Category Archives: Recruiting

What Happens After You Submit a Job Application

After scrutinizing every detail and tailoring your resume to fit the available position, your job application is ready. You finally get the nerve, press “apply” and wait—maybe for a few days or even months. Did the company actually receive your resume? Are there so many candidates that your application has been lost in hustle? Is …

Top 5 Interview Tips for Hiring Managers

As a hiring manager, it’s your responsibility to find the best fit for the job, every time. Although it may sound like a simple task, the interview process is more involved than just asking a few questions and finding someone qualified for the position. You must take into consideration a variety of factors before welcoming …

Overcome the Toughest Tech Recruiting Challenges

For anyone who has recently attempted to hire someone in the technology or  IT fields, you likely have experienced one or, in many cases, more challenges. As a  leader  for a recruiting firm that hires for tech and IT positions for companies, my team and I have come up against some difficult obstacles—from a small …

Best Interview Tips for Job Candidates

Congratulations! You landed an interview for your dream job. Before you head out the door, you put on your favorite suit, print fresh copies of your updated resume and quickly skim the job posting as a refresher. While your polished, professional appearance may make for a good first impression, are you fully prepared to prove …

Hiring Experienced Employees: The Quantity vs. Quality Debate

When analyzing a candidate’s experience level for a position, what’s more important: the tenure of the previous jobs or the quality of work accomplished? Often, multiple, short-term positions can imply a lack of focus or an inability to complete long-term projects; however, in contrast, a candidate with a few lengthy positions may not have been …

To Interview Smarter Think Shorter

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, a stagnant career track, or a desire to try something new, if you’re looking to make a career move, the best plan of attack is planning. Looking at your resume from an interviewer’s point of view, making sure it’s perfect, and getting it to the right people are the …

What’s Trending for Job Searchers

What’s Trending for Job Searchers Whether it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s paradise, the move to finding your career path or moving it forward starts with internet access. While word of mouth and referrals can get you in the door, online research can improve your interview experience. Knowing more about the company, understanding their …

A CEO’s Thoughts on CFOs and Financial Talent

I have been a Chief Executive of private and public companies for over thirty three years. I am just now starting to get the hang of it. Along the way, I have learned a few things that I wish I had learned earlier in my career. You can rarely afford the financial talent you need …

A Match Made in Recruiting Heaven

Finding the right job or the right candidate may seem like good timing or good luck. But smart hiring professionals and top recruiting firms know that you don’t have to rely on the stars to make an excellent hiring match. By doing a little homework you can help align the planets in your favor. When …

Why Do Employees Stray?

Five reasons that motivate employees to look for a new position “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.“ For employees, the temptation to move on can be great. Some surveys estimate the average employee tenure is about 5 years. With employee recruitment costs estimated as high as 35% of the first …