Important Announcement!

We are proud and happy to announce that we are growing yet again in 2018!

We  started our Direct Hire division at the beginning of 2012 and in April  of the same year, we added our Temporary Division, offering full service  staffing services throughout the Central Valley and beyond.

We moved into our first office space in July of 2013, then expanded into additional space in October of 2015, along with adding to staff.

Now as of January of 2018, we moved into new and larger office space,  and are happy that we have grown with a great staff and great new location near the downtown area.  

Our new address is: 1231 8th Street, Suite #650, Modesto, CA 95354

We  are blessed to work with great clients and applicants and  are  encouraged by this growing job market as we continue to thrive. To all  we do business with, we'd like to say Thanks!!

We appreciate your business and confidence in us and we enjoy serving you!

"Miceli-Watters, STAFFING PARTNERS" ~  combining over 43 years of staffing experience and expertise.
We look forward to assisting you with your staffing needs,

Trish Miceli & Eyvette Watters.

Benefits of Using a Recruiter

The following was an Article Posted on LinkedIn April 27, 2012 that we found interesting:

 Why should I use a recruiter?
You  are at your desk, or at home watching TV when you get a call from a  recruiter who has found your contact information using the many secrets  of the trade (sorry – that’s one secret I intend to keep). Before you  hang up the phone, remember that recruiters can hold the keys to the  hidden jewels of the job market. Use them and they may just open the  door to a new career opportunity. I am not saying this because I am a  recruiter, because I’m not – I just work for them. What I have learned  working behind the scenes is the important role a recruiter can play in a  person's career path. Even if you are not looking now, you may need  their help later, so this applies to those who are blissfully happy with  their careers, as well as those looking for a new opportunity.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should use a recruiter.

1. Hidden Job Market.  I said earlier that recruiters hold the hidden jewels of the job  market, and here they are – undisclosed jobs. Many times, especially  with Sr level positions, companies have confidential roles that are for  restricted eyes only. Companies then turn to recruiters for help with  these positions. You cannot find these positions listed on Monster, or  the various other job sites on the web. Imagine - your dream job may  just be a recruiter away. This point goes hand in hand with #2.
2.  Connections. Recruiters  have clout with hiring managers and sr. level executives - many of us  do not. You send your resume to numerous companies, and post your resume  on various job sites to no avail. You still haven’t heard a peep.  Recruiters have the connections to not only get you in the door, but  also get feedback – whether positive or negative – rather quickly. Think  of how many others are applying to the same job you are…tons. Hiring  managers and HR personnel simply cannot and do not have the time to  review every resume. A recruiter can guarantee that you won’t be just  another resume in a pile; you will be sent to Sr manager who will review  your resume. Don’t you love recruiters just a little bit more now?

3.  Expertise.  Are you underpaid? Overpaid? Are you ready for a Sr role? Are your  technical skills up to par? There are a number of questions that can  help you make an informed decision when it comes to strategic career  planning, and a recruiter is a great resource to utilize. They can help  you find answers and ask questions that will guide you to the right job  and the right steps to take in order to advance your career. Best of  all, this information is free, unbiased and essential when determining  your position and worth in today’s job market.
4. End Game is the Same. You  and your recruiter have the same goal, and that is to make sure you are  putting your best foot forward, meeting the right people, and hopefully  getting you an ideal role that is a perfect fit for both you and your  future employer. They're on your side. This leads me to point #5…
5. Long-term ally.  Let’s say you found a recruiter, you find a job (whether it was their  role or not), and you are now perfectly content, remember this may not  always be the case. Come 3-5 years down the line you may decide to try  your hands at a new company/role again. Or you may spend the rest of  your days in the company you are working for, but may need advice when  it comes to compensation, employee rights, etc… You now have an ally  that is there for you to utilize. Recruiters (meaning legitimate,  professional recruiters) are in it for the long haul. They are in the  business of building relationships with both candidates and clients, and  making sure both parties are equally satisfied. Therefore you not only  gain a new role, but you also gain an important ally to guide you  through your current and future career path.

