The Carlton Connection

What’s the Best Day of the Week to Apply for a New Job?

Has applying to jobs lately felt similar to throwing spaghetti at the wall, hoping something sticks? If you’re struggling to find a rhythm that’s generating favorable results for your job prospects, you may need to start paying more attention to the timing of your applications. It may surprise you to learn that research continuously indicates Tuesday as being the best day of the week to… Read more »

How to Move on From Criticism and Improve Your Job Performance

Have you been dreading your next performance review? It’s true that most people don’t enjoy criticism, especially when it’s given on the job. However, learning how to accept and use constructive criticism for professional growth and development is often critical to career advancement. In many ways, the feedback given to you by your manager and other mentors can… Read more »

What Are Hiring Managers Looking for in Engineering Candidates?

Are you an engineer on the search for a new job? Whether you’re an entry-level candidate or seeking a higher-level position, knowing what specific skills employers are looking for can often be a challenge. And, while you can’t always predict exactly what employers are searching for, you can make yourself aware of the core set of skills… Read more »

Three Ways to Appear More Confident on a Job Interview

Do you often find yourself feeling paralyzed during job interviews? During these types of stressful situations, you can take some small steps to appear more confident – even if you’re feeling like a wreck inside. When it comes to becoming a rock star interviewee, the expression “fake it ‘til you make it” rings true. If… Read more »

Yes! Temporary Workers Do Get Benefits!

Has it been a struggle to land a full-time job? If you’ve overlooked temporary positions because you think they lack benefits, you’re sadly mistaken! While some temp agencies may not offer any benefits, Carlton Staffing is committed to providing temporary employees with the most comprehensive benefits package. Here’s a roundup of some of the great… Read more »

What to Expect from the Houston Labor Market

  As it’s become much harder to find qualified candidates fill jobs, many employers are left wondering – where are all the good candidates going? Look no further than Houston, TX! According to the Houston Business Journal, Houston has been a key leader in the nation’s job growth over the past two years. With many… Read more »

Why a Recruiter is Like Your Own Personal Job Agent

  Have you been on the job hunt for several months, spinning your wheels and unsure of where to turn next? Failing to land interviews and secure a new job can be a challenging experience, leaving you feeling deflated and unmotivated to continue your search. Fortunately, having a recruiter in your corner can significantly change… Read more »

Finding Balance Midway Through 2019

  While you may have started the year with intentions to achieve a better work-life balance, chances are these goals may have gone out the window by now. Now with half the year under your belt, summer may be the ideal time to revisit your new year’s intentions and work on ways to improve your… Read more »

Three Springtime Activities to Catch in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

There are many great events residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area enjoy throughout the year. From outdoor sporting events to fine arts, you’ll never be bored living in this diverse and dynamic part of Texas. Want a taste of the best events Dallas-Fort Worth residents will be enjoying this spring? Here’s a round-up of some… Read more »

Have You Mapped Out a Five-Year Plan for Your Career?

carlton staffing five year career plan

If you’ve gone on many interviews, you’ve probably been asked the common question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” While this isn’t a difficult interview question to answer, it does tend to catch interviewees off guard. Chances are you haven’t thought ahead to where you want to be in one year, let alone… Read more »