Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Going Back to School

Thinking about going back to school? This article gives some good avice for those thinking about returning to college or technical school.


DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking an experienced Electronic Technician. Position is located in the Doraville area. Will be repairing equipment used to locate underground utility lines. Must have a minimum of two years electronic experience. Must be able to troubleshoot, solder and read schematics. $15 per hour. Must be able to pass background check.

Candidates must be local to the Doraville area and have reliable transportation. Please send your resume to for consideration.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Resume Writing

The art of the job search really comes down to a successfully designed resume. Yahoo! Hotjobs, where you can also find the most up to date DISCOVER STAFFING job postings, has a great resource for resume tips.

Some people suggest using a resume writing service to prepare your resume. Most recruiters will tell you that this is a waste of your money. Resume writing, though it may seem daunting, is a relatively simple endeavor. Once you follow some basic steps the rest is simply making sure that the resume format is easy to read. Don't make your resume too busy by including lots of different font styles, graphics or colors. By no means should you include a photograph of yourself on your resume. Let your experience speak for itself. It is also a good idea to tailor your resume for each position. This allows you to really showcase the skills that relate to the particular job.

One last suggestion regarding your contact information. This may seem like a small thing, but make sure you are using a professional sounding email address. Most of the time it should be some form of your own name such as your first initial and last name. Don't use that personal email address like "FootballNut44" or "Superscrapbooker". And please make sure that your email address isn't inappropriately suggestive in any way such as "hotmama08". Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo are free services where you can create new email addresses and manage your inbox. That way, you can still use your personal email address for friends and family.

You can find more information on resume mistake that annoy hiring managers in this article from Careerbuilder.

Best of luck with your resume and in your job search.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Criminal Research Specialist

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking several Criminal Research Specialists in the Duluth area. Local candidates only please! Must have education or legal experience. This role will include extensive research and confidential investigations. Must be proficient in Word & Excel. This is a temp to hire opportunity. Must pass credit, criminal, and a drug screen.

Please email your resume to for consideration.

Office Manager for small company in Kennesaw/Marietta area

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Office Manager position at an Engineering company in the Kennesaw/Marietta area.

This person will handle phones, support the president, assist accounting, some HR functions, travel arrangements both national and international, purchasing, facilities management, maintain office records and facilitate shipping. Must know Microsoft Office including PowerPoint. Must be able to multi-task and be okay with a unstructured environment where tasks change regularly. Experience with technology companies and a bachelors degree highly preferred.

Candidates must be local to the Marietta or Kennesaw area and have reliable transportation. Only qualified candidates will be considered. Please send your resume to

Billing Specialist for Small Logistics Company in Alpharetta

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking a Billing Specialist for a small logistics company in Alpharetta. Experience in Accounts Payable and Receivable. Must be proficient in MS Excel. Knowledge of Mac is helpful. Temp to hire. $12 per hour.

Candidates must be local to the Alpharetta and have reliable transportation. Please send resume to for consideration.

Form I-9 Compliance

When you apply with DISCOVER STAFFING or any staffing service, you will be asked to bring with you IDs to show that you are eligible to work in the United States. So, what does that actually mean to you? Please check out the official PDF form of the current I-9.

On the fourth page, you will see a list of approved documents. These are the forms that you need to bring with you when you apply. You only need to provide either one document from List A or a combination of one document from List B and one document from List C. Companies cannot accept two forms from the same list. Companies also cannot specify exactly which forms you provide.

What the I-9 actually does is verify that the employer has reviewed your employment eligibility status and determined that you are eligible to be employed legally in the United States. Companies face stiff penalties from the Department of Homeland Security for not completing this information accurately.

Thank you so much for your cooperation in the I-9 process.