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Spring Into Action With Seasonal Work

Hospitality & Tourism

We do live in "Vacationland". And, with that come plenty of opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry. These include: hotel administrative positions, housekeeping, banquet servers, kitchen staff and retail positions. 

Customer service skills and a positive attitude are critical for all of these roles.

Construction & Landscaping

Construction and Landscaping are a natural fit for those looking for work this time of year. These positions can include: clean up crews, general laborers, yard maintenance, greens keepers and equipment operators.

Strong physical health and reliable transportation are required for this work.

 

 

Warehouse & Distribution

With the uptick in many industries during the spring and summer months this creates a demand for warehouse and distribution staff. These roles includes: stockers, packers, forklift operators, and palletizers.

Being able to work at a fast pace and stand for long periods are a must have. 

Food Production

While seafood takes center stage in Maine, many food production facilities often have seasonal peaks. These positions can include: sorters, graders, bottle fillers, production line workers, quality control and more. 

Relevant work history and safe food practices are important for food production roles. 

 

 

Durable Goods Manufacturing

You make in the spring what you sell in the winter. So with the demand for quality Maine winter products, the hiring picks up for positions including: welders, fabricators, machinists, weavers, mechanical engineers and machine operators. 

Technical skills, hand-eye coordination and attention to detail are all valued.

 

 

 

 

What We Look At For All Positions:

  • Recent Work History

  • Good Attendance

  • Verifiable Work References

  • Strong Work Ethic

And, of course...

The right fit for both you and the employer we represent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Be A Workplace Standout

Congratulations, you got the job! Now, the real work begins.

If you want your new employer to take notice and appreciate your contribution to the team, simply follow these 5 rules and you are sure to stand out. 

Be on Time - Or Better Yet, Arrive Early.

The simplest things are often the hardest, like showing up on time. While your manager might not make a scene every time you are five minutes late, a level of trust is broken! Always arrive ten minutes early - grab your cup of coffee, take care of your morning greetings, and be ready to work at your scheduled time. 

Embrace Learning a New Way.

Yes, you were hired for this role because you had the skills and experience necessary. While you might be used to doing things one way, it is imperative to learn the way your new employer does it. First start by learning their process. If after some time you have suggestions, communicate them appropriately.

Don't Forget the Reason Why They Pay You.

You are there to get a job done and to be as productive as possible. Consequently, stay mindful of how you are spending your time. Whenever possible, avoid time-wasters and distractions; this includes personal calls, internet surfing and non-work related conversations with peers.

Don't Add to Workplace Drama.

Personality conflicts, frustrations with processes, and lack of resources are very real in every workplace. These things can lead to drama. While completely preventing or avoiding office drama is likely out of your control - whether you actively participate in it isn't. You are best served to keep things professional at all times. 

Be A Positive Brand Ambassador.

Be proud of the organization you work for and help it celebrate it's successes. Tell your friends and family why you like it there and the good work they do. Steer away from any public criticism about the business or your job. You are part of a team now, and if the team does well, so will you.

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Mitigate Hiring Risks With The Working Interview

Expanding Your Candidate View

As a hiring manager, you are charged with managing and mitigating the risks associated with hiring. In an employer's market, you were in the fortunate position where you had a larger candidate pool to draw from, which meant you could be more selective in the risks you took. But now that the market has shifted, you are faced with an unsettling choice: either risk productivity by increasing the time it takes to hire, or expand your applicant pool and take some calculated risks.

Either choice can cause you to lose a little sleep at night. But we can help put your mind at ease and make hiring less risky for you!

Life Happens - But People Can - and Do - Change

While many can say they have experienced the occasional hiccup in their career, some have more than others. Manpower has a long history of working with those candidates and through that experience has developed a proven process to effectively screen and place them in positions that will be a win for all parties involved. This requires having staff that is trained on recognizing transferrable skills and when a candidate has made a personal and professional commitment to change.

Some red flag candidates we have experienced long-term success with include those with:

Significant Gaps in Employment    Several Job Transitions  
Outdated Skill Sets Lack of Post-Secondary Education
Past Attendance Issues Minor Criminal Records

Working Interviews

Many organizations chose to work with Manpower Maine for the sole purpose of our working interviews. Temp-to-Hire positions are a great opportunity for you to take a low-risk chance on a candidate with some red flags, but who you believe could be a good fit.

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-Background Checks
-Employment Verification
-Skills Assessments

We can help a little, or a lot - you decide!

New Year. New Job.

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5 Steps to Finding a New Job in 2015!

 

Set Long and Short Term Career Goals:

The most successful job seekers develop a long-term career path. Take the time to determine where you want to be, professionally, in 5-10 years. From there you will be better positioned to know what small steps you need to take to get there.

Build Your Resume:

Your resume is a living document. Keep your long-term career goals in mind and take on projects and positions that will help move your closer to achieving those goals. As you learn new skills or take on more responsibilities be sure to add them to your resume.

Develop Your Professional Network:

To tap into the hidden job market it is important to have good connections. Using social media to build a network is one way to do it - but it in no way replaces getting out in your community and meeting people. Volunteer and be active!

Use Your Resources Wisely:

There are countless resources available to support your job search. Know what they are and how they can best support you. To get the best results you will want to use a variety of resources including staffing firms, job boards and community programs.

Interview With Confidence:

Take the time to research the company, their goals and their culture. This will allow you to ask good questions and be able to speak about how you can best support the organization. Being prepared will demonstrate you genuine interest in the position and their business. 

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