4 Mistakes to Avoid in Addressing Employment Gaps

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Did 2020 leave you with an employment gap on your resume?  This is the period of time (months or years) when the job seeker was unemployed. Gaps on the resume can be by choice or hardship.  Sometimes, people decide to stay unemployed because they want to raise their children, travel, or go to school full… Read More »

8 Simple Tips for KEEPING your New Year Goals

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Make good GR8 Choices 8 tips for KEEPING your New Year goals We can set all the goals in the world but the success of your achievements will still boil down to one thing…great choices!  Expect that you will be challenged and here are a few tips to keep those goals in a positive direction… Read More »

Hire for attitude, train for skills.

Hire for Attitude

Recruiting top talent with a unique skill set has always been hard. Recruiting the right skills plus the right attitude….it’s crazy hard. If you had to make a choice of one over the other, which one would you pick? Learn why companies like Southwest Airlines pick attitude as the key factor in hiring criteria and… Read More »

Graduating During the Pandemic? Here’s How to Secure a Job

  We all thought that only the Class of 2020 was going to have online graduation and job uncertainty, but the woes of the pandemic seem like they are bleeding into 2021. Graduating is scary by itself, but graduating during a pandemic and high unemployment adds additional anxiety to your life. With impending student loan… Read More »

Ace Your Next Interview With the STAR Method

Behavioral interview questions are the bane of job seekers’ existence, but they are essential to hiring managers as they help predict a candidate’s future performance and behavior. These questions are designed to assess your personality, abilities, and skills, so it is extremely important that you answer these questions tactfully. Stumped on how to answer these… Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

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.