29 10, 2014

5 Tips for Attracting the Best Candidates in the Market

By | 2014-10-29T12:29:58+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

It doesn’t matter how well the economy is doing or what kind of market we’re in—companies always want the best candidates available. However, are most companies doing what they should be doing to attract the best candidates?  The short answer is no, they are not. One of the main reasons for this is that they’re [...]

15 10, 2014

5 Tips for Working with an Executive Recruiter

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:39+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

It’s important to develop a relationship with an executive recruiter who has the connections in your industry or niche. A recruiter is a highly skilled professional with a deep network of contacts within your industry. Nobody knows the employment marketplace better than a recruiter because they work the marketplace day in and day out. An [...]

8 10, 2014

5 Steps for Hiring (and Retaining) Passionate Employees

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:39+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

There are many factors involved in hiring the best candidates for your open positions and making them employees of your company.  However, one factor that is often overlooked is that of passion. Most people overlook this factor when hiring and instead focus on skills, employment history, education, interviewing skills, and compensation.  However, passion should NOT [...]

1 10, 2014

The #1 Reason You Should Use Social Networking For Your Career

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:40+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

Okay, just about everybody is on social media these days.  But is everybody doing the things they should be doing on social media in terms of their career? As you might have guessed, the answer to that question is “No!” Granted, there are many different types of social media and social networking sites, and some [...]

17 09, 2014

6 Steps for Tackling Your Annual Performance Review

By | 2014-09-17T08:52:58+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

At least once a year, employees face an annual performance review by their employer (for many companies, it’s twice a year). This performance review is a great opportunity not only for you to take stock of your employer, but also take stock of your career. Yes, your employer wants to know that you’re providing value [...]

10 09, 2014

4 Things That Affect Your Personal (and Professional) Brand

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:40+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

Branding isn’t just for products. It’s not just for Coca-Cola or UPS or American Express. Branding is for everybody and it applies to everybody. If you’re alive, you’re branding yourself, day after day, especially to the people with whom you interact on a consistent basis. The sooner you realize this and the sooner you determine [...]

3 09, 2014

A Five-Point Checklist for Grading Your Company’s Influence

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:40+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

Last month, we discussed the process involved in determining whether or not your current employer is considered “one of the best in the industry.” Specifically, we tackled this issue in terms of culture (“A Six-Point Checklist for Grading Your Company’s Culture”). This month, we’re continuing our discussion of whether or not your employer is one [...]

27 08, 2014

THIS is the Interview Tip That Could Get You Hired

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:40+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

When it comes to face-to-face interviews, candidates are always looking to find the “silver bullet,” the one thing that will push them in front of other candidates and convince a hiring manager to ultimately select them. Guess what?  That “silver bullet” doesn’t exist.  (Just like “the perfect candidate” doesn’t exist for employers.  So fair is [...]