The US unemployment rate hit a 50-year low in late 2019. The record low unemployment rates and the nature of today’s employee-driven hiring landscape have made it difficult for employers to fill open positions. To stay viable in today’s talent market, your business and its employment opportunities … [Read more...] about Are Low Unemployment Rates Costing Your Company Its Culture?
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
We’ve all been there. We’ve all taken that walk into the interview room, rehearsing our elevator pitches in our heads; going over the lines of our resume in the hopes that we don’t forget to mention any of the experiences that make us right for this role. You sit down in the interview room and pull … [Read more...] about Tell Me About It: 7 Open-Ended Interview Questions and Their Responses
Clothes. When most of us land a new job, this is the last thing on our mind. Well, except for maybe planning out next Friday’s shopping spree with your newfound spending cash. In all seriousness, deciding what to wear to a new job can be nerve-racking. Even though an HR manager may have said the … [Read more...] about Addressing the Dress Code: Workplace Attire Definitions and Guidelines
January 1, 2020 is right around the corner. And for those of us in Illinois, some of us may be looking forward to lighting up more than just fireworks to ring in the new year. Beginning on January 1, 2020, Illinois will become the eleventh state to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults … [Read more...] about Illinois’ 2020 Cannabis Law: Where Does Employment Fit In?
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
Skill set and technical knowledge are imperative when selecting your team’s next engineer. Often overlooked when considering candidates for specialized positions are applicants’ soft skills. Even in highly technical roles where knowledge and expertise are essential, soft skills are vital in … [Read more...] about High Performing Engineers Possess These 9 Soft Skills