Where Are The Job Candidates?

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Where are the job candidates? What is going on? I can’t tell you how many times I have had this conversation with business owners in Tampa Bay recently. Depending on your political persuasion, you may have very definitive ideas on what the “correct” answer to that question may be. I have seen suggestions all over… Read more »

An Open Letter To Job Seekers…

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Contrary to popular opinion, recruiters sitting on the opposite side of the interview table from you absolutely remember what it is like to be a job seeker.  In most cases, we have experienced the same fear, angst, and frustration you are feeling today.  However, recruiting is a business and we have our own goals to… Read more »

Job Searching In 2021!

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For those of you who have hated 2020, and you can count me among them, I have already turned my attention to what we can do to help people in their job search for 2021! But before I get there, I do think it is important that I point out that the narrative right now… Read more »

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate!

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I don’t know about you, but I never knew where the quote “We have a failure to communicate” came from. With a little research, I found that it’s from “Cool Hand Luke” in 1967. Unfortunately, this quote fits our current hiring market perfectly! As a society, we have never been more connected, yet communication seems… Read more »

Job Search – New Reality

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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. – Walt Disney Just two short months ago, our economy was humming along quite nicely, people didn’t have to perform a job search. For many people, the job found them. At… Read more »

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 »

Finding Top Talent in Tampa Bay in 2019!!!

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Recently there have been a number of media stories promoting the Tampa Bay area as a great place to find a new job in 2019!  This all sounds fabulous until you look at our current unemployment rate of 3.0%. If you are a hiring manager or business owner the fundamental question you are likely asking… Read more »

December Is For Strategy!

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If you celebrate Christmas, do you remember when you were young and the anticipation of Christmas made the month of December seem like it lasted forever? Now contrast December as an adult. Now it feels like the month lasts for 24 hours! It’s like the Kenny Chesney songs says, “Trust me, friend, a hundred years… Read more »

This Job Market Can’t Last Forever!

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If you follow economic news, you would have read countless headlines on how tight the job market is today. Most recently, the headlines have been trumpeting that there are now more open positions in the United States than there are unemployed people. (Washington Post) But for today, I believe it is time to turn our… Read more »

The Talent Market Is Even Tighter!

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In 2010 American workers were hurting. There isn’t a way to sugarcoat the jobs situation in that time period.  According to the BLS, (https://US Dept. of Labor) the national unemployment rate was 9.5% and people were taking any professional role they could to keep their head above water.  The despair and fear many people felt… Read more »