent workers: 1) retail 2) financial services 3) healthcare 4) professional services 5) public service agencies.

5 Reasons Why Less is More in Your Job Search

Career Alley

One should be a job search board that is dedicated or focused on your job/career type (such as financial services, retail, etc.). 5 Reasons Temp Jobs Are Helpful During a Lapse in Employment.

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How to Ace Your Job Hunt and Work with Recruiters: The Ultimate Guide

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’re working and an agency says something is temp to hire, ask if they’ll hire you will they be continuing the job search? Over the years I have spoken with hundreds of people who need some general job hunting (and staying at a job!) advice.

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I was one of the interns fired for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code

Ask A Manager

The best thing you can do now is to find ways to flesh out your resume with work: intern (there are lots of internships that don’t require that you be a student), temp, volunteer, or do whatever you can to get actual work experience. Also, do you truly have no work to put on there — no summer jobs in food service or retail or as a camp counselor, or anything like that? A reader writes: I am writing to you because I was fired from my internship last summer.

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Practitioner Spotlight: Jennifer Payne, @JennyJensHR


I work in grocery retail, and that’s an industry where longevity is fairly common, and many people work their way up through the ranks. When I graduated from college, I took a long term temp position within the HR department at my current company to make some money and gain some corporate experience while searching for my “real job.” Each week Blogging4Jobs will start highlighting current, former, or retired practitioners who are shaking things up in the HR space.

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naming your dog after your manager, tying pay to off-duty conduct, and more

Ask A Manager

My retail experience is harming me with employers. All employers see when they look at my resume is that I worked retail while I was in school. I do NOT want to work in retail anymore. Am I doomed to be stuck in retail forever? It doesn’t mean that your retail work is hurting you, but the lack of office-type work probaly is. If you don’t, can you get some now, by interning, temping, or volunteering? It’s five answers to five questions.

my boss sent around photos of my coworker in body paint, getting paid for commute time, and more

Ask A Manager

I work in big-box retail, but I’m trying to find places where I can start building an experience base to transition out when I finish my degree. Is this at all done in normal professional environments, let alone retail? That would make some of my temp jobs would look very short, though, especially the one that was three weeks within one month. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss sent around photos of my coworker in body paint.

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my parents say I should offer to work for free for a week to prove myself to employers

Ask A Manager

Also this prevents me from doing other things during the work week (job hunting, phone calls, being on-call for temp work). I am actively looking for a job, but most of my actual experience is in retail and I’m trying to get more into clerical work (or really just out of the service industry in general).

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S.F. weighs protecting ex-cons seeking homes, jobs


In what has to be , a woman (lets call her "Gladys") was hired as a temp for a tech company in Seattle (lets call it ). » Former CEO Kathleen Mason: I was fired for having breast cancer Kathleen Mason, who lost her job as the CEO of a Dallas-based retailer, claims through her lawyer that her dismissal had nothing to do with poor performance and everything to do with disclosing to her board that she was battling breast cancer Read more. Be our Friend.

is it ever okay to leave a job after less than a year?

Ask A Manager

contract and temp jobs don’t count as job hopping). Other exceptions to these rules: retail and food service jobs, where shorter stays are common and more accepted. I’ve been wanting to address this topic for a while, and this letter gave me the perfect opening. A reader writes: I took a new job just less than a year ago that I was incredibly excited about.

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should I hold a grudge over the job I didn’t get, restrictive new PTO policy, and more

Ask A Manager

He sporadically temped in 2007 and 2008, nothing that lasted longer than a few weeks. Since graduating, he has worked retail, and he finally did get a part-time position doing what he went to school for. When I recently assisted him with his resume, we included the two current positions (reception and retail) and the on-campus ones, but none of the much older ones, so it looks like his resume only goes back to 2009. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go.

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new coworker makes a lot of mistakes, excessive hand-shaking, and more

Ask A Manager

And I’m so new myself that sometimes something I’ve silently grumpily blamed him turned out to be a computer error or the fault of the temp who preceeded him. I’d also look at retail, food service, and even call centers since those can be easier to get jobs in without experience. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My new coworker is making a lot of mistakes.

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I’m a bookkeeper for a company that doesn’t pay its bills on time, rejecting applicants who don’t meet basic qualifications, and more

Ask A Manager

They are a small retail store and money is tight. How to handle lunch as a temp worker. However, I’m one of two temp workers and I am paid hourly – not for lunch. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m a bookkeeper for a company that doesn’t pay its bills on time. I have been working for a small company for a few months now as their bookkeeper.

