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,

Bad Job Seeker Behavior, Episode III

Sometimes you just gotta wonder... It’s summertime! Feeling like I’ll take a lighthearted theme this month. One of the coolest things about my job is that I get a firsthand recall of the best—and the worst—things that candidates do during the interview process. The following are actual occurrences—I’m fairly certain that the individuals who are

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

  • Hiring and interviewing candidates

Hiring at 2.5% Unemployment

Increasing your odds for success in a tight candidate market I’m certain that if you are a small and growing company in Colorado you have experienced a wild and crazy ride with hiring candidates.  Just to ground us in reality, the U.S. Department of Labor considers 5% unemployment to be full employment for their purposes. 

Job Search Management

Tips for juggling your next move while you’re working All of us in Colorado are enjoying a very lucrative job market – we are the #2 state in the nation for jobs.  The good news is that if you are looking to make a move you have choices, the bad news is that it’s harder

Ask the Expert!

New feature added to goldstonepartners.com You have an important interview coming up and need help preparing questions to ask the hiring manager. Maybe you haven’t updated your resume in 10 years. Perhaps you love your job but would like to negotiate a raise in pay. Do any of these sound familiar? If so, you probably

The last step in the hiring process

10 really good reasons to talk to references You’ve done a great job of screening, interviewing, negotiating and courting your new hire.  You’ve done the background check and verified employment eligibility – everything is good, right?  Not so fast!  Did you talk to your new hire’s references? At least twice a week I talk with