Unhappy at work? Find what you really ROCK at

I had the opportunity during the first few months of the year to speak at a few job seeker events.  I also regularly spend one on one time with professionals who are looking for a new position or thinking about looking around.   If you are unhappy in your current position then it’s time to do…

Reduce your time to hire!

Candidate Profiles Time to hire is one of the primary metrics we use to measure our success.  Regardless of whether you are working internally to fill a position or engaging the services of an outside recruiter – time is money.  The faster you can source, attract, interview and hire – the better your return.  Every…

What do losing weight and networking have in common?

They are both New Year’s Resolutions you will likely not keep.  See if you identify with this scenario:  You were unemployed sometime in the last year or two.  This was the first time you’ve been unemployed for more than a month.  It seemed like the world was going to collapse.  It was scary, exhausting, frustrating…

Marketing 101 for Hiring Managers

Increasing the effectiveness of your talent advertising If you are still using your internal HR job descriptions when you post openings on an external job board or your company website for that matter, then please write a check and hand it to a stranger on the corner for the price of that posting.  Either way,…

Planning for hiring success in 2012 – part 2 of 2

What will you do differently? Last month we talked about the state of the job market and the lack of available qualified talent.  You must change your classic methods of finding and attracting talent if you are going to be able to compete in the New Year.  Here are some steps you can take to…

Tell me a little about yourself

Your hardest interview question I was talking with our team earlier this week about the subject for our blog post.  We work with professionals at all experience levels and functional areas.  The one question that most job seekers fail is “tell me a little about yourself.” Let’s explore the direct and indirect meaning of this…

It’s a Courtship!

The Art of Recruiting a Passive Candidate The fall hiring season has begun.  The market is very active and depending on the skills you are looking for you may find that the candidates you need are working and generally happy in their current position.  Finding and attracting professionals who are already fully employed is a…

Overcoming Objections

What do they REALLY mean? Objections are buying signs; they are a request for more information.  Interviewing is a sales process. In sales you must overcome at least three objections from every prospect! The greatest challenge you will face in your job search is rejection.  Interviewing is sales and rejection is part of the process.…