Monday, August 31, 2009

Production Data Entry

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for a Production Data Entry position in Alpharetta. Candidates must display proficiency in Data Entry in both speed and accuracy. Will be entering critical information into a company data base. Must have 2-5 years experience in a high volume data entry environment. Temp to Hire opportunity. $11.00 per hour.

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


Thank you for your interest in these positions. Currently, our client has filled their opportunities. Please continue to check back for our most up to date job listings.

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for several production positions.

Our client is looking for experience in each of the three following positions:

  • Cleanroom
  • Soldering
  • Injection Molding

    Candidates must be local to the Alpharetta area and have reliable transportation. $10 per hour, temporary to hire opportunities.

    Please send your resume to for consideration
  • Using LinkedIn

    The biggest networking buzz on the career front right now is LinkedIn. Associated Content provides this article on the subject.

    How to Use LinkedIn with your Job Search
    August 17, 2009 by Jeremy Ross

    LinkedIn is a social networking site similar to Facebook. A good way to think about LinkedIn is calling it Facebook for business people. Like other social networking sites, LinkedIn can greatly help with your job search process. This article will detail fundamental steps to help increase the chance of landing that ideal job.

    First, you need to create an account. Create a profile and fill out as much information as possible. Your profile will look better when it is as detailed as possible. If you have a professional looking picture, it would be helpful to upload it too. Now that you have a profile or an account, you need to make contacts. Contacts can be friends from school, parents, or people you have worked with during internships or summer jobs.

    You can ask people for recommendations. A recommendation is similar to reference letters, but much less is written. Only ask people you believe will write positive things about you. Your profile is searchable by many people. This should be professional at all times to help you land that perfect job.

    Join groups that deal with companies you would like to work for or companies you have worked for and job groups that revolve around specific areas such as finance. The benefit of joining groups is it helps grow your network. You are no longer just connected to friends and friends of friends, but now people in groups and friends of those people.

    Now you have a network. The next step is to search for jobs. LinkedIn has a built in job page. Companies post positions that they are looking to fill. These postings are usually better than the flaky postings on some on job board sites. You can search by location, level, or position type. Play around to see what works best.

    You need to use your network to the fullest potential. Contact everyone you can and let them know your situation. Explain what you are seeking and if they can help. If the contact works in an industry or for a particular company, you can ask more detailed information such as "is there anyone you can put me in touch with regarding
    employment at company xyz." It is amazing how willing people are to help. I guarantee that you will be surprised by this too.

    LinkedIn is a fantastic website that can help anyone of any career level find future employment. The keys are to have a great profile with a big network that you can contact for help. Good luck with your job search. It will pay off in the end.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Multiple Positions Available

    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking qualified candidates for a variety of positions in the North Atlanta area.

  • R&D Technician with chemistry and laboratory experience in Alpharetta
  • Inside Sales with medical product experience in Alpahretta
  • Senior Mechanical Inspector with CMM experience in Lawrenceville
  • Production Data Entry 9000+kph in Alpharetta
  • HR Generalist in Alpharetta
  • Account Services Coordinator with consumer product and business to business experience in Alpharetta
  • Quality Assurance Auditor with an English or Editing background in Norcross
  • Scheduler for evenings and weekends in Norcross
  • Service Quality Analyst with data analysis experience in Alpharetta
  • Accounts Receivable/Billing with Deltek Vision experience in Norcross
  • Cleanroom assembly and packaging in a sterile environment in Alpharetta
  • Production with soldering and production goal experience in Alpharetta
  • Production with injection molding and production goal experience in Alpharetta
  • Bookkeeper with GL, A/P, A/R and general accounting experience in Alpharetta Thank you for your interest in the bookkeeper position. The client has put this opportunity on hold at this time.

    For more information please send your resume and indicate which position you are interested in.

    For opportunities in North Fulton please send your resume to or

    For opportunities in Gwinnett please send your resume to
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2009


    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for several production positions.

  • Production Lead
  • Clean Room: Assembly and packaging of medical products
  • Machine Operator
  • Soldering

    Candidates must be local to the Alpharetta area and have reliable transportation. $10 per hour, temporary to hire opportunities.

    Please send your resume to for consideration
  • Monday, August 24, 2009

    Accounts Receivable/Billing

    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking an experienced Accounts Receivable/Billing professional. Must have Deltek Vision experience. Position is located in Norcross. Salary between $30,000 and $34,000.

    Please send your resume to for consideration. Only qualified applicants will be considered.

    Friday, August 21, 2009

    Service Quality Analyst

    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for a Service Quality Analyst position in Alpharetta. Will provide analysis of service data including call center reports, return records, claims, Internet forums and product reviews. Will help identify problems and room for improvement. Must have 3-5 years professional work experience and data/statistical analysis. Consumer electronics experience a plus.

