Karma lessons for the job seeker

Your character and your reputation The current job market is absolutely tilted in favor of the job seeker.  Especially in Colorado, where the unemployment rate is barely measurable, most early and mid-career candidates can name their price and perks. This phenomenon also leads to some bad behavior that during the recession (you remember the recession,

Creating a white glove candidate experience

When you’re a startup and don’t have a budget Hiring top talent and the experienced professionals you need when you are a small company is hard.  It’s also hard to really stand out in this candidate-driven market when you don’t have a big recruiting budget.  Let’s face it – you can’t foot the bill for

Client Spotlight: John Common, Founder/CEO of Intelligent Demand

Reconnecting to Passion and Purpose As the Founder and CEO of Intelligent Demand, John Common thrives on watching his employees and clients evolve and grow within the ID ecosystem. “When I started ID, I didn’t realize that would become the best part of my job. But it is.” But after 8 years of running a

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What’s up with Salaries?

How to compete in this candidate driven market If you have been trying to hire early or mid-career professionals in Colorado you have likely seen a pretty big spike in salaries lately. If your team has been solid and you haven’t hired in the past two years, you are in for a shock. We conduct

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What have you done for your career lately?

Staying relevant in today's market I spoke with a mid career professional last week who exited a company he had been with for 12 years. He was under the impression that he only needed to update his resume and post it on the internet in order to get a new, high paying, interesting and short

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Greetings of the Season

                                It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with you this year! Thank you so much for your partnership. We wish you a wonderful holiday season with health and happiness in the new year! The team at

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Stop hiring for culture fit

Hire based on value fit If you’ve had an opportunity to engage in a discussion about culture with me then you know what this month’s blog is about. The word CULTURE as it relates to a company may be one of the most misunderstood words. It’s a big squishy word with as many meanings as

Job Searching in the Summer

Tips for keeping your job search going during the summer slowdown If you have a choice, you would like to embark upon job searching in the Spring and after Labor Day.  These are the best times of the year to build momentum and generate interest.  However, we don’t always have the luxury of selecting our

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Ten tips for building a sustainable business

Ten Years of profitable business operations and the lessons along the way April 1, 2018 marked our 10th year in business at Goldstone Partners.  I’m reminiscing a bit and planning a big celebration for later this year – watch for more information on this!  I was talking with Annie today about what I should write

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The games recruiters play

Manipulative tactics that some recruiters will use on you I really don’t like writing about negative subjects and I’ve put this off as long as I could.  Many of you are thinking about switching positions this year and may not have worked with a recruiter before.  These super friendly people who seem to be interested