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Need a job? You need this e-book first! April 25, 2012

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Do you have the tools necessary to get hired in this job market?
Phoenix hiring expert Mike Hayes knows the tricks to getting hired and shares them with job seekers in his new e-book.

(April 2012 – Phoenix, AZ) “The Difference Between Being a Tool and Having the Tools. A Commando’s Guide to Finding a Job in the New Economy,” is available now for $2.99 on Amazon and at http://jobseekertoolkit.com/. Hayes’ unique, straight-forward approach and no-holds-barred attitude makes him invaluable to job seekers at every level.

As owner of the Valley’s leading staffing agency, Momentum Specialized Staffing, Hayes has seen it all, “You wouldn’t believe some of the things I have witnessed in interviews. It is a little scary out there.”
Hayes adds, “We’ve had applicants ask if they can eat their lunch during their interview, text and take phone calls and even ask if we wouldn’t mind lying for them about their drug test results!”

This book gives job seekers a plethora of useful information which will lead to a significant advantage over other candidates. Tips include; how to account for the time you have been out of work on your resume or in an interview, how to network properly and effectively and how social media can impact your ability to be hired. Not to mention help preparing for the toughest interview questions!

“The Difference Between Being a Tool and Having the Tools” also provides handy worksheets for job seekers like that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen:
· The Desperate Job Seeker checklist
· Resume checklist
· Songs to sing to yourself before an interview or when you are feeling sorry for yourself
· Tips for composing an attention-grabbing, hand-written thank you note

This e-book is a quick read that gives potential employees quality, useful and concise information for finding the perfect job. The e-book can be used as a resource or reference guide. Doing so will increase odds of getting a position by 50% or more!

ABOUT MICHAEL D. HAYES: An Arizona native, Hayes graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received his Masters in International Marketing from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. He spent 14 years gaining professional experience in the securities industry, advising banks, mutual funds and individuals on various types of investments before determining his experiences could benefit a wide spectrum of employers and (potential) employees.
In 2003, Hayes purchased Momentum Specialized Staffing. At that time, the company’s primary business line focused on recruiting for logistics companies. Since then, he has transformed the company into a successful, full-service boutique staffing provider. Frequent appearances on-air and contributions to print media have led business writers and reporters to dub Michael D. Hayes, owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing, the “jobs expert.” Featured in local and national media, including Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona Republic, and Yahoo.com, Hayes is committed to strong, straightforward and frank career advice and finding jobs for his vast clientele.
Besides leading Momentum, Hayes is a member of the Executives’ Association of Greater Phoenix (EAGP), 100 Club of Arizona, Men’s Art Council, Arizona Business Leadership, Biltmore Toastmasters and the Arizona Trucking Association.
Mike Hayes provides tough, candid comments and advice on how to find jobs and recruit the right people in the new economy. He is a vigorous, energetic speaker for groups, and a strong, thought-provoking source for media.

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Staffing Services Save Small Businesses Money June 23, 2009

All businesses experience employee turnover. But small businesses are hit especially hard by high turnover because it forces them to pay the high cost of hiring—again. The cost just to hire and screen an employee can be as high as $375. This includes advertising for the position, conducting a background check and drug screening). And most small businesses don’t have a human resources department that can do these tasks.

Staffing services are taking the burden off small business owners by providing pre-screened employees that have been interviewed, drug tested and had their backgrounds checked. This gives the business owner several advantages, said Mike Hayes, owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing.

“Sometimes because the owner doesn’t have the time or resources he or she will not check references or ask for a drug screening,” Hayes said. “This can be a fatal mistake. Some people come across well in the interview but if you investigate their job history, you’ll find things that show they are not a good employee. And while it does happen occasionally, very few people will show “signs” of addiction during a job interview. A drug screening will alert you to any problems and save you a lot of headaches in the future.”

Hayes offers companies a ‘try it before you buy it’ on the job interview to employers.

“’The employee agrees to work at employer for three hours at minimum wage to see if there is a good fit,” Hayes said. “The small business owner didn’t have to go through the hassle of hiring the employee and doesn’t have to go through the hassle of letting the employee go.”

More and more companies are using staffing agencies. According to the American Staffing Association, on an average day in 2008, U.S. staffing agencies employed 2.66 million workers. Mike Donley, owner of Donley Service Center in Phoenix, is one of them.

“A staffing company has been absolutely essential to the success of our business, not only in finding quality employees, but for saving time and money on the amount of work our staff would have had to devote to going through resumes and interviewing,” Donley said. “We’ve been able to focus on servicing our clients instead of wasting quality time and money on searching through hundreds of applicants.”