So the next time a recruiter calls you, you just might want to pick up the phone.

-Evelyn Amaro NationStaff Inc.
This article was originally posted on NationStaff's Blog

7 Things You Should Never Do During An Interview

The following was an Article Posted on LinkedIn April 13, 2012 that we found interesting:

Even the small stuff counts, especially when you’re on a  job interview. That’s why it’s so important not to say or do the wrong  things, since that first impression could end up being the last one.
With that in mind, here are seven deadly sins of job interviewing.

1. Don’t Be Late To the Interview
Even  if you car broke down or the subway derailed, do everything you can to  get to that job interview on time.“If you have a legitimate excuse it’s  still hard to bounce back,” says Pamela Skillings, co-founder of job  coaching firm Skillful Communications. “People are suspicious because  they hear the same excuses all the time.”On the flip side, you don’t  want to show up too early and risk appearing desperate, but you do want  to be there at least five minutes early or at the very least on time.

2. Don’t Show Up Unprepared
It  seems simple, but countless people go on job interviews knowing very  little about the company they are interviewing with when all it would  take is a simple Google search to find out. As a result, they end up  asking obvious questions, which signal to the interviewer that they are  too lazy to prepare.“Don’t ask if the company is public or private, how  long it’s been in business and where they do their manufacturing,” says  Mark Jaffe, president of Wyatt & Jaffe, the executive search firm.  “Sharpen your pencil before you go to school.”

3. Don’t Ask About Salary, Benefits, Perks
Your  initial interview with a company shouldn’t be about what the company  can do for you, but what you can do for the company. Which means the  interview isn’t the time to ask about the severance package, vacation  time or health plan. Instead you should be selling yourself as to why  the company can’t live without you.“Your interest should be about the  job and what your responsibilities will be,” says Terry Pile, Principal  Consultant of Career Advisors. “Asking about vacation, sick leave, 401K,  salary and benefits should be avoided at all costs.”

4. Don’t Focus On Future Roles Instead Of The Job At Hand
The  job interview is not the time or place to ask about advancement  opportunities or how to become the CEO. You need to be interested in the  job you are actually interviewing for. Sure, a company wants to see  that you are ambitious, but they also want assurances you are committed  to the job you’re being hired for.“You can’t come with an agenda that  this job is just a stepping stone to bigger and better things,” says  Jaffe.

5. Don’t Turn The Weakness Question Into A Positive
To  put it bluntly, interviewers are not idiots. So when they ask you about  a weakness and you say you work too hard or you are too much of a  perfectionist, chances are they are more apt to roll their eyes than be  blown away. Instead, be honest and come up with a weakness that can be  improved on and won’t ruin your chances of getting a job. For instance,  if you are interviewing for a project management position, it wouldn’t  be wise to say you have poor organizational skills, but it’s ok to say  you want to learn more shortcuts in Excel. “Talk about the skills you  don’t have that will add value, but aren’t required for the job,” says  Pile.

6. Don’t Lie
Many people think its ok  to exaggerate their experience or fib about a firing on a job interview,  but lying can be a surefire way not to get hired. Even if you get  through the interview process with your half truths, chances are you  won’t be equipped to handle the job you were hired to do. Not to mention  the more you lie the more likely you are to slip up.“Don’t exaggerate,  don’t make things bigger than they are and don’t claim credit for  accomplishments you didn’t do,” says Jaffe. “You leave so much room in  your brain if you don’t have to fill it with which lie you told which  person.”

7. Don’t Ask If There’s Any Reason You Shouldn’t Be Hired
Well  meaning career experts will tell you to close your interview by asking  if there is any reason you wouldn’t be hired. While that question can  give you an idea of where you stand and afford you the opportunity to  address any concerns, there’s no guarantee the interviewer is going to  be truthful with you or has even processed your information enough to  even think about that.“All you are doing is prompting them to think  about what’s wrong with you,” says Skillings.

This story was originally published by Donna Fuscaldo, Glassdoor.