4 Reasons to Love Contract Work

4 Reasons To LOVE Contract Work

4 Reasons to Love Contract Work

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, 40.4% of the U.S. workforce is now made of contingent workers. In an era that many experts are deeming “the gig economy,” people are taking control of their careers. If you’ve ever considered jumping on the contracting bandwagon, here are 4 reasons to convince yourself that you’ll love contract work:

Exercise Your Freedom

Working on a contract term allows you flexibility and freedom. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t like to be tied down to one company or location, contract work is the perfect option. You can find contract opportunities of all kinds, from short-term to long-term or local to traveling.

Experience Varied Opportunities

Contract work allows you to “try on” different positions and specialties. You may think you know what industry and/or position you ultimately want out of a career; however, this is a great opportunity to try different options. For example, you may be surprised to find that you have a passion for IT in small mining communities, even though you previously dreamed of doing IT for a big software company.

Get Your Foot In The Door

In addition, contract work is a great way to “try before you buy.” It’s the perfect opportunity to get a feel for a company or a role that you are unsure of, while making contacts and connections within the industry. Sometimes contract jobs evolve into full-time offers, making it a great way to get your foot in the door.

Hone Your Expertise

Contract jobs give you the opportunity to really hone in on your expertise. Rather than working a full-time job that juggles multiple responsibilities, contract work often concentrates on a narrow specialty. And the more contracts you take, the more skilled you become at your craft. This makes your expertise in specific areas extremely valuable – and can be great leverage for future contract opportunities or even full-time positions.

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Meet Katie Kuebler, JSG’s New Corporate Recruiter

JSG is excited to introduce our new Corporate Recruiter, Katie Kuebler! Katie has been a Senior Technical Recruiter with JSG for almost 5 years.  She knows our company inside out and brings a wealth of expertise in recruiting top candidates. Prior to joining JSG, Katie was an Account Manager/Business Development Consultant with CareerBuilder, where she gained experience with building lasting relationships and developed a love for the world of recruiting. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts & English.

Learn a little more about Katie and join us in welcoming her to the team!

Katie Kuebler JSG Internal Recruiter

How long have you been with JSG?

Since April 2013

What made you decide to make the switch to being our corporate recruiter?

Funnily enough – when I originally applied to JSG it was for the corporate recruiting role. At that time, however, I was transitioning from a business development role at CareerBuilder and did not have enough actual recruitment experience to hit the ground running. Now that I’ve gotten several years of recruiting under my belt, when the corporate recruiting position opened again I jumped at the chance. Helping our clients find the best quality talent out there was very rewarding, but I’m even more excited to apply all that I’ve learned to recruit talent that will benefit our company and culture directly.

What’s your favorite thing about working for JSG?

My co-workers. Our Chicago team is a fun, feisty bunch and they make the daily grind a lot easier. I feel lucky to have gotten to work alongside and learn from some awesome, talented people here in the Chicago office. I very much look forward to getting the opportunity to learn more about and work with our other offices as well.

What’s your favorite thing about being a recruiter?

The opportunity to help someone better their current situation. Whether it’s better benefits, a better work environment, more money, or career advancement – knowing I helped someone make their life better in some way is very fulfilling to me.

What do you like to do away from the office?

I just had my first child, a baby boy, in October – so spending time with him is my absolute favorite thing to do. I also love trying new restaurants, Netflix & chilling, and playing old-school video games like Mario Kart.

Katie Kuebler Baby

What inspires you?

My son and getting to experience the world freshly through his eyes. Everything is so new and exciting for him and it makes you realize how much you can take for granted in your daily life.

If you could learn one random skill, what would it be?

Card counting. I’d moonlight as a Blackjack shark at the casinos. Babies are expensive!

How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance?

I try my best to make the most out of each work day so that when I’m home I can really focus on being home and present.

What’s on your wish list for your future with JSG?

Now that I’m getting the opportunity to step into the Corporate Recruiting role, I’m excited to partner with all of our offices more closely to help them achieve their hiring goals and pipeline candidates where applicable so our recruiting efforts are more proactive than reactive. I also hope to bring a fresh perspective to this role to make the recruiting process more seamless and to market JSG as a choice employer in our key market areas.

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Eat What Makes You Happy: A Collection Of JSG Family Favorite Recipes

eat what makes you happy

Here at JSG, we view our employees as family. Which is why, this Thanksgiving we wanted to share a little piece of our family with you and yours by sharing some of our favorite recipes. Some have been passed down from generation to generation, some signify family celebrations and holidays, and some just sound absolutely delicious. We hope that a few of these will inspire your holiday or every day menu and warm your family table.

