You realized your active listening skills need work. Great. Now how do you improve them and practice before that next interview or important conversation? Here are 4 techniques you can do to improve your active listening skillset: 1. Summarize Content A good way to practice active listening is to … [Read more...] about Listen to This! Four Tips to Improve Your Active Listening Skills
You have just submitted your application for your dream job! What are the next steps? There are a few things you can do to help stand out in the crowd. Stop Screening Your Calls Although it may seem silly, make sure you are answering your phone when it rings. In today’s world, the typical … [Read more...] about I’ve Submitted My Application, Now What?
Not all interviews go as smoothly as we would like, or sometimes, as well as we think they may have gone. There are so many factors that play a role in how successful an interview is. Things like preparedness and interview question responses can be easy to assess, but then other things are a bit … [Read more...] about How Well Did You Do on That Interview?
Active listening is an important skill in both personal and professional life. From helping you interview to remembering important information, being an active listener is a more necessary quality than some would think. So how do you show you care? Are an active listener? And how can you improve … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Say You’re Actively Listening
Dear Graduating Class of 2020, To say this year has been....unique....would be an understatement. Like every other student, you were looking forward to walking across the stage, receiving your hard-earned diploma, tossing your cap in the air, and commemorating this milestone moment with loved ones. … [Read more...] about Dear Class of 2020
Have you ever heard of the expression, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it?” Body language matters, especially in interviews. Our posture, movements and facial expressions can shape how our conversations are remembered and, sometimes, make or break your interview. Here are 6 things you most … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know About Your Body Language During an Interview
The most important part of job searching is creating a resume. But if you are looking for your very first job, where do you start? Without any (relevant) job experience it can be difficult to build your resume. After all, how can you sell someone on your work experience if you don’t have work … [Read more...] about How to Start Your Resume When You’re Just Getting Started
There are no two ways around it: job searches can be frustrating. For those of us who have invested money in a higher education chasing our passions, this holds true even more. Whether it is because there are slim pickings in your specific field right now, or you realized after that first job that … [Read more...] about Reevaluating Your Experience: Is Your Job Search too Narrow?
“You can feel the divide between temporary and permanent employees.” Unfortunately, that is a sentiment shared by too many professionals. As recruiters for both contingent and temporary opportunities, we work diligently to eradicate statements like this. Temporary does not mean … [Read more...] about Why it Pays to Value your Temporary Staff
When making your next career move, it is important to consider the responsibilities, culture, and future opportunities a new job can offer. One component you may have overlooked when envisioning your next job is the format of the role. Job format encompasses things like full-time and part-time work … [Read more...] about Is a Temp-To-Hire Job Right for Me?
The first step in any journey is always the hardest, and searching for a new job opportunity is no exception. Whether you are deciding to change careers or are just starting out, if you are unsure where to begin, jumping into the talent pool can seem overwhelming. If you’re looking to brush off the … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Steps to Start Your Job Search
In recent years, video call software has carved out a niche in the job searching scene. Being able to connect face-to-face in a virtual space has allowed applicants and employers to get more meaningful context from initial screenings without the same commitment as connecting in the office (think: … [Read more...] about 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Interviewing
Job searching has come a long way since paper applications –where walking into a business and filling out an application on the spot was in vogue. Today, we have the internet! Advancements in technology have made online job searching quick, easy and convenient. On the other hand, searching through … [Read more...] about Getting to the Bottom of Generic Job Titles
In today’s job market, looking for a new job as well as talent to fill your open positions is a full-time (and frustrating) job; fortunately, recruiters and staffing agencies are great resources that streamline the process and take some of those frustrations away for job seekers and employers … [Read more...] about Where First Impressions Are Actually Made
A lot of pressure rides on job interviews. Factors like what to wear, how to format your resume, interview responses, interview follow up and much more all factor into the overall success of your meeting. It’s a lot. And successful interviews require planning and preparation. Below is a checklist of … [Read more...] about What to Bring (And Not Bring) With You on an Interview
You’ve landed your first office role. Congrats and welcome to the corporate world! Working in any new environment will bring a lot of anxiety and a lot of questions: What should I be anticipating? What should I wear? How should I prepare? Are there any office faux pas I should avoid? What does … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Help you Transition Into an Office Environment
The flexibility of email correspondence has become essential in workplace communication. Email communication allows employees to communicate quickly and efficiently to schedule meetings, send files and information, discuss workflow processes and much more. Although emails are one of the best tools … [Read more...] about The Importance of a Professional Email
Individuals enter the job market for a variety of reasons: maybe your company was recently acquired, you just obtained a degree and want to see what career paths have opened, or maybe you no longer feel challenged in your current role. Whatever the reason, the job-seeking process can be … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Recruiting Firms Show They Care