Recruiter VS Applying Directly

In my daily conversations with candidates, a recurring topic is whether they should utilize the services of a professional recruiter or apply directly online to the company’s website.  What are the advantages of engaging a recruiter if they can just apply directly? After listening to their concerns and getting a better understanding of their circumstances,[…]

Time Wasters

It is 3pm and you’re asking yourself, “Where did the day go?” You’ve only gotten halfway through your task list, and you’re wondering how this is possible when you carefully prepared your daily goals. Everything had been planned and prioritized, yet something has robbed valuable hours of your day. A Salary.com survey showed that 60%[…]

The Value of References

The time to start building a list of professional references is far before you start interviewing for your next strategic career move. One of the biggest mistakes candidates make is failing to understand how incredibly important references are to the hiring process. When preparing candidates for the interview, I inform them of the significance of[…]

5 Things to Consider When Relocating

It can be an exciting and anxious time when considering relocating for your next Strategic Career Move.  When having these conversations with candidates I always counsel them to consider the five tips below to make sure they are making an informed decision. 1 – Location: Cost of living can differ significantly by geographic location.  We have[…]

How to Write Effective Emails

Chances are you’re going to spend most of your workday dealing with emails. If your goal is to be more productive, writing a simpler and clearer email is a step in the right direction.  With most professionals now receiving more than 100 emails daily, your recipients have just a few seconds to decide whether your[…]