Job Interviews: How to Deal with Rejection

Job Interviews: How to Deal with Rejection

by Grace Clark

Getting rejected from a job never gets easy. No matter how long you’ve been in the work force, being passed over for a position always comes as a huge disappointment. The fact of the matter is that interviews are tough and the market is competitive. You may be extremely qualified, but more than likely there will always be a candidate more qualified than you. Continue reading “Job Interviews: How to Deal with Rejection”

Do You Have A Smartphone Addiction?

Do You Have A Smartphone Addiction?

Our Smartphones have infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives. Think about it: there’s an app for literally everything nowadays, you rarely have use for any other electronic device besides the latest iPhone. From the time you wake up till the time you go to bed  you’re using your smartphone. You use an app to wake up, an app to consume your media, an app to find out where you’re going as well as one to connect to those around you.

Before we move forward please note we are not suggesting that we need to do away with smartphones or that they are inherently evil. Ultimately, they make our leaves easier, saving us time, energy and in some cases money. We are simply trying to say that, if you’re like us, you could probably use a little break from endlessly scrolling through your device every now and again. Below we’ve complied some helpful tips for weaning yourself off your smartphone. Continue reading “Do You Have A Smartphone Addiction?”

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Bob Kloss

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Bob Kloss

Bob Kloss, Vice President of IBS, is based in the Oak Brook, IL office where he has been for 31 years. He is responsible for the Chicago region and individual sales. He also works with profit and loss for the Chicago area.

Have you always had the role you’re currently in here at IBS or have you moved around?

Bob Kloss: In 1985, I started off as a recruiter. Since then, I have moved into a recruiting manager position then a sales manager then branch manager and now I’m in the Vice President role. Continue reading “The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Bob Kloss”

The Pros and Cons of Contract-to-Hire

The Pros and Cons of Contract-to-Hire

By IBS Recruiter DK Kapani

When investing in something new, you would prefer to “try before you buy,” right? It’d be great to test a new product or a new living situation before we actually have to commit to it. The same is true when you’re checking out a potential workplace. One might argue it’s even more important.

In the workforce, this is what is called a Contract-To-Hire position, and it can be a positive or negative depending on how you look at it. There’s the “not knowing” if you will have a job or not when your contract is up, but also there’s the excitement of working with various people and industries.

There are multiple advantages of having a contract-to-hire (C2H) arrangement:

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The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jaime Hunter

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jaime Hunter

Jaime Hunter is the Branch Administrator for IBS, working from the Cincinnati office. She has been with the company for 23 years.

Have you always had the role you’re currently in here at IBS or have you moved around?

Jaime Hunter: I started off doing data entry in 1993 when I was still in high school! I was hired because there were stacks of resumes that needed to get in the systems. I categorized them. I was scared of the phones back then; I hated answering them. After a few years, we got more technical and started scanning resumes. I went to Chicago for training and then I started working with the consultants more. I was promoted to branch administrator in 1998.  Continue reading “The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jaime Hunter”

Staffing and Recruitment in Today’s Job Market

Staffing and Recruitment in Today’s Job Market

The workforce ain’t what it used to be. People today are always on the lookout for that next big job opportunity.

The thing is, the job market can be a pretty intimidating place. It’s fast, it’s competitive and if you aren’t looking in the right places you can easily miss out on that perfect position. A lot of folks turn to job boards, only to later become frustrated by the sheer number of recruiters putting them on blast.

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Avoiding Red Flags on Your Resume

Avoiding Red Flags on Your Resume

In today’s world you need a resume if you want to get the job. Sure, there may be certain instances and positions where they are not entirely necessary, but if you want to stay competitive a strong resume is essential.

Before you panic, keep in mind that recruiters spend a great portion of their day staring at resumes…it’s their job. So, guess what that means? Yup…a recruiter can help you with your resume! Seriously. They will tell you what needs to be fixed and how to improve it. Even if a resume is bad, it’s not unfixable. It does, however, need to 1) exist and 2) not raise any red flags with a recruiter. If a resume raises too many questions there’s a good a chance a recruiter will pass you up in favor of a more workable, less problematic candidate. Don’t worry, though! Below we’ve compiled a list of what you can do to improve your resume.  Continue reading “Avoiding Red Flags on Your Resume”