How Often Should You Update Your Resume?

You may think of your resume as a static document; one that’s only necessary when you’re searching for a new job. But really, your resume should always be a work in progress. So just how often should you be updating it? You should be updating, adding to and refining your resume a few times a… Read more »

Pre-Interview Preparation that Ensures Success

Just like professional athletes commit to standard routines before a game or competition, job seekers should have their own pre-interview routine in place. Whether you prefer to quietly reflect on the upcoming event or energize yourself in preparation, knowing and following a routine can help you focus on the goal ahead and in turn, increase… Read more »

How to Make Your Small Company Culture Stand Out and Attract Candidates

Bigger is not always better when it comes to recruiting top candidates. In fact, small companies can actually be at a great advantage for attracting new hires. The reason why so many employees today enjoy working for smaller companies is simple: the culture. If you’re looking to add some great new talent to your team,… Read more »

First Impressions: Gaining an Advantage in 20 Seconds

In today’s fast-paced world, people have short attention spans, and recruiters and hiring managers are no exceptions to the rule. For better or worse, our brains are programmed to make quick judgments about the people we meet. When it comes to impressing someone who has a strong say in whether you will be offered a… Read more »

How to Avoid a Talent Shortage

Even the most diligent companies sometimes find themselves seeking top talent to fill the shoes of a previous employee. Working hard to recruit and retain quality employees is essential for any business, however, no manager can fully prepare for every aspect of what the future may hold for a company’s workforce. In all actuality, the… Read more »

Managing the Tortoise and the Hare

In any given company, a manager can be tasked with overseeing and coaching several different work types. Although this can be a challenge, it is the manager’s duty and responsibility to ensure all employees on the team are being as productive as possible – even if this requires managing certain employees in different ways.  While… Read more »

Your Job Search: Four Ways to Market Yourself

Whether your end goal is a temporary position, a long-term career, or a consulting contract, knowing how to effectively market yourself is one of the greatest skills you can have when it comes to job hunting.  When it boils down to it, job seeking and product marketing essentially share the same goal: establish the needs… Read more »

Four Steps to Proactive Spring Hiring

Does the phrase “proactive hiring” make you cringe? Does the whole concept just seem like too much work? In the current hiring environment, though, it truly pays off. To get the best talent, you need to work a little smarter than the competition. How? Proactive hiring simply means being aware of what jobs are most… Read more »

The Pros & Cons of Structured Interviews

What’s the difference between an unstructured interview and a structured interview? Unstructured interviews are more informal, and the interviewer often bases later questions on the candidate’s previous answers. The interviewer may go in with a list of questions but not ask them all. The interview tends to be more conversational in nature and can cover… Read more »

Six Behavioral Interview Questions You Should be Asking

As the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words. This is why behavioral based interview questions are becoming so popular amongst hiring managers.  Behavioral interviewing is a method used to discover how a candidate acted during specific employment-related situations. The theory behind asking behavioral based interview questions is that the way you behaved in… Read more »