Ever Wonder How a Staffing Service like Berks & Beyond Gets Paid?

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“How does an employment agency make its money?” It’s an awkward question for sure – one that many of our temporary employees really want to know the answer to, but are too polite to ask. At Berks & Beyond, we always say that knowledge is power. In fact, understanding exactly how agencies like our Breinigsville… Read more

Applying to Jobs? Take a “Less is More” Approach

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Is finding the right job a “numbers game?” We don’t think so! Many job seekers believe that the more applications they send out, the greater their chances of landing an interview. While that may be true, you have to wonder: with so little effort going into selecting opportunities, what are the chances of landing an… Read more

Large and In Charge: Today’s Temporary Employee

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“Just a temp?” As recently as a decade ago, being a “temp” often carried a negative stigma with it. If you worked as a temporary employee, you were sometimes viewed as a second-rate worker by direct employees and even assignment supervisors. How times have changed! Today’s temporary employee is “large and in charge,” and the… Read more

Get Your Berks On: Fun Things to Do in Reading, PA

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Spring is in full swing in Central PA! Check out these fun things to do in Reading, PA – indoors and out – courtesy of Berks & Beyond: _________________________________________________ Guided Tours of Greater Reading Greater Reading Food & Cultural Tours Phone: 484.525.0545 Date: Tours run daily Cost: $55 Whether you’re a lifetime local or new… Read more

4 Interview Missteps that Drive Hiring Managers Nuts

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“Um, like, I’m sorry I’m like 20 minutes late, but my car wouldn’t start because my boyfriend left the headlights on last night.” One of your primary goals in an interview is to make a great impression on the hiring manager. But saying the wrong things – in the wrong way – can quickly remove… Read more

Straight from the Source: Employee Testimonials

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So, what do Berks & Beyond employees think of our service? The temporary employment experience? Check out what our field associates have to say in this latest round of employee testimonials: ________________________________________________________________ From our Mountain Top Employment Agency “I recently moved into the area when a friend referred me to Berks and Beyond in Mountain… Read more

On the Fence About Registering with our Staffing Service? 4 reasons why temporary work is a smart choice

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Temporary work: Is it right for you? Many job seekers throughout Central and Southern PA wrestle with the decision to register with a staffing service. Some believe that temporary work doesn’t provide the same opportunities or pay as a traditional, “permanent” job. But honestly, nothing could be further from the truth. Employment agencies like Berks… Read more

Interview Went Well? Don’t stop there! 4 essential interview follow-up tips

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Whew – that’s a relief. You’ve just walked out of an important job interview, thinking it went well. But then those nagging doubts start creeping in: Did you address all of the interviewer’s concerns? Did you adequately communicate your skills and value? Did you leave a great impression? And perhaps the biggest question of all:… Read more

What Kind of Vibe Does Your Resume Give Off? Quick-and-dirty resume formatting tips to get noticed

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Does your resume make you look like an irresistible candidate, or is it a nightmare to read? (Hint: if it’s not the former, you should really read this post.) A well-crafted resume does more than accurately present your skills and qualifications. It instantly sends the right vibe to a recruiter, so that within just a… Read more

Clap Along: 4 ways to be happier at work

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Are you one of those people who’s always smiling at the office, sharing your positive energy with co-workers? Then you can skip this post! But if you’re like the vast majority of American workers who are, let’s just say, “less than thrilled” to be at work right now, check out these simple tips from our… Read more