The number of applicants for any type of job is expected to increase. Arizona’s unemployment rate is at 8.2 percent, the highest rate in 26 years.

“We had two customer service positions recently and we had 150 online applications, 35 people who came into our office and 375 resumes,” Hayes said. “We get this kind of response every time we post a job.”

Michael D. Hayes is owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing in Phoenix. Mike is a member of the Executives’ Association of Greater Phoenix (EAGP), 100 Club of Arizona, Men’s Art Council, and The Arizona Trucking Association. He provides practical, real world advice on his blog, www.momentumstaffing.wordpress.com. Mike has been featured on several Phoenix television and radio stations and in the Arizona Republic. You can learn more at www.youtube.michaelhayesspeaks.com. Email: hazer@momentumtrans.com 602-477-8193

 

Need help in your job search? May 29, 2009

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Michael D. Hayes, owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing in Phoenix

Michael D. Hayes, owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing in Phoenix

Need Help in Your Job Search? Head to Boot Camp!

Local staffing service offers help for job seekers

Despite a decrease in the unemployment rate in April for Arizona, economists predict that more layoffs are still in the future. More job applicants equal more competition for the few positions available. Momentum Specialized Staffing is helping applicants hone their job search skills with a Job Search Boot Camp.

“Our trained staff will review your resume, video tape a mock interview and coach you on how to improve your interview style,” said Michael Hayes, owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing. “With more than 108,000 people looking for work in Arizona, having the edge is important.”

Also included in the session is:

  • Dos and don’ts of interviewing
  • Knowing how to understand what job goals are realistic based on your experience and education level?
  • How to properly answer interview questions
  • Binder with resources to reference along with their personal critique sheets

The cost is $125. For a limited time. For more information, call (602) 477-8193 or email hazer@momentumtrans.com.

Michael D. Hayes is owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing in Phoenix. Mike is a member of the Executives’ Association of Greater Phoenix (EAGP), 100 Club of Arizona, Men’s Art Council, and The Arizona Trucking Association. He provides practical, real world advice on his blog, www.momentumstaffing.wordpress.com. You can learn more at www.youtube.michaelhayesspeaks.com. For more information, call 602-477-8193 or email hazer@momentumtrans.com

 

Mike Hayes becoming a go-to guy for topical job stories March 1, 2009

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News regarding layoffs, furloughs and job hunts have kept Mike Hayes of Momentum Specialized Staffing busy when media seek sources and information in Phoenix.

In today’s Arizona Republic: Staffing Agencies. Need drops as employers cut jobs.

On 93.3FM KTAR: Job search-Follow Instructions.

And in a recent blogpost on Jobing.com: Does owning golf clubs make me a golfer?

Mike also offers his thoughts on other related and topical issues going on in today’s news. Check out his blog here.

For more info or to contact:
Michael D. Hayes
Momentum Specialized Staffing
602-477-8193
http://www.momentumtrans.com
BLOG PAGE: http://www.momentumstaffing.wordpress.com
Momentum in the Media: http://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelHayesSpeaks

 

Momentum helping businesses facing layoffs February 4, 2009

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hayes1883_e-mailNew client, Mike Hayes of Momentum Specialized Staffing in Phoenix is looking to reach out to businesses affected by layoffs, especially managers and HR directors feeling the stress of having to let staff go due to financial or economical setbacks within the company.

Momentum Staffing Offers Free Counseling

With news that more than million people were laid off across the country in 2008, nearly everyone knows a friend of family member who has lost their job. Many companies are struggling with assisting laid off workers and we are trying to do our part to help. With jobs scarce, job seekers need to hone their skills to be competitive.

The staff of Momentum Specialized Staffing is offering to meet and counsel employees at companies who have been forced to lay off staff. Any company in the Phoenix area is eligible for a free session with their staff.

“We will offer assistance with interview tips, resumes, attire and networking,” said Michael Hayes, owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing. ‘We may not have a position available with our company but helping individuals present themselves better will only benefit our company and the community in the long run.”

The service is being offered for a limited time and there is no obligation. To schedule a session, call Hayes at (602) 477-8193.

Michael D. Hayes is owner of Momentum Specialized Staffing, a Phoenix-based recruitment company. Momentum specializes in easing the burden of recruiting qualified applicants for companies. Read Hayes’ blog at www.momentumstaffing.wordpress.com