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Appetizers

Grandma’s Garlic Dip
“My Grandma found this recipe on a Philadelphia cream cheese package many years ago and only served it at the holidays. It has been passed down to all the generations of our family and I haven’t met anyone that has heard of this recipe.”
From the kitchen of Pamela Rose, Collections Analyst – JSG Westmont

Knorr Spinach Dip
“This is the easiest and most in-demand recipe I make. My friends request it every time we get together and we make it as an appetizer for almost every family holiday!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan, JSG Marketing Manager

Lasagna Dip
From the kitchen of Mike Muglia, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Santa’s Belly Warmer
From the kitchen of Mike Muglia, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
From the kitchen of Debra Silva, Cash Application Specialist – JSG Westmont

Eat What Makes You Happy: A Collection Of JSG Family Favorite Recipes

Main Courses

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
From the kitchen of Ken Heller, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Beer Brined Turkey
From the kitchen of Dallas Williams, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Breakfast Casserole
From the kitchen of Tracy Isakson, Banking Team Lead – JSG Spokane

Chicken & Gravy
“It’s so so simple and so delicious! It’s perfect for these chilly fall nights we are having in the Midwest.”
From the kitchen of Kaitlyn Gorman, HR Admin – JSG Westmont

Chicken & Rice Casserole
“My family adores this stuff and makes for great leftovers. Even works great as dip for tortilla chips when you’re running low!”
From the kitchen of Nick Mason, Technical Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Cornbread Stuffed & Fried Porkchops
“Save this for a Sunday because it’s a lot of work but it’s so worth it!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan, JSG Marketing Manager

Crescent Wrapped Chicken Parm
“I am not the best cook or anything, but this is something I love to make and it is very good!”
From the kitchen of Brent Davi, Technical Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Crockpot White Chicken Chili
“I just made this for Chili our Halloween PotLuck here at JSG Westmont Office. A friend of mine on my bowling team shared it with me saying it was super easy and super Delicious! It turned out fantastic!! I am definitely going to make this again! Maybe with a little more spice!”
From the kitchen of Jamie Nickos, Sr. Cash Application Specialist – JSG Westmont

Easy French Dip
From the kitchen of Jeremy Johnson, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Homemade Turkey BBQ
“A great turkey BBQ recipe we all use AFTER the holiday turkey dinner made with the fresh turkey leftovers. It’s been a hit for years and years and requested by many!”
From the kitchen of Patty Rhoads, JSG Safety/Risk Manager

One Pan Italian Sausage & Veggies
“We have always struggled to get the kids to eat “healthier” and everyone in my family loves this recipe and its convenient to make.”
From the kitchen of Andrew Lopez, Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Pumpkin Soup
From the kitchen of Jeff Paarlberg, Branch Manager – JSG Jacksonville

Ranch Crockpot Pork Chops
“A great easy wintertime recipe.”
From the kitchen of Chris Tankersley, Technical Recruiter – JSG Cameron

Sausage Butternut Squash Ravioli
From the kitchen of Donna Blodgett, Office Administrator – JSG Jacksonville

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas
From the kitchen of Dave Wilson, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Tampa

Stuffed Peppers
“This is my mom’s recipe and I don’t know where she got it but I absolutely love it.”
From the kitchen of Steve Sorenson, Business Development Manager – JSG Westmont

Swedish Meatballs
“My family is very Swedish so we have a traditional Swedish Christmas Eve dinner every year. One year my great aunt refused to make the meatballs when talking with my mom on the phone. She made the meatballs every year and if she didn’t make them we wouldn’t have them. When she told my mom that she didn’t want to make them my mom hung up on her. My aunt called back, thinking the line was just disconnected. She continued to talk about how she wasn’t going to make the meatballs; my mom hung up on her again. This continued for about 20 minutes before my aunt realized that my mom was purposely hanging up on her for not making the meatballs. Needless to say she made the meatballs that year. Last year was our first year without her so we all pitched into make the meatballs together; definitely a bittersweet moment.”
From the kitchen of Linnea Rummage, HR Generalist – JSG Westmont

Sweet Potato Sausage Casserole
From the kitchen of Ginger Nilsson, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Thanksgiving In A Blanket
From the kitchen of Diane Lacson, Sr. Recruiter – JSG Irvine

