Looking for a Job?

by Reliance One

Control what you can control!

At Reliance One we consult with our clients to solve their staffing challenges.  This consultative approach to our business takes a lot of time and preparation in order to deliver the desired results.   We work just as hard to advise and prepare our candidates with their career search.  As a job seeker, it is important to prepare yourself for the evolving market; the best way to do this is to control what you can control.

As one of Top 20 largest staffing companies in the metropolitan area, we guide and coach candidates to do the things they need to do to be successful in today’s job market.  We take pride in spending time with each candidate; the process usually starts with a close look at their resume.  We work with job seekers to inventory and take credit for all of their past experiences in their previous positions.  This requires the candidate to think about all of their employment history to ensure they are accounting for all past knowledge.  We then recommend the candidate to include this relevant content in their resume.

Once the resume is polished, we take a look to see what the candidate is doing to network with people that can help them.  This includes attending industry events, as well as, utilizing online networking opportunities.  Despite popular belief, there are industry seminars and networking groups in most every line of work.  Whether the career field is Information Technology, Finance or Engineering, there are groups with which to network.  By taking advantage of networking, it allows candidates to meet people currently employed in positions and industries where they are looking to gain employment.  Another great way to network is utilizing online social media tools, such as LinkedIn or Twitter.  These networking sites allow job seekers to connect with groups and individuals in the specific industry that they are looking to obtain employment.

If we have been able to arrange an interview for a candidate, the individual must understand there is a lot of preparation necessary in order to set them up for success.  The candidate should spend time going over their relevant work history and form correlations to the position for which they are interviewing.  This may include refreshing their knowledge of key skill sets the potential employer has listed as necessary for the position.

The next thing a candidate should do is research. They will need to research the company they are interviewing with, as well as, the individuals that are assigned to conduct the interview.   This may include, but is not limited to, going to the company website, using search engines to learn the latest news on the company, and searching social media sites to understand the audience.  This research will ensure the candidate is familiar with the company’s current forecast and will provide a deeper understanding of why the company is adding to their team.  In addition, through research the candidate may find a shared connection with the interviewees which may create opportunities to connect on a different level; you may have attended the same college or have similar hobbies.

The last thing we do is help the candidate prepare themselves for the interview.  There is a lot of emphasis on the first impressions for both our candidates and clients.  We coach our candidates and advise them to present themselves professionally – typically suits are appropriate; cleaned and pressed, as well as shoes that are business professional and polished.  Grooming and personal hygiene are also emphasized.  We encourage the candidate to practice their responses to commonly asked interview questions and feel comfortable explaining experience in previous positions. The candidate should also prepare some well thought out questions that are pertinent to the company and position for which they are interviewing.

We instruct and encourage our candidates to do all the things within their control to be successful in their job search.  There are plenty of things that we cannot control, but by making sure you have represented your experience to the best of your ability, networking with those in your industry and preparing for your interview opportunities, you will put yourself ahead of the other job seekers.

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Rob Wicker is the VP of Recruitment at Reliance One.  He is highly experienced with consulting organizations in areas of Information Technology, Marketing and Management.  He is characterized as a career coach and communications leader.

Reliance One, Incorporated Announces New Office Space Facility in Nashville, Tennessee

Auburn Hills, Michigan – February 5, 2018  – Reliance One, Inc., answering strong demand for its staffing services, today announced plans to expand in Nashville, Tennessee by opening its fifth Reliance One business center to be located at 3200 West End Ave, Suite 537, Nashville, TN 37203. This site is scheduled to open February 2018 and will join existing locations in Auburn Hills and Bingham Farms, MI, Lisle, IL and Irving, TX. For more information, please visit http://www.reliance-one.com.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity and carrying the R1 flag into one of the fastest growing markets in the country. It is an exciting time in Nashville right now. There are companies and people moving here every day and we are excited to connect our clients with the top talent the Music City has to offer.” ~ Tommy Conway, Account Manager / Sales (Nashville, Tennessee)

“The opportunity to expand to the Nashville market hits a goal that we have had for a while now.  There is tremendous growth potential with some of our current clients in this market along with a steady mix of Automotive, IT and other Professional opportunities.  This expansion is a key part of our strategic growth plans for 2018 and beyond.” ~ James Beath, Chairman / Co-Founder

Since 1998, Reliance One has employed thousands of employees and has served hundreds of clients in various industries, including Medical, Information Technology, Automotive, Finance / Accounting, and Manufacturing. These clients rely on the flexible solutions that Reliance One provides which translate to marked improvement in performance, a reduction of costs, and the use of timely resources.

