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At Marathon Staffing, we absolutely love our team. Not only do we work to help find people a job fast, but our jobs also come with pretty sweet perks – we make perks work at work! By joining our team, you instantly get access to all this to get stuff:
You May Enroll in Insurance Benefits When You Join
Marathon team members can enroll in health, vision, and dental insurance among other benefits when they get started.
Team members can decide on which options are most appropriate for them from our different offerings.
You, Will, Receive Regular, Steady Payments
Now more than ever, everyone is looking for greater financial reassurance, and team members can count on receiving steady pay when they work with us.
Depending on the position, there may be eligibility for additional compensation, which is a BIG WIN!
Access to an Employee Discount Program!
Our exclusive bonus perks and benefits are great ways for saving on everyday expenses, such as groceries, gas, and other personal bills. Team members may benefit from these offers and others soon after joining our team!
Current Offers Include…
- $19.99 Sam’s Club Membership (may help some with gas prices!)
- H&R Block and TaxAct Tax Filing Discounts
- Pet Insurance Policy Savings
- Meal Kit Discounts on Blue Apron, Freshly, Hello Fresh, and more…
- T-Mobile Work Perks and Other Cell Phone Savings!
So what are you waiting for? Join our team today!
Marathon believes that finding a job should be fast and easy and for over 30 years it has helped people take their next step. Complete an application and speak with one of our representatives!
Written by: Naomi Raices
Team members in our Davenport, IA location were recently recognized for reaching important work milestones.
To commemorate the occasion of 30 and 60 days of working with Marathon, they were greeted with checks worthy of a picture!
Celebrating wins alongside our team members is an essential part of Marathon’s commitment to going beyond finding people jobs. What parts of a job motivate you?
A welcoming work environment may be one of your main reasons for choosing a job.
“I like the challenging work environment where at the end of the day I feel like I have accomplished something.” – Thomas
“I like the work environment.” – Roland
Or perhaps the pay and benefits are what you might just be looking for.
“The hours are great, and the pay is very motivating.” – Jacquez
“Pay is nice, I’m motivated by money.” – Anthony
Regardless of what aspects interest you the most, the team at Marathon works to help people on their career journeys, whether they are just starting or are looking to make a career switch.
Congratulations again to all our team members on their work achievements!
Learn more about our current job opportunities and how you can get started!
Written by: Naomi Raices
Whether you are searching for your first job, reentering the workforce, or looking to try something new, use these tips to help land your dream destination.
Figure out what you want to do
One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is to just start searching for jobs without putting much thought into what they are searching for. What kind of work do you like to do? What do you think sets you apart? When you wake up in the morning, what gets you excited?
Understanding your intrinsic motivators is the first step in finding the right position. Do you like to meet new people? Careers in retail, customer service, or human resources might be a great fit. Do you innately know that you cannot work in an office? Then don’t work in the office! Yes, some entry-level career paths can be more lucrative than others out of the gate, but in the long run, a person who comes to work passionately each day about where they are spending their time will out earn someone who chose a job based on starting income.
Understand your available job search resources
The litany of online resources available to help you find a job can be overwhelming. There are local career centers, job boards, and even social media sites to name a few. At Marathon, we always recommend starting your search from the ‘inside out’. Talk to your friends and neighbors. Where do they work and what do they do? Do any of their organizations sound like a fit with your goals? Having a friendly referral is always a great way to get your foot in the door.
Online job boards such as Indeed and ZipRecruiter, can be a great tool when used strategically. Start your search as narrow as possible by limiting factors such as geography, job categories, keywords, shifts, or even remote work policies. By doing this, you can remove a lot of the peripheral job opportunities and focus on the ones that matter most to you. When you identify opportunities that align with your needs, invest in your application by researching the company and writing a cover letter that ties in your research and story. NEVER 1-click apply to multiple jobs in a single setting. As tempting as it may be to blast out your contact information to all available employers, this strategy rarely leads to great outcomes.
Don’t forget to get gritty
Most job seekers complain that they never hear back from employers and these complaints aren’t without merit because the reality is most employers don’t get back to job applicants. So, how can you break through?
Add a little grit to your job search strategy by dropping off a resume in person or sending a follow-up email to your application. Use tools like LinkedIn to see if you know anyone who might be a good contact at the company. Look to see if the employer is participating in any local hiring events and try to meet people in person. To get above all the ‘noise’ it pays to make a little ‘noise’
Need more help?