Toad In The Hole
“This is a dish that my Mum makes for me every time I am back in England for the holidays. I don’t have her recipe, but I managed to find one which is very close. The dish is called Toad in the Hole, and it is good, old fashioned English comfort food. I’m not too sure how well it would go down in an American household, but we love it back at home.”
From the kitchen of Paul Hopkins, Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Eat What Makes You Happy: A Collection Of JSG Family Favorite Recipes

Side Dishes

Bacon & Brussels Sprouts Gratin
From the kitchen of Perry Paden, Senior Vice President – JSG Spokane

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots
From the kitchen of Shahna Jacks, Administrative Assistant – JSG Spokane

Broccoli Casserole
“My Mom always makes this delicious casserole for our whole family to enjoy.”
From the kitchen of Marla Kilgore, Senior Recruiter – JSG Knoxville

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes
From the kitchen of James Borders, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Cranberry Salad
“My sister makes this salad and everyone loves it.”
From the kitchen of Marla Kilgore, Senior Recruiter – JSG Knoxville

Creamed Pearl Onions
From the kitchen of Dennis White, Business Development Manager – JSG Huntsville

Fresh Corn Salad
“This is a popular dish we make in the summer for friend and family get-togethers.  It’s nice and fresh and doesn’t fill you up too much unless you eat the whole bowl.”
From the kitchen of Jim Halvorson, Branch Manager – JSG Westmont

Holiday Carrot Salad
From the kitchen of Jason Kennedy, Sr. Account Executive – JSG Jacksonville

Nonni’s Stuffing
From the kitchen of Dana Belstler – Mining Team Lead – JSG Spokane

Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes
“If you don’t have an Instant Pot – I highly recommend getting one! We use ours at least 3 times a week and it makes weeknight meals a breeze!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan, JSG Marketing Manager

Rice Pilaf
“This recipe for Pilaf has been handed down from my Grandmother: Rose Varthoui Arzumenian Farsakian Armenian cookbook.  They escaped Armenia to the US during the Genocide where at least 664,000 and possibly as many as 1.2 million died.”
From the kitchen of Cathy Kennedy, Director of Business Development – JSG San Jose

Spiced Sweet Potato Mash
From the kitchen of Terry Peak, Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Tabouleh
“The vibrant and fresh “Toubleh” salad has always been an old time favorite of my family. As a child during the festive seasons, my taste buds would jingle when my mom would say, “Guess what we’re having this evening?….Tabouleh!” The good old memories still float in my mind as a married man today. I still visit my mom during festive seasons (as many times as possible) and can’t wait to savor her artistically made Tabouleh…made especially for me. I hope you can make and enjoy it too!”
From the kitchen of Youssef Alonzo, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Whole Roasted Cauliflower
From the kitchen of Zach Williams, Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Desserts

Banana Cake
From the kitchen of Frank Pytel, Vice President Marketing – JSG Westmont

Cathedral Windows
“My Grandma used to make these every holiday season… my sisters still, from time to time, continue the tradition by making them.  They always remind me of the Holidays.”
From the kitchen of Ken Slater, JSG Executive Vice President

Charlotte Russe
“This dessert is pretty easy to make, but always makes an impressive presentation. My family doesn’t care what I serve for Christmas dinner as long as I serve Charlotte Russe!”
From the kitchen of Andrea Mores, Manager of Billing Operations – JSG Westmont

Cheesecake
From the kitchen of Kathy Stevens, A/R Manager – JSG Westmont

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups
“Whenever I come home for the holidays my Mom always has a stack of these waiting for me!”
From the kitchen of Luc MacKenzie – JSG Marketing Intern

Cookie Dough Truffles
“Another holiday family favorite – perfect for a cookie exchange, gift basket, or hostess gift!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan – JSG Marketing Manager

Cowboy Cookies
“This is a recipe that my Mom and I have used to make cookies for our families holiday cookie exchange every Christmas.”
From the kitchen of Harry Snyder, Business Development Manager – JSG Westmont

Giant Ginger Snaps
From the kitchen of Danine Miller, Business Development Manager – JSG Monroeville

Kahlua Cake
“This is my mom’s go-to indulgent dessert for every special occasion. When I was in college, she even sent me Kahlua cakes by mail! It is the most rich and moist cake you will ever have – so insanely delicious!”
From the kitchen of Patrice MacMillan, JSG Marketing Manager

