As much as we want them all to be great fits, not every candidate who applies to an open position can be offered a job. Even if your business uses a staffing agency to do the heavy lifting, you will always interview more candidates than you have open positions. For some candidates, they look perfect … [Read more...] about 4 Techniques to Deliver Bad News to Candidates
You’re probably thinking a romantic encounter and a job interview couldn’t have less in common, but dates and interviews have a lot more in common than you may realize. In both situations, you’re meeting someone new and getting to know them to see if what they have to offer is a good fit for you. … [Read more...] about Bad Dates and Bad Interviews: A Match Made In Heaven
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
While some job titles –like Retail Sales Associate – are straight-forward, others are much more unique. Even though some employers may state that the job title doesn’t matter, it may matter more than they realize. A job title is a key element of your professional presentation and can impact your … [Read more...] about Job Titles or Job Experience: Which Matters More?
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
When entering a new situation like starting at a new school, making new friends or preparing for a job interview, the old adage, “Just be yourself comes to mind”. But how exactly does one “just be yourself,” in an interview? It’s natural for us to want to create an “alter ego” for an interview; a … [Read more...] about Authenticity in the Interview Room
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
Coming up with concise and articulate ways to respond to questions during an interview can be hard. You don’t want to ramble on by providing too much information or sound boastful about your previous accomplishments. But you also don’t want to have so short of responses employers feel like they are … [Read more...] about The Simple Way to Nail Any Interview Question
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
Over the past decade several states have passed laws permitting the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products to varying degrees. As the laws governing the use of these products change, questions surrounding the impacts of these new laws on pre-employment drug screenings are on the rise. One of … [Read more...] about THC, CBD and the Haze around Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Applying to jobs is a frustrating and tedious process. Wading through a sea of open positions and trying to determine which ones to apply to can be overwhelming and confusing. With every nitpicky applicant profile and arduous reference request submitted, that “Quick Apply” button on job boards … [Read more...] about Are you Hurting your Odds of Hearing Back?