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How to Write a Professional Resignation Email (With Examples)

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

When leaving your current job you want to be sure you end things on a positive note. After submitting your two-week’ notice in person, it’s suggested you write a resignation email formally informing your employer and/or HR of your intentions to leave. To avoid any awkwardness when quitting, follow these tips to help you get started when writing a professional resignation email.

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A Message From Our CEO: A New Decade Of Change

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 21, 2020 10:50:00 AM

Wrapping up the end of a recession-free decade

The U.S. labor market in 2019 can be described as historically record-breaking.  It surpassed Economists' predictions, reflected a surge of strength, and has been the greatest job market since the late 1990s. For an entire decade, the first time in history, there was no report of an economic recession. The unemployment rate in December 2019 dipped to a half-century low (3.5%), the lowest it’s been since September 1969. And the economy has been stable and steady for 126 consecutive months, adding thousands of jobs in a variety of sectors, including health care, professional and business services, manufacturing, transportation, and much more.

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The 10 Best Soft Skills to Showcase on Your Resume (With Examples) (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

LinkedIn best described soft skills as, “the essential interpersonal skills that make or break our ability to get things done in our current jobs and take on new opportunities ahead.” Emphasizing your soft skills on your resume in 2020 is essential when trying to attract a recruiter or hiring manager’s attention. When highlighting your soft skills, you must give examples of how your skills have helped you succeed. Below is a list of the 10 most in-demand soft skills you should showcase on your resume with examples!

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December 2019 Employment Recap (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 14, 2020 10:30:00 AM

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its latest job report with December’s Employment numbers. This detailed report aggregates extensive information about the state of employment for December and employment projections for the future. We’ve created a helpful infographic to provide you with a brief overview of the report’s top statistics and most important takeaways.

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Congratulations to Hassan Delaney!

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Temporary of the Month - December 2019

Awarded $100 Outstanding Performer Bonus

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Our 2019 Temporary of the Year: Tom MacPhee

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM

We are pleased to recognize Tom MacPhee as our 2019 Temporary Staffing Representative of the Year. To express our appreciation we presented him with a $500 Outstanding Performer bonus.

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Stay on Top of Your Job Search Resolutions (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Dec 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Starting the New Year with job search-specific resolutions will help you begin the new decade with a bang! Focusing and keeping track of goals you want to accomplish whether it be finding a new role, connecting with a recruiter, updating your resume, etc. will help you achieve your resolutions. Check out these New Year resolution statistics gathered below that will help you when coming up with your own attainable goals for 2020 and beyond.

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The Top JOHNLEONARD Blog Posts of 2019

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Dec 24, 2019 9:30:00 AM

As 2019 comes to a close, take a look back at our top blog content that was viewed this year. It’s our goal to consistently provide our community of readers with the best career advice, resume tips, networking information, and much more. Before the New Year (and decade) begins, review our posts and make sure you subscribe to our blog to receive our newest blogs throughout 2020!

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JOHNLEONARD Holiday Party 2019

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Dec 23, 2019 11:40:45 AM

This past Friday, the JOHNLEONARD Team celebrated another successful year (and 50th year) at our annual holiday party. We started the eventful day with a champagne toast and breakfast in the office. Next, we headed to Tuscan Kitchen in the Seaport where we enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and each got a caricature drawing of ourselves. We continued the fun in a festive private room where we played an amusing game of “Who am I?”, a competitive Yankee Swap, and enjoyed an excellent three-course Italian lunch. In honor of our 50th anniversary, a 50” smart TV was raffled off! Cori was the lucky winner who got to take the TV home.

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Is a Candidate a Good Fit or a Good Interviewee?

Posted by Megan Jewell on Dec 17, 2019 11:30:00 AM

There are countless resources available to help individuals prepare for interviews, whether it be a workshop, an online resource or a book. While these tools are extremely helpful for those interviewing, it can make the job of the hiring manager difficult. Interviewers have to decipher the difference between someone who is just a good interviewee versus someone who is a good fit for the position. Of course, a good candidate can be great at interviewing, too, but it’s crucial a hiring manager doesn’t hire someone solely based on their impressive interview skills.

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