Oreo Truffles
From the kitchen of Nicole Shenberger, Technical Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Peanut Clusters
From the kitchen of Alex Price, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Peppermint Crunch Mix
From the kitchen of Anne Rezabek, Corporate Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
“I haven’t tried the pumpkin Cheesecake Bars but they make me drool every time I see them on my Facebook wall. I can’t wait to try them.”
From the kitchen of Jamie Nickos, Sr. Cash Application Specialist – JSG Westmont

Pumpkin Pie Dip
From the kitchen of Renee Tuck, Employee Service Representative – JSG Jacksonville

Redneck Toffee
From the kitchen of Perry Paden, Senior Vice President – JSG Spokane

Salted Caramel Applesauce
From the kitchen of Derek Rix, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

Shaum Tortes
“My Grandma used to make these every holiday season… my sisters still, from time to time, continue the tradition by making them.  They always remind me of the Holidays.”
From the kitchen of Ken Slater, JSG Executive Vice President

S’mores Bars
From the kitchen of Frank D’Amico, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Westmont

Sweet Tart Cinnamon Apples
“This was the first dessert I made for the first Thanksgiving dinner we had in our new house.”
From the kitchen of Rich Baker, Sr. Technical Recruiter – JSG Jacksonville

The Next Best Thing To Robert Redford
From the kitchen of Krista Portolesi, Account Executive – JSG Spokane

Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie
From the kitchen of Shahna Jacks, Administrative Assistant – JSG Spokane
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Fall Forward Into Your Career

 

October is here, which means the leaves are starting to change colors, sweaters are being worn, and pumpkin spice-something is appearing on just about every menu.

Nights are starting to come faster and the air will soon have a distinct crisp to it – the perfect recipe for hunkering down to find a new opportunity. So while you’re cozied up on the couch next to the fireplace drinking something warm, crack open that laptop and get to work on your job search.

This may sound like a daunting task, but don’t worry, we’re here to help. The JSG Blog is full of expert advice from the people that know the job search market the best. Here are some of our best resources that will help you fall forward into your job search and hopefully, your new career:

When you’re just starting out…3 Websites to Bookmark During Your Job Search

When you need a little bit of inspiration…30 Quotes That Will Move You…Through a Job Search

When you’re trying to figure out how to market yourself…Marketing Soul For a Job Search

When you’re worried if your resume has any mistakes…The 5 Scariest Resume Mistakes We’ve Ever Seen

When you don’t know what to include on your resume…The Best Soft Skills to Include on Your Resume

When you need a little bit of an interview refresher…Interviewing 101

When you’re lost on how to prepare for the interview…6 Essential Steps for Job Interview Preparation

If you’re wondering what you should or shouldn’t say in an interview…10 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview

Or if you have no idea what to expect in a video interview…5 Steps to Ace Your Next Video Interview

When you’re worried about one of the more difficult questions…How to Answer “What are Your Biggest Strengths?” in an Interview

When you’re feeling confident after an interview…6 Signs You’re About to Receive a Job Offer

When you need a sporty reference to help maintain a good work-life balance…5 Things the MLB Home Run Derby Taught Us About Work-Life Balance

References

Checking These Three Websites Will Make You Say “Woo-Hoo!” In Your Job Search

When you’re searching for a new job, you need all the help you can get. (Yes, even if you’re experienced!) No matter which field you are in, or how long you’ve been in the career game, the job market landscape is constantly evolving, and it’s essential that you stay apprised of the latest trends, tricks, and tips. We have a few steadfast go-to’s that we recommend over and over again to our candidates going through the job search process, and we’re sharing them with you today!

The Muse Job Search Advice

The Muse

This is one of our go-to sites when it comes to all things job search-related. The Muse has a ton of advice on everything from networking, to resumes, to interviews, and even everyday productivity. But what we love most is that everything is delivered in a very personal, professional, and understandable manner. No fluff, no buzzwords, and no irrelevant information.

Bonus tip: subscribe to their email updates to get the latest articles and information delivered straight to your inbox!

The Wall Street Journal Job Search Advice

The Wall Street Journal (Or your preferred news site)

Staying up-to-date on the latest news is essential when applying to jobs! Knowing what’s going on in the world, your industry, and adjacent industries will undoubtedly give you a leg up when writing an application or answering interview questions. The Wall Street Journal is a great news source, but feel free to use whatever is most relevant to you and your job!

Bonus tip: Bookmark the section for your industry so you can easily access first thing every day!

JSG Inc.

After 30 years in the staffing and recruiting industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes a job search successful. The JSG Inc. Blog is the only place where you can access all the proprietary tips and advice that we share every week. You can also access hundreds of job listings that we are actively recruiting for, with new ones being added every day!