Let Marathon Staffing help you take your next step!
Team Member Innovation
With the emergence of the pandemic, many people have been forced to move to a new normal – working remotely. Being a parent working from home with a baby can be frustrating and challenging at times. Here’s a few tips from our Exhausted Dad aka Technical Recruiter, Pierre Florestal, to help with this forced isolation!
Have A Set Schedule
The most important thing you can do when working from home is to create a set work schedule. Treat it like you’re going to the office. For example, I continue to wake up at 5am to the obvious annoyance of my wife. I use this time to meditate, exercise, then log on to work at 730 am. I’ve had the same routine for over 10 years and continued to maintain it thru the pandemic.
You may avoiding traffic, however, working from home can lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Having a set exercise schedule can help you focus and be more productive at work. Focus on movement-based exercise routines to increase blood flow, strength and cardiovascular fitness to help with bone density and overall health!
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate! One of the purposes of the office is to provide social interaction with co-workers while being part of a think tank. Simple phone calls to your colleagues to bounce ideas off each other will help release some much needed endorphins.
Maximize “Nap Time”
For parents with small children, nap time is work time. If possible, schedule calls with clients around these times to prevent undesired interruptions (like poop time or hunger fits!). Establishing a schedule for naps not only helps with your little one’s development, but it also provides a needed break for, well – doing grown up things!
Control “Play Time”
When dealing with small children and you’re somewhat of a big fellow like me – you’re automatically a Big Play thing! They always try to get your attention or want you to play with them. My daughter in particular always wants to play during my weekly zoom calls! She loves to be on camera and wave hi to my coworkers. My best advice is to indulge them. I’m grateful to be working with a team that understands the situation and indulges the little CEO back. It may not always seem ideal, but 5-10 minutes of tumbling around like a wild animal or joining you for a zoom call could be just what the doctor ordered. Besides, hearing your baby’s laugh is far better than water cooler gossip anyway!
Break Up the Monotony
Everyone seems to be stuck in the house these days. Although some of us have partners that are essential workers who gets to leave the house (my wife escapes ever morning like a thief in the night!), leaving us behind with our children to drive us mental! Don’t fret – find something to break the monotony! Something like finding a group of friends to exercise with then enjoy a few drinks with afterwards. Anything to get your mind out of these crazy times…
Like all hard times – this also shall pass. Do your best at work and spend time, kiss, laugh and love your kids. Life is short and all that matters is the ride and how you deal with it!
Rather than working remote, perhaps you’re in job search mode. Check out our blog post about how to really sparkle in a remote interview or contact us to connect. Our ear is to the ground in the region, so if you want salary info on what you’re worth to companies hiring or just want us to take a quick look at your resume – we’re happy to do it!
Business Development Manager – FIT Staffing Solutions
You just finished up your interview and totally knocked it out of the park. Your work is done, right?
Not so fast! Many hiring managers pay attention to thoughtfully and quickly (within a day!) crafted thank you email letters. Sending a follow-up thank you message can be the difference between getting hired or rejected. You’re competing against other candidates for the position, and if you’re neck-and-neck with someone else – this can definitely put you over the top. It’s simply another opportunity to positively influence a hiring decision.
Here’s a few practical tips on crafting a thoughtful, contextual thank you note:
1. Use a subject line that’s short and sweet. “Thank you for your time” or, if more informal, “Great to meet you today”.
2. Start with a personalized greeting (“Hello Jane,” or “Hi Steve,”)
3. Open with thanking them for the opportunity and time to connect for the interview and specify the role. Something like, “Thank you for taking the time to discuss the Software Developer opportunity with me today.”
4. Share a short recap of your qualifications and connect it to the requirements of the position. Maybe try, “My software development experience in an agile environment would make me an excellent candidate for the role.”
5. Affirm you interest in the role and outline why you’re excited to join the team. If you really want to go the extra mile, specify something discussed you think you’d exceptionally well at and explain why.
6. To close things out, assume you’re moving on to the next steps and make yourself available for outreach. For example, “I look forward to this discussing this opportunity with you more. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need additional information.” Share your contact information and send it on over.
There you have it! Now your thank you notes should be a slam dunk. For more advise on crafting thank you notes and leveling up your job search, feel free to reach out to the team here. In the meantime, check out our Job Board.
Division Manager – FIT Staffing Solutions