At The Lee Group we have many things we enjoy doing, but one thing we love to do is attend job fairs and hiring events. Our recruiters leave these events with folders full of resumes and the memory of all the conversations they had. On almost every resume that gets collected at these events the recruiters have left themselves a note to remember each candidate in their own special way… maybe it was the way you made great eye contact or the positivity you demonstrated when approaching our group. Either way there is always one thing that stands out for each candidate and makes an impression on the recruiter! The question you should ask yourself when leaving one of these events is: What kind of impression did I leave on the employers and what are they going to write about me?
If you are a job seeker and are preparing for a job fair or hiring event there are a few things you want to remember:
Be familiar with the different companies that will be attending the event.
Know what you are looking for in a career and be able to tell the employers what type of work you want.
Whoever it is you are talking to is going to meet a lot of job seekers in a short amount of time so make an impression – be positive, be direct, and show enthusiasm if the employer you are speaking with has jobs open that truly interest you.
Most importantly – DON’T run out of resumes!
When you walk into a job fair you must have a plan. Know what employers are attending and which ones you plan on talking to and what you plan on saying or asking. Being prepared will help you make a good impression on the employers and help you stand out from other job seekers. The time you have in front of the recruiters is very critical; you only have a few minutes to sell yourself! There are multiple things you can do to help in making those minutes memorable. For example: dress appropriately. Give the recruiter examples of jobs you have done in the past. Share all certifications you hold with the recruiter. Don’t go for the goodies on the table before talking to the recruiter, and be sure to ask questions about anything you are unsure about or simply curious about. These are the things we take note of and write down to remember you by. All of these things will also show the recruiter you are competent and capable of working for their company.
The first thing our recruiters will ask a job seeker when they introduce themselves is: What kind of work are you looking for? If the job seeker doesn’t know then it leaves the recruiter not knowing how they can help in their job search. As a staffing agency, we have an array of positions we are working on at one time. This means we aren’t just hiring for one job at a job fair or hiring event; we are looking for individuals to fill many different jobs! If you tell the recruiters you are just looking for WORK then it doesn’t give them anything to construct a valuable conversation around. Our recruiters are there to help you, but in return they need to know what you are looking for and what work would interest you.
When the TLG team goes out to a job fair the most important thing we bring back with us is the resumes we have collected. Immediately upon returning to the office the recruiters start separating resumes out and calling individuals to get them scheduled to come in for face-to-face interviews. If we didn’t get your resume at the job fair then you have automatically put yourself in the back of the line for a call from us. Print out more resumes than there are employers participating in the hiring event so that you are prepared. Don’t ruin your chances of getting a great job because you didn’t bring enough resumes.
At The Lee Group we “Hire the Best for the Best” and all of these tips will help make your search a little easier! If you want to learn more about how we can help you, contact us and we will guide you in the right direction!
The Lee Group has immediate Visual Inspector job openings in Toano, VA. Positions require a mechanically inclined skill set with previous production or manufacturing experience. All shifts available. Pay ranges from $11.00-$12.00 hourly depending on position and shift. Must have reliable transportation and a valid drivers license.
Visual Inspectors will be responsible for visually inspecting anodized parts for both cosmetic and thickness established standards. Once quality standards are approved they will then verify counts of parts match customer purchase order number and quality. The final stage will then be packaging the finished goods for shipment.
1. Must be able to lift up to 10 lbs. on a regular basis.
2. Must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
3. Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
4. Must have excellent attendance(no habitual tardies or absences allowed)
5. Must be able to follow both written and verbal instructions.
6. Must be able to work overtime and or extended hours as needed up to 12 hours (Possible 7 day work week)
7. Must pass a visual inspection test.
8. Must have a positive attitude and get along well with co-workers, operators, leads and management.
9. Must be able to sit for long periods and perform 100% inspection thru a microscope.
10. Previous inspection/QA experience a must
Must be willing to submit to Pre-Employment Screening, including drug screen and background check
Applying for jobs can be a very daunting and frustrating experience. The application process usually takes time and when it is finally time for a face-to-face interview you want to really impress your interviewer. More than likely, the first impression is going to be what the interviewer remembers and it could also be a large part of a hiring decision.
When does the first impression actually start? It isn’t when you meet your interviewer; it happens as soon as you walk into the office/facility for your interview. When you are greeted, that individual is forming their opinion of you. If you are rude or disrespectful to this individual your interviewer WILL know about it before you meet them. While you are waiting that same individual is still watching and evaluating everything you do. That means if you are talking on the phone, they can hear everything you say! With these things in consideration, as soon as you walk into that office you should be in interview mode, greeting and treating every individual as if it is your interviewer.
The first impression isn’t just based on how you act. A big portion of the first impression is made by how you present yourself. That includes your hygiene and the clothes you are wearing. While preparing for your interview you should think about the position you are applying for and dress appropriately. You never want to walk in an interview in sweatpants, dirty jeans or a nasty t-shirt. Dressing nice demonstrates that you care about details and you will be detail-oriented in your work as well. To get more tips on what not to wear see what Business Insider says about the subject.
Once you know what you are going to wear it is then important to clean yourself up. Personal hygiene is very important when you present for an interview. Not only do you need to be put together but you need to be clean as well. For example, take the time to brush your hair. Also, make sure your nails are presentable. For females, be sure they are either freshly painted with a neutral color or clean with no polish on them. For the males, simply cut your nails and clean under them. The small things show your interviewer that you are taking this interview seriously and you want to work for their company.
