Are you a National Agency? No, we were founded by Bob & Jean Simpson in 1974. Sandra Braddock, Jean’s daughter, is President and General Manager and plans to continue her mother’s legacy for years to come. We are proud to be one of the few locally family owned and operated staffing agencies in the area. Our only other location is in Longview, Tx. We serve the regions of NW Louisiana and E Texas.
Are applicants required to pay a fee for services? No, All fees are paid by our client companies.
If I have a criminal background, can I be considered for employment? Yes, Unless your record specifically pertains to the job duties for which you are being considered. (i.e. Someone with a record of forging checks cannot be considered for a banking position.)
Does sending my resume automatically enroll me for employment? No, It’s just the first step in the process and assists our staff in making sure you are registering with the most appropriate department.
Why can’t I complete my registration process online? At Jean Simpson Personnel, our clients depend on us to personally meet and interview the candidates in consideration. We very rarely will submit a candidate without sitting down with them face to face. Meeting all of our applicant’s also helps us better market you to clients who may or may not have an open order with us at the time of your registration. That’s one of many ways we differ from some of the other agencies in the area.
Will I be considered for other opportunities aside from the one I applied for? Yes, Our database searches through ALL candidates for specific skills and experience. If you match that search and meet the other criteria, you will be contacted to discuss the position further.
Are all applicant’s references checked prior to submitting for consideration? Yes, The only exception is for those applicants who are currently employed and looking for work elsewhere. However, jobs prior to the current position will be contacted for a reference.
Are all your jobs posted on your website? No, We average OVER 140 openings daily between our two offices and do our best to post what we can. The only way to be considered is to complete our registration and testing process AND continue to call in every other week to let us know you are still actively looking.
What can I do to make myself stand above other applicants? Be prompt, courteous, presentable, and professional. Keep the lines of communication open and be open to other opportunities that may be a good fit. Treat us as you’d like to be treated and remember, we are YOUR employer and if we don’t get a good first impression, chances are our client won’t either.
What can I do to put myself in a better position to be hired? TWENTY Reasons why people DON’T get hired:
- Poor personal appearance; not dressed appropriately for job interview
- Arrives late for interview
- Over emphasis on money; unrealistic expectations
- Lack of interest or enthusiasm
- Nervous, lack of confidence
- Inability to express information clearly
- Lack of planning for career; no purpose or goals
- Unwilling to start at the bottom
- Making excuses
- Lack of tact/courtesy
- Lack of maturity
- Talks negatively about past employers
- No genuine interest in company or job
- Fails to look interviewer in the eye
- Sloppy application form
- No sense of humor
- Over aggressive
- Fails to express appreciation for interview time
- Fails to ask questions about the job
- Vague responses to questions