Josephine's Personnel Services, Inc.

How to Ace Your Next Interview and Open Job Listings

October 24th, 2017

Are you on the job hunt? Whether you’re looking to land your first position or make your next big career move, the interview is a crucial step in the process. Once you’re ready to meet with the hiring manager, it’s time to nail the job interview and wow them with your experience. During this time, these are three great questions to ask.

Ace Your Interview: 3 Questions to Ask

  1. How would you describe your company’s culture?

Beyond the job’s essential duties, company culture can make a big difference in whether or not you’ll enjoy your job. Filling a job opening requires finding a candidate who will be not only a good fit for the company, but thinks the company is a good fit for them. Employment is a two-way street, so be sure to know as much about the company’s culture, values, day-to-day activities and work environment as you can; the HR rep is a great person to ask. If possible, try and speak with a current employee or two in the hallways or break room as well. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Fix Barriers of Effective Workplace Communication

August 15th, 2017

Is communication the best it can be in your workplace? The way information is dispersed throughout your office can make a big impact on the morale, employee engagement and the wellness of your team members. Avoiding these common communication issues is a good way to keep the tone in your office positive and productive while ensuring your team members remain happy and committed to their jobs.

Is communication the best it can be in your workplace?

How to Fix Communication Barriers: 4 Tips

  1. Discourage Destructive Office Gossip

Does your office have an anti-gossip policy? Maybe it should. Office gossip is one of the most destructive workplace forces, and has the power to de-motivate your whole team. To avoid it, managers should refrain from participating and spreading gossip about those in the office, and encourage others to do the same. Not only is this in poor taste; it can lead to serious repercussions if you spread untrue statements about an employee. It’s best to stay out of the cliques and let workplace gossip sizzle out on its own.

  1. Ask Your Team for Constructive Feedback

How will you know if there’s room to improve if you don’t ask your team for their feedback? Inquire if there is anything your workers need help with or would like to see around the office, and they are more likely to be motivated and stay engaged. Another way to achieve this is to hold annual employee engagement surveys to get anonymous, honest feedback. Read the rest of this entry »

Now Hiring! Open Job Listings for November

November 22nd, 2016

Are you on the job hunt? You won’t want to miss our open job listings for November. Our talented staff works hard to place top talent with a wide variety of businesses in the fields of Administrative, Clerical, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Healthcare, Medical, IT, Technical, Light Industrial and Manufacturing. See below for a look into the diverse employment opportunities we have available this November, ranging from certified nursing assistants to administrative analysts.

Read on for our open employment opportunities this November.

Read on for our open employment opportunities this November.

November’s Open Job Listings

  • Healthcare Division – Certified Nursing Assistants and Registered Nurses
  • Customer Service
  • Intermediate Clerk
  • Senior Clerk
  • Senior Secretary
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Administrative Technician
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Senior Personnel Analyst
  • Principal Financial Analyst
  • Senior Administrative Analyst
  • Principal Administrative Analyst
  • Project Support Manager
  • Junior Accountant
  • Packager, Assembler, Shipping & Receiving
  • Material Handler
  • Forklift Driver

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Seeking a New Career? October’s Open Job Listings

October 18th, 2016

Here at Josephine’s Professional Staffing, we’re always seeking talented new candidates who would be a good fit for our open job listings. Through our extensive employment process, we work to place job seekers with great local businesses in the fields of Administrative, Clerical, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Healthcare, Medical, IT, Technical, Light Industrial and Manufacturing.

On the job hunt? Don't miss these open opportunities!

On the job hunt? Don’t miss these open opportunities!

Here is a list of the employment opportunities we have available for the month of October, ranging from warehouse assistant to engineer in training.

  • Material Handler – San Jose Area
  • Certified Nursing Assistants – Palo Alto, San Jose Area, Santa Clara, San Francisco
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses – Different areas in the Bay Area
  • Warehouse Assistant – San Jose
  • Document Control Manager – San Mateo, Oakland
  • Engineer in Training – San Mateo, Oakland

Are You a Good Fit Our Open Positions? How to Apply

If you’d like to apply for any of these open positions, we would love to hear from you! We use a comprehensive recruitment process to screen all of our potential employment applicants. Job seekers are required to submit a resume and complete an online application. Want to make sure your resume is the best it can be? See our helpful advice here. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re Hiring! Positions Available This September

September 20th, 2016

Can you believe it’s almost fall already? The summer has flown by, but with the crisp, cool weather also arrives a great opportunity to make a career change! At Josephine’s Professional Staffing, we’re always on the lookout for new, talented candidates who may be a good fit for our open job listings. Read on for more details on the positions we’re currently hiring for this September.

See our open job listings here.

