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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. […]

Update job descriptions prior to posting

Attract the right candidates with engaging job descriptions. Want to find the best talent for the job you need to fill? Be sure to give the job description a second look. One of the easiest ways to promote a cool job with your company to prospective candidates is the job description, but if it’s out of date, […]

Don’t delay your hiring needs in the fourth quarter

End of year does not have to mean end of hiring. The year has flown by, but there’s still time to take care of important hiring needs in the fourth quarter. Despite some challenges, it can happen! Rather than dwell on negatives, encourage your hiring team to be positive. There are actually good reasons why […]

Bad voice mail a bad start for new job search

Often, it’s the little things that count. Who hasn’t called someone, only to hear that his or her voice mailbox is full with absolutely no message on the other end? Job candidates who forget to create a simple, professional voice mail message very well may not be getting a call back from a recruiter or […]

How your business hires the ‘best’ recruiter

Do the most successful recruiters have a secret “recipe” to finding and landing that top-notch executive your business needs to advance? To be honest, when hiring a professional search consultant, all you really need to do is make sure you’re asking the right questions. Dig down into the skills listed below, and you’ll discover pretty […]

REI’s Black Friday shutdown winning employee loyalty

REI’s decision to close stores nationwide for Black Friday not only is winning accolades from employees and customers, but it’s an online sensation, going viral in a campaign that marketing dollars simply could not buy. By choosing to close 123 stores on the day after Thanksgiving and giving a paid day off to its 123,000 […]