Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Regional Sales

DISCOVER STAFFING is currently working with a software company in Alpharetta seeking candidates for Regional Sales. Will be managing all aspects of the West Coast territory development. Will work with existing customers, update product info, respond to inquiries, forecast, and support channel partners. Must have excellent communication skills. 3 years of inside sales experience, IT or Software experience helpful. This is a fun and progressive company that values teamwork. Hours are 10-6:30 except Fridays which is 9-5:30. $38,000 to $41,000 plus commission and excellent benefits.

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

Friday, October 22, 2010

Claims Compliance Administrative Assistant

Thank you for your interest in this position. Our client has identified several candidates and is not accepting additional resumes at this time. Keep checking back to our job board for the most up to date postings.

DISCOVER STAFFING is seeking professional candidates for a direct hire position in Kennesaw. Must be extremely detail oriented and be very consistent. Must have solid written communication skills including spelling, grammar and usage. Other requirements including 3+ years administrative support experience, and expert knowledge of MS Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Insurance or legal experience helpful but not required. Salary between $40,000 and $45,000 a year.

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Merchandise Manager

DISCOVER STAFFING is seeking a Merchandise Manager for a company in Ball Ground, GA. Must be proficient in MS Office, have retail merchandiser experience, and sewing experience is helpful. Will have involvement with new product development including evaluating costs, all admin functions such as tracking, follow up and execution, working with samples and colors, finalizing patterns, fit and construction of the product. Position pays $40,000 to $50,000.

Please send resume to for consideration. Please use the job title as the subject if your email.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Current Available Positions

DISCOVER STAFFING specializes in General Office Support and Light Industrial positions in Cobb, North Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Our opportunities are always changing, so please check back frequently for the newest listings.

Cobb County:

  • Bookkeeper w/Multi Family Housing Experience
  • Claims Compliance Admin

    North Fulton County:

  • Telemarketing
  • Admin/Receptionist
  • Data Entry
  • New! Press Operator

    Gwinnett County:

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Clerical Office Support Thank you for your interest in this position. The client has made a hiring decision at this time. This is the type of position we handle regularly, so please send your resume for possible future opportunities.
  • Marketing and Sales Support Admin Thank you for your interest in this position. The client has made a hiring decision at this time.
  • Part Time Web Designer Thank you for your interest in this position. The client has made a hiring decision at this time.
  • Industrial Sewing/Quilting
  • Receptionist

    Please send your resume to for consideration. Please include the job title and a short cover letter in your email.
  • 8 Tips for Editing Your Resume

    Grammar and style really do matter. MSN Careers posted this great article about how to apply these rules to your resume.

    8 Résumé Editing Tips
    By Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Résumé Expert & Career Strategist

    Depending on how it's written, your résumé can make or break your job search. A professional, well-written résumé can have employers banging down your door; but a sloppy, mistake-laden résumé can turn off a hiring manager in a split second. Proofreading is a must. Neglect doing it and you could send out a résumé with simple mistakes that could have been avoided.

    Before you send yours to an employer, follow this checklist to ensure it is the highest-quality representation of yourself.

    1. Grammar and spelling -- Use the grammar and spell check function in Microsoft Word. When you are finished with that, print out your résumé and read the document word for word. Spell check won't know that you meant to enter "manager" when you actually typed "manger."

    2. Capitalization -- Use a manual such as the "Gregg Reference Manual" or "Strunk and White's Elements of Style" if you do not know capitalization rules. The most common capitalization errors are with job titles. You capitalize a person's job title only when it precedes his or her name. (Example: President Peters) You do not capitalize a job title when it comes after the name as a description. (Example: Mr. Peters, the president of XYZ Corporation...)

    3. Punctuation -- Check for proper and consistent use of punctuation. Again, if you are unsure, refer to a reference manual. If you don't own one, there are many accessible for free online.

    4. Run-on sentences -- Check to make sure you do not have run-ons: They are difficult to read and comprehend. A run-on sentence is defined as two or more sentences that have been joined together without a conjunction or the correct punctuation. (Example: I produced strategies for growth management and market contraction and identified profitable acquisition and diversification opportunities and facilitated negotiations for sale of software division to Fortune 500 company.)

    5. Consistency -- You must be consistent with your number usage (dates, money, numbers), plurals and abbreviations. For example, don't list one date as "8/2004" and then list another as "3/15/2004." Also, be aware of listing software consistently (abbreviation use). MS Word and Microsoft Outlook are both correct, but not consistent when used in the same document.

    6. Education section -- When you have a degree, list only the year that you obtained your degree. When you list your dates, (i.e.: 9/1998 to 1/2002) many résumé-scanning systems will not recognize that you obtained a degree, only that you attended college for a period of time.

