Hot Jobs: Accounts Payable Clerk and Business Processor

March 28th, 2014

Temporary to Hire Accounts Payable Clerk in La Porte TX

Our client, an inspection and engineering company in La Porte TX, is currently seeking a candidate for a temporary to permanent accounts payable role.

Qualified candidates will need to have experience with the inspection and engineering industry. The opportunity pays $14 per hour with the possibility of a long term transition to a permanent role. This individual would be responsible for full cycle accounts payable and will interact with vendors, set up travel arrangements, handle expenses, maintain confidentiality, and pay attention to detail. Must have excellent skills in Microsoft Word and Excel as well as experience with expenses and travel arrangements.

Temp to hire Business Processor position available in the Woodlands area.

Our client is seeking an ambitious self-starter for a business processing position handling high volumes and levels of data entry. Position pays $15 to $17 per hour; rate dependent on experience.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 12,500 keystrokes per hour and at least 3 to 5 years’ experience. As part of the business processing team, this role will be responsible for entering, reconciling, and quality checking large batches of contracts. They will perform data entry and verify contract accuracy necessary to process business. Strong data entry, telephone, and customer service skills are required. Must have the ability to perform a variety of technical tasks accurately and interact with other team members. This role requires independent thinking, good judgment, and problem-solving. Must be able to communicate effectively and be courteous to clients and customers. Qualifications include 5 years contract warranty administration experience or related work experience, and/or a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Math. Candidates must have a strong aptitude for numbers and be accurate and organized with attention to detail. Strong computer skills with the ability to learn specialized software, spreadsheets and databases, typing and keyboarding skills are required. This opportunity is perfect for recent college graduates or qualified professionals looking for a career change.

Are you looking for a new opportunity to kick start the next phase of your career? Meador Staffing, offering jobs in Pasadena TX and the surrounding areas, can help you today!

What are the Benefits of Using a Austin Staffing Firm?

March 21st, 2014

If your business is looking for talent to fill an existing role or take on something new, have you considered working with a local staffing company? Hiring is a time consuming and expensive process and the wrong decision could lead to bigger problems. The benefits of working with a staffing company can be great for your business. Here are a few of the benefits for working with a local staffing firm.

  • Local pool of skilled candidates. A staffing service is in the very business of sourcing and pre-screening candidates for potential jobs. They have access to hundreds of local job seekers who have a variety of experience. When you contact the agency to discuss your needs they may already know a few candidates they feel would fit your corporate environment and the skill set you are looking for.
  • Access to network. Beyond a pool of existing job seekers, staffing services also build networks with other companies and industries in your area. This gives them the opportunity to find passive job seekers or individuals who might not be actively looking for a job but would change for the right opportunity. You can benefit from the recruiter’s existing network.
  • Understanding of your business. When you initiate a relationship with a staffing company one of their first actions will be visiting your business to find out more about what you do and the types of people already working in your company. This will give them a perspective to help source candidates they feel would be a good long term fit within your organization. You can also work with a company who specializes in your specific industry.
  • Support for the hiring process. The recruiter’s role doesn’t end when an individual has been placed on an assignment. Work with your local staffing company to create temporary to hire opportunities that give you a chance to see a candidate in action before making a final hiring decision. The staffing company can give you direction on salary negotiations or management styles.

Do you want to partner with a local staffing company for your next hire? Meador Staffing, Austin TX recruiters specializing in the local area, can help you today!

4 Ways to Get Noticed by Your Ideal Employer

March 18th, 2014

You’ve followed all of the advice online about updating your social media profiles and adding accomplishments to your resume. You’ve created a list of the top 5 or 10 companies you want to work for. So now what do you do? How do you get your ideal employers to notice you and, more importantly, to follow up. Here are a few tips designed to get your information in front of the right people.

  • Always present yourself in a professional way both online and in person. Many employers review public social media before extending a job offer or even considering a resume. Everything they find will help them form opinions of who you are as a candidate. Spend time cleaning up your online reputation to ensure that you are putting your best foot forward. Also, always be professional and courteous over the phone and in person, even to the receptionist.
  • Reach out to set up a meeting at a conference. Your dream company probably has a presence at a trade event or conference that you can attend. Use social media to let them know you’re going to be there and that you want to meet with them. Tell who you are and what you’re looking for before you arrive at their booth. This will give them an opportunity to get to know you and be prepared for a casual meet and greet.
  • Update your accomplishments regularly. Peppering your resume with a list of accomplishments isn’t exactly what is necessary to attract attention. So many people create resumes when they are looking for a job and don’t think about them again once they are working. This leads to a cycle of scrambling to remember all the things you need to include on your next resume. Every year, keep a list of your professional accomplishments and update your resume even if you’re not actively seeking a job.
  • Create a network to keep you accountable for your goals. Setting goals won’t mean much if you aren’t able to follow through. Your dream company wants to see candidates who take action and get things done. Create an accountability group of people you trust. Let them know what you’re working on and keep them update on the progress. This can help keep you on track.

Are you looking to work with your dream employer? Meador Staffing can help you find jobs in Pasadena TX and beyond!

Austin Ranks Top City for Job Seekers

March 13th, 2014

It is no secret to the rest of the country; Austin Texas is a growing place for jobs and job seekers. According to a recent online study, Austin is number 1 on a list of 10 growing cities for jobs that also includes Washington DC, Denver, Charlotte North Carolina, and Minneapolis. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons for Austin’s boom and what attracts both job seekers and businesses to the city.

  • Technology companies and more. Big names such as Dell and IBM have offices in the city and are hiring skilled individuals for their business. The technology industry is booming in Austin and bringing with it jobs for qualified job seekers in the area. Beyond technology there are also jobs available in biomedical and pharmaceutical companies. Many high profile national companies have built their headquarters in the area including Whole Foods, 3M, Waste Management, and Progressive Insurance.
  • Business friendly regulations. The very business friendly regulations in Texas are one of the major reasons large US companies are setting up shop there. Not only is the industry fair to large businesses but also to small startups and entrepreneurs. The more people who feel comfortable starting their own organization, the more opportunities for job growth in the area.
  • No state income tax. Another major reason that Texas is such a friendly state to new job seekers is the lack of a state income tax. This allows for employees to keep a significant portion of their paycheck. However, keep in mind that the lack of state income tax does mean that other taxes, such as property and sales, are higher than average.
  • Highly educated job market. One of the major reasons industries cite for locating their businesses in Texas is because of the highly educated job market. Especially in Austin, the high level universities are offering businesses a skilled pool of educated workers to take their open jobs. Austin alone is home to several big name colleges including the University of Texas, Concordia, and the Texas Heath and Sciences University.

Are you considering Austin as the perfect place to look for work? Talk with us at Meador staffing, Austin TX service provider.