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Fastest-Growing Jobs That Require the Least Experience

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Kirstia Cropper
Operations Manager
March 31, 2022
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Are you about to graduate from college without much professional experience? Considering a career change and looking for an entry-level job in a new field? That’s Good HR can help you identify and apply for some of the fastest-growing jobs that require the least experience on your resume. With our connections to a number of the top employers in the Circle City, you can expect the best of support when you work with our local staffing experts. 

What does “no experience necessary” mean?

When you read “no experience necessary” or “no prior experience required” in a job posting, that means that the employer does not expect you to have any professional experience or prior knowledge in order to perform the job well. Although some of these positions may require a certain level of education, you needn’t have held a professional position in that field to apply for the job. Some additional resume builders that can benefit your application to an entry-level job may include internships, volunteer work or belonging to an organization. 

What are some of the fastest-growing industries?

One of the top growing professional industries, and one that we know well at That’s Good HR, is healthcare. As our population of seniors continues to grow, the demand for healthcare support will increase dramatically. The COVID-19 pandemic has also heightened the need for healthcare workers. Some of the specializations within healthcare that are seeing the most growth are services for the elderly and disabled (44% growth), specialty therapists (34% growth), and offices for mental health professionals (31% growth). Let’s explore some of the fastest-growing jobs that require the least experience within healthcare and beyond. 

Health education specialists and community health workers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for health education specialists and community health workers through 2030 is 17%, which is much faster than the national average. These healthcare administration positions help to promote wellness within a community, and may also develop educational programs in order to teach individuals about conditions that may be impacting their health. Many of these health workers are employed in hospitals, but they can also find work with government agencies and nonprofits. Most health education specialist jobs need a bachelor’s degree, but community health workers often begin a position with just a high school diploma and can receive on-the-job training. 

Medical billing and coding

Medical records and health information specialists have a job outlook with 9% growth through 2030. Although some medical billing or coding positions may prefer prior certification in the field, many hire individuals with no experience and will provide paid training in order for you to succeed on the job. Those who wish to work in medical billing should be very attentive to details and have good communication skills for speaking with patients, doctors and insurance providers. 

Human resources specialists

Another fast-growing position that may work inside or outside of healthcare are human resources specialists. The job outlook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is an expected growth of 10% through 2030. There are many options for placements in human resources, and this field is one in which we specialize with our Indianapolis employers. Although most human resources specialists are expected to have a postsecondary degree of some sort, the training and knowledge that is needed can typically be provided on the job, negating the need for professional experience. This is another position where good communication and people skills are a huge benefit, with duties including the recruitment and hiring of job applicants, training new hires in company orientation and handling compensation, benefits and employee records. 

Accountants and auditors

Nearly every company needs someone to handle the financials, which is why the job outlook for accountants is holding steady at 7% through 2030. If you are interested in applying for a staff accountant job, your prospects may improve with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or certification (like becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant). However, significant job experience is typically not required. Accountants generally maintain financial records for their employer, including the preparation of tax returns, using accounting systems, and ensuring that the company is complying with financial laws and regulations.

If you are on the job hunt for a position that requires little to no experience, contact the experts at That’s Good HR for help. We’d love to take a look at your resume and support you through the journey to your new career.

Job Advice

Can You Ever Recover from a “NCNS” Situation?

Amber Crosby
October 6, 2019
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Our #1 priority at That’s Good HR is finding great candidates for great clients.  It’s what we do every day and we do it because we know we can help people.  That assistance includes helping people avoid one of the biggest mistakes that can be made.  That mistake is getting labeled as a “NCNS”.

The term “no call, no show” (NCNS) is attributed to a person that doesn’t show up to an assigned place or time.  This could be for a day of work or for an interview.  It is deemed as highly unprofessional and often can have repercussions beyond just that one day. This situation should be avoided at all costs but ghosting becomes more prevalent in a tight job market. If you find yourself in a seemingly impossible situation that will result in a no show, you need to make every attempt to communicate to your manager or hiring manager and recruiter.  In this situation, over-communication is best – call, email AND text (yes, all three).  Your job – either keeping one or getting one – is your priority and TGHR can help you manage that priority.

Is it possible to recover from a no call, no show situation?  Yes, but it is extremely difficult.  First, you need to have a valid reason for your manager or the hiring manager.  This needs to be true and monumental, like an unfortunate death in the family.  But stick with the truth, fabricating an excuse will make the situation worse down the line.

