We are proud to announce the formation of our partnership between Trish Miceli and Eyvette Watters forming
"Miceli-Watters, STAFFING PARTNERS" combining over 32 years of staffing experience and expertise.
Our Direct Hire division started at the beginning of 2012 and in April of this year, with the addition of our Temporary Division of the company, we are able to offer full service staffing services throughout the Central Valley and beyond.
We look forward to assisting you with your staffing needs.
The following was an Article Posted on Staffing Talk August 17, 2012 that we found interesting and a bit humorous:
What’s In A Job Title?
What’s in a job title? Apparently lots of imagination. These strange titles come from a compilation by Coburg Banks, a talent acquisition firm in the U.K.
* Beverage Dissemination Officer – Bartender
* Digital Overlord – Website Manager
* Retail Jedi – Shop Assistant
* Wizard of Light Bulb Moments – Marketing Director
* Chief Chatter – Call Center Manager
* Problem Wrangler – Counselor
* Dream Alchemist – Head of Creative
* Light Bender – Someone who is responsible for the high-tech, precision
job of making neon lights
* Space Travel Agent – This is the job of Craig Curran who is an accredited
travel agent for Virgin Galactic, the world’s first space tourism
* Associate to the Executive Manager of Marketeer’ing and Conservation efforts –
* Pneumatic device and machine optimizer – Factory Worker
* Senior Kindle Evangelist – In charge of all things Kindle
* Chief Inspiration Officer – A ‘CIO’ is a company representative whose role
is essentially to encourage ‘belief in the company’ and ‘internal
evangelism of its values’
* Part-Time Czar – Czars were Eastern European supreme rulers that
haven’t been around since WWII. This person is either an
assistant manager or perhaps an emperior of Russia who has
been kept in a cryopreserve state since 1917 and is now ready to
rejoin the job market.
* Patron Saint of Academic Studying – Unless this person is several hundred
years old, I doubt they are being totally honest about being a
* Grand master of underlings – Deputy Manager
* Creativity analyst – Assistant Marketing Manager
* Conversation Architect – DigitalMarketing Manager
* Director of Fun – Director of Marketing
* Initiative Officer – Planner
The following was an Article Posted on LinkedIn April 27, 2012 that we found interesting:
Benefits of Using a Recruiter
Why should I use a recruiter?
You are at your desk, or at home watching TV when you get a call from a recruiter who has found your contact information using the many secrets of the trade (sorry – that’s one secret I intend to keep). Before you hang up the phone, remember that recruiters can hold the keys to the hidden jewels of the job market. Use them and they may just open the door to a new career opportunity. I am not saying this because I am a recruiter, because I’m not – I just work for them. What I have learned working behind the scenes is the important role a recruiter can play in a person's career path. Even if you are not looking now, you may need their help later, so this applies to those who are blissfully happy with their careers, as well as those looking for a new opportunity.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should use a recruiter.
Hidden Job Market. I said earlier that recruiters hold the hidden jewels of the job market, and here they are – undisclosed jobs. Many times, especially with Sr level positions, companies have confidential roles that are for restricted eyes only. Companies then turn to recruiters for help with these positions. You cannot find these positions listed on Monster, or the various other job sites on the web. Imagine - your dream job may just be a recruiter away. This point goes hand in hand with #2.
- Connections. Recruiters have clout with hiring managers and sr. level executives - many of us do not. You send your resume to numerous companies, and post your resume on various job sites to no avail. You still haven’t heard a peep. Recruiters have the connections to not only get you in the door, but also get feedback – whether positive or negative – rather quickly. Think of how many others are applying to the same job you are…tons. Hiring managers and HR personnel simply cannot and do not have the time to review every resume. A recruiter can guarantee that you won’t be just another resume in a pile; you will be sent to Sr manager who will review your resume. Don’t you love recruiters just a little bit more now?
- Expertise. Are you underpaid? Overpaid? Are you ready for a Sr role? Are your technical skills up to par? There are a number of questions that can help you make an informed decision when it comes to strategic career planning, and a recruiter is a great resource to utilize. They can help you find answers and ask questions that will guide you to the right job and the right steps to take in order to advance your career. Best of all, this information is free, unbiased and essential when determining your position and worth in today’s job market.