    Please send resumes to for consideration. Only qualified candidates will be considered.

    Monday, August 17, 2009

    De-Cluttering your Resume

    MSN's Careerbuilder page strikes again with this informative article on how to make your resume clear and concise.

    HD Résumé: Making Things Crystal Clear
    By Rachel Zupek, writer

    By now you've heard several times that the job market is competitive and it's more important than ever that you stand out to employers through your cover letter and résumé.

    Well, you're about to hear it again.

    "While it is always important to have a remarkable résumé, a bad economy makes it even more important," says Kathy Sweeney, a certified professional résumé writer for The Write Résumé. "With this situation in mind, it is more important than ever to communicate the value you bring to a potential employer."

    Here are a few pearls of wisdom: Communicating your value to an employer is not done by crowding your résumé with phrases like "results driven" or "motivated." It won't be done by listing what you think is an impressive list of job duties, and it sure as heck won't be done by sending out one standard résumé for every application. None of these mistakes will help pave your way for an interview, but you can bet they will aid in digging your career grave.

    So what is the easiest way to grab an employer's attention? Simple: Spell things out for them.

    "The primary function of a résumé is to get a candidate noticed in an effort to gain interviews," Sweeney says. "It is a marketing document, in which a candidate sells his or her value to the employer. If the meat of the résumé is simply job duties, it will not do the job seeker any favors."

    If you need help creating your high-definition résumé, here are five common résumé errors you might be making, and how you can make things crystal clear for employers:

    1. You aren't quantifying results
    Applicants often don't know the difference between quantifying results and just stating a job responsibility. A job responsibility is something that you do on a daily basis and a quantified achievement is the result of that responsibility, Sweeney says.

    "In this tight economy, employers want to know whether you can make or save them money," Sweeney says. "By quantifying results, you show the next employer the results you have been able to obtain, either in dollar figures, percentages or comparative numbers."

    To truly impress an employer, you need to highlight situations where you went 'above and beyond' your normal job duties. If you developed a process or procedure that reduced time in completing a certain task, finished a project 10 days ahead of schedule or recommended a way to cut costs, included those in your résumé, Sweeney says. All of these can be calculated out to show dollars saved for an employer.

    2. You didn't include keywords
    We hear a lot about using keywords in our résumés and letters, but many job seekers just don't get it. They don't know what they are, where to find them or how to include them in their résumé.

    Keywords are usually found in the job description for an available position. Keywords are not "team player" or "good communication skills," Sweeney says. Keywords are specific to the position. For an accountant, for example, keywords might include "accounts payable," "accounts receivable" or "month-end reporting."

    "The whole goal from an employer's perspective is to drill down to the least amount of candidates possible for interviewing purposes," Sweeney says. "Keywords are utilized to trim down applicants to the most qualified candidates."

    3. You buried your achievements
    Perhaps you did list some accomplishments on your résumé, but they are mixed in with your job duties. What good is that going to do you? This method will not allow an employer to quickly assess your ability to produce results, which is ultimately why they want to hire you.

    "If a candidate buries his achievement in a job description, nothing is going to stand out. A job seeker needs to outline what his duties are, as those are what most often match the job posting," Sweeney says. "On a job posting, you will see duties listed. For instance, 'Candidate will be charged with creating relationships with customers and selling XYZ product line.' However, job postings will never say, 'Must produce at least $5 million per year in revenue.' While it is important to list that you 'develop relationships and sell products' as a job duty, you need to separate your daily functions from your results, as employers do not want to 'wade through' your job descriptions to identify your achievements."

    In order to make your achievements stand out, Sweeney suggests listing the job duties first in paragraph format, and then incorporate a bulleted area below the paragraph entitled "key accomplishments" to list your achievements.

    4. You didn't include a summary
    Including a summary on your résumé is one of those steps that many job seekers forget to take -- and if they do remember, they usually include the wrong information. Your career summary should portray your experience and emphasize how it will help the prospective employer, Sweeney says. It should be very specific and include explicit industry-related functions, quantifiable achievements or your areas of expertise.

    "You will lose an employer's attention if this section is too broad," Sweeney says. "Know the type of position you are targeting and use the keywords that relate to it based upon your background."

    5. Your résumé isn't targeted
    The best way to make things clear for an employer is to target your résumé to that company and its open positions. If your résumé is generic, it makes the employer have to guess at the type of position you want.

    "Human resources managers do not have time to figure out what position will best suit a candidate," Sweeney says. "Let an employer know where you fit into their company."

    You should target all areas of your résumé to match what the employer is asking for -- if nothing else, change the summary, because it will be the first area read by hiring managers, Sweeney says. "Look at what is important in the position posting. Then, tweak your profile and perhaps some of your position descriptions to match your qualifications to the position," she adds.