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forced to come to work sick, distracted manager, and more

Ask A Manager

In January I became established with a temp agency and was offered a position at a factory. Within two weeks I was offered a warehouse position, which I kept for three months rapidly going back and forth between loving and loathing the job, with the job culminating one stressful morning when I told the temp agent I couldn’t handle it anymore. Neither these nor my four years in two retail settings match my BA in Linguistics or my desire to become a receptionist.

bizarre recruiter calls, how to get informational interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

So, I have taken a 3-month temp position through a staffing agency to bring in some steady income while I continue to search for a full time permanent job. The temp job is in my industry and fits my skill set well, and I want to at least update my LinkedIn profile with the information so it doesn’t look like I am unemployed anymore (operating on the theory that having a job makes me look more desirable to potential employers).

my boss holds it against me that I cried 6 years ago, asking to sit in on interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

Why won’t the company I’m temping for hire me on as an employee? As a temp, I don’t get benefits or an employee discount, and I don’t get to go to company events and conventions. I know I have added great value to the company, yet they are keeping me on as a temp. I am a retailer working in a specialty boutique, where we are open for six days a week (closed Sundays). It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go….

should I ask if I’m going to be fired, I’ve been too pushy at work, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m currently in a temp job where I don’t perform as well as my coworkers (I was told when starting that performance numbers were very important). Typically most professional jobs, other than temping, do want you to stay for a solid amount of time (although there are exceptions to that, like short-term contract positions). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employee won’t follow one particular instruction.

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am I wrong not to share job contacts with friends, a sexually explicit Facebook snafu, and more

Ask A Manager

No, it’s reasonable not to let yourself be used as a connection when you’re brand new to a job and still proving yourself, especially (a) as a temp, (b) when your friends are aggressive as these friends sound, and (c) if you really think they’d say something like what you give as an example here. My fiancée works at a new small online retail company. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Was I wrong not to share job contacts with my friends?

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short answer Saturday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It was about 10 months between graduation and work, during which I worked a couple of retail jobs at minimum wage. (It But keep in mind that many jobs outside your field can strengthen your candidacy by demonstrating skills that an employer might be looking for in other contexts — like dealing with difficult customers (retail). l’ve had five years of unemployment due to personal reasons, and I would now like to go back to work as a temp or part-time as a start.

short answer Sunday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

The following is a brief work history (from least recent to most recent): 2 years and 9 months (part-time workstudy), 3 years and 4 months (part time, full-time, part-time retail), 6 months (internship), 4 months (temporary position), 4 months (regular, full-time), currently 4 months and wanting to leave (regular, full-time). Internships and temp positions that are designed by their nature to be temporary don’t count as job hopping.

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short answer Sunday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Realistically, I’ll probably end up in retail or food service, but I’ve been keeping an eye out for low-level part-time jobs and internships at record labels and music publications. I am a temp through another company.) It’s short answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Eagle Scouts and resumes. A jobhunting friend is in his early 40s and wondered if his resume should include his Eagle Scout-yness.

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wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I’ve been stuck doing retail and temp jobs for a few years. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. How to follow up on a networking introduction. I have a question about next steps after networking introductions made via email. I just moved to a new city, and an expert in my field offered to introduce me to several directors and managers via email since I’m looking for a job.

wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

After many years of searching for full-time work, I received a call from a staffing agency regarding a long-term temp position. I have a friend who recently had this kind of interview, too, for a retail position, and am curious. It’s wee answer Wednesday! We’ve got interviewers who don’t ask any questions, a coworker with a secret sex life (oh no!), and more. Here we go… 1. Can I require exempt employee to keep certain hours?

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deleting company files, food allergies when you’re new on the job, and more

Ask A Manager

I was previously working a temp/contract job where I could at most work 900 hours at a time. After graduating college, I have been job searching since January to get out of retail and land an entry-level job. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Can I delete company files that I created? I have been employed for two years by a company to do filing and some typing.

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where are they now: update #15 – call center misery — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

is that it is temp-to-hire. This job was supposed to be temp for 90 days and then hired, and I’ve hit that, and the latest update as to when I might get hired on is “We don’t know.&# how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently?

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

I was actually hired through a temp agency, which I had signed up for the usual reason – I needed some work while I looked for a full time job. Reply Elsie February 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm Is there a difference between a temp agency and a staffing agency?

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

I took off from my temp job early that day (which means I lost pay) only to find that those three specific companies’ reps had “gone home.&# how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently?

do what you say you're going to do

Ask A Manager

temp workers new account manager is a jerk 10 things to know about applying for nonprofit jobs what qualifications can trump experience, when job-searching? how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently? should you include retail work on your professional resume?

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to manage a college education Posted to: College students January 21st, 2010 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The idea of paying for a liberal arts education is over. It is elitist and a rip off and the Internet has democratized access to information and communication skills to the point that paying $30K a year to get them is insane.

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terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

My last two companies cover 11 years on my resume, and before that, I was doing a mix of school, food service gigs and temp work for several years, with another chunk of junior work in my current industry back before that. Between jobs, I took a stint working in retail.

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Reply Amy January 7, 2011 at 8:34 am I have a part-time retail job where smokers are frequently allowed to go out for a few minutes when it’s slow. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers?

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things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

Can you tell I live in NJ, can’t find a job in my field, can’t work retail because I really stink at counting change and don’t like my governor? how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently? should you include retail work on your professional resume?

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