Bonus tip: Join our Talent Network to get job alerts based on your preferred location and job title right when they’re posted.

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10 Chandler Bing GIFs That’ll Make You Say “Me In My Career”

“Friends” is a classic show. It first aired in 1993 and it hasn’t lost popularity since. In case you somehow missed this major pop culture phenomenon, the show is about six friends who go through everything together, from relationships to jobs and remind us that it’s always nice for someone to be there for you. Whether it’s because the rain has started to pour, or even if you’ve been there before, it’s always nice to support your friends.

Every professional’s favorite “Friends” character is Chandler Bing. With his witty remarks and commitment to his career, Chandler is extremely easy to relate to. He has quite a few memorable moments throughout the show that will make you think of your career path and say, “yep, been there done that!”

1) When the job search isn’t going as planned

2) When you finally get a job offer

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3) When you roll in on your first day

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4) When you don’t really know what’s going on but you’re trying to act cool

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5) When the boss tells you that you nailed your presentation

6) When it’s finally Friday at 5

7) When you hear a funny joke in the break room

8) When you’re the one who gets the promotion

9) When you’ve run out of things to say in your presentation

10) When you leave the office on the last day before a vacation

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What the 2017 Golf Majors Taught Us About Succeeding as a Professional

What the 2017 golf majors taught us about succeeding as a professional

Golf’s four majors did not disappoint this past season. Each major had a different winner, with some familiar faces taking home the trophies. With the PGA Championship now in the books, let’s look back at each major to see what it taught us about succeeding as a professional.

The Masters

Going into Sunday, there were four household names ready to go at it for the green jacket. Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, and Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia made up the last pairings of the weekend. Fowler and Spieth didn’t do too well, but Rose and Garcia did. They played so well, in fact, that they were forced into a playoff – which was won by Garcia for his first major championship.

What did it teach us? It taught us that it’s not the end of the world to fall behind. At one point, Sergio Garcia had a 3 shot lead over Rose, then eight holes later he was losing by 2 shots to Rose with 5 holes to play. Garcia slowly worked his way back into contention by making an eagle on 15 and saving par the rest of the way. With a little luck, he came from behind to force the playoff and ultimately win The Masters.

It’s important to not force yourself behind the eight ball when something goes astray. Much like Garcia did in the final round, you have to pick yourself up and keep doing things the way you know how to. If you do, then you’ll end up with some sort of victory which will allow you to succeed.

The U.S. Open

The second major of the season was the major of the underdog. Won by first-time champion Brooks Koepka, the tournament at Erin Hills saw the top 3 golfers in the world miss the cut. This paved the way for the underdogs. They grabbed the bull by the horns and made the most of their opportunity.

What did it teach us? The U.S. Open taught us that you don’t have to be top-dog to be successful. When you look at the final leaderboard, most of the top ten are not common household names. There weren’t any Spieths or Johnsons at the top. This allowed the less-commonly known golfers to shine and make a name for themselves. And although there was only one clear-cut champion, many underdogs were successful at Erin Hills.

There will be times when you’re the underdog in your career. You’ll be forced to try and gain the recognition of your boss against people who have been at the company much longer than you. When you’re the underdog, it is important to stay true to yourself and work as hard as you can. If you can do this, you’ll be able to prove that you’re in it to win it – much like Brooks Koepka did back in June.

The Open

England’s finest and most historic golf tournament proved to be one of the best weekends of the summer. Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar went neck-and-neck on Sunday, and even traded leads. At 13, Spieth hit a bad shot off the tee and had to hit from the driving range. He miraculously made it out and ended up finishing the next holes a combined five-under.

What did it teach us? It taught us that trust can go a long way when it comes to being successful. When he was hitting his shot from the driving range on the 13th hole, Spieth took advice from his caddy and it paid off. He trusted the advice he was given, trusted his ability to execute the shot, and turned it into gold.

We’re all faced with difficult situations in our career. When these situations present themselves, we need to be able to trust those around us, as well as ourselves. Just like Jordan Spieth did at 13, we need to take any and all advice to heart and believe that we can execute the shot.

PGA Championship

The last major of the season was a scramble on the last day. A weekend full of surprises, and Sunday was no exception. Justin Thomas was able to play himself to his first major championship of his career. He got pretty lucky on the 10th hole, which ended up being a huge momentum swing in his favor. Thomas finished the back nine 2 strokes under par, which sealed the victory for him.

