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?
Have you ever woken up not feeling 100% up to par and contemplated if you should go to work? Many individuals’ concerns about calling in sick revolve around losing their jobs or losing out on pay. Deciding to call in sick isn’t always easy, especially given the current circumstances around COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Sick Enough for a Sick Day: Best Practices for Calling off Work
“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?
There are about 5.59 billion active email accounts, each of them having a username as unique as the person who uses the account. Although an email address may seem like a great place to show off your creativity or a special characteristic about you, when it comes to your job hunt, that creativity … [Read more...] about Is Your Email Address Sending the Right Message?
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
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
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?
You recently updated your resume, you’re applying to more jobs than you can count, and when it’s interview time, you are dressed to impress, and yet….no job offer. What’s going on? For better or worse, your professional presentation is a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Even when you are … [Read more...] about 7 Simple Ways to Stop Selling Yourself Short
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 fairs can be a nerve-wracking experience, but they don’t have to be! The businesses that attend job fairs are coming to your school with the intent to hire –and with any luck, the person they hire will be you! Here are 6 tips to stand out in the (literal) crowd: 1. Dress for the Job You … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Tricks to Nail Your Next Job Fair
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
Trying to decide between a temp-to-hire or direct hire opportunity? Whether you are a job seeker or an employer looking to hire new talent, it is important for you to understand the differences between temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Temp-to-Hire In a temp-to-hire role, a candidate will … [Read more...] about Temp-to-Hire and Direct Hire Positions: Here’s What you Need to Know
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 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