TeamTemps Personnel Staffing, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How can I best use Teamtemps' services?
  2. How do I apply for a job?
  3. How often should I contact your office after an interview?
  4. What if I am not interested in a certain position when it is offered; is it all right to turn it down?
  5. What if I am on an assignment and decide it is not for me?
  6. What do I pay for your services?
  7. What kind of benefits do you offer to temporary employees?
  8. What kind of positions do you fill?
  9. How can I avoid making interview mistakes?
  10. How should I dress for my interview?
  11. What makes a "Good" Resume?

1. How can I best use Teamtemps' services?

The best way to establish a relationship with us is to send your resume to jobs@teamtemps.net and then call us to set up an appointment. Even if you're not actively looking for a new job, we can review your experience, goals, and interests, and then present you with fitting opportunities as they arise.


2. How do I apply for a job?

Simply visit the Search Jobs section of this site.


When you are applying for an advertised job, e-mail us a clear and concise resume that emphasizes your skills and capabilities. Include a brief written description of what makes you stand out in your profession. Do you have special skills or knowledge that you have applied successfully in your past jobs? Is there an area of expertise that you have gained in your work experience?


We will then contact you within a few short days to set up an interview. In the interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss your background, skills, concerns, and needs.


We also do reference checks with previous employers and other references provided by applicants. Once reference information is confirmed, we will present you to our clients who have openings.


3. How often should I contact your office after an interview?

As positions you are well suited for become available, Teamtemps will contact you. However, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us as at 229-247-TEMP (8367).


You can also visit the Search Jobs section of our website to view and apply for posted positions.


4. What if I am not interested in a certain position when it is offered; is it all right to turn it down?

Not every job is going to meet the expectations you have. If you are not interested in a position, you are free to decline. We will continue to offer positions to you based on your skills and preferences.


5. What if I am on an assignment and decide it is not for me?

We realize that not every position is a good fit for you; sometimes you do not know that until you have tried the position. If you are on a job and find it is not going to work for you, we ask that you contact us immediately. You may be asked to stay long enough for us to find a replacement, but we will attempt to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. As with any interaction, communication is the key. We expect open communication from you and you can expect the same from the Teamtemps office.


6. What do I pay for your services?

Our services are provided at no fee to candidates.


7. What kind of benefits do you offer to temporary employees?

Eligible employees at Teamtemps are provided with a wide range of benefits, including: health insurance, holiday and vacation benefits, and life insurance.


8. What kind of positions do you fill?

We fill a variety of positions, including forklift drivers, machine operators, general laborers, light industrial workers, manufacturing workers, warehouse workers, maintenance workers, administrative workers, administrative assistants, bookkeepers, staff accountants, customers service reps, medical transcriptionists, legal secretaries, data entry operators, and word processing secretaries.

 

9. How can I avoid making interview mistakes?

  • Take each interview seriously. Don't assume that you have the job when you walk in the door. Confidence goes a long way but arrogance can cost you the job.
  • Dress professionally. When you walk in the door of that interview, your interviewer has already started developing an opinion about you within the first 30 seconds. Even if you know that the employer is casual, dress neatly, professionally and conservatively.
  • Be familiar with the job and company that you are applying with. You are there to sell yourself and to convince them to hire you for the job over all of the other candidates that are applying. You want to make it clear to them that you are the person that they need.
  • Don't be too modest. This is you opportunity to talk about your accomplishments.
  • Don't talk too much. Many people who are nervous have a tendency to rattle on to cover up the fact that they are nervous. This is not a good thing. By the same token, do not give one-word answers to your interviewer either. Try to find a happy medium. Listen carefully to the questions and give thoughtful replies. It's okay to ask questions as well.
  • Do not bring up money. Let the interviewer bring up salary. It will come up and you want to follow their lead.
  • Don't talk bad about your previous employer. No matter how badly you dislike your former employer, saying so will make you look bad. Even if you were fired from one of your previous jobs, have an answer ready that will explain why you were let go that will put a positive spin on the circumstances.
  • Ask questions about the job. Three or four are plenty. An interview should be an exchange of information.
  • Be enthusiastic. You need to act like you want the job to get it. Be polite and upbeat. Don't forget to thank them for taking the time to interview you. You shouldn't act like you are doing them a favor by coming in.
  • Make yourself stand out. Send a handwritten note to the interviewer within 2 days of your interview. It should be a short note thanking them for taking the time to meet with you. That is all. It will make you stand out from the other candidates. And, if they are conducting lots of interviews over a 2 or 3 week time-span, it will make them remember you!