See our open job listings here.

September’s Open Job Listings and Locations

  • Material Handler – Milpitas, California
  • Forklift Driver – Milpitas, California
  • Document Control Manager – San Mateo, California
  • Project Administrative Assistant – San Mateo, California
  • Project Manager – San Mateo, California
  • Medical Member Services – Campbell, California

Position Requirements: Must be bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Tagalog, or Chinese.

  • Medical Compliance Coordinator – Campbell, California
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse – Various cities in California
  • Certified Nursing Assistant – Palo Alto, San Jose, California
  • Phlebotomist – Bay Area, Los Gatos, California
  • Nurse Practitioner – Bay Area, California
  • Physician Assistant – Bay Area, California
  • Medical Assistant – Bay Area, California

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How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

September 6th, 2016

Job seekers spend lots of time perfecting their resume, drafting a compelling cover letter, scouring the web for open job listings and sending applications. Once they attend the in-person interview, they often breathe a sigh of relief, as they are nearing the end of the hiring process. However, many job applicants fail to complete an important piece of the process: following up after the job interview. Read on for four tips to do so.

Have you just had an interview? Learn how to follow up here!

Have you just had an interview? Learn how to follow up here!

4 Tips for Following Up After a Job Interview

  1. Ask About Next Steps

One of the best ways to get a good handle on the follow up process and timeline after a job interview is to ask the interviewer what the next steps are before you leave the room. They’ll be able to tell you a timetable about when you can expect to hear from them, helping you time your follow up communication.

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Open Job Listings for August

August 16th, 2016

Here at Josephine’s Professional Staffing, we work to place top talent with businesses in the fields of Administrative, Clerical, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Healthcare, Medical, IT, Technical, Light Industrial and Manufacturing. We’re always seeking new talented candidates who may be a good fit for our open job listings.

Job searching? Check out our open positions!

Job searching? Check out our open positions!

Continue reading for a look into the employment opportunities we have available for the month of August, ranging from reception to certified nursing assistants.

August’s Open Job Listings and Locations

  • Receptionist – San Mateo, California
    • Will provide support to an engineering project.
  • Administrative Support with Engineering experience – San Jose, California
    • Will provide support to a construction project in San Jose.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant – Palo Alto, San Jose
    • Will provide support in a hospital setting.
  • Material Handler – Milpitas, California
    • Will work in a warehouse setting.
  • Forklift Driver – Milpitas, California
    • Has experience operating a stand-up forklift.

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Checking References: 5 Questions to Ask

February 3rd, 2015

Resumes, phone calls and even interviews may not tell the full story about the quality of a job applicant you have before you. Managers should make a practice of finding out how an employee preformed in the past in order to make a comprehensive hiring decision. Here are 5 questions to ask former employers when checking references.

Photo Credit: kev-shine

Photo Credit: kev-shine

5 Questions to Ask When Checking References

  1. What were the candidate’s main responsibilities at the company?

This question is important to ask in the beginning because it will inform the rest of the conversation. If the employee had responsibilities that were limited or not applicable to the job you are hiring for, this is a big red flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing a Career in 2015: 5 Questions to Ask

January 20th, 2015

2015 is a great time to make a career switch in a variety of growing industries. Whether you’re choosing your first career or entering a new field, there are many ways to tell if you’re in the best job to suit your skills. When deciding what career to choose, it’s important to determine what values are important to you. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before choosing a career in 2015.

Photo Courtesy of: Flazingo Photos

Photo Courtesy of: Flazingo Photos

What Career to Choose? 5 Questions to Ask

  1. Are you a people-person?

Do you like interacting socially while at work? Are you prepared to be in the public spotlight? Some careers require more interpersonal skills and public speaking than others, so before deciding what career to choose, make sure you know what level of hands-on communication you’re looking for in your job. Read the rest of this entry »

Job Search: When is the Best Time?

August 26th, 2014

While we can honestly say that there is no golden time to start your job search, there are some key times that you should avoid while seeking new employment. Everyone’s schedules are a bit different, and hiring windows can differ based on the industry. Here at JPS, we are always available to help you land that dream job you’ve been looking for, but we want to make sure you’re in the right place at the right time. job search

BEST TIMES TO JOB SEARCH 

Beginning of the Year 

Many companies will have a clear budget outline right before or shortly after the New Year. This budget will tell them if they have spaces to fill and can look into hiring new talent. It’s best to wait until about the second or third week of the month to allow time for executives and hiring managers to return from holiday vacation, but make sure that your resume is at the top of their inbox when they return.

Applying around the New Year also will give you a psychological boost thanks to the “starting over” mentality of a brand new beginning.  Read the rest of this entry »