We live in a world where most of us will have 3 to 5 careers (not jobs, careers) in our lifetimes. A disturbing side effect of that trend is the number of candidates we see who’ve had a half dozen different positions by their mid-20s. This kind of job hopping will catch up with you and harm your career. Why? Read more
“What’s the company name?”
This question inevitably comes up in the first few email exchanges between recruiter and candidate, or within the first moments of a phone call. Understand that a recruiter may not be able to tell you the hiring company’s name right up front.
Why not? Read more
You’re a salesperson, or you’d like to be. And you know you can sell yourself to any hiring manager if only you can get past the resume stage. So what makes a great sales resume? Read more
When a recruiter approaches you online or by phone about an opening, you have at least two choices: you can ask what the salary is for that position and then shut the recruiter down if the answer doesn’t check the right box. Read more
We all know that person: the co-worker or manager who is always late for meetings and holds everyone else up. Everyone’s waiting, this person rolls in and apologizes, time is wasted all around. Repeat. And you probably know people like this in your personal circles, also.
Are you that person? If so, it’s time to take control of your schedule. Read more
They’re questions we hear all the time: Where can I find my next great sales hire? What industries transfer best to mine? The answer might surprise you. Read more
As a candidate, you’ve prepared for the interview, researched the hiring company … in short, you’ve done your homework to present your best face to a potential employer. But you may not have considered this: Read more
A very brief but important tip for candidates regarding your LinkedIn profile: Read more
We’ve seen a rising trend where hiring companies are insisting that applicants take some kind of online aptitude and personality assessment prior to making a final decision. We think this is great news!
Why would a recruiter celebrate an additional step in the hiring process? And why would a company want to add another hurdle to an already lengthy series of events? Read more