|Company Helps Job Seekers Save with Free Business Cards and Resume Copies
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 27, 2009--
Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, is
making it easy for job hunters during this challenging economic
environment. Staples’ new Career
Stimulus Program provides the tools and tips customers need for a
successful job search, from how to start a job hunt to refreshing a
résumé and finding ways to succeed through networking. To further help
the unemployed, now through June 13, all Staples
Copy and Print locations throughout the country are offering
customers 20 free copies of their résumé and 40 free instant business
“This is the toughest job market in recent memory,” said John Burke,
Staples’ senior vice president of business services. “Now more than
ever, job hunters need tools and information to help them stand out to
prospective employers. With the new Staples Career Stimulus Program, we
are committed to making it easy for customers by offering free résumé
copies and business cards, and tips on how to present a professional
Staples joined CareerBuilder,
Tory Johnson of Women
For Hire and Southworth
paper to compile the top tips for job hunters at www.staples.com/freeresumes.
Workplace experts, such as CareerBuilder, know that finding a job can be
a challenging process, but are optimistic about the availability of
career opportunities. A recent CareerBuilder survey found half of
workers who were laid off from full-time jobs in the last three months
found new jobs.
“There are jobs out there,” said Richard Castellini, chief marketing
officer for CareerBuilder. “The key is repackaging your resume for a
variety of positions and leveraging several job search resources to
promote your personal brand to employers.”
By clicking on www.staples.com/freeresumes
job seekers can find career stimulus advice such as:
Starting the Job Hunt: Look to those industries that are
hiring. Healthcare, government, education, sales and technology
industries continue to add jobs.
Refreshing a Résumé: Include only relevant information in your résumé
for prospective employers that focus on skills and experiences needed
for the job.
Preparing for an Interview: Research the employer, its competitors and
the industry trends. Be knowledgeable about the current headlines.
Get Out There: Use social networking sites LinkedIn, Facebook and
Twitter to reach out to former classmates, colleagues, clients, peers,
vendors and friends.
Make a Mark: Ask questions about the interviewer instead of a
one-sided conversation. Be curious and engaged.
According to Tory Johnson, CEO of Women For Hire, Staples’ offer of
résumé copies and business cards can make a significant impact in the
ultimate success of a job search.
“A crisp, eye-catching résumé on quality cotton paper is absolutely
critical, as a prospective employer’s first glance at a résumé often
determines whether a candidate is considered or rejected,” said Johnson.
“And when networking, professional business cards make you memorable
even after the conversation ends.”
free résumé copies and business card offer includes 20 free
single-sided pages of résumé copies, printed in black and white or
color, on Southworth Exceptional Resume Paper and 40 free instant
business cards printed in store on standard stock. Staples is the only
national retailer to offer business cards in minutes, making it easy for
customers to design, proof and print professional-quality business cards
in as fast as 30 minutes, versus the standard industry delivery time of
three-to-seven days. The offer is limited to one-package per-customer.
About Staples Copy & Print
Staples Copy & Print Centers offer full-service copying and printing
services with a 100-percent quality guarantee. Signature services
include digital color copying, printing of customized letterhead,
envelopes and business cards, lamination and various binding
capabilities. Additional services include wide-format color printing
capabilities for high-quality photo enlargements, posters, signs and
banners. For added convenience, customers can also learn more about
Staples Copy & Print and order online at www.staples.com/copyandprint.
Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to
making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products,
including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With
2008 sales of $23 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples
serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout
North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008,
Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world's leading suppliers
of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the
office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston.
More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
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