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The Best Advice You Can You Give Your Friend Who is Looking For a New Job

When a friend is unhappy at their current job or suddenly out of work, it’s only natural to want to step in and help. As a working professional yourself, you know how frustrating it is when your job situation is in chaos. Of course, even with the best of intentions, you can inadvertently give bad advice or offer up suggestions that only make your friend feel worse.

HTSS, Inc. — one of the leading temp agencies in PA — shares suggestions to guide your friend in the right direction and keep their spirits high.

Make Networking a Top Priority

The best jobs are the most competitive, so having connections can make all the difference. After posting a great opportunity, hiring managers often receive piles of resumes, but those that come from a familiar face have the greatest impact. Advise your friend to attend at least one networking event per week, and offer to tag along for moral support.

Ask for Referrals

Many companies have a referral program encouraging employees to suggest people in their network when an applicable position opens up. Encourage your friend to let their network know they’re searching for new opportunities, so people will alert them when they see a relevant job posting. Join the charge by taking a look at the job listings at your organization to see if any might be a good fit for your friend.

Partner With a Staffing Firm

Finding a great new job can be very challenging, so try to get your friend to work with a recruiter. As staffing experts, they’re privy to job openings that are never made publicly available — and they can offer excellent career advice, resume assistance and interview tips. This is a savvy way to find a great new job in no time at all!

Don’t Settle

Currently, the state of your friend’s career isn’t good, which can cause many people to make poor decisions for their future. Often times, people will take the first job that comes along out of sheer desperation, but that doesn’t usually end well. Boost your pal’s self-esteem by constantly reminding them they’re an incredibly talented professional with a lot to offer, so they shouldn’t settle for less than they deserve.

If you or a friend is looking for work, allow HTSS, Inc. to help find the right fit in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, Bucks County or New Jersey. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a temporary gig to earn some extra cash or a long-term opportunity to grow your career, we’ll do all the legwork to find opportunities that match your skills, experience and goals. Contact us today to get started!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.