With the number of COIVD-19 cases on the rise, many businesses have stepped up to do what they can to mitigate the fallout from the spread of the virus. For many businesses, part of their COVID-19 battle plan includes shifting much of their workforce to remote workspaces. In a very short amount of … [Read more...] about The 7 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Working From Home
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?
As a manager, it is your responsibility to build, lead and develop a successful team that will meet or exceed company growth initiatives. The risk of not being able to deliver on company growth initiatives, having a declining work culture, or having a team that underperforms is detrimental to your … [Read more...] about Between the Lines of the Job Description: Are Your Recruiter and Hiring Manager on the Same Page?
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
Have you ever wondered why you receive emails about job opportunities that don’t quite match what you’re looking for in your next job? You may have noticed those emails typically come from a recruiter working at a staffing agency. Many job seekers love working with staffing agencies because of the … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: 5 More Things You Should Know About Staffing Agencies
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?
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
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
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
Production managers play a key role in ensuring customer expectations are surpassed and customer products are received on time. In this role, it is imperative to have an individual with a strong background and skill set. When choosing individuals to interview for your next production manager … [Read more...] about Identify Top-Quality Production Managers With These 6 Soft Skills
Whether you have been looking for a job for one week or several months, chances are a recruiter has contacted you about a “can’t miss” opportunity. Unfortunately, a lot of those emails go unanswered by job seekers because they aren’t seen as good matches, or because of a personal negative experience … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: 5 Things All Applicants Should Know
Each January we all make resolutions on ways we can be our best selves in the new year. For those of us who are starting to feel like our jobs are getting a little stale and are considering looking for a new one, here are a few questions to ask yourself when deciding if a career change is right for … [Read more...] about Is It Time for a Career Change? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions
In the employment world, staffing agencies help businesses fill open positions by streamlining the time and resources needed to source and vet quality applicants. They then deliver this vetted shortlist of candidates to their clients. Even though staffing agencies specialize in searching for talent, … [Read more...] about Ask a Recruiter: 5 Things We Wish All Hiring Leaders Knew About Recruiting Firms