10. How should I dress for my interview?

  • Always be neat and clean. Make sure that your hair is fixed appropriately. Avoid anything that is too "wild".
  • Do not wear heavy perfume or cologne as many people may be allergic.
  • Cover any tattoos and avoid gaudy jewelry.  Limit pierced jewelry to ears only.  Do not wear nose or tongue jewelry.

Women

  • Wear a classic suit or simple dress with a jacket.  Do not dress provocative or sexy.  This does not go over well if you are interviewing with a woman.  Classic colors like navy, black, gray, or dark reds and burgundies are acceptable.
  • Always dress in a style appropriate for the position that you are applying for, but do not attempt to out-dress the employees there.  For example, if you know that the job is business casual, dress slacks and a nice top would be appropriate rather than a suit.  Even if you know that the company allows jeans, don’t wear them for an interview. 
  • Do not wear anything that is too trendy or too tight, or too revealing.
  • Fingernails should be trimmed and conservative.  Wearing three-inch, bright red nails will make the interviewer wonder if you can really type. 

Men

  • Wear a suit or a sports coat with coordinating trousers.
  • Your shirt color should be neutral – white, cream, blue, or gray is best
  • Wear a tie – even if you will not ever wear one again after you start the job
  • Shoes should be clean and polished – black is best
  • Make sure your nails are clean and neatly trimmed.
  • Trim any facial hair

 

11. What makes a "Good" Resume?

  • Your resume should not be overly long. If you have been in the work-field for 5-10 years, your resume should be one page. If you are a mid-career candidate, two pages.
  • Make your resume easy to read by using bullets, indents, bold or italics. Avoid unconventional (or unprofessional) fonts. Don't add photos or graphics.
  • Make sure that the dates are clear and without gaps.
  • Be organized. Focus on your previous jobs first. Start with the most recent and work backwards. Leave off the jobs that you had when you were in high school or college if those have been years ago.
  • Be accurate and honest about the information that you include. Employers do verify the information that you include. Don't exaggerate.
  • List the job duties that you held. But make it interesting. Focus on your accomplishments.
  • If you are applying for a specific job, make sure to highlight your skills and abilities that match the requirements of the job. Don't assume that the reader will know that just because you worked for a CPA firm that you have accounting experience. You need to make it clear that you have the skills that they are searching for.
    • Be sure to bullet the important skills that make you stand out.
    • You want to emphasize how you will add worth to the company should they hire you.
  • Provide the reader with relevant details about your past employers. For instance, if you put on your application that you worked for a major retailer but you actually worked as an administrative assistant at their distribution center, you could give the person reading your application the wrong impression about what type of job you held.
  • Include extracurricular professional activities, organizations, etc in which you are involved.  Keep it brief and do not include hobbies.  Organizations do like employees who are well-rounded.
  • List your education.  If you have a degree, make sure to list it.  Many times education can tip the scales in your favor. 
  • Keep it professional.  Don’t add too many “personal” details.
  • Proofread.  Proofread.  Proofread.  It is a major “turn-off” to an employer to get a resume that has too many errors.  They will assume that if you don’t proofread your resume that you won’t proofread your work should they hire you.  Pay attention to the details.
  • Most of all, keep in mind that your resume is your FIRST IMPRESSION.  If you don’t make a good impression with your resume, you may not be given the opportunity to make any other impression, good or otherwise.

What should my resume look like? Click here for a sample resume.