Workplace communication has gone through many changes in the past several years, thanks to the tech boom and the way that information travels at lightning speed through digital devices these days. But despite all of these changes, one element of communication still holds true today as much as it did when you were in elementary… Read more »
Posts Tagged: interviewing
An Open Letter To Job Seekers…
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 »
What Is Going On???
Generally, I try to avoid the emotional side of the employment situation. I know, and you know, that when you are unemployed or frustrated at work your stress levels rise. Your mind goes into overdrive as it works to determine what the right next step is for you and your career. So it pains me… Read more »
Job Searching In 2021!
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 »
Looking For Work In 2020?
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” – Gail Devers, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist I took a call from a candidate last week that was asking me if anyone anywhere is hiring?… Read more »
What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate!
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
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 »
Great Resumes Do Make A Difference!
More often than not, when people find out that I am in staffing and recruiting, one of the first questions they ask is about resumes. What do recruiters do with a resume when they see it? Is there a specific format that is better than another? How can a candidate stand out among their competition? … Read more »
This Job Market Can’t Last Forever!
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!
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 »