Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Don't forget about Referral Bonuses!

Attention DISCOVER STAFFING Employees!

We are currently seeking individuals for Office Support and Administrative Positions as well as Warehouse and Assembly (especially soldering) Positions. We know that good people refer good people!

Have applicants contact us at or depending on their location to set an appointment
Once they work 40 hours, you’ll earn $25 – it’s just that easy!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Administrative Assistant in Advertising and Marketing

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Administrative Assistant position in Alpharetta. Will provide all administrative support for director and coordinator of the advertising and marketing division of an international company. Duties include travel arrangements, trade show coordination, equipment inventory, preparation of advertising and marketing materials, and more. Strong MS Office skills required. Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish helpful. Must have 3 to 5 years working in a fast paced office environment. Temp to hire opportunity paying $17 to $20 per hour.

Candidates must be local to the Alpharetta area and have reliable transportation. Only qualified local candidates will be considered. Please send your resume to for consideration.

Job Search Tips

This article by Alison Doyle at offers several practical tips for your job search.

Job Search Tips
Ten Time Saving Tips to Speed Up Your Job Search
By Alison Doyle,

Is your job search off to a slow start or getting stuck? Here are some quick time-saving job search tips that will help your hunt for a new job go smoothly.

Be Prepared. Have a telephone answering machine or voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up in a timely manner. This job search toolkit will help you get everything you need set for your job search.

Be More Than Prepared. Always have an up-to-date resume ready to send - even if you are not currently looking for work. You never know when an opportunity that is too good to pass up might come along.

Don't Wait. If you are laid-off, file for unemployment benefits right away. You may be able to file online or by phone. Waiting could delay your benefits check.

Get Help. Utilize free or inexpensive services that provide career counseling and job search assistance such as college career offices, state Department of Labor offices or your local public library.

Create Your Own Templates. Have copies of your resume and cover letter ready to edit. That way you can change the content to match the requirements of the job you're applying for, but, the contact information and your opening and closing paragraphs won't need to be changed.

Use Job Search Engines. Search the job search engines. Use the job search engine sites to search the major job banks, company sites, associations, and other sites with job postings for you.

Jobs by Email. Let the jobs come to you. Use job search agents to sign up and receive job listings by email. All the major job sites have search agents and some web sites specialize in sending announcements.

Time Savers. Strapped for time? Consider getting help writing or editing your resume. Resume posting services that post your resume to multiple job sites at once can save hours of data entry.

References Ready. Have a list of three references including name, job title, company, phone number and email address ready to give to interviewers.

Use Your Network. Be cognizant of the fact that many, if not most, job openings aren't advertised. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work. Ask if they can help.

This tip isn't a time saver, but, it will broaden your online job search resources.

Don't Stop. Don't limit your job searching to the top sites like Monster, CareerBuilder and HotJobs. Check the smaller niche sites that focus on a particular geographic location or career field and you will find plenty of job listings.

Also remember that DISCOVER STAFFING is another resource to help you in your job search. Send your resume to or for consideration.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Payroll Associate

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for a Payroll Associate position in Alpharetta. This is to cover a leave of absence so will be temporary approximately 3 to 4 months. Must be proficient with ADP PayXpert or ADP PCPW. Great Plains experience helpful. Will process time cards and post to the general ledger. Must have experience with 401K benefit deductions and medical and dental plans.

Candidates must be local to the Alpharetta area and have reliable transportation. Only qualified candidates will be considered. Please send your resume to for consideration.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Electromechanical Assembly

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for a Small Parts Assembly position in Kennesaw. Candidates must have 2-5+ years experience in electromechanical assembly. Experience with soldering required. Fine motor skills, color coding, attention to detail, basic computer skills (including MS word) required. $10

Candidates must be local to the Kennesaw area and have reliable transportation. Only qualified candidates will be considered. Please send your resume to for consideration. No phone calls please.

Monday, January 19, 2009

All that glitters...

As the old saying goes "All that glitters is not gold." You can also say that sometimes things are too good to be true. This can happen on a job search as well. With the advent of the Internet, more and more people can get their message out to the general public and sometimes that message is not legitimate.

When searching public job boards such as Craig's List, keep in mind some general safety tips. The following were compiled by Yahoo! Hotjobs.

Yahoo! HotJobs takes security very seriously and does a number of things to help protect job seekers from fraud. Despite our best efforts, some fraudulent listings may appear on our site from time to time. Thus it is very important that users take common sense precautions to protect themselves:

Never give out personal financial information such as your bank account or credit card number to a potential employer.

Do not give out your social security number unless you are filling out a job application for an employer at their offices. Be wary if you are asked to give your social security number by phone, email, or online.

Do not accept any cashier's check, money orders or any other offer to cash checks for someone.

Never wire money via Western Union or any other money wiring service to a potential employer.

Carefully research companies before sending any information to them. Look up the company's name in an Internet search and get comfortable that they are a legitimate company.

If you have doubts about a company's legitimacy, research the company using Web sites operated by the Better Business Bureau and the United States Federal Trade Commission.

If you think information about you may have been used illegally, report the details to your local police immediately.

Yahoo! Hotjobs also recommends if you see anything posted on their site that appears to be fraudulent, contact their customer support department. Craig's List also has an easy way to flag information that seems to be less than legitimate.

Internet tools are a great resource to finding position, but just remember that not everyone on the Internet is who they say they are. Use a common sense approach.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Positions We Fill

DISCOVER STAFFING is always seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Receptionists
  • General Office Support
  • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Assembly
  • General Warehouse

    And More!

