Inside A Recruiting Firm

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Recently we had a candidate who accepted a position while in our office. As they opened the door to leave, they stopped, turned, and said, thank you for saving my life. Now, I’m not going to lie, I know we are not miracle workers, and this is not a post about how great we are…. Read more »

Hiring Is Tight And Employees Are Looking To Move!

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“More job creation, higher voluntary employee turnover and intensified competition for talent will be the main themes surrounding employment in 2018.” That quote was given by Matt Ferguson, the CEO of CareerBuilder (CareerBuilder Annual Forecast) earlier this year. Now that we are almost to the halfway point of 2018, I have to say he was… Read more »

Looking to hire in 2018? Be prepared for a tough market.

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If you have been paying attention to trends in the job market, you will know that much has already been said regarding how difficult it is hiring staff today.  As a matter of fact, last week another round of news stories documenting the hiring woes in the US were published when the new jobs numbers… Read more »

Thanksgiving still matters!

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I am not quite sure when the rest of the world decided to skip Thanksgiving and begin the Christmas season immediately after Halloween, but clearly, the world has made that decision! For me, however, I refuse to forget Thanksgiving.  Not just because I have much to be thankful for, but rather, I have always loved… Read more »

How Following Up Can Help You Get the Job

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So it’s been a few days since your big interview and you haven’t heard an update. Even if you feel the interview went well, you still get nervous. Relax—this isn’t necessarily a sign of bad news! Remember the interviewing process can take several weeks depending on the size of the company and the number of… Read more »

Are You Asking the Right Phone Interview Questions?

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Phone interviews are a great cost-effective way to screen candidates and determine whether or not they’re worth bringing in for the next round of interviews. Though they’re more revealing than emailing back and forth, they’re also fraught with their own special challenges. Since it’s impossible to read body language during a phone interview, it’s best… Read more »

The Tricks of Successful Salary Negotiation

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Negotiating your salary to get the pay you deserve is a tricky task many people find intimidating. You want to get enough to feel comfortable, but you don’t want to offend the hiring manager and have your job offer reneged. The good news is your employer wants you to feel appreciated and satisfied so you’ll… Read more »

Hiring? Is Quality or Skills More Important?

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One of the great pleasures of being in the staffing business is the fact that we are able to meet and hire a significant cross-section of people in our community who are in different seasons of their life and career.  As you may expect, many of those experiences with our candidates are incredible, rewarding, heartwarming… Read more »

Candidates – Keep Your Options Open!

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A couple of months ago, I met with a candidate and was able to secure an interview with our client to take place two days later. The morning of the interview, I get an email from the candidate telling me they have to cancel because they had secured a different interview, at a later date,… Read more »

What 2017 Has In Store For Hiring

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As many companies look at 2016 in their rear-view mirror and begin to look ahead to the possibilities of 2017, we are getting questions from our clients on what it will be like to hire in 2017. Our answer is that we expect the start of 2017 to continue the patterns we are seeing today…. Read more »