Job Search Insights

Messina Group, Financial Temps February 20, 2017

Working with Messina Group: Bill S.

Have you ever considered working with a staffing agency before? Have you ever worked with a staffing agency but had a negative experience? Here at Messina Group Staffing, we understand that successful placement is a two-way street, and strive to prioritize the needs of our employees above all else. To show you what it's really like to work with our organization, here's a glimpse into one of our employee success stories featuring Bill S. Bill is a former client of Messina Group, who turned to us after deciding it was time to find a better opportunity for himself.

Financial Temps, meet the recruiter February 14, 2017

Meet the Recruiter: Tracy Vistine

Tracy Vistine brings more than 10 years of experience in financial staffing to her role as the director of recruiting for Messina Group. Tracy joined Messina in 2005, and under her recruiting direction, Messina’s Financial Temps division has consistently provided clients with top-tier financial and accounting talent for their staffing and consulting needs. Here's her story. 

2017 HYBRID Jobs in Finance & IT

With the rebounding economy and the changing landscape, organizations continue to grow -- so does the need for additional finance talent. While there remains an increased demand for the core finance and accounting skills, LinkedIn reveals data that shows how technology is altering the face of hiring in the financial industry. Why is technology causing such a shift in the finance industry? The finance industry continues to see explosive growth of financial technology -- not surprisingly, it's creating a need for hybrid employees.

Interview Tips, Job Search February 01, 2017

You've Got This: How to Ace Your Next Interview

Interviewing for a job can definitely be a nerve-wracking experience. However, candidates have a lot more control over the process than they think. As with many things in life, preparation is the key to success when it comes to interviewing. Here are a few tips for setting yourself up for success in your next big interview:

Messina Group, BECO January 11, 2017

Working With Messina Group Staffing

Have you ever considered working with a staffing agency before? Have you ever worked with a staffing agency but had a negative experience? Here at Messina Staffing, we understand that successful placement is a two-way street, and strive to prioritize the needs of our employees above all else. In order to show you what it's really like to work with our organization, here's a glimpse into one of our employee success stories featuring Greg H. - a seasoned Manufacturing professional who was open to working with Messina's BECO division to find a better situation for himself. 

social media January 09, 2017

Make social media an asset, not a liability

For job seekers, social media is a powerful tool for reaching a huge audience. But it’s a tool that comes with a big, bold warning label. Hiring managers and HR departments today are very social media-savvy. Looking at a candidate's Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn profiles is a regular part of the screening process, so it’s imperative that applicants understand how to use social media channels properly and responsibly.

Messina Group, LabTemps December 16, 2016

What's it really like to work with Messina Group?

Have you ever considered working with a staffing agency before? Have you ever worked with a staffing agency but had a negative experience? Here at Messina Group, we understand that successful placement is a two-way street, and strive to prioritize the needs of our employees above all else. In order to show you what it's really like to work with our organization, here's a glimpse into one of our employee success stories featuring Jasmin D. - a first-time mom looking to re-enter the workforce after taking some time off. 

salary negotiation November 21, 2016

6 Tips for Effective Salary Negotiation

There is truth in the old adage: if you want something in life, you have to ask for it, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the same applies to salary negotiations.

IT Skills, Finance Skills October 06, 2016

Top Finance & IT Skills Employers Want

It’s no secret that our society’s technological advancements have rapidly changed the way we do business, especially within the financial and information technology fields. Companies all across the U.S. are creating new positions to keep up with the emerging financial & IT trends, and they need technical talent with modern skill sets to fill them successfully.  So what are the top IT & financial skillets that companies are looking for right now? Read the articles below to find out! 

temporary assignments, Contract Work September 06, 2016

4 Benefits of Contract Work

Despite the allure of certain benefits like health insurance or 401k matching, contract work has remained a vital and steady part of America's unpredictable labor market, especially in the recent years. According to the American Staffing Association, “U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.08 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2016, up 0.3% from the same period in 2015.” 

salary negotiation, job offer June 24, 2016

5 Tips for Negotiating A Job Offer

Getting a job offer is exciting, rewarding and oftentimes met with a huge sigh of relief. But what if the offer isn’t all it was cracked up to be?

Networking, summer June 09, 2016

The Benefits of Summer Networking

As we enter into summer, the warmer weather often brings vacations, weekend plans and hyperactive social lives. However, it also brings a myriad of networking opportunities for those who choose to take advantage. Although businesses tend to slow down during this time of year, that doesn’t mean your networking has to as well. The seasonal downtime you might have at work combined with your increased social activity outside of the office can pay huge dividends for your professional network.

resume tips, job search tips June 02, 2016

6 Critical Resume 'Must Haves'

When applying for jobs, being able to stand out among the mass of applicants can feel insurmountable. However, getting a recruiter to notice your resume is actually easier than you think – especially if your resume is missing something or has obvious mistakes.

bad work habits, career advice April 28, 2016

7 Bad Work Habits to Leave at Home

Picture this: It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Monday morning and you’re at your desk hammering out a project that’s due to your boss by 9:00 a.m. You made the extra effort to come into the office early, but notice that your teammate for this project didn’t feel the same. You are vigorously wrapping things up when you see your coworker rolling into the office at 8:45. After making himself a cup of coffee and scrolling through his social media, he conveniently makes his way over to your desk just in time to hand the project over to your boss.

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