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5 team-building exercises that can go horribly wrong

What do your employees think are “fun” team-building exercises? If you sense a lack of “team” spirit at your company, you may want to research what employees actually think when their boss hires a consultant to run a day or even an entire weekend of “fun” team-building exercises. Here’s a list of just five (and […]

Easy and fast interview prep!

Have an upcoming interview? It is probably safe to assume that at some level you are going to be asked some of the standard questions all interviewers like to ask such as: “Can you tell me a little about yourself?” “What is your greatest strength, and on the other hand what is your greatest weakness?” […]

With resumes it’s the little things

Great tips below provided by Greg Doersching (Leading National Recruiting Trainer) Before you actually begin to write your resume, there are a few things you need to know and consider as you gather the information required to format a compelling resume. Realize that for any specific opening a hiring manager could easily receive dozens and […]

9 questions to see if your professional resume is ready or not

You’ve decided it’s time to begin the job search – congratulations! Your resume is your greatest weapon while on the job hunt. Whether it’s your first job or just time for a new job – you need a resume ready. Written correctly, your resume can open the door to your dream job. A great resume […]

Don’t forget the sell; first impressions work both ways

Who is your ideal employee? As a recruiting company owner, we’re given certain parameters in every new job order — “must haves” from clients on what they like to see in a candidate.  This information may be found in the job description, or some of it may be key traits or previous experience that ensured […]

Letting go of the negative – what not to say in an interview

We’ve all done it… It’s one of the most common errors made by candidates in an interview – making a disparaging remark about the supervisor or company they are leaving or have recently left. If you don’t have something nice to say Joe had a great resume and called about a new management opening with […]

Make it a great first day for your new employee

First day should be a great day. Is there anything worse than arriving for your first day in a new job, and nothing seems ready for you? Someone points you to your desk, but the chair isn’t a good fit. Your computer isn’t ready, and messy folders from a previous employee are scattered about. You’re […]

Networking – quick tips for success

Networking is key to finding a job. You seek gainful employment, a job – work – you will enjoy. While you are unemployed, or simply looking for that next great opportunity, you need to consider networking as your part-time job. This means dedicating a portion of each day to networking activities: making calls to key […]

Create a professional voicemail greeting

What’s in a good voicemail greeting? Often, it’s the little things that count. Your voicemail greeting should represent you. Who hasn’t called someone, only to hear that his or her voice mailbox is full with absolutely no message on the other end? If you’re actively searching for a job and sending your resume out, then […]

Great employer branding brings the very best candidates

What is great employer branding? Bad employer branding not only can be a sales disaster, but it will drastically affect your company’s ability to hire and retain the best employees. Smart companies appreciate that good employer branding starts with simple, positive strategies. Just a little common sense and some extra effort go a long way. […]