Job Seeker Tips & Hiring Advice from the Pros

Whether you’re an employer looking to hire or a job seeker searching for the perfect fit, Whitman Associates, Inc. can help meet your needs. We’re experts at connecting quality candidates to employers in a variety of industries, and we have tons of advice and guidance to help you during the job search or staffing process. Explore by category to find job seeker tips, management direction, hiring advice, staffing recommendations and more.

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  • Staffing Guidance
  • Management Tips

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  • Resume Writing Guidance
  • Interview Guides
  • Office Etiquette Overviews
  • Advice for New Hires
  • Advice for Recent College Grads
  • Temp of the Month

Latest on the Blog

COVID-19

Concerning COVID-19, Whitman Associates has remained informed and compliant with national and local guidelines in order to support individual health and safety. We encourage our applicants, employees, and clients to do the same. For most recent updates on White House guidelines, please click here. Please find basic protective measures advised by the Centers for Disease Control here and local resources here: DC,  Virginia,  Maryland. If any employees are not feeling well for any reason and are not able to make it into work, please call Whitman Associates’ urgent line at Extension 1 or email us at: urgent@whitmanjobs.com. The health and safety of our employees and clients is our top priority. We will continue to post updates as the situation develops. Please reach out to us at (202) 659-2111 with any questions.

Three Best Rated Staffing Agency in 2021

We are so pleased and humbled to announce that for the third year in a row Whitman Associates was named one of the Top 3 Staffing Agencies in Washington, D.C. by Three Best Rated! Thank you to all of our incredible clients and temps who have made this possible. Whitman Associates has proudly provided the DMV with excellent staffing services since 1972 and we are thrilled to continue in that tradition today.

Working Remote

For many of us, remote work is something new and exciting, but it also requires diligence to stay productive and engaged. We are grateful to our clients for enabling our employees to work as much as they can in these very unusual circumstances. We also recognize that this may be a new way of life for many. We must all be aware that it is our responsibility to provide our very best each day whether we are working remotely or physically in the office. We are accountable for our productivity while out of the office just as we are when in the office. A couple of key points:

  • You are getting paid to WORK remotely
  • Prepare for you workday just as you would if going in-person
  • Be grateful your commute is so peaceful
  • Be on-time just as if you were commuting to work
  • Be prepared to intentionally engage with your manager:
    • Ask the manager for a schedule of the day’s work
    • Demonstrate progress on the work assignment
    • Notify the manager of task completions
    • Schedule your lunch break (the manager knows you’re off-line)
    • Be accessible (chat, text, call, video) during the entire work day

There are many tools and methods that enable you to be productive and remain engaged during your work-at-home opportunity. While this is a new initiative for most employees and employers, some industries have been leveraging mobile employees at home, off-site, or on the road for many years.

Don’t be alarmed if the company you are employed by asks to load virtual private networking (VPN) access applications on your desktop, tablet, or phone. Recognize that companies engaging in tele-work are exposing themselves from a security perspective. They have a right to protect their company, their mission, and their intellectual property. As an employee, you have an obligation to comply with their security requirements and you must follow their policies when connected to their network.

COVID-19 Update

Concerning COVID-19, Whitman Associates has remained informed and compliant with national and local guidelines in order to support individual health and safety. We encourage our applicants, employees, and clients to do the same. For most recent updates on CDC and White House guidelines, please click here. Please find basic protective measures advised by the Centers for Disease Control here and local resources here: DC,  Virginia,  Maryland. If any employees are not feeling well for any reason and are not able to make it into work, please call Whitman Associates’ urgent line at Extension 1 or email us at: urgent@whitmanjobs.com. The health and safety of our employees and clients is our top priority. We will continue to post updates as the situation develops. Please reach out to us at (202) 659-2111 with any questions.

New Office Location


Whitman Associates is excited to announce that we have officially moved to a new and beautiful office just a few blocks away from our former office where we will continue to provide top notch staffing services to our clients and candidates. We remain conveniently located to Farragut West and Farragut North metro stations for easy access to our office.
 
We hope to have an official opening for our clients and temps to tour our office and meet us face to face once we can gather again safely. In the meantime, please check us out on our Facebook page in the coming weeks for pictures and updates on our new space.
 
Whitman Associates, Inc.
1707 L Street, NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-659-2111
Fax: 202-659-1354
 
Thank you for all your support and business in helping Whitman Associates maintain our place as leaders in staffing since 1972!

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The expert staff at WAI is dedicated to serving the professional community in metro D.C. and the greater DMV area. We’re proud to offer support in the form of education, guidance and full-service staffing solutions for both employers and job seekers. Explore job seeker tips, staffing guidance and the other categories above, or simply browse the recent links. You’ll find curated information written by our in-house staff, as well as article roundups from trusted external sources. For more information about our services, review our FAQs or contact our team.

Team up with Whitman Associates

If you’re an employer or job seeker ready to take the next step, partner with WAI. We work closely with our clients and candidates to understand each company or individual’s unique needs and circumstances. Thanks to this attention to detail and our extensive vetting process, we are able to connect highly qualified candidates with positions that match their expertise and experience. If you need to fill a permanent or temporary position, fill out our staffing request form, and a member of our team will contact you shortly. If you are a job seeker, browse our job listings and email us your resume, and we’ll do our best to match you with the perfect position.