About Polly Sheeley

Polly joined the PeopleScout team in July of 2013 as a Senior Recruiter. Polly has over 10 years of experience recruiting for both hourly and salaried professionals in various industries such as retail, IT, restaurant, steel, and finance. She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Sociology. When she is not busy finding top talent for her clients, Polly enjoys spending time with her husband and kids in Central California.

Saying Something Unpleasant About Your Last Employer

Pssst – hey you. Yes, you over there. Looking for a new job? Got some interviews lined up? Prepared to answer questions about why you are looking for a new job? I’ll let you in on a little secret. You ready? Here goes. Do not bad mouth your current or previous company (or manager) when

By |2019-01-09T10:45:53+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Before the Interview, Career Growth, During the Interview|0 Comments


Wikipedia defines Ghosting as breaking off a relationship by ceasing all communication and contact with that former partner without any apparent warning or justification, as well as ignoring the former partner’s attempts to reach out or communicate. Wikipedia goes on to say that this is a fairly recent term, and that it seems to have gained

By |2018-10-15T12:53:13+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

How to Handle a Planned Vacation When Looking For a New Job

So, you’ve decided that now is the right time to look for your next opportunity. You’ve done all the right and responsible things - updated your resume, filled out applications, did some research on other companies, networked with some good leads. But, hold up, how could you forget? There is that great (and already paid

How to be Prepared for a Hiring Event

What is a hiring event you ask? Hiring events are similar in concept to job fairs, but are generally smaller in scale in that they typically involve one employer and may be held right at the employer’s site. Considering that they are quite intimate, are they worth going to? Absolutely! They provide job seekers a

By |2018-08-24T13:04:44+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Job Fairs & Hiring Events, Networking|0 Comments

It’s a new year! New start! New opportunities! New goals! New resume?

Many of us hold on to the same resume – same format – same information, year after year. If this sounds like you, it may be time to update that outdated resume. Contact Information – Including specifics, such as your street address and home telephone number, may be a thing of the past. You can

By |2018-08-24T13:04:51+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Career Growth, Resume Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three tips to Prevent Stressing out Before the Interview

I get it. Interviews can be stressful. Uncomfortable. Maybe even painful. Most of us don’t tend to look forward to them. Like a lot of things in life, we know we probably need to experience interviews at one point or another, but we wish we didn’t. Before the interview, many of us would like to

By |2018-08-24T13:05:01+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|0 Comments

How to Avoid Looking Unprofessional in Emails

In this day and age many people use their smartphones to send off written communications. We are Busy. Though technology has made things easier for us in many ways, as a society, we seem to be so much busier than ever before (oh, the irony!). As a result, we oftentimes opt for time savers. How

By |2018-08-24T13:05:16+00:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments