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My favorite candidates and why they SPARKLE!

In more than a decade of recruiting, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people across industries. Thinking about some of the most memorable candidates made me jot down a list of the characteristics that these individuals share. It goes without saying that they are really good at what they do and are passionate about it! They effectively…

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Why the holiday season is a great time to HIRE!

  Can you believe it’s holiday season already? The retail stores have decorated for Christmas and New Year countdowns have begun! When everyone is busy thinking about candy, pies, and spending time with their families, no one is thinking about hiring; that can wait until January, right?  WRONG.  There is no better time than NOW to fill your open positions,…

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Holiday Hiring Slowdown Myth

The time between Thanksgiving and New Years is viewed by many as the busiest time of the year. I know it is for my husband who is a Retail Store Manager. But, on the hiring front it is also perceived as the worst time to try to find a job. Job seekers think employers simply don’t have time to interview…

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Avoid the Interview Horror Story

Interview horror stories abound – whether it is an interviewer asking impossible brain teaser questions, an unexpected situation throwing the candidate for a loop, or even the candidate “blanking” out and being incapable answering the simplest of questions. Thankfully, the amusing anecdotes are more often the exception than the norm. My job involves pre-screening applicants and making recommendations to my…

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Tips for Employee Retention

So, now you have found the “A” player that you were looking for. How do you keep them in such a competitive market? It is important to understand that employee retention could be the number one indicator for success within your organization. It is important to retain employees for many reasons. It is very costly to go through the search…

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What a Recruiter Thinks You Really Need to Know About Your Resume

@ScottBoren Rules of resumes have changed. You’ve probably heard recently that your resume gets just 6 seconds of scrutiny, so I’ve put together a list of Do’s and Don’ts. The Don’ts – Let’s start with what is wrong with many resumes I see. A. Length – If you read a book or article on resume writing it probably said one…

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Competing for Top Talent

By Michelle Coviello @MichelleCoviell Let’s be real. The hiring process is stressful for both sides. Candidates are putting their future on the line and hiring managers are investing considerable resources to find “THE ONE”. Recruiting and hiring in today’s market is not easy. “The Harvard Business Review points out that as much as 80% of employee turnover is due to…

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So You Want a New Job. Now What?

Whether by choice or necessity, at some point you will probably need to find a new job. You have crafted the perfect resume and cover letter, practiced your interviewing skills, and read blogs about how to network. These are all part of the process, but many people skip a crucial piece to finding your dream job – knowing what your…

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Holidays with HireNetworks

It’s Christmas Eve, and we are all huddled around the Christmas tree drinking Hot Cocoa. Marlon thinks it is a good time to start the fire since we are all wet and chilled to the bone. We just got back from Christmas Caroling where Judy led us house to house. The neighbors were thrilled to see us on their door…

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Thankful for HireNetworks

What are you most Thankful for? In today’s corporate culture it is easy for people to forget that you can love what you do and the people you work with while still being productive. Craig Stone, CEO of HireNetworks, has worked hard since 2001 to ensure that the company culture is prolific as well as inclusive and inviting. It is…

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