As difficult as it may be for some job applicants to believe, the dreaded background check helps both the employer and the potential employee. It protects the integrity of the hiring process and it ensures that each candidate is matched with the appropriate position. Additionally, background checks also help protect the reputation of staffing firms […]

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In the hit NBC show “The Office” there is a scene in the later seasons in which the character Pam – played by actress Jenna Fischer – comes upon a microwave in the break room that is super dirty. Being outraged by the food debris that is all over the inside of the microwave, she […]

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Getting fired from a job is one of the most traumatic life events a person can face. Every day, people from all walks of life face this ego-bruising, life-changing event sometimes unaware of how their termination could have been avoided. As a top staffing firm in New York, we feel we would be remiss in […]

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Congratulations! You’ve been offered a position at a prestigious company that aligns with your skills, abilities, and education. You’ve beaten out other candidates by acing the interview and making an initial good impression with hiring managers at the company. Now comes the hard part. Now comes the part where you must familiarize yourself with and […]

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For many job applicants the task of writing an effective cover letter is even more challenging than writing the resume itself. But the fact of the matter is that submitting a resume to an employer these days without a cover letter is an almost unforgivable sin. A cover letter should serve as an introduction to […]

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As surely as night follows day, great organizational skills lead directly to greater workplace productivity. This is why executives value this quality in their assistants. Assistants who are well organized are less likely to make mistakes, redo tasks and waste valuable time and resources. Adding great organizational abilities to your skill set also helps make […]

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Small, medium or large, all forward looking companies seek to give themselves every possible advantage over their competitors. Staffing agencies like A-List Associates are one of the tools that most companies use for this purpose. Our vast pool of potential workers benefits companies in a number of ways. In fact, in some ways hiring through […]

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Fans of the TV show “The Office” – which ran on NBC from 2005-2013 – enjoyed many humorous moments with the employees of the mythical paper company Dunder Mifflin. We watched as the show – which was based on a British series of the same name – featured many “cringe comedy” moments that dealt mainly […]

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Let’s be honest – sometimes the daily routine involved in performing even the most engaging job can become redundant and uninspiring. Think about it; you wake up, shower, eat, leave for work, sit in the same area, and perhaps perform the same duties over and over again. At times, you can feel a lack of […]

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all prepared for an important job interview and then had that preparation put to the test by that one question or series of questions that seemed impossible to answer. Moreover, at those moments we’ve all felt the pressure of trying not to appear flummoxed by the interviewer as they waited […]

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