Reliance One, Inc. has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top 20 Largest Staffing-Service Companies and the Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies within the State of Michigan.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

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A NOTE FROM RELIANCE ONE FIRST LADIES

Auburn Hills, Michigan – December 11, 2017 – Congratulations Reliance One, Incorporated on your anniversary!  19 years ago, Jim Beath and Jim Paquette, solidified their partnership with a vision of a new staffing company.  We have had the honor of watching these two guys develop a company as well as evolve as businessmen and friends.  This adventure they embarked on came complete with hurdles, as well as success.   As passengers on this ride, we have learned quite a bit about what it takes to start and own a successful business.

First, you have to have the same first name as your business partner.  This makes it much easier for new employees to remember the name of their boss.  Second, you have to be able to work in any atmosphere (basement, attic, loft, car, etc.).  You never know when you’ll be so tight for space that you have to place the printer and fax machine in the closet.  Lastly, you need a connection with a creative writer or a branding agent.  Who else is going to brainstorm all the ism’s on the walls of the office?

In all seriousness, what we have learned from these two remarkable guys is that it takes determination, perseverance, and reflection to begin, maintain, and then grow a successful company like Reliance One, Incorporated.  The nature of starting any business requires grit and determination.  It takes a determined duo like Beath and Paquette to have a vision of the greater plan and consistently aim forward.  They’ve set goals religiously from the onset and adapted those goals to meet the needs of the company.

Becoming successful also demands many sacrifices both personal and professional.  We’ve watched Jim and Jim give up a tremendous amount of personal time over the years and voluntarily take one for the Reliance One team whenever it has been needed.  This has also been the case with many of the Reliance One Team.  Fortunately, their perseverance in envisioning the fruition of the ROI dream has paid off.  This is evident in the many positive relationships both within and outside the company.  It is very apparent that the family of employees who represent Reliance One, Incorporated are also invested in the ROI vision.

Reliance One employees project a well-earned and top-notch reputation.  Ultimately, Beath, Paquette and the ROI family consistently reflect on themselves and the nature of the company.  This ability to reflect and learn (growth mindset) is what has allowed Reliance One Inc. to continue to mature and flourish.

We are very proud of Jim Beath, Jim Paquette, and the Reliance One Inc. Team.

Happy Anniversary!

Tiffany Beath and Josie Paquette

RELIANCE ONE CO / FOUNDER SELECTED AS WINNER OF THE CEO AWARD

Auburn Hills, Michigan – December 1st, 2017 – Jim Paquette, Chairman and Co / Founder of Reliance One, Inc. has been selected as one of the winners of The CEO of CEOs Category for the 4th Annual Best of MichBusiness Awards.

 

“This is quite the honor to be recognized by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.  I feel this is a reflection of the great team we have at Reliance One as well as our culture.” James Paquette, Vice Chairman / Co-Founder

 

Jim helped launch a steering committee made up of key staff members that give employees a voice right to the top of the organization. He has spent countless hours meeting with staff members to discuss ways to improve Reliance One. Some of the initiatives in 2017 include new compensation plans, career paths, company events and cultural enhancements were implemented.

 

“Jim has continued to evolve as a leader.  He is humble and stays committed to professional development to improve his impact on others at Reliance One” ~ James Beath, Chairman / Co-Founder

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

MichBusiness is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the growth and success of Michigan companies on their journey through business! Through our resources, programs, opportunities and more, we are here to help make your adventure both fun and rewarding.

 

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Reliance One, Incorporated Receives Recognition On Being Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Reliance One, Incorporated Receives Recognition On Being Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

 

Auburn Hills, Michigan – September 21, 2017 – On September 22nd, 2017, Reliance One, Inc. was recognized by Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For.

