It can be difficult to know when sticking it out at your current job or making the move into a new position is best for you. There are different factors to consider when trying to make that determination. Asking yourself these three questions can help you organize your thoughts and make that tough … [Read more...] about Should I Stay or Should I Go? Is It Time to Look for a New Job?
Social media has reshaped the way we communicate with others, learn about the world we live in and how others perceive us –including employers. Interviewing, testing and conducting reference checks are no longer the only way recruiters determine if they should make the offer. More and more, … [Read more...] about Putting Your Best E-Foot Forward: Is Your Social Media Presence Hurting Your Professional Appeal?
As we adjust to a new “normal,” businesses’ needs and demands will continue to grow. In the business world, the show must go on, and for some businesses, delaying hiring efforts until after the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved is not a viable option. With nearly all of Americans impacted by a shelter … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Effectively Interview During COVID-19
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
Whether it is in our personal lives or our professional ones, we use our phones for everything. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the role the phone plays in the business world is a little different than it is in private or personal communication. Many professionals think, “Hey, a … [Read more...] about Five Rules of Professional Phone Call Etiquette
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?
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?
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?
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