    7. Ampersands -- Ampersands (&) generally do not belong on a résumé. There are a few exceptions. One exception is a well-known company name (AT&T). Another exception is well-known industry terms (P&L). Overuse of the ampersand indicates laziness when repeatedly substituting it for "and."

    8. Hyperlinks -- Sometimes, your e-mail and Web addresses may be automatically hyperlinked when typing your résumé and will need to be deactivated. The reason is that many spam filters treat links of any kind as potential junk mail. You don't want your résumé destined for the recycle bin before it's even read. To deactivate hyperlinks in MS Word, highlight the link, go to the "Insert" drop down menu, scroll down to and click "Hyperlink", and on the lower left-hand side of this screen there should be a little button that says "Remove link." When you find it, give it a little click and, voila, the hyperlink is gone. Or, just highlight the link, right click on it and scroll down to "remove link" to deactivate the link.

    Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Résumé Expert & Career Strategist
    web: | twitter: @jenniferanthony

    Monday, October 4, 2010

    How Your Resume Can Date You

    The best thing to be in this job climate is cutting edge. At the very least, we should all make sure our resumes are up to date not only with our experience but with resume trends. Yahoo! Finance posted this great article about making sure your resume style and content doesn't date you right out of the competition.

    7 Ways Your Resume Dates You
    Porcshe Moran
    Monday, September 27, 2010

    The turbulent economy has forced many people to go back into the job market for the first time in years. If there is a thick layer of dust on your resume it might be beneficial to learn the new rules of resume writing and presentation before you start submitting applications. Even the most qualified applicant might not get called in for an interview if his resume creates the impression that he is out of touch with the current business environment. Do not assume that an impressive cover letter can serve as a substitute for a poorly written resume.

    1. References Upon Request

    There is no need to waste valuable resume space on this outdated section. Employers assume that you will provide references if asked. Instead, keep a separate page with the names and contact information of your references ready to supply to the employer once you have advanced in the interview process.

    2. One Resume Fits All

    While it is smart to keep a master resume on file, you need to customize it to fit each job for which you apply. Job-seekers who take the time to tailor their resume to the employer's needs will stand out from the pack. Eliminate the details that don't apply to the position and emphasize the ones that make you look the most qualified. It might take a little extra time to apply using this technique, but it will be worth it when your interview offers increase.

    3. Objective Statement

    The professional summary or profile has replaced the objective statement. Employers are focused on what candidates can do for them, not what the business can do for the candidate. You will sell yourself better with a concise bulleted list of the qualifications and accomplishments that make you a match for the position.

    4. Single-Page Resume

    One of the most touted resume rules is that the document must be one page. Many people will go to extremes to follow this command, resulting in tiny, unreadable font sizes just to avoid having a resume that extends onto the second page.

    Unless you are a newcomer to the job market, it is entirely possible that you'll need more than a page to adequately showcase your skills and qualifications. If you have enough job experience that fits the position, it is acceptable to extend your resume length to two pages. Keep your resume succinct and relevant, but don't go under a 10-pt. font size.

    5. Lack of Social Networking

    Websites such as Facebook and Twitter might be considered distractions in the workplace, but they can be an asset on a resume. Employers want to know that applicants are up-to-date with current technology and communication trends. Links to a professional online portfolio, blog or LinkedIn page should be included in your resume header. There is a good chance that employers will do an internet search to find out more about potential employees, so make sure that all of your social networking profiles project a professional image.

    6. Too Much Information

    It is not necessary to give your life story on a resume. In fact, providing an employer with too much information can be detrimental to your chances of employment. Delete information about where and when you graduated high school. Ditch irrelevant jobs from 15 years ago. Although it was standard practice in some industries years ago, it is now inappropriate to include personal details in a resume such as information about your hobbies, religion, age and family status. Not only does it look unprofessional, but that information could be used to discriminate against you.

    An employer will ask if they want to know why you left previous positions, so don't mention it on your resume. The rule of thumb is to pare down your resume to only include things that show why you are the perfect fit for the specific position for which you are applying.

    7. Outdated Terminology and Skills

    Skills in obsolete computer software and systems should be removed from your resume. Technical experience is critical in nearly every industry and employers often use technology keywords to find resumes in electronic databases. Listing basic computer skills such as word processing and using an internet browser is not recommended because employers will assume that you have those proficiencies. The job description is the best guide to determine the terminology and technology skills that should show up on your resume.

    The Bottom Line
    In a fast-paced and competitive job market the parameters for writing a resume continue to change. Resumes that do not reflect knowledge of the current needs in the workplace and the new rules of how to present yourself to an employer will likely end up in the trash.