We are Not a Temp Agency

As a recruiter, I’ve recently had several people come to me and say they are frustrated with temp agencies. Whether it’s a lack of communication, follow up, or a lack of job opportunities, working with temp agencies can sometimes be a full-time job. Why Barracuda is Different We at Barracuda Staffing pride ourselves in finding… Read More »

Social Media and the Job Search

Social media has come to penetrate almost every part of our daily lives. When you are looking for a new job opportunity, your online presence can both help and harm you. Few understand just how many recruiters and HR teams rely on social media to clue them in on deciding factors. Companies are placing more… Read More »

Why Work With a Staffing Agency?

This week, we will discuss the pros and cons of working with a staffing agency from an Employee perspective; next week, we will discuss the pros and cons from an Employer standpoint. Why should I use a staffing agency to help me find a job? Most people who have used a staffing agency to find… Read More »

Could Your Employment History Be Holding You Back?

  This is a Tale of Two Employees; Jim and Bob both just graduated from high school and were looking for work. Both men needed a paycheck coming in as soon as possible. Jim said that he would “take anything”, and was immediately hired to the night shift as a forklift operator/material handler making $10… Read More »

5 Steps to Developing a Good Work Ethic

How To Develop A Good Work Ethic In 5 Easy Steps A good work ethic is key to being successful at anything in life – and will make you a more valuable employee. 1. Practice punctuality. Develop the habit of being on time or early for all appointments. Getting to class ahead of schedule gives… Read More »

Be On Time: 7 No-Brainer Tips on Punctuality

Be On Time: 7 No-Brainer Tips on Punctuality Being on time is one of the most effective ways to build confidence and trust with everyone in your life. Unfortunately, it often seems that being punctual has become quaint and outdated?  For instance, take a look at these honest-to-goodness excuses from a CareerBuilder study that real people… Read More »

Things You Can Do After A Really Bad Job Interview

Everyone can have a bad job interview. Knowing some things you can do to salvage the wreckage can leave you in a much better place. Here are some excerpts from a Forbes.com article that we think can really help. You can find the full article at Forbes.com. You can’t rewind and redo the interview—nor can… Read More »

8 Helpful Tips on How to Get and Keep the Job

8 Helpful Tips on How to Get and Keep the Job Knowing what skills you need to develop to make yourself a valuable resource to employers, such as being reliable and responsible, will help you succeed in the work world. Here are a few other tips to help you in your work life. Be Able… Read More »

5 Things About Your Resume

5 Things Your Résumé Is Not Your résumé is a marketing document – not your autobiography or a list of job responsibilities. We would like to share this article by Arnie Fertig we found on U.S. News & World Report Money with you. Barracuda Staffing understands that the job search process can be very stressful.… Read More »

Job Search: 5 Simple Steps to Interview Success

Job Search: 5 Simple Steps to Interview Success Do Your Research – The more background information you have on the company, the more confident you will feel during the interview. If you know who will be conducting the interview, try to research them prior to the interview – LinkedIn is a good place to start.… Read More »