 

“I am very proud that Reliance One has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our recruiting steering committee and feel that their contributions earned us this award. The RORSC is comprised of Ericka Bush, Steve Ellsworth, Joe Hatton, Sean Hill, and Rob Wicker. The team has logged many long hours over the past 10 months to create and implement many changes. They have rejuvenated the employees at R1 by making it a fun environment while still maintaining the challenging, yet rewarding atmosphere that has made our company successful from the beginning.” ~ James Paquette, Reliance One, Incorporated Chairman / Co-Founder
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work ® competition identifies and honors organizations that display commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more (101 Best & Brightest , 2017).

 

“The culture at Reliance One has laid the groundwork for our team to grow.  The culture isn’t one thing, but rather several small things that are done consistently with all of our team members.  This environment has not only attracted a lot more people to Reliance One, it has also created an environment of continuous improvement and development.  We are committed to making the culture the ongoing top priority for our company.” ~ Rob Wicker, Vice President of Recruitment and Operations

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

 

Since 1998, Reliance One has employed thousands of employees and has served hundreds of clients in various industries, including Medical, Information Technology, Automotive, Finance/Accounting, and Manufacturing. These clients rely on the flexible solutions that Reliance One provides which translate to marked improvement in performance, a reduction of costs, and the use of timely resources.

 

Reliance One, Inc. has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top 20 Largest Staffing-Service Companies and the Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies within the State of Michigan.

 

Works Cited

101 Best & Brightest . (2017, September 22). Best and Brightest . Retrieved from Metro Detroit’s 2017 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For : http://101bestandbrightest.com/events/metro-detroits-2017-best-brightest-companies-work/

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

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klatimer@reliance-one.com

Interview Mistakes – Phone and In Person

Written By: Sean Hill, Talent Acquisition Manager

 

One of the most nerve-racking things we have to deal with in life can be interviewing for a new job. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an entry level candidate, there are some common interview mistakes to avoid in order to perform well for the interview.

 

Throughout my career, I’ve conducted hundreds of job interviews, but I continue to see candidates make these common mistakes.

 

  1. Arriving Late To The Interview Make sure you are at least 15 minutes early for your interview and in the lobby signed in if need be. Showing up 30 minutes early, or after your scheduled interview time is not acceptable. If for some reason you are going to be late, don’t wait until the last minute to call your representative/interviewer to notify them.
  2. Unprofessional Appearance – Dress for the position you want. It is better to overdress than to show up unpolished in wrinkled or stained clothing. Make sure you select the proper outfit, brush your teeth and hair, and check yourself in the mirror prior to walking in. Check your breath and don’t smell like smoke or too much cologne or perfume.
  3. Showing Up Unprepared – Always have a copy of your resume for each person you will be interviewing with. Make sure your resume is accurate and relevant for the position. Have a professional portfolio with a pen and pad to take notes or read your previously prepared questions. Bring a copy of the job description with you so you know which position you are interviewing for.
  4. Bad First Impression, Lack Of Eye Contact Or Poor Body Language – Always stand up to introduce yourself and perform a firm professional handshake when you meet someone. Look your interviewer in the eye and speak clearly and professionally. Don’t slouch or be overly relaxed during the interview. Bring you’re A-game and enthusiasm for the company or the role you’re interviewing for.
  5. Checking Your Phone – Make sure your phone is on silent and stored in your pocket or purse during your interview. Plan your time to be unavailable during the interview and don’t check texts, emails or phone calls until you have left the interview.
  6. Bringing Drinks With You – Never brings coffee or large soda’s with you. The last thing you want to do is spill your drink on yourself or the desk. Having a cup can distracted you and make you fidgety during the interview. If you arrive and they ask you if you would like anything, maybe take a bottle of water depending on where you are interviewing.
  7. Not Doing Any Research On The Company Or Position – Always conduct research on the company you are interviewing for and have detailed questions prepared about the company’s culture and organization. Search the company’s website and LinkedIn for details about what year the company was founded and what the organization does. Research the position you are applying for and also what growth opportunities you may have. Be careful to not overlook the position you are interviewing for. You can perform company searches and reviews online or ask any current employees you may know about the company you are interviewing with.
  8. Being Too Comfortable Or Not Paying Attention – Listen to your interviewers questions and answer them quickly and professionally. Avoid using slang, cursing or having conversations that are too personal. Don’t zone out or talk too much to become distracted during the interview. Try to stay away from topics about religion, politics or race relations and keep it professional. Make sure you had as good night’s sleep and are fully engaged with your interviewer.
  9. Canned Or Cliché Answers To Questions – You are not a robot, so don’t tell the interviewer the answers you think they want to hear. Make sure think before you speak and if you did your homework answer with confidence. Don’t use terms like “team player” and “people person” or any other Blah, Blah, Blah answer.
  10. Bad Mouthing Your Current Or Past Employers – You should never say anything negative about a current or past employer. The interviewer may have a connection at that company and also feel you will speak badly about his or her company if you leave. As an interviewer, I want to know that you can get along well with others and can handle conflicts and resolutions properly.
  11. Not Asking Questions When You’re Asked, “What Questions Do You Have For Me?” Always be prepared to ask the interviewer questions. Even if you have interviewed with multiple people, ask each one the same questions. Their answer will be different from the other person because of the time with the company or role they play. Ask questions about the company and the other growth opportunities, and don’t focus on yourself.
  12. Forgetting To Follow Up – Close the interview by letting them know you’re interested in the position. Detail why you think you’re a great fit, and ask them about the next steps in the hiring process. Don’t forget to ask for the interviewer’s business cards so you can follow up with a thank-you email or hand written note. You should follow up with everyone within 24 hours of your interview. If you don’t do it, some hiring managers may think you’re not interested in the position.