Once you have completed the interview, your opportunity for lasting “first impressions” is not over. Each time you call into the office you are making an impression on the individual you are talking to. Be respectful and considerate whenever trying to get in touch with your interviewer. If you call and they do not answer or you are put in their voicemail box, you should leave a message that clearly states: your name, the reason for your call and a return number. There is no need to call more than one time in a day if you have left a message. The interviewer will return your call when they have an adequate answer to give you.
First impressions can make or break your chance at getting a job. Take the time before every interview and prepare yourself to better your chances at getting the job. By looking and feeling your personal best, you will represent yourself to your fullest potential. So throw on your nicest outfit, relax, and knock their socks off!
We are currently seeking experienced Reach Truck Operators in Smithfield, VA. This is a full time opportunity working 6 days a week.
We are looking for candidates that have experience with: Cherry Picker, High Reach and Order Pickers
Job Requirements to be considered for this position: – Forklift experience – must be able to pass a forklift operator test – Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. – Must be able to work at elevated heights – Must be able to work in a team environment -Must be comfortable working in a coldenvironment
Salary: $10.50 /hour
Reach Truck: 1 year
Must be willing to submit to Pre-Employment Screening, including drug screen and background check
We are hiring Process Technicians for one of our Virginia Beach clients. This is a full-time, temp-to-hire position. This job opening is very detailed oriented and requires individuals to multitask on a daily basis. All applicants should submit an online application as well as email Jessica, Jessica.Runge@theleegroup.com.
All applicants must be willing to submit to Pre-Employment Screening, including drug screen and background check.
Have you ever taken a temporary job in hopes that you would be brought on with the company as their full time employee? Have you ever wondered what you need to do to make sure you secure that position?
There are many things that come into play when trying to take a temporary position to a full time position with our client. What is most important to remember is it is a: “try before you buy” situation. Try to think of it as a working interview. Our clients are “trying YOU out” to see if you are the right person for the job before they hire you. The first thing you want to do is to be sure it is a position you would want long-term. As Tom Wharton says, “If something is too far out in left field you won’t do it well and you won’t last long in that assignment.” Any temporary position you take should be in line with your career goals. If it is something you aren’t interested in, there is a good chance you won’t be successful in the position. You want to know what your career goals are and you should try to stay on track with those goals.
Once you have secured a temporary position that is on the right career path and has the ability to transition from temporary to full-time, you have to really sell yourself to the client. Here are a few things you can do to help make full-time hire happen:
Be on time and ready to work every day.
Remember you are in a “working interview” at the start of a temporary assignment, so you need to be on time every day and be ready to work. This means being at your desk or work station and ready to start working at your start time.
Make sure you dress appropriately and are well groomed.
Before you start your temporary position you want to be sure you know what the expectations are for how to dress. You do not want to over dress and you also don’t want to under dress. It is important to fit into the work atmosphere and look like you belong. If you are a female, be sure your hair is fixed and nails properly groomed. For the males be sure your facial hair is nicely trimmed and your hair is combed. Personal hygiene for both males and females is noticed right away. You could have the perfect work performance and attendance but if your hygiene is offensive in any way, you could run into trouble.
Take notes during training.
Once you are done with training you will more than likely start working on your own. It is very important to have notes to reference if you have any questions about your work. You should not continuously ask questions about things that have already been explained to you. Just remember to try and answer your own question before asking someone else for help. Don’t make assumptions if you don’t know, but attempt to problem solve on your own. If you aren’t confident of what to do, try to come up with a few possible solutions and then approach your trainer/manager.
Complete every project in a timely and sufficient manner.
Every project or assignment that you are given while you are a temporary employee will more than likely be evaluated as to whether or not you would be a good client employee. For this reason every task you are given needs to be done in a timely manner and correctly. If you want to progress with the company you need to prove that you can handle any project given to you.
By taking these tips and combining them with your current skill set and a great work ethic, your chances for full-time hire should be great. One thing to remember when working any job is every day at work is a career opportunity. If one temporary position doesn’t work out don’t worry about it! You have built on your skill set and are ready to take on the next temporary position.
We are hiring for CNC Machinists and Hand Washers in Toano! Listen to what Sheryl has to say about the positions and then submit your online application.
Both of these positions are full-time, temporary to permanent openings. Pay will be based on experience.
These positions are subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidates.
We would like to introduce you to our new way of bringing open job positions to you! We are making it very simple to get all the details on our open positions. All you have to do is visit our website and WATCH what our Staffing Managers have to say about open positions. They will give details about the job as well as tell you how to apply. This feature is what we are referring to as Video Job Postings!
These videos will be posted in our Hot Jobs section on our website and on all of our social media platforms. If you have not done so already, please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Here is our first Video Job Posting:
**Videos will not be posted for all job openings. Some job openings will only be posted on the TLG Job Board**
We are looking for a Document Control Clerk in Williamsburg, VA. This individual must be well organized and very detail oriented. The Document Control Clerk will be in charge of resolving all issues and recalls on controlled documents. This will include: Forms, Work Instructions, Manufacturing Process Sheets and Quality Documents. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Adobe and Access is a necessity. This individual will make actual changes in documents as requested as well as create electronic versions of documents as requested. It will also be this individuals responsibility to notify affected departments of document changes.
Applicants will be tested on basic computer skills. Applicants should also be able to pass a drug test.
To apply to this job please email Sheryl at SherylD@theleegroup.com.
This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.