8 Ways To Utilize Quarantine To Learn New Skills

We are going into month 4 of quarantine and the motivation of becoming a more skilled, knowledgeable person has waned. Let’s use this time to learn new skills and boost our competitive edge in the job market. 1. Sign up for a skills development program. Sites like SkillShare, Udemy, and others offer classes on everything… Read More »

8 Biggest Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Interview Mistake to avoid

8 Interview Mistakes to avoid You have a great resume and impeccable references–the only thing left is to nail the job interview. So let’s make sure you don’t make these 8 common interview mistakes: Don’t show up casual Impressions matter. You may love to wear baseball hats but they have no place in the interview. … Read More »

Here are 8 life advice tips from Drag Queen Icon RuPaul

drag queen

The Star, RuPaul, opened up in his new book “Guru” and gave us sage advice on life. The 59-year old Drag Queen made an unlikely career by being his authentic self. He has been at the bottom and at the top… and knows how to fake it till you make it. Here are a few… Read More »

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

Food bank in Texas

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 Employee act

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

Improve your LinkedIn Presence

10 easy steps to creating your LinkedIn profile (from a Recruiters POV) 1.) Take it in bite-sized steps and follow steps 1-10 over the next month to get to 100% completion on LinkedIn, 2)Get a professional-looking picture; preferably where you are in a suit, at a wedding, or in some type of collar. Smile!  Make… Read More »

8 Tips on Virtual Hiring Best Practices

Use Technology

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 Phone Interview Tips That Will Get You A Second Round

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 »

COVID-19 Update

Agency 8 is committed to giving employers and job seekers the resources they need to succeed during the pandemic. Our facility is stocked with masks, gloves, and other PPEs to keep clients and employees safe, as well as having an open air and virtual interview options to abide by social distancing standards. Agency 8 remains open and operational to help support you through this crisis. We have implemented many health safety protocols, such as over 50% of our staff is working remotely and maintaining social distancing for those in the office, to keep our employees, clients, and the public safe. Additionally, we are having our clients complete their drug testing at a third-party facility instead of at our office. Agency 8 is here to guide you through the crisis and come out winning. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact team@agency8recruiting.com and we will promptly answer.