Can I find work during the Pandemic?

Finding work during the Pandemic is possible! The Pandemic has greatly impacted the economy VERY quickly!  You may have been impacted or expect to be laid off any day now. First…take a deep breath and repeat “this too shall pass”….and it will. First, if you are eligible you should file for Texas unemployment at https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits.… Read More »

Top 4 Tips to Impress Your Boss While Working from Home

1. Be Engaged When You Get Face Time One of the easiest ways to impress your boss and coworkers is to be extra engaged when you do get a chance to interact with them—namely, on the phone or video meetings. Dress up, even if it is only from the waist up! Also, try to “arrive”… Read More »

Agency 8 Donates to Houston’s Food Local Pantry

Our community needs our help now, more than ever. This week Agency 8 donated to the Clear Lake Food Pantry to help feed 130 families.  Here is some feedback on our efforts: “The Clear Lake Food Pantry is a faith-based 501 c3 Nonprofit Organization. Short testimony below! Through this period of clouded doubt and worry,… Read More »

Families First Act- Mandatory Read for all Employees

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020 and will go into effect no later than April 2, 2020, and will be effective through December 31, 2020. Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Mandates no cost-sharing or no prior authorization required for… Read More »

10 easy steps to creating your LinkedIn profile

10 easy steps to creating your LinkedIn profile (from a Recruiters POV) Take it in bite-sized steps and follow steps 1-10 over the next month to get to 100% completion on LinkedIn, Get a professional-looking picture; preferably where you are in a suit, at a wedding or in some type of collar. Smile!  Make sure… Read More »

8 Tips on Virtual Hiring Best Practices

Virtual Hiring Best Practices for Video Interviews The workforce is going remote amidst the coronavirus pandemic. But, you still have to fill that urgent opening in Accounting or Manufacturing right?  Therefore, you need some savvy technology solutions to interview, hire, onboard and train. Here are some best practices being implemented asap by Human Resources and… Read More »

8 Easy Phone Interview Tips

8 phone interview tips

Here are 8 easy phone interview tips to prepare you for success. Did you get scheduled for a phone interview? Congratulations! Phone interviews are often used in the selection process as the first step.  They are usually done to speed up the selection process and are usually conducted by one person.  Your preparation should be… Read More »

8 Habits that make you look unprofessional

Do you want that higher paycheck? Professionalism is key. When looking for a job, you want to appear as professional as possible. Exhibiting the image a hiring manager is looking for brings you closer to securing an interview for that big paycheck. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to avoid displaying habits that scream unprofessionalism.… Read More »

8 Job Market Stats that will shock you!

It is a good economy and the digital era has made a huge impact on job seekers and the war on talent. There has been a “perfect storm” of economic growth, rapid expansion of the jobs market, and retiring Baby Boomers.  Are you feeling the talent drought yet? Here are 8 statistics that prove it… Read More »

8 Crazy Interview tips

8 Job Interview tips

Sure, there are standard job interview tips like bring your resume, arrive early and research the company.   But Agency 8 Recruiting has researched interview efficiency for a decade and here are some of our crazy favorites!  Job Interview tips that affect whether you get hired! 1-The time of your interview When you interview matters! Did… Read More »