June is the traditional month for graduations…and for starting and restarting careers or for changing jobs. Students graduating this year are likely familiar with job boards, websites, social media and some local and national companies’ websites. Even in this day of various options and low unemployment, it can be quite a challenge to find the job you are seeking. Job searches remain a time-consuming and often an overwhelming process for applicants both with and without experi
We’ve been asked quite a few times recently what the appropriate attire is for a job interview. The “anything goes” fashion rule that applies in some workplaces does not apply for most job interviews! While suits and ties are no longer expected, conservative dress is still our recommendation. There is never a second chance to make a first impression! The outfit you select to wear for a job interview is a big part of that first impression so don’t miss the opportunity to make
Many people seeking employment or considering making a job change decide to wait until “after the holidays” to apply. The truth is there are significant advantages to applying during the holidays:
1. Jobs listed on Job Boards or websites during the holidays are jobs that must be filled. Jobs that “can wait” or are budgeted to begin in the new year are often not listed until after the first week of January.
2. There are fewer applicants during the holidays so Human Resources
It seems obvious that anyone seeking a job would follow through on requests from the placement/hiring authority to provide certain information including completing skills testing, providing reference names with contact information and replying to voice, text or e-mail messages. Failure to follow through is certainly never a positive. Failure to follow through during the placement/hiring process can disqualify you for positions now and in the future. It is often rude; it is al
We all seek the “perfect employees” for our companies. In today’s business world of high unemployment, we sometimes assume we have a huge pool of talented and, hopefully, “perfect for us” employees from which to select. Unfortunately, it is as elusive as ever to find that “perfect fit” for our companies. That’s one of the reasons clients use our services to “try out” potential employees prior to making their hiring decisions. Interestingly, some of our most successful long-te