What it Takes to be a True All Star Employee

All Star Labor & Staffing is just that… All Stars. We pride ourselves on having some of the greatest employees there are. But what does it mean to be a true All Star employee? True All Stars show up early, go above and beyond, have an open mind, a positive attitude, and show gratitude for opportunities. These are the employees that we are proud to provide to the successfully growing businesses we work with.

Be on time.

Punctuality is a must no matter the job. Showing up late looks poorly on an employee and it may appear that an employer’s time is not important. Good rule of thumb is always show up at least fifteen minutes early, this way you get in, get your stuff put away and are ready to start right on time. If you are ever running behind, it is also a good idea to notify your employer.

Be a team player.

Companies our built on team work, so it is essential to be able to work well individually and as a team. Good team work benefits everyone by getting the work done more quickly, combines many great ideas, and can improve employee relations.

Respect your employer.

Always remember you are representing their business so you need to be respectful of the company at all times. Listen to instructions, follow company policies, be courteous, and never talk back or ill of your employer. Showing respect goes a long way.

Be dependable.

Nothing speaks louder than being dependable and keeping your word. Carefully listen to instructions, and follow through with what has been asked of you. If you don’t think you can accomplish something in the required time, speak up. Always keep your word, as trust is vital in the workplace.

Be flexible.

Unfortunately some jobs won’t always go your way, so it is helpful to have an open mind and be adaptable. If you’re against change, it may make it difficult to find a place for you within the company in the long run. Be open to trying new things, working new shifts, and learning new skills as this will also benefit you.

Be productive.

Nothing can replace the value of hard work. There are many people that just view work as a nine to five and only do the bare minimum, but you always need to have productive attitude and look for what more you could be doing. No matter the task, you need to have passion and go the extra mile. For example, if you finish your task ahead of schedule, go find another project you can start working on.

Have a positive attitude.

No matter what you have going on in your home life, you need to shake that off and come into work every day with a positive attitude. Your positive energy will be contagious to those around you which makes for a more positive work place.

There are many other traits to being an outstanding employee, but the most important thing to focus on every day is how you can contribute your best self to this company and job. With that mindset you will succeed and be a True All Star Employee.

Benefits to “Temp” Jobs

While All Star Labor & Staffing is known for our variety in lengths of jobs, one that actually has the most benefits are our short term temporary jobs. What are temporary jobs or “temp” jobs? They are short term assignments that could possibly turn into permanent position. Many of our employees embrace these opportunities to learn a new skill by working on different projects for a variety of companies.

Here are some other benefits from doing temp work:

  • Gain practical work experience and learn a new skill in either your field of interest or a new career.
  • Earn extra money while waiting to land that perfect job.
  • Meet new people that can help you in job networking.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Fills time gaps in resume.

Another great advantage of working temp jobs is we work around YOUR schedule. You let us know when you’re available and we will work to find jobs that fit around it.

So if you like a variety and a challenge, and are looking to gain new skills, give us a call today! You will sit down with one of our highly trained recruiters who will get to know you and what you are looking for. They will find out what skills you currently have and what you would be interested in. Let us know your schedule and we will get to work for you!

Things to Avoid During an Interview

You’ve turned in our application, you’ve confirmed your interview, and now it’s time for the next crucial step in the hiring process, the interview. Your interview could be the make it or break it point in landing that job you really want, so it is important to come prepared.

All Star Labor & Staffing does hundreds of interviews each week so we know what it takes to showcase your best self. Representing your best self while interviewing reassures us that you will be a great candidate for any job we place you at, so it’s best to avoid these common mistakes.

Arriving late

If you’re unable to be punctual when it’s time to represent your best self, our interviewers will have their doubts about you being a reliable worker. A good rule of thumb is show up five to fifteen minutes early. To ensure this, research how long it will take you to get there and have reliable transportation. If something does happen and you’re running behind, always call to us.

Using your cell phone

Although tempting, avoid using your phone during an interview and keep it on silent. Answering calls or texts during an interview can cause you to loose favor very quickly as this can appear that you do not take the interview seriously or you do not respect the interviewer or their time. It is also professional to remain off your phone while in the waiting area so you’re prepared for when it is time to interview.

Dressing inappropriately

Pay attention to how you appear before going into an interview. Are your clothes too tight, too loose, too dirty, inappropriate logos or brands? How you dress now shows how you will appear to future employers and customers. It is always best to dress more professional than less.

Lying

This should go without saying, but just don’t do it. Lying about your past employment, abilities, education, drug screen, criminal background can most likely forfeit you from a position. Honesty is always the best policy with us.

Talking wages at the beginning of interview

Candidates should not bring up the topic of salary as this can appear you are only interested in the job perks. Coming out immediately with wage requirements may also eliminate you from certain positions that may have room for much growth. Instead, wait for the interviewer to bring up wages.

Talking negatively about previous employers

Maybe you had a bad experience at a previous job, but badmouthing them will only make you look bad. An interviewer will automatically think this is how you would speak about us if hired. Stick to just your past job duties, experience and skills you learned while employed there. Also, if you are asked about weaknesses, hold yourself accountable instead of blaming others in past experiences.

Having poor body language

Communication goes way beyond words. An interviewer is noticing everything that you are doing, so shake off those nerves give a firm handshake, have good eye contact and try not to fidget excessively.

Being rude or using inappropriate language

It doesn’t matter if you’re having a bad day, you need to come into an interview with a positive attitude. Be courteous to everyone you encounter as you don’t know who has a say in the hiring process. Please always keep language professional even while in the waiting area as well.

By avoiding these mistakes you will appear professional, and a trustworthy person that is ready to work. So if you’re ready to take that next step in your employment search, fill out All Star Labor & Staffing’s application online today at www.AllStarLabor.com then call to schedule your interview.