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Employers

Empire Paratransit is Hiring on Merlin in NYC!

This month, the Merlin Job Search Team had the pleasure of visiting Empire Paratransit Corp., located in East Brooklyn and a valuable member of Merlin’s NYC Employer Network. Empire Paratransit provides door to door transportation services for people with disabilities within the greater NYC area. Business is Growing and Hiring Fast During our visit, we […]

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Customer Service

Five Skills to Look for in an Ace Telemarketer

Everyone has received those calls: a saccharine, overly peppy voice chirping a greeting before launching mechanically into a sales pitch. Telemarketing often gets a bad rap, but if done effectively, it can be an important aspect of a company’s sales, so finding a skilled candidate can be a notable boost to your business. As noted […]

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General Labor

Six Tips for Hiring a Great Auto Mechanic

It’s no secret the automotive industry has been under constant scrutiny for unethical practices by mechanics — from overcharging parts to upselling unnecessary repair work. For many customers, finding a trustworthy and experienced auto mechanic is a lifelong process. The same can be said for auto shop owners who are hiring them. Fortunately, we’ve compiled […]

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Administration

What to Look for in an Outstanding Executive Assistant

To tell the truth, most executive assistants wear so many hats that it’s difficult to pinpoint a concise list of “required” skills. Though several job functions are similar on paper to those of an administrative assistant or secretary, in reality the executive assistant is far more than office drone labor. A top-notch one needs to […]

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Administration

Five Tips to Hire a Great Coordinator for Your Business

When you need general project assistance, whether it is planning a wedding, organizing a busy schedule, or executing a marketing plan, you’ll want a talented coordinator to be by your side. Because a coordinator’s role can vary depending on the job, they should be flexible, nimble, and a natural multitasker. If you are in need […]

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General Labor

Five Steps to Hiring the Best Carpenters

If you work in the construction industry, you already know a good carpenter’s greatest asset is his reputation. But due to fluctuating seasonal demand in the industry, finding a highly reputable and qualified carpenter to join your construction crew is not always easy. Fortunately, we’ve compiled these five steps to help you simplify the process […]

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Administration

Five Questions to Ask When Hiring an Administrator

There’s a reason why it’s impossible to imagine an office without an administrator — admins keep the workplace running. Whether it is by organizing, communicating, or providing support, the best administrators can just as easily take charge as they can slip under the radar. This is why filling an admin position can be one of […]

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General Labor

Five Tips for Hiring an HVAC Technician

There’s no doubt about it, a blisteringly hot summer day without a functioning air conditioner is a recipe for disaster. Now imagine the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician you hire to fix your air conditioner has been tooling away for hours with no end in sight. This is every customer’s worst nightmare. As […]

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Transportation

Four Traits to Look For When Hiring a Taxi or Limo Driver

Thanks to the booming rideshare economy, companies like Uber and Lyft have used technology to help everyday self-employed drivers disrupt the transportation industry. Studies now show that the number of licensed taxis and limos on the road have dwindled rapidly over the last several years. But with ride-hailing apps running into legal trouble in some […]