Author - Shannon Hall

November 2019

4 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

Knowing when it’s time to move on from a job is not often simple. There are many factors that go into your personal decision to open up a job search, and some issues may be more obvious than others. Here we have 4 scenarios that lead to dissatisfaction in your job that shouldn’t be overlooked. All of these are signs that it’s time to start looking for a better job. No Room for Growth Sometimes it can feel like you hit...

October 2019

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4 Questions to Evaluate the Commute of Your Next Job

When it comes to accepting a new job, it’s important to be absolutely sure it’s the right opportunity for you. Your potential commute is one important factor that should not be overlooked. Below are 4 questions you should ask yourself in order to evaluate the commute of your next potential job. How will you get there? It’s important to plan carefully and explore all of your options to find the best way to reach your new job in order to be...

3 Reasons Not to Wait for the Perfect Candidate

It may be tempting to hold out for the absolute perfect candidate, but in the current market it’s important to understand the importance of compromise. Below are our best 3 reasons why you shouldn’t wait for the perfect candidate—and why you should hire a great one instead. Longer Interview Processes Lead to Lower Quality Hires The best candidates won’t wait around through a long interview process. It’s a candidate’s market and they will likely have competing offers. In our experience the...

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4 Ways to Keep Candidates from “Ghosting” You

Hiring managers and recruiters are losing candidates— sometimes without a trace. This is popularly referred to as “ghosting”, but these are far from your friendly neighborhood kids in Halloween costumes. SHRM reports that in the hospitality industry ghosting rates are as high as 50%. However, it is also happening at the Executive level, causing embarrassing situations for hiring managers. This could be considered a precedent set by hiring managers over the past 5 years, when it became common for...

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3 Tips for Handling Gaps on Your Resume

According to a survey done by Monster.com, over half of fully employed Americans have experienced unemployment or career gaps in their lifetime. Gaps in employment lasting from 6 months to 1 year are generally a red flag when it comes to reviewing candidates for a job. However, there are a few steps you can take to make employment gaps seem less daunting. Below are 3 tips for how to handle gaps on your resume. Explain Layoffs with Honesty If an interviewer...

5 Tricky Interview Questions that could Sink Your Interview

5 Tricky Interview Questions that could Sink Your Interview

Some common interview questions are more difficult to answer than others. It’s always important to be prepared so that you’re not caught off guard during your interview. We’ve selected 5 of the trickiest interview questions that could sink your interview if answered the wrong way. Read on to learn the right ways to answer these tricky questions. 1. Why did you leave your last job? (Why have you switched jobs in the past?) An interviewer might ask this question to find...

September 2019

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3 Ways Employee Development Will Help You Keep Your Best People

Employee development may not be the top priority for your company, especially in a tight labor market where hiring is more competitive than ever. However, investing in skills training and creating career paths could help you keep your most promising employees. Below are 3 ways employee development will help you keep your best people. Increase Job Satisfaction & Employee Retention The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 3.5 million Americans quit their jobs every month. That’s about 2.3 % of...

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4 Tips on Asking for a Raise (The Right Way)

According to a survey published by USA Today, employers are expected to give slightly higher than average raises in 2019. This is due to the current labor market and the rising pressure to keep top employees. Asking for a raise can be intimidating, but it’s important to go about it the right way. Below are 3 quick tips on asking for a raise the right way. Be a Top Performer Employers are looking to give raises based on performance, so in...

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6 Tips on Conducting Interviews in a Candidate-Centered Market

In a Candidate-Centered market it is more important than ever to be sure your interview process is above standard. Candidates expect a streamlined and organized interview experience. Below are 6 of our best tips for adjusting your interview process during a Candidate-Centered market. 1. Don’t Start Too Early It’s important not to start interviewing candidates until your management team is prepared. If your interviewers or decision makers have limited availability in the coming weeks, you should hold off on beginning the...

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How to Survive the Mid-Level Worker Shortage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are a record 7.3 million open jobs in the United States. Open jobs in the United States have now surpassed the number of unemployed. According to a local search on Indeed.com (the #1 online job search engine), about 90% of open jobs within 25 miles of Wayne, PA fall under the mid-level category (a salary under 50k). Many of these postings remain unfilled for long periods of time. Mid-level workers are in...

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