    Now what?
    Now that you've got your HD résumé, you need to put it in front of the right pair of eyes. Don't just post it to a job board and wait for something to happen. Utilize your networks, post on social and professional networking sites and answer questions on industry forums or blogs in a well-thought-out manner, Sweeney suggests.

    "You might have a great résumé, but if no one can find it, it defeats the purpose," Sweeney says.

    Rachel Zupek is a writer and blogger for and its job blog, The Work Buzz. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Follow her on Twitter:

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009


    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for an Auditing position. Must have a degree in English or a related field and experience as an editor, writer, journalist or similar. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook as well as have excellent grammar, vocabulary and spelling skills. Must be available to work evening and weekend hours. Some of the work will be completed at home so much have a home phone line and reliable Internet access. $13 per hour. Candidates who speak French Canadian also encouraged to apply.

    Please send your resume to for consideration.


    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for a Scheduling position. Will be responsible for contacting independent contractors and scheduling them for events. May make up to 60 phone calls an hour. Required evening and weekend hours. Will be working both in the office and from home so a home phone line and reliable Internet access is required. Must have prior experience with call center or telemarketing.

    Please send your resume to for consideration.

    Criminal Researcher

    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking several Criminal Research Specialists. 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 send your resume to for consideration.

    Thursday, August 6, 2009

    R&D Technician

    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking an R&D Technician for a company in Suwanee. Must have at least an associates degree in Chemistry or similar and 1+ year related laboratory experience. Must have knowledge of Excel. Will be working with adhesives and components. $15-$20 per hour depending on experience.

    Must be local to the Suwanee area and have reliable transportation. Please send a resume to for consideration.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009

    Production Data Entry

    DISCOVER STAFFING is currently seeking candidates for a Production Data Entry position in Alpharetta. Candidates must display proficiency in Data Entry in both speed and accuracy. Will be entering critical information into a company data base. Must have 2-5 years experience in a high volume data entry environment. Temp to Hire opportunity. $11.00 per hour.

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

    Don't Waste Your Time

    Great atvice from Yahoo! Hotjobs today about 5 things to avoid while looking for a job.

    Deceptive Targets in the Job Hunt
    5 Methods That Waste Your Time

    by Caroline M.L. Potter, Yahoo! HotJobs

    Time is money -- whether you've got a job or not. While it may be tempting to chase down every possibility when you're searching for work, don't. Many can lead you down a blind alley -- where you may lose the contents of your wallet.
    A focused search using tried and true methods, especially networking, will lead to your next job, not tactics that smack of desperation.

    Avoid these five job-hunting "don'ts" that will yield the poorest of results, according to leading workplace advisor Liz Ryan.

    1. Spray and pray.

    Don't blindly send your resume unsolicited, electronically or otherwise, to any company without first making verbal contact. Says Ryan, founder of, "Tossing out un-customized cover letters and undifferentiated resumes in huge volumes and crossing your fingers is a job-search non-starter. That doesn't work, and it hasn't worked in 10 years, or more." Establish a connection before sending a customized cover letter and, adds Ryan, "You can even customize your resume if a job opening calls for it."

    2. Stand in line for a job fair.

    Admits Ryan, "Sad to say, but most job fairs are a waste of time. Avoid the huge cattle call-type job fairs where zillions of employers have booths, yet no one is taking resumes." There are some job fairs that have value. Ryan, a former human resources executive, points to company-specific open hours and college placement job fairs. Tap your network to learn if anyone can recommend worthwhile fairs. "Ask around before you head off to a job fair or risk having your time wasted and your ego dashed."

    3. Earn certifications nobody wants.

    It's common to feel less-than-confident in your skills if you're having a hard time finding work, but don't rush out to spend money on any additional training unless you're certain it will yield improved results. Ryan reveals, "Before you sign up for a certification training program, check the job boards to make sure that employers are asking for it. There's no sense investing time and money in a certification no one wants."

    If you're getting the hard-sell from an educational institution, Ryan says, "Ask the people at the school that's doing the certifying, 'Which local employers have hired your graduates in the past year?' If they can't tell you, run away."

    4. Pay a headhunter.

    Don't dole out money to any kind of recruiter or sign a contract agreeing to do so. "Real headhunters, also known as search consultants or third-party recruiters, won't take your money. They get paid by employers to fill open jobs." She warns, "If a recruiter calls or emails you to say s/he's got jobs open, and then invites you to his or her office for a counseling session and presents you with a range of career-coaching services, bolt for the exit. Real search professionals won't take a dime from their candidates."

    5. Sign up with a resume fax-blast service.

    This old-school -- and desperate -- tactic is a total turn-off to potential employers and smacks of spam. Ryan says, "Services that send out hundreds or thousands of your resumes might have been worthwhile 20 years ago. Today, they're worse than pointless, because it irks employers to get unsolicited resumes. Forget the fax-blast services and do your own careful research to reach decision-makers with messages they actually want to hear."