Maximize Your Time with the 80/20 Rule

What’s the 80/20 rule? The 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Rule, is simple: in many cases, about 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In other words, 20% of the work you do accounts for 80% of the outcomes of your work. With this in mind, strategizing about how best to maximize… Read more »

Overqualified? How to Make the Most of an Application

Much like the classic dating brush aside, “it’s not you; it’s me” comes the more recent job hunter letdown, “you’re overqualified.” It’s frustrating, it’s vague, and it closes your case without being offensive – but what exactly does it mean? Quite possibly, it could be exactly what it sounds like – the employer feels you… Read more »

So, You Want to be an Administrative Assistant?

An administrative assistant ensures the day-to-day of an office runs smoothly and efficiently. Becoming an administrative assistant may be a good path for you if you are organized, detail-oriented, and communicate well. An administrative assistant’s responsibilities varies from industry to industry, but more than likely, they will require answering phones, scheduling appointments and meetings, and… Read more »

How to Write an Eye Catching Job Description

Calculating market value

Job descriptions are often the first interaction a candidate has with the position you’re recruiting for. It could even be their first encounter with your business. Therefore, to ensure you are getting top applicants, it’s important that your job description be stellar. Here are some tips for how to write an eye catching job description…. Read more »

Meeting your Future Hiring Needs Like a Pro

Hiring is costly, and when you’re in a bind, you might be hiring for the present. Implementing a plan that allows you to hire for the future will help you avoid getting into a bind. While you can’t foresee all of your hiring needs, thinking ahead will help you address possible pitfalls. 1. Immediate challenges… Read more »

Recruitment Planning: Begin and Maintain a Strong Strategy

Create a Recruitment Plan

Staffing the right employees is essential to a company’s success. However, employees are a big investment in themselves – an investment on which you will want to see a discernible return. Despite this, an alarming number of businesses do not currently have a recruitment plan in effect. You would never forego your company’s financial plan,… Read more »

Hybrid Work Week How-To’s

As the country begins to reopen, many workers look forward to getting back to the office. However, according to getAbstract, 43% of full-time American workers say they want to continue working remotely, even as companies open up. As CNBC puts it, “Of the more than 1,200 employees surveyed between April 16 and April 17, nearly… Read more »

Start Your Job Search on the Right Foot

Job search strategies

Looking for a job isn’t as easy as just googling “jobs” or scrolling through Indeed and LinkedIn. You might see thousands of available jobs, but are you qualified for them? Are you even interested in them? Many people apply for whatever jobs they see available, even if they don’t meet the qualifications. Casting the widest… Read more »

How to Snag Your First Entry Level Job

Have you just graduated? The job market can feel daunting when you don’t have experience in your desired field, especially when the entry level job descriptions you see require two or more years of experience. As TopResume says, “Employers expect college graduates to enter their first job after school and hit the ground running. In… Read more »

What to Ask an Interviewee

Questions to ask an interviewee

Whether you’re an interviewee or interviewer, interviewing requires a lot of time and effort. The interviewer needs to ask questions that are actually going to assess whether or not a candidate is going to be a good fit. Do your homework. As Workable points out, an interviewer should identify what skills they are looking for… Read more »