    Please contact your nearest DISCOVER STAFFING Branch office for more information on how to apply with our company. - serving North and South Gwinnett and Peachtree Corners - serving Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Marietta
  • Thursday, January 15, 2009

    Job Interview Tips from HotJobs

    Yahoo! HotJobs is a great resource on advice for the job seeker. This is a great article on what questions not to ask in an interview.

    The Savvy Networker
    10 Questions Never to Ask in Job Interviews
    by: Liz Ryan

    You know enough to bring a list of questions to a job interview. When the interviewer asks you, "So, do you have any questions for me?" the last thing you want to say is "No." But that could be the best option if you're at a loss for words, because some interview questions are better left unasked.
    Here are 10 highly unsuitable interview questions that should never make an appearance, unless you don't want the job:

    1. "What does your company do?"
    This was a reasonable interview question in 1950 or in 1980, before the Internet existed. Today, it's your job to research any company you're interviewing with before setting foot in the door. We need to show up for a job interview knowing what the employer does, who its competitors are, and which of its accomplishments (or challenges) have made the news lately.

    2. "Are you going to do a background check?"
    It is amazing how many job candidates ask this question, which provokes alarm on the part of the interviewer, instead of the more general, "Can you please tell me a little about your selection process, from this point on?" Lots of people have credit issues that cause them worry during a job search, or aren't sure how solid their references from a previous job might be. If you're invited for a second interview, you can broach any sensitive topics from your past then. Asking "Will you do a background check?" makes you look like a person with something to hide.

    3. "When will I be eligible for a raise?"
    Companies fear underpaying people almost as much as they fear overpaying them, because a person who's underpaid vis-a-vis his counterparts in the job market is a person with one eye on the career sites. Instead of asking about your first raise before you've got the job, you can ask (at a second interview) "Does your organization do a conventional one-year performance and salary review?"

    4. "Do you have any other jobs available?"
    A job search requires quick thinking about straight talk, and if a job is far below your abilities, you're better off saying so than beating around the bush with this question. You don't have to take yourself out of the running; you can say, "The job sounds interesting, but frankly I was earning 30% more and supervising people in my last job. Could you help me understand the career path for this role?" That's the cue for the interviewer, if he or she is on the ball, to highlight another job opening that might exist.

    5. "How soon can I transfer to another position?"
    You're broadcasting "I'm outta here at the first chance" when you ask this question. If you like the job, take the job. If it's not for you, wait for the right opportunity. Almost every employer will keep you in your seat for at least one year before approving an internal transfer, so a job-search bait-and-switch probably won't work out the way you'd hoped.

    6. "Can you tell me about bus lines to your facility?"
    Get online and research this yourself. It's not your employer's problem to figure out how you get to work.

    7. "Do you have smoking breaks?"
    If you're working in retail or in a call center, you could ask about breaks. Everyone else, keep mum; if your need to smoke intrudes so much on your work life that you feel the need to ask about it, ask your best friend or significant other for smoking-cessation help as a new-job present. Lots of companies don't permit smoking anywhere on the premises, and some don't like to hire smokers at all. Why give an employer a reason to turn you down?

    8. "Is [my medical condition] covered under your insurance?"
    This is a bad question on two counts. You don't want to tell a perfect stranger about your medical issues, especially one who's deciding whether or not to hire you. Ask to see a copy of the company's benefits booklet when an offer has been extended. This is also a bad question from a judgment standpoint; no department managers and only a tiny percentage of HR people could be expected to know on a condition-by-condition basis what's covered under the health plan. Anyway, your pre-existing condition won't be covered under most corporate plans for at least a year.

    9. "Do you do a drug test?"
    If you have a philosophical objection to drug tests, wait until they ask you to take a drug test and tell them about your objection. Otherwise, your question sounds like, "I'd fail a drug test," so don't ask.

    10. "If you hire me, can I wait until [more than three weeks from now] to start the job?"
    Employers expect you to give two weeks' notice. If you're not working, they'd love to see you more quickly. If you ask for tons of time off before you start working -- unless you have a very good reason -- the employer may think, "How serious is this candidate about working?" In any case, a start-date extension is something to request after you've got the offer in hand, not before.

    Liz Ryan is a 25-year HR veteran, former Fortune 500 VP and an internationally recognized expert on careers and the new millennium workplace. Contact Liz at or join the Ask Liz Ryan online community at www.asklizryan/group.
    The opinions expressed in this column are solely the author's.

    Go to Yahoo! HotJobs for more great advice on finding a new job as well as up to date DISCOVER STAFFING job listings.

    Tuesday, January 13, 2009

    Temp to Hire Receptionist Position in Alpharetta

    Thank you so much for responding to this position. At this time our client has extended an offer. Please continue to check back here for the most up to date DISCOVER STAFFING job postings.

    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking a receptionist for an office in Alpharetta. This is a temp to hire opportunity and will encompass a wide variety of duties. Must have good communication skills, an outgoing personality and a professional attitude. Must be proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. This position will be a hybrid of multiple tasks so experience in Human Resources or Accounting highly preferred. Up to $35,000/year salary. Hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

    Candidates must be local to the Alpharetta area and have reliable transportation. Only qualified local candidates will be considered. Please send resume to for consideration.

    Monday, January 12, 2009

    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.

    Tuesday, January 6, 2009


    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for Assembly positions in Alpharetta. Must have previous experience using hand tools such as pliers and screw drivers. Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. Must be local to the Alpharetta area and have reliable tranportation.

    Please email resume for consideration to