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Acro Offers Opportunities for Recent Graduates

gradsSpring flowers blossom as students march down the aisle to receive their diplomas; this is the time of year where a new crop of adults enter the workforce! Recent grads know how difficult the job market is in today’s economy.  They realize that while they have achieved their academic milestones, most lack the “real world” work experience. 

 Nevertheless, the outlook is promising as employment trends are on the rise, and there is an expectation of a continued increase in hiring.  The industries with the best outlook include: leisure & hospitality, wholesale & retail trade, mining, construction, and professional & business services.  

 Or, perhaps in lieu of a direct permanent placement, recent grads may wish to consider temporary employment opportunities as a means to gain real world work experience.  This will allow the grad to obtain various experiences and determine which environment they are best suited for.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported 25,600 temporary hires in May 2013, which is a substantial increase from the average of only 16,000 per month since June 2009. 

 As a leader in the staffing industry, with over 31 years of experience, Acro Service Corporation can assist in placing recent grads in long term temporary assignments.  Such assignments not only provide valuable work experience, but also assist in developing a network of seasoned industry professionals who can assist grads in further developing their career path.

 Additionally, the following tried and true tips and techniques can prove quite useful in assisting grads in improving their chances of landing a job: 

  • Make A Great First Impression – while the average interview is 30-40 minutes, most hiring managers know within the first 90 seconds if they will make an offer of employment.
  • Dress to Impress – it is always better to overdress, even if interviewing for a job that is in a more casual environment.
  • Your Resume – keep your resume up-to-date and simple, with the most relevant information for the job at top. Proofread your resume to make certain it has proper punctuation and spelling.
  • Interview Appointments – be prompt, or even show up a little early, but never more than 15 minutes early.
  • Be confident and assertive, but not in a boastful or rude manner, balance is key.
  • When Greeting Your Interviewer – smile, use a firm handshake and make eye contact to convey confidence.
  • Be Aware of Your Body Language – hold good posture, don’t fidget, use too many hand gestures, play with your hair and/or face or fold your arms over your chest.
  • Utilize Social Media as a Networking Tool – Most companies will use LinkedIn to determine if you are qualified for a job professionally.  But did you know they will also  use Facebook or Google to learn about you on a personal level so portray yourself on the internet in a respectable light.
  • Do Your Homework – Know about the company you are interviewing with.  This allows you to be engaged during the interview as you can express interest in relevant topics, and the company’s goals and values.
  • Ask Questions – Remember a job interview is a two-way street they are interviewing you to see if you fit with their company just as much as you are interviewing them to see if you can see yourself working at the company.
  • Always send the interviewer a thank you email after every interview – even after telephone interviews.  This conveys that you are appreciative of the interviewers time and reaffirms your interest in the company and the position.

 If you are a recent grad entering the job market and seeking a new career opportunity, contact us at www.acrocorp.com to see how we may assist you in your career search!

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