Next, you’ll want to apologize to any coworkers if you are currently working.  Your absence likely impacted them, and an apology would begin to repair broken trust. If you are currently working, you need to know the applicable policies that are in place.  Is there a no tolerance policy? What are your company’s repercussions?  Knowing the policy will help you understand the consequences you will inevitably be faced with.

Finally, don’t forget to communicate with your recruiter.  They need to be made aware of the situation as soon as possible.  The same courtesies need to be extended and a valid reason needs to be shared.  TGHR recruiters are experts in staffing and experts in knowing when something does not add up, so be forthcoming as an attempt to salvage the relationship.

Bottom line – it’s best to avoid this situation altogether.  If there are extenuating circumstances, relationships with your manager, hiring manager, co-workers or recruiters may be able to be salvaged, but do you really want to take that risk?

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Job Searching? There’s an App for That

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
September 9, 2019
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The Android App Store has more than 2.46 million apps to choose from, while the Apple App Store boasts 1.96 million apps as of the end of the second quarter of 2019. The phrase “there’s an app for that” applies to job hunting too!

Use an app like LinkedIn or Indeed to find jobs to apply for – and apply right from the app on both platforms. On LinkedIn, the app makes it easy to keep track of how many jobs you either saved or applied for – it is handy to have this information in one place! The Indeed app makes it easy to access your recent searches for specific position titles so you can check if anything new was posted.

Once you’ve applied, it is time to prep for an interview.  Practice makes perfect – check out and download an app like Job Interviews Questions and Answers.  This app helps you practice common interview questions you might encounter and gives you suggested answers that you can customize based on your experiences.

Next, before heading to the interview, you’ll want to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.  Tap and open Google Maps to make sure you know how to get to the company.  It is always best to arrive about 15 minutes before your slated interview time. Last month alone 174 people used Google to navigate to our office.

While you are waiting to meet your interviewer, take a moment and make sure your mind is clear and focused.  Using an app like Headspace or Calm can help calm your nerves ensuring that you present your best self.  Another app, Breathe, let’s you check in on physical and emotional feelings and recommends a meditation based on those feelings – some meditations are as short as 3 minutes. Have an Apple watch?  Take a minute to use the breathe function before you exit your car!

Apps are designed to enhance all aspects of your life – even finding a job.  An app is not a replacement for human contact though, so make sure to check out our job board and reach out to one of our staffing specialists.  But if you need to know how to tie a tie – don’t worry there’s an app for that!

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How to Get a Job Quickly After Graduation

Amber Crosby
May 9, 2019
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Seven out of 10 college seniors will graduate with approximately $30,000 in student loans according to recent data from the Institute for College Access & Success. Even with this debt, college graduates and their families think college is a worthwhile investment – 90 percent of families think that according to lender Sallie May.

At That’s Good HR, we agree education is a solid investment, but Americans are now burdened more by college loans then credit card or auto debt.  In addition, 1 in 3 graduates said their school loans prevented or delayed them from buying a home. Some innovative employers are even letting their employees trade vacation days in exchange for payment on their student loans since this type of debt impacts so many employees.

Graduates may be saddled with debt, but their job prospects are plentiful – which is good news.  This year, employers plan to hire nearly 11 percent more graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the class of 2018. But with student loans and a fast-moving job market, it’s more important than ever to get into a job quickly.

Often, upon graduation students are still thinking about what type of office environment would be the right fit for them.  A temporary assignment in a chosen degree field allows prospective employees to assimilate into the workforce quickly and learn what type of office setting works best.  Temporary assignments can last from a few days to months, allowing recent grads to rack up experience while finding their way.  Entry-level customer service positions, human resources positions, accounting positions or admin roles are perfect for new graduates. A third of the time, we see temporary assignments turn into full-time positions. If the assignment ends, there is no need to worry, we can place hard-working candidates in another role quickly and seamlessly.

We would love to hear about your college experience and get you to work quickly to repay those loans! Reach out and we will let you know your options to get your career started. See all our open positions on our job board and apply today!

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Four Simple Steps to Prepare for a Second Interview

Staci Upmeyer
April 11, 2019
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You have gone to a job interview and left with the sense that the interview went well.  Then your recruiter calls and says the company would like to talk to you again. Your first thought may be “why?”, but this is often a necessary step in today’s tight job market.  How do you prepare?  Here’s four simple steps to ensure you rock the second interview, just like you did the first time.

