Headway Corporate Resources Helps Candidates Find the Right Job (JobsWeekly)

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This article originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch's Jobs Weekly Publication.

— Headway Corporate Resources is fast approaching its 40th anniversary. The national staffing company opened in the Richmond area in the mid-1960s. Today, Headway also has offices in Hampton, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, North Carolina, New York, and California.

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"Last year we placed 25,000 people nationally," says Steven Hatter, area manager.

Headway Corporate Resources found temporary positions at a local call center for Reginald Berry and Jackie Pizzini.

Headway offers temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent placement. The company currently has openings for the following: administrative assistants, financial personnel with a tax background, sales professionals and human resources and information technology professionals.

"Finding a job is easy" says Hatter. "Finding the right job is tough. If you don't find the right job, you don't maximize your skills on your [salary]. We have a corporate commitment to make sure we find people the right jobs."

To do that, Headway assesses each person's skills through interviews and testing. "We have sit down with our candidates to find out what job is suited to them. We offer an exclusive character match testing program developed by national author David Synder."

Some candidates may have limited resumes that don't showcase their skills. "We talk to them about the things they have done and the character they show and then match them with an employer," Hatter explains.

Headway offers on-site training and free tutorials to help candidates improve their skills. "We can help coach candidates and help them work on their resume as well," Hatter says.

Benefits include medical, 401K, long-term and short-term disability, holiday pay, direct deposit and access to a credit union. "We want to make sure we are helping candidates wherever possible," Hatter says. "Our website www.headwaycorp.com, contains articles, resume help, book club, salary calculator and more. We are set up to be a resource for people who are looking for work."

Headway also works with people who are retired and are looking for limited hours. "They bring tremendous skill sets," Hatter says.

"We have hundreds of jobs available," Hatter adds. "It's my job to help people get jobs."