Ready, Set, Pause: 5 Steps to Take Before Launching Your Job Search

Ready, Set, Pause: 5 Steps to Take Before Launching Your Job Search

On the heels of a job loss, the initial reaction for many professionals is to activate their job search immediately. In this blog, we discuss why hitting the pause button is the best long-term job search strategy. Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop...
Keeping the Home Fires Burning After a Job Loss

Keeping the Home Fires Burning After a Job Loss

Keeping a positive outlook is key to executing an effective job search and having a strong and supportive home front is the first step in keeping your head on straight following a job loss. Being unemployed may be a devastating experience.  It is not uncommon for an...
The Secret Sauce of Networking – It’s Not About You

The Secret Sauce of Networking – It’s Not About You

Dale Carnegie once said, “talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours”.  This is the best approach to build your network and engage in meaningful discussions. I frequently speak with clients who are apprehensive to build their...
What if Employers Treated Their Job Candidates Like Customers?

What if Employers Treated Their Job Candidates Like Customers?

Recruiting teams should look to the hospitality industry and their customer experience teams as a benchmark for job candidate treatment.

When recruiting firms and HR departments identify a potential job applicant they engage in a rigorous evaluation process.  What may not be as obvious is that evaluation occurs in both directions.  The job prospect is also making an evaluation.  He or she is judging the competence, integrity, candor, and courtesy of the recruiter.  How a job prospect is treated is a direct reflection of the quality, values, and professionalism of the recruiter and the organization that hired them.