- End Game is the same. You and your recruiter have the same goal, and that is to make sure you are putting your best foot forward, meeting the right people, and hopefully getting you an ideal role that is a perfect fit for both you and your future employer. They're on your side. This leads me to point #5…
- Long-term ally. Let’s say you found a recruiter, you find a job (whether it was their role or not), and you are now perfectly content, remember this may not always be the case. Come 3-5 years down the line you may decide to try your hands at a new company/role again. Or you may spend the rest of your days in the company you are working for, but may need advice when it comes to compensation, employee rights, etc… You now have an ally that is there for you to utilize. Recruiters (meaning legitimate, professional recruiters) are in it for the long haul. They are in the business of building relationships with both candidates and clients, and making sure both parties are equally satisfied. Therefore you not only gain a new role, but you also gain an important ally to guide you through your current and future career path.
So the next time a recruiter calls you, you just might want to pick up the phone.
The following was an Article Posted on LinkedIn April 13, 2012 that we found interesting:
7 Things You Should Never Do During An Interview
With the job market extremely tight, even the small stuff counts, especially when you’re on a job interview. That’s why it’s so important not to say or do the wrong things, since that first impression could end up being the last one.
With that in mind, here are seven deadly sins of job interviewing.
1. Don’t Be Late To the Interview
Even if you car broke down or the subway derailed, do everything you can to get to that job interview on time.“If you have a legitimate excuse it’s still hard to bounce back,” says Pamela Skillings, co-founder of job coaching firm Skillful Communications. “People are suspicious because they hear the same excuses all the time.”On the flip side, you don’t want to show up too early and risk appearing desperate, but you do want to be there at least five minutes early or at the very least on time.
2. Don’t Show Up Unprepared
It seems simple, but countless people go on job interviews knowing very little about the company they are interviewing with when all it would take is a simple Google search to find out. As a result, they end up asking obvious questions, which signal to the interviewer that they are too lazy to prepare.“Don’t ask if the company is public or private, how long it’s been in business and where they do their manufacturing,” says Mark Jaffe, president of Wyatt & Jaffe, the executive search firm. “Sharpen your pencil before you go to school.”
3. Don’t Ask About Salary, Benefits, Perks
Your initial interview with a company shouldn’t be about what the company can do for you, but what you can do for the company. Which means the interview isn’t the time to ask about the severance package, vacation time or health plan. Instead you should be selling yourself as to why the company can’t live without you.“Your interest should be about the job and what your responsibilities will be,” says Terry Pile, Principal Consultant of Career Advisors. “Asking about vacation, sick leave, 401K, salary and benefits should be avoided at all costs.”
4. Don’t Focus On Future Roles Instead Of The Job At Hand
The job interview is not the time or place to ask about advancement opportunities or how to become the CEO. You need to be interested in the job you are actually interviewing for. Sure, a company wants to see that you are ambitious, but they also want assurances you are committed to the job you’re being hired for.“You can’t come with an agenda that this job is just a stepping stone to bigger and better things,” says Jaffe.
5. Don’t Turn The Weakness Question Into A Positive
To put it bluntly, interviewers are not idiots. So when they ask you about a weakness and you say you work too hard or you are too much of a perfectionist, chances are they are more apt to roll their eyes than be blown away. Instead, be honest and come up with a weakness that can be improved on and won’t ruin your chances of getting a job.For instance, if you are interviewing for a project management position, it wouldn’t be wise to say you have poor organizational skills, but it’s ok to say you want to learn more shortcuts in Excel. “Talk about the skills you don’t have that will add value, but aren’t required for the job,” says Pile.
6. Don’t Lie
Many people think its ok to exaggerate their experience or fib about a firing on a job interview, but lying can be a surefire way not to get hired. Even if you get through the interview process with your half truths, chances are you won’t be equipped to handle the job you were hired to do. Not to mention the more you lie the more likely you are to slip up.“Don’t exaggerate, don’t make things bigger than they are and don’t claim credit for accomplishments you didn’t do,” says Jaffe. “You leave so much room in your brain if you don’t have to fill it with which lie you told which person.”
7. Don’t Ask If There’s Any Reason You Shouldn’t Be Hired
Well meaning career experts will tell you to close your interview by asking if there is any reason you wouldn’t be hired. While that question can give you an idea of where you stand and afford you the opportunity to address any concerns, there’s no guarantee the interviewer is going to be truthful with you or has even processed your information enough to even think about that.“All you are doing is prompting them to think about what’s wrong with you,” says Skillings.