We all know the feeling… refreshing your email for the tenth time in a row and repeatedly checking your voicemail, waiting to hear back about the job that you’re not even sure you want. Anxious. Exhausted. Disheartened. This is how most people describe their journey in trying to find and secure a job that is a good fit for them. According to The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, job searching is one of the most stressful life experiences that people undergo. Fortunately, there is support and assistance available so you don’t have to navigate through the trenches alone. Working with a recruiter can help you secure a job that you are passionate about, take away the intense stress of job searching, and help transform feelings of being overwhelmed into feelings of empowerment, confidence and being in control. When it comes to securing a career that you love, the following are some of the benefits of using a recruitment agency:
“Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” - John Zenger
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We’ve all been there – scouring the web for the best tips and tricks on how to ask your boss for a raise. Maybe you present a portfolio of all your accomplishments since you began your role, or showcase a spreadsheet on how you’ve saved the company money in the last year. But how do you approach your employer about implementing a remote work policy? Working from home is growing in popularity, with more and more employees pushing for the option. And for good reason – many professionals talk about the “double standard” that exists in their organization: Key projects being moved to offshore teams to save company money, but no effective strategy in place to allow employees to work 30 miles away from their own home. Here are some strategies that can help you convince your boss to implement a work from home policy:
Do your jobs sit open for months with no interest? When you do receive applications, do you find that the candidates are not good matches for the role? You may have heard about the “War for Talent” and think there is nothing you can do to attract the employees you need. Think again—while it may be a job seeker’s market right now, there are things that your company can do to help create candidate interest in your jobs. Wondering how to compete with larger firms in your area with more spending power? There are five main ways that you can improve your hiring process, without breaking your budget.
Does this situation sound familiar? You’re out networking when one of your connections tells you about an open job that you’d be perfect for. As you excitedly list all the reasons you’d be great for the position, you suddenly freeze when she says, “Great! Send me your resume” That’s when you remember the state of your current resume. It’s been a while since you’ve made any updates and the thought of fixing it to fit this exciting new job suddenly seems too overwhelming and time-consuming. After all, you already have a job you’re comfortable in—why bother? The next thing you know, you’re feeling trapped in a position that you’ve long outgrown, wondering why you didn’t make a move sooner.
How do you avoid falling into this career standstill? By keeping your resume current and in line with your brand. Wondering how you can improve your resume without spending countless hours on the computer? Try this strategy to make sure you always have a cohesive, updated resume format ready to submit:
Job hunting is a long process that can be frustrating, especially when you find yourself getting tripped up by an avoidable mistake. Nothing is more aggravating than painstakingly going through a long and tedious application process, only to realize afterwards that your resume contains a glaring typo. When you finally find the job you think you'll love, you don’t want to blow it by making a small (or not-so-small) error. If you’re preparing to job search, take heart, and use this list of job application tips to get you that interview:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its November 2016 report and the findings are good for job seekers – hires are up and unemployment numbers remain low. While this is good news for employees, companies seeking to fill roles may find themselves lost in the competition. Not only are there just not enough skilled workers to go around, but finding and successfully engaging talent can be hard. Many companies struggle to stand out to top talent, especially with all the noise from big corporations. How can employers stay competitive in this environment and get the recognition they deserve from job seekers, while still controlling costs? Consider choosing a local RPO recruiting firm. Many HR experts agree that one of the best human resource solutions available is choosing RPO recruitment to manage hiring needs without breaking the budget. However, with RPO growing in popularity, many companies face the tough decision of wondering which RPO recruitment firm to choose. Below are just some of the reasons why choosing local recruiting agencies to manage your RPO needs will give you the results you desire:
Job searching can be tricky, especially when you’re looking for a position that you’re passionate about. This is why most job hunters narrow their searches by a job title. However, be careful not to focus solely on the job title because doing so could actually limit your options. Instead, try searching by your skills to find a broader range of positions that could be a better fit. Here are reasons why job titles don’t matter as much anymore and what a position is really about:
Today, change is constant. New technologies are developed every day, requiring that companies and employees reevaluate themselves to adapt. You may wonder, what do all these business changes mean to my career? It means that the need to align yourself with a company that seeks to develop their employees, instead of disposing of them, is greater than ever. Whether you find yourself looking for a new position or you want to move up in your current company, make sure that career advancement is attainable. By following these simple rules, you can consider every opportunity as part of your individual professional development plan.
When it comes to thinking about a job change, it can be easy to be swayed by an increase in pay. The promise of a better salary can make our heads spin at the thought of paying off debt, a nicer house, or a more luxurious vacation. However, switching jobs, or staying at a job, based on pay alone can be a big mistake. There are many other factors to consider in your career and most experienced employees will agree: A bigger paycheck should not necessarily be the biggest motivation for you. Listed below are things to consider to ensure that the next job you take will feed more than just your pocketbook.
What keeps HR leaders up at night? Based on research, things like increased competition for skilled talent, new technologies, and cutting costs are the top concerns for HR professionals. Fortunately, there are certain human resource strategies that can solve these problems. An increasing number of HR leaders are seeking the help of experts to outsource the recruiting function in an effort accelerate the hiring process, find candidates with special qualifications, and reduce time to hire. How do they do it? They rely on Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).
Life is full of changes, but job transtions are often some of the hardest. In our eBook, 4 Warning Signs It’s Time for a Job Change: 5 Ways to Seek Your Next Job, we delve into reasons behind job disatisfaction, give clues as to when you should find a new job, and suggest ways to help make the job hunt go more smoothly.