After your interview, most companies will perform a background check on their top candidates. This can include a criminal background screening, calling your references, and even screening an applicant’s social media profiles. When it’s down to you and a few other applicants, what an employer finds … [Read more...] about A Complete Guide to Letters of Recommendation
Throughout my career, I have used my fair share of staffing agencies to help connect me with job opportunities. From first-hand experience, I can tell you not all recruiters are the same. Just like jobs themselves, you need to do your research, ask questions, and vet recruiters to see if they are a … [Read more...] about Is My Recruiter a Good Fit for Me? Ask These 5 Questions
If you’ve spent any amount of time searching for a job, you know that job postings come in all shapes and sizes. You can learn a lot about a position and a business based on what an employer decides to put in (or leave out of) that space titled, “job requirements”. Even if a job description is … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Decoding Job Descriptions
No two businesses are the same. Your team, business culture, capabilities and services, and the experience provided to your customers all work together to make your business and its brand unique. To be successful, your business needs a staffing program that fits into the existing synergy of your … [Read more...] about What Is RPO Staffing and Is It Right for My Business?
In the US presently, it is estimated that at least 316 million Americans are under some type of shelter in place order, encouraging them to stay home. Additionally, it is estimated that up to 50 million jobs are at risk from the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19. In the wake of the pandemic, … [Read more...] about Social Distancing in the Workplace: Protecting Your Essential Employees
All the hard work, patience, and interviewing that you have put into your job search can make finally receiving a job offer an emotional one. For some of us, one of the emotions we feel upon securing a job offer is disappointment –not because the job isn’t what we were looking for, but because we … [Read more...] about 9 Tips to Negotiate Your Salary and Compensation Package
When it comes to assessing the character of an applicant, first impressions can only go so far. Just as typing, word processing, phone etiquette, and conflict resolution are teachable skills, so is interviewing. Unfortunately, a great interview performance from your candidate does not automatically … [Read more...] about Revisiting the Reference Check
Have you ever received a call to schedule an interview with a company and thought, "I'm so glad I have the opportunity to interview for my dream job! How can I ruin my chances of receiving this job offer?" Of course you haven't! Even though no one actively tries to undermine their professionalism, … [Read more...] about 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Tank Your Next Interview
There is a common misconception that searching for a job is as simple as searching open positions on job boards and hitting the "apply" button, but that is not the case. In today’s competitive market, the process of finding a job encompasses activities such as researching prospective employers, … [Read more...] about Finding a Job Through….Facebook? Why Your Social Media Presence Matters
We use our phones for everything: looking up directions, surfing the internet, texting, and even the lesser-known function of making actual phone calls. Even though in our personal lives, true phone calls are going by the wayside, they are still a huge part of how we communicate in the workplace, … [Read more...] about Effective Voicemail Structure and Etiquette
A new year means new goals and resolutions. Many businesses are embracing the start of the new decade with open arms and an eye to the future when building out their yearly goals and strategies. As businesses make their 2020 goals and update their hiring and retention tactics, here are some of the … [Read more...] about The Top Trends of the 2020 Employment Landscape
Applicants put a lot of trust into job boards and resume builders to present their qualifications and experiences to hiring managers in the best way possible. Even though job seekers rely on these tools to streamline the application process, what happens after someone hits “upload resume” is a … [Read more...] about Are “Intelligent” Resume Parsers Erasing your Chances of Getting an Interview?
More and more, employers aren’t satisfied with simply knowing what programs you’re proficient in—they want to know how well you know them. Enter the Skill Assessment Test. Taking these timed tests can be nerve-wracking; you may be an excel expert, but once you see that little timer in the right-hand … [Read more...] about Acing Your Skill Assessments
Interview etiquette has changed over the years as less engaged styles of communication have become the norm. Consequently, thank you letters have fallen out of fashion. We get it. It seems like an extra step. After all, you thanked your interviewer in person, and your face-to-face interview was a … [Read more...] about Wait! Your Interview’s not Over