 

Making these mistakes can be crucial in you getting a job offer or not. These may seem like small things to you, but I see people make these mistakes on a weekly basis. Always conduct yourself in a professional manner, because it doesn’t matter if you are conducting a face to face, video or a phone interview.

 

When you are on the phone, you can’t see the person you are interviewing with. The only thing you can control is your tone and ability to answer the questions asked.

 

The best advice for you in a phone or video interview is:

 

  • Have a copy of your resume, pen and pad in front of you with questions prepared
  • Make a copy or screen shot of the job description
  • Be prepared to speak about your background and why you would be a good fit for the position
  • Have the company’s information or website available
  • Place a mirror in front of you to Smile and project your enthusiasm to show them that you are interested in the position

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

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Prevent These 3 Mistakes On Your Social Media Pages When Looking For A Job

Written By: Rob Wicker, VP of Recruitment

Employers are seeking future leaders of their organizations. As such, they are using social media to determine what character traits potential employees have. As a company that spends a significant amount of time coaching candidates, Reliance One has put together a list of mistakes to avoid:

 

  1. Stop the Drama – While the generation at hand is busy having texting, email and social media wars, employers are reading up on how employees respond to conflict and the person’s ability to work with others. As my parents taught me, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Social media should not be used as a battleground field, especially with controversial topics such as politics.
  2. Define Professional – “Dress the part you want, not the one that you have.” If you want to be taken serious as a professional, then you must reflect that in all aspects of your life. The way you present yourself in photos, the content of your social media (from your friends too!!), your grammar in posts, etc.
  3. Bashing Current / Previous Employers – Reputation and integrity are really important to employers. Just don’t do it!

 

As many as 60% of employers are using social media to review their candidates. “Hiring managers in information technology and sales are the most likely to use social networks to screen candidates; professional and business services were least likely.

  • IT: 76 percent
  • Sales: 65 percent
  • Financial services: 61 percent
  • Health care: 59 percent
  • Retail: 59 percent
  • Manufacturing: 56 percent
  • Professional and business services: 55 percent” – Career Builder

 

Social media should be a positive environment for people to share pieces of their lives. Be sure to THINK before you post – it may cost you your future.

