While on an assignment be sure to record your time in/out and hours worked on your timecard daily. Be sure that you record you time in/out for lunch.
Each week timecards must be faxed to our office by 2pm on Mondays to 415-738-5571.
Any overtime worked on your temporary assignment must be approved by your supervisor in advance.
You will be paid weekly on Tuesdays for your hours worked in the previous work week. Our work week is Monday through Sunday. Your check will be mailed to your home or you may pick it up in our San Francisco office.
If your address and/or telephone number changes please notify us immediately.
Please download/print: Timecard (PDF)
Create rapport. This means using eye contact, smiling and showing enthusiasm. The biggest criticism we hear from hiring managers is that applicants don't show enough enthusiasm for the position. Asking questions about the company and the position is a great way to show interest and to work through any nervousness; smile and listen to the answers, they will help you later!
Before each interview, research the company and gather as much information on whom you will be speaking with and what their role is. Listen to their questions and make your answers relevant and succinct. Remember, you have to keep them interested!
What are the biggest mistakes made in interviews?
Being ill prepared and giving off the wrong verbal cues. Again, look your interviewer in the eye. Stand-up to greet him/her with a firm handshake and a smile. Be open with your posture; sit straight with your hands at your side or in your lap.
Dress for success! First impressions do make a difference in the hiring process. In addition to being clean and neat, suitable attire is essential. For the most professional appearance, the best option for both men and women is always a suit. Men must wear a tie. Hair should be out of the face and conservatively styled, makeup light and professional, and no perfume or cologne.
Do your market research. Review the company WEB SITE. Review the position specifics and job description. The more you know about the company and the position the better you can customize your answers and attributes.
Ask your recruiter for information about the person(s) you will be interviewing with, as well as the person(s) with whom you will be working.
Bring five copies of your resume to the interview (one for the interviewer, one for you, and extra copies just in case it is needed). In addition, bring a list of references.
Never be late!! Arrive ten minutes before your scheduled interview time. This will make a good impression and give you a few minutes to collect your thoughts. Try to relax.
Be certain to get the name (and proper pronunciation) of the person you will be meeting with, when possible. Greet the interviewer with a SMILE, a firm HANDSHAKE, and direct EYE CONTACT.
Preparation is key to a successful interview. Tailor your responses to questions by speaking in terms of the specific position. Emphasize how your qualities will benefit the company.
Listen to the questions and give examples to back up your answers. Be specific and try not to ramble. If you feel you have answered the question - stop, smile at the interviewer and await the next question.
Be positive, enthusiastic, and energetic about the new opportunity. Enthusiasm is infectious and employers like to hire candidates with energy and a good attitude to do the job.
Be prepared to describe your TOP THREE ASSETS in terms of skills, traits, and abilities.
Tell me about yourself.
Keep your answer brief while focusing on your background - only mention answers relevant to the position for which you are interviewing.
What types of positions are you looking for?
Don't be too specific
Why should we hire you?
Focus on relevant skills. This is your opportunity to sell yourself.
What are your areas of improvement?
Be honest, but be prepared to state your areas of improvement in such a way that they may be considered skills in this new position. REMEMBER - you always want your weakness to be turned into a positive!
What are your future career plans?
Be broad when answering this question. Have specific career goals relevant to this job. Employers appreciate employees with goals, BUT are not looking for someone who is going to be unhappy in the position or want to move along too quickly.
Why are you leaving your current job? Why did you leave your previous position?
Never say anything negative about your past employer.
If you were President of your current company what things would you change?
For example: responsibilities, compensation and/or operations.
How would your friends describe you?
Focus on your positive personality traits relevant to the position.
What is the most challenging aspect of your current position?
Be honest, but be prepared to discuss how you overcame this challenge.
What are the positive aspects of your current position?
Be prepared to discuss your company's strengths.
What were your greatest accomplishments in your previous position?
Try to focus on accomplishments that are relevant to the job at hand.
What was the most difficult situation in your past position and how was it handled?
Try to talk about a difficult situation that ended with a positive outcome or learning experience. Check the relevancy to the position for which you are interviewing.
What do you look for in an employee?
Can you describe a typical day for this particular position and/or department?
When will a hiring decision be made?
What personality traits are essential for someone in this position?
What are the positive aspects of this position?
Why did you decide to work for this company?
Do you have a business card?
Let the interviewer know that you are extremely interested in the position for which you are interviewing.
Most information can and may be checked.
Employers like people who have an upbeat positive attitude!
Don't be afraid to say, "I've never been asked that question before. May I take a minute to think about it?"
Thank the interviewer for their time and express your interest in the position. Be sure to send a Thank You card to each interviewer immediately following your interview!
Be sure to check the spelling of your interviewer(s) names!