  1. Dress the same. Whatever professional outfit you wore for the first interview, match that level of professionalism in your follow-up interview. Don’t assume that you should be more casual when meeting with the company for the second time.
  2. Prepare questions. It is possible that you will be meeting with different people than you did the first time you interviewed at the client company – your recruiter can let you know. If this is the case, you can use some of the questions that were asked in the first interview.  However, make sure you have at least three new questions to ask of your interviewer.
  3. Be prepared. Whenever you are headed to an interview, you should be prepared. Your recruiter at That’s Good HR will help you with this step. For a second interview, review your answers from the first round interview, because it is possible that you might be asked the very same question. Check out these answers to the 31 most common interview questions.
  4. Write a thank you note. It’s always a good idea to follow-up with a thank you note. Write one to each person you interviewed with.  If you do not know what to say, not a problem – we’ve got you covered.  An example can be found on our online resources page.

If a company is interested in talking to you for a second time, take it as a compliment.  It means they liked you and want to get to know you more before moving forward.  Once your second interview is complete, let your recruiter know and hopefully they will have good news for you shortly. Best of luck the second time around!

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Are You Taking a Spring Break?

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Mary Springer
Partner
March 27, 2019
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Many employees across the U.S. are getting ready for Spring Break. Did you know that this time off from work may actually extend your tenure at your job? A recent IBJ infographic noted for every week that employees took off, it extended their stay at their company by eight months.  We at TGHR know how important tenure is since our entire client services staff has been with the company for 10 years or more!  In addition, as a result of every 10 vacation hours an employee took, their performance review was 8 percent higher.

Vacation is good for the soul as reported by the American Psychological Association in their annual Work and Well-Being Study. Sixty-eight percent of workers claimed they were more positive after returning from taking vacation time and 66 percent claimed to have more energy.  This translated to 57 percent of employees feeling more motivated and 58 percent of workers saying they were more productive.

But does everyone use all their vacation time?  In 2018 there were 212 million unused vacation days and only 41 percent of US workers said they felt encouraged by their companies to take their vacation.  But companies who encouraged their employees to go on a vacation like Spring Break had employees that felt more valued and who were satisfied with their job.  One of the most important statistics?  The employees who worked at places who encouraged taking vacation said they were likely to recommend their employer as a good place to work, 81 percent versus 39 percent.

But having workers out on vacation can cause added stress on a company, but there’s no need to fret.  That’s Good HR places people on temporary assignments for as short as one day.  If you have someone headed out on Spring Break or if you are prepping for a summer vacation give us a call. We are ready to help so vacation can be stress-free for you and your employees!

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That’s Good HR Named to Best of Staffing

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Mary Springer
Partner
February 11, 2019
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We are thrilled to announce that That’s Good HR has earned ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to our clients. That’s Good HR received scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 95.8 percent of clients, which was our highest NPS score to date.  This satisfaction percentage is also significantly higher than the industry’s average of 35 percent. Less than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada have earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.2 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies. We can’t thank our clients enough.

One of the best things about participating in the annual survey, is we receive direct feedback from our clients.  This feedback validates the work that we do daily for our clients and candidates.  Here’s a sample of our feedback:

  • TGHR does a great job at providing quality candidates and our company has been able to retain the majority of those candidates!
  • That’s Good HR, Inc. has been a solid provider of candidates when we’ve needed additional support. They have a lovely team that is communicative and helpful, and they are very knowledgeable about their industry and location.
  • They really care about their clients and their candidates and it shows. I love working with That’s Good HR!
  • Always a good experience working with TGHR to fill either short or long-term staffing needs.
  • The staff is very responsive, helpful, friendly and enjoyable to work with.
  • Read more testimonials here.

The survey was conducted in December 2018 and was sent to all hiring managers and companies we had worked with in a three-month period.  The results are tabulated and were released in February 2019. The awards are presented by ClearlyRated in partnership with CareerBuilder. ClearlyRated (formerly known as Inavero) is an independent, international company that administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world, reporting on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and job seekers each year.

So, thanks. Thanks to our clients who let us help them find the best talent for their open positions.  We are grateful for your support and your feedback.  We share this honor with you!

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How Staffing is Similar to Dating

Lindsey Curtis
February 11, 2019
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February is the month we celebrate love and we love helping people find a job.  Daily our superstar recruiters play matchmaker to match candidates with jobs.  Often the first step is to talk with candidates to find out their interests much like you would chat with someone on your first date.  Then potential employees are “set-up” with our clients, just like you’d “set-up” two single friends on a date. So how else is staffing similar to dating?

Online is all the rage. Many singles use online apps to find that special someone just like we advertise on job boards like LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter to find special candidates.  See which jobs would make you swipe right on our job board.