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

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My Favorite 5! Leadership Book Reviews

Written By: Chad Toms, VP of National Sales, Sales

 

#4 Shoe Dog by Phil Knight.  Wow, what a wild and fun ride.  Phil Knight wrote his memoir on how he created Nike.  He started the company out of college by taking out a $50 loan from his father.  He built one of the most famous brands in the world.

 

Phil started making the gel soles in waffle makers and quickly traveled to Japan and China in search of manufacturing sites.  He took many risks and he assembled a cast of characters to ensure the right people were in the right seats.  He felt that he had leadership limitations that did not stop him from believing in his company and his team.  Phil surrounded himself with great people and the rest is history.  They took on the biggest shoe company in the world, survived and then changed the world!

 

It is a book that shows that anything is possible if you work hard and never stop.  I love this book and will be reading it again soon.  I wonder if I can make it through twice before Nelson ever finishes it… (Inside joke)

 

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

For additional media support, please contact:

 

Kristen Latimer

248-575-3413

klatimer@reliance-one.com

Top 8 Misconceptions

Written By: James Beath, Chairman / Co-Founder & James Paquette, Vice Chairman / Co-Founder

Being at almost full employment, still leaves a lot of jobs unfilled. According to Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association, there are close to six million current open positions in the U.S.  This demand is why the staffing industry is still growing and projected to grow for years to come.  There are some misconceptions of staffing firms with how they operate and go about finding right talent for their clients.

Top 8 Misconceptions about Staffing Companies

  1. It is expensive to use a staffing company.
    • It is cheaper to use a company vs. the production loss of a position not being filled.
  2. Businesses use all the same resume banks as staffing companies. –
    • Good staffing companies / recruiters don’t fill positions from resume banks.
  3. We only have short term positions.
    • We do have short term, but majority of positions offer the opportunity to go direct and we also have a lot of Direct Hire Positions.
  4. We don’t just send resumes.
    • We have an extensive screening process.
  5. We don’t find jobs for people.
    • We find people for jobs.
  6. We don’t call candidates knowing they are not a good fit.
    • We call candidates thinking that all their responsibilities may not be on their resume. We don’t assume anything.
  7. We are not trying to put HR staff out of work.
    • We are an extension of them.
  8. Reliance One is not a typical staffing company.
    • We founded it on the basis of doing things the right way.
    • Examples: We call candidates back, we are not afraid to tell candidates that they did / did not get a position, our recruiters build relationships with their candidates and are required to meet with every one of them.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

 

For additional media support, please contact:

Kristen Latimer

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Sources:

https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2017/08/04/bls-staffing-job-growth-continues-july/

My Favorite 5! Leadership Book Reviews

Written By: Chad Toms, VP of National Sales, Sales

#3 is American Turnaround by Ed Whitacre.  I have read this book twice now.  Ed Whitacre could be one of the most down to earth executives to ever walk the earth.  He is from South Texas and his father worked for the railroad.  He came from the small town of Ennis, Texas where after graduation he decided to follow a different path than his father.  He started as an intern at AT&T, in college, and worked his way all the way to CEO.

During his career, he made so many great decisions.  His biggest and best was personally signing a 5 year exclusive agreement to be the carrier for the iPhone.  He had numerous meetings with Steve Jobs and he helped bring the most iconic piece of plastic to life.  The stories on his interactions with Steve Jobs are amazing.  That device now impacts most of the planet!

He speaks openly and candid about his time within GM.  He felt that is was his patriotic duty to guide them through bankruptcy.  He changed so many things there in his short time; the biggest was the reporting structure.  He made tough personnel decisions and identified future leaders who are still at the top of the company today.  I love how he would walk the halls and speak to all of the employees.  He would often eat lunch in the food court as opposed to the executive lunch room.  He felt that he was a regular guy and he loved the time that he spent with GM’s employees.  If you work for GM, ever supported GM, or ever had a family member that works there, it is a must read.   He is a brilliant man!

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with offices in Lisle, Illinois and Irving, Texas. Reliance One is focused on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). Our sales and recruiting teams can be reached at 248-922-4500 or resume@reliance-one.com.

For additional media support, please contact:

Kristen Latimer

248-575-3413

klatimer@reliance-one.com