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January 2020

4 Ways to Compensate for Lacking Experience for a Job

There are currently a record 7.8 million open jobs, and only 6 million workers looking to fill them. This means companies are having a harder time finding experienced employees to fill their jobs. If you find that your experience doesn’t measure up to the requirements of a certain role, you may still qualify for the job in other ways. Many employers have needed to compromise on experience and hire people with other valuable skills instead. Tech Skills & Certifications A great...

3 Hiring Trends to Watch in 2020 (Part 1)

It’s important to stay up to date on the current trends and patterns in today’s hiring market to be a competitive employer and hire the best candidates. The new year has brought several new reports and new data with insights for 2020. We have analyzed the trends most likely to affect your business and offer this 2-part blog in preparation of the coming year. Below are 3 hiring trends to watch in 2020. Speed of Hiring Must Increase The Bureau of...

Why You Should Look for a Job in January

If your job search was stalled over the holidays, you may be in luck. An increase in hiring activity each January makes it the perfect month to find a new job. According to data from LinkedIn, January is the most popular month to make a job change. The data indicates that in January 2018, there were about 75% more job changes than any other month. Many employers know this and they tend to post many more jobs. Companies Have New...

December 2019

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Why January Sets a Record for Employees Quitting

According to data from LinkedIn, January is the most popular month for workers to make a job change. The data indicates that in January 2018, there were about 75% more job changes than any other month. The holidays tend to be less popular for job changes because people are more focused on their families and upcoming events. Employees are also anticipating the holiday bonuses they’ve worked for all year. However, when the holiday season comes to an end, we...

How to Calm Your Nerves Before an Interview

Interviews can be extremely stressful and experiencing nervousness during an interview is completely normal. However, you don’t want to let your nerves get in the way of making the best possible impression. Below are 3 ways you can prepare for your interview in order to calm your nerves and perform at your best. Do Your Research One of the best ways to feel more confident during an interview is to be well prepared. This includes doing a fair amount of research....

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...

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