What did it teach us? It taught us that perseverance is key. Thomas started the day four shots behind the leader. He didn’t just give up. He continued to play his game and it ended up being the perfect strategy. Thomas never gave up, and persevered, even after shooting over par on the first day of the tournament. He fought back and ended up winning.

Perseverance is extremely important in any career. When things get tough or you’re at a road block, you need to find a way to persevere through it. In order to be successful you need to give it your all, no matter how many times you fail or how hard it is. Much like Thomas, if you persevere through a tough time, your successes will taste a little sweeter.

This spring/summer gave us quite a few great sporting events. We were also given a great Stanley Cup Final, as well as an entertaining Home Run Derby. Now, to put a cherry on top of the summer, golf taught us a few things we can use in our career. As the season comes to an end, we can only hope that the first full week of April comes as quickly as possible. If the next season is half as good as this one was, we’ll be well on our way to a few more lessons.

Assignment Coming to an End? Take these Steps to Secure Your Next Opportunity

Thank you for choosing Johnson Service Group (JSG) to be your career partner. We value our relationship and we’re proud to walk alongside you on your career path. We also understand and value our existing relationships and we would love the opportunity to partner again in the future.

We encourage our partners to be proactive and begin to pursue your next assignment at least one month prior to the end of your current assignment. Use the following tips to help you prepare for the next step.

  1. Establish your own expectations in terms of money, availability, and location
  2. Update your resume to reflect changes
    1. Contact information
    2. Current assignment details
    3. Remove any unrelated information
  3. Gain Recruiter Support
    1. Establish a relationship with a recruiter who specializes in your industry and or skill set. JSG partners with professionals from multiple industries and backgrounds. Review all the industries we service in North America.
    2. It’s our goal to open lines of communication early and consistently throughout the duration of your assignment. Keep a record of your JSG Recruiter contact information.
  4. Join Our Talent Network
    1. Get email alerts when JSG has opportunities that require your skills and talents.
  5. Job Search Tool
    1. Use the JSG Job Search tool to search for the right opportunities for you. Once the search is complete, copy the link and save it. Use this link to get updated job results for the career of your dreams.
  6. Social Media Readiness
    1. Make sure your social media is up-to-date with your resume changes.
    2. Ensure your social media accounts present you in the best light.
    3. Use these tips to avoid social media faux pas and get your LinkedIn profile current and make it effective.

The best recruitment relationships are long-term and should be leveraged when you start thinking about the next step in your career. Partnering with a specialized JSG Recruiter will allow you to learn insights about your industry, skill set, and location so you may navigate the job market easier. The best way to control your career is to start early. Contact a local area JSG Recruiter today.

If you have never worked with a recruiting firm to secure a position, get a general idea of what you can expect when you contact a recruiter.

Merry Christmas from JSG!

Breaking News! JSG Awarded a Contract with Santa Claus & North Pole, Inc.

Merry Christmas from JSG!

Johnson Service Group has been recently awarded an exclusive cost-plus-fixed fee contract to supply Santa Claus and North Pole, Inc. with temporary staffing services to include, but not limited to, all Engineering, Aeronautical and Assembly Personnel.  This agreement was awarded to JSG based on multiple determining factors, cost being the least of Santa’s concerns.

JSG was the only bidding company to put together a comprehensive safety program and included a three-pronged approach, design, build and transportation.

In an effort to achieve North Pole, Inc.’s superior design objectives, JSG commissioned, at their sole cost, a new CAD system, T.O.Y.S.  “T.O.Y.S.” is an acronym for Technically Objective Yuletide Support.  This state of the art CAD System allows our Contract Engineering Staff to cut the all important, “Toy Design Time” down by 73.56%.  Allowing the JSG Temporary Staff to eliminate overtime, while getting from design to assembly in the “twitch of a nose.”

To achieve Santa’s Safety Objective in the Build Phase, JSG has agreed to supply all Contractors, as well as Direct Staff at North Pole, Inc. with proper safety training, goggles, hard “elf” hats and, keeping with the holiday spirit, paid hot chocolate and candy cane breaks.

The Transportation Plan was key to JSG’s winning bid.  Johnson Service Group’s Direct Employees agreed to volunteer in helping to equip Santa’s Sleigh with cargo straps, airbags, safety restraints, rear view mirrors and horn.  The Reindeer were provided ear protection to muffle the roar of passing jets, goggles, antler headlights, and safety shoes with non-slip soles for those precarious rooftop landings.

…from the entire Johnson Service Group Staff:
Happy Holidays and have a Safe and Happy New Year!!!