Face-to-face is key.  One of the hallmarks of our recruiting process is meeting our candidates face-to-face.  This is so helpful when talking to our clients. Even if it is someone you have been talking to for weeks or even months, you still would want to meet face-to-face to continue your relationship.

Finding your type. When on the dating scene, you might go out with one person for bit, and then switch and start seeing someone new.  Working at a temporary position allows you to try out a position before fully committing to the relationship – or job.

Timing is everything.  Sometimes candidates need to wait or go on a few different interviews before finding the right job. Just like dating where you might have to wait until the right person comes along.

What everyBODY is saying.  Body language plays an important role in the hiring process.  According to study conducted by Career Builder hiring managers know within the first five minutes if candidate is a good fit – just like love at first sight.

Breaking up is hard to do.  Sometimes relationships and jobs just don’t work out.  And that’s ok.  The beauty of working with a staffing company is if you let us know with notice, we’ll work on finding you your next sweet gig.  Just like you’d lean on a friend after a breakup with your sweetheart, That’s Good HR will be there for you!

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Best Blogs of 2018

Susie McKenna
December 20, 2018
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We love sharing our perspective on diverse topics on our website all year long.  We pride ourselves on generating original content. Here are our most read blogs of 2018 according to our Google Analytics.  Want to read them all? Click here.

  1. Outrageous Resume Mistakes

This blog takes our top spot.  It could be because it as the word “outrageous” in the title or it could be that people checked it out to make sure they weren’t creating any resume crimes of their own. Career Builder had just released a new study that revealed the most outrageous resume mistakes that hiring managers nationwide have experienced. The study also revealed 23 percent of hiring managers admitted to spending less than 30 seconds reviewing a resume. The errors included an applicant listing 40 different jobs in one year, using a different font for each sentence, an applicant that stated they do not like babies or puppies and a resume that was just one sentence long. See what the number one mistake was here.

  1. Candidate Profile: Shatalya Fields

We profiled many candidates throughout the year, but Shatalya Fields’ blog was the most read.  After her entire department got laid off, she did not know where her next job would be.  She had served in the Air Force for five years and after leaving the military she had worked in several positions – from leasing agent to cashier – but was eager to start a career. One of her former co-workers suggested calling That’s Good HR and you’ll have to read on to find out what happened next.

  1. Tax Time – Changes are Coming!

The new year brought new tax changes, which are the most significant tax changes that have happened  in the past 30 years.  Check out a summary of the items that might impact you as an employee.  The blog includes an easy-to-read chart of the new tax brackets as well. 

  1. Hidden Talents

The TGHR team is not just talented at finding great jobs for great candidates, but also have some hidden talents as well as detailed in this blog.  Discover who is an award-winning dancer, an expert cow wrangler, and who can write with their toes!  But our best talent is helping our clients find awesome candidates for their open positions.

  1. How the Royal Family Can Help Your Job Search

To celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that occurred earlier this year in May, we documented how the royals could actually help you find a job. The Royals have a set of rules they are expected to follow and some of these odd mandates apply to job searching too. Read on to see what these rules are.

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How to be a Good Partner

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Tiffany Moore
VP, Client Partnerships
December 3, 2018
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On a recent visit with one of my longtime clients, he asked me a question that I appreciate more than any other – “how can I as a hiring manager be a better partner to you?”. I truly value each one of my clients and do not look at the work I do daily as transactions.  I believe my relationships are partnerships that I value deeply. Client interactions are a two-way street where both parties benefit.  So, how can you help best?

First, time is of the essence in today’s job market.  Giving me feedback quickly will help secure the best candidates for your positions.  We have seen that candidates with accounting experience such as accounts receivable/payable move incredibly fast – as do most other positions as well.

Next, don’t be shy! Tell me the specific job skills and experiences you require (or do not) require for a potential employee after you review resumes. When we learn your specific preferences, it helps us to screen candidates more accurately before sending them for your review. Be honest as the more information you give, the better.

Then, once you have received resumes, it is best to schedule interviews within a day or two.  This ensures the candidates that you want are still available in this fast-paced, competitive job market.

Once a candidate interviews, one way we can be a good partner to you is by providing 360-degree feedback.  This could include how your company and employees presented themselves during the interview and the candidates overall impressions of your company.  This information can help you stay competitive with future employees.

In the end, That’s Good HR, Inc. has built our business in Indianapolis by creating client partnerships for 20 years. And I am proud to say that I am fortunate enough to be hitting my 11-year anniversary in January.  The amazing partnerships I have built over the last 11 years with clients like the one mentioned above is the reason I still love my job today!

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