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Negotiating your Offer Letter

Negotiating your Offer Letter You’ve just about crossed the finish line.  Interview after interview.  You have an offer of employment with a pretty great company and all you need to do is…sign.  The offer meets almost all your needs. Almost.  Should you negotiate your offer letter?  Yes.  There is no harm in asking, right?  If [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Negotiating your Offer Letter

Veteran Hiring – Simple Steps to Hiring More Veterans

Veteran Hiring – Simple Steps to Hiring More Veterans Do you work for a growing company that is trying to attract top talent while also being committed to boosting your diversity hires?  Keep in mind that diversity in the workplace goes beyond gender and ethnicity metrics.  Here are some free or budget-friendly resources to add [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Veteran Hiring – Simple Steps to Hiring More Veterans

5 Minutes to a Better Resume

5 Minutes to a Better Resume The goal, when applying for any job, is simple: make it past the resume review stage and into the hands of an interviewer.  In just five short minutes, you can improve your existing resume and encourage corporate recruiters, executive search firms and hiring managers to call you for an [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Minutes to a Better Resume

Temp or Perm? Weighing Your Employment Options

Temp or Perm?  Weighing Your Employment Options In today’s strong job market, there are many factors to consider when weighing your employment options.  Both temporary (contract) and permanent hire jobs can be lucrative and career enhancing.  Here are some high-level differences to consider when looking at both options. Temporary / Contract Employment       [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Temp or Perm? Weighing Your Employment Options

Diversity Hiring – A Deeper Definition

Diversity Hiring – A Deeper Definition Diversity hiring is as important in today’s job market, as it has ever been.  However, it may also be as difficult as it has ever been.  Depending on the size of your company, you may have hiring metrics in place for things such as gender, ethnicity, military, and disability [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Diversity Hiring – A Deeper Definition

Hiring in Advance of your Need

Hiring in Advance of your Need        You are about to make an essential hire for your company.  You have narrowed the talent pool down, and you have two qualified candidates.  Through all the layers of interviews, there has been balanced feedback.  You like them both and can see how they both could [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hiring in Advance of your Need

Preparing for Your Dream Job: Interview Prep 101

Preparing for Your Dream Job: Interview Prep 101 You’ve searched, you’ve applied, and finally, you are scheduled to interview.  How do you prepare for an interview with a recruiter or an executive search firm that you’ve never met and a company that you know little about?  Having a nice balance of knowledge and curiosity allows [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Preparing for Your Dream Job: Interview Prep 101

The Cover Letter Makes a Comeback!

The Cover Letter Makes a Comeback! In over a decade of professional recruiting and supporting top staffing firms, large corporations and startups, I used to avoid, ignore and skip over Cover Letters. I didn’t read them, and I’m almost embarrassed to admit it.  I just didn’t embrace the Cover Letter trend.  But why?   In [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Cover Letter Makes a Comeback!

Are You Over-Interviewing and Underwhelming Your Candidate?

Are You Over-Interviewing and Underwhelming Your Candidate? Have you ever lost a top-notch candidate to a competing offer, but it wasn’t about the money?  Timing is as essential as compensation when it comes to snagging top talent.  Is it possible to over-interview?  Having too many stages in the interview phase can create candidate confusion and [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Over-Interviewing and Underwhelming Your Candidate?

LinkedIn Networking Before, During, and After the Job Search

LinkedIn Networking Before, During, and After the Job Search   There may be a few distinct times to utilize your network, let’s take a moment to dive into all three:   1) Before you begin looking for a new job 2) When you are ready to apply 3) Once you have started your new job. [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LinkedIn Networking Before, During, and After the Job Search