Author - Shannon Hall

April 2019

4 Reasons Every CEO Needs a Great Assistant

Time is everything when it comes to business, and negotiating habits to optimize your time can be challenging. An executive assistant could be the answer. Such support can be invaluable to the growth of your business as they work to save you time so that you can focus your energies on the most important tasks. Below are four of the biggest reasons to hire the right assistant. 1. Outsource your Communications The Harvard Business Review conducted a study of 27 CEOs over three months and found that [...]

4 Common Thank-You Note Pitfalls (2 of 2)

Candidates often struggle with one of the most important steps of the interview process: the thank-you note. A thank-you note is an opportunity to put a spotlight on your candidacy and address any doubts that may have cropped up during the interview. Our last tip sheet included 3 common thank-you note pitfalls. Here we’ve gathered 4 more in order to help you avoid these mistakes and write a solid thank-you note that will help get you hired over your [...]

3 Tips to Get the Most out of your Job Board Budget

According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, 18.5 million people are hired from online job postings each year. Online job boards can be a great tool for hiring, but they can also become expensive to manage. A single job posting for 30 days costs $375 on Monster, $419 on Career Builder, and $495 on LinkedIN. Bearing in mind that the average time to fill is over 30 days, these expenses can add up quickly with additional costs for renewal. In such a competitive market it’s important [...]

March 2019

3 Common Thank-You Note Pitfalls (1 of 2)

Sending a thank-you note after an interview is an important step that candidates often neglect. A thank-you note can help you stand out from your competition, show your interest in the position, and leave a positive impression. A thank-you note should be an opportunity to put yourself in the spotlight instead of just going through the motions. We have gathered a list of common pitfalls in order to offer our professional advice on how to avoid them. A stellar [...]

How to Write an Attraction-Based Job Description

Employers are now competing for talent in a candidate-centered market due to a growing talent shortage. As Baby Boomers continue to enter retirement, the smaller Millennial generation will be unable to replace them with a deficit of over 5 million qualified workers each year. There are currently a record 7.6 million open jobs in the United states. This trend is starting to affect the job market. One of the simplest changes you can make to remain competitive in the [...]

5 Ways to Lose a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer is an exciting moment that should never be taken for granted. However, there are several ways in which a candidate can lose a job offer before they even start. Candidates who are prepared, professional, and respond in a timely manner usually avoid this problem, but mistakes during this stage of the process are common. Prospective employers can easily lose interest when they encounter any of the 5 behaviors listed below that can lose you a [...]

5 Tips to Avoid Hiring Highly Toxic Employees

According to SHRM a toxic employee is an employee who exhibits “problem behaviors” such as gossiping, incivility/insolence, bullying, and insubordination. These behaviors decrease productivity and morale and can have a negative impact on your company reputation. SHRM reports that 87% of workers say that workplace incivility has an impact on work performance. It often takes several weeks or months to terminate employment in these cases. The best way to deal with toxic employees is to avoid hiring them in [...]

February 2019

Reasons to Leave Your Job (A Checklist)

Making the decision to leave your job is not often simple or easy. There are several factors that go into determining whether or not your current job is fulfilling your needs in terms of job satisfaction, work-life balance, and compensation. You’ll also want to be informed about the status of the job market in order to determine your chances of landing a new opportunity. We have put together this checklist as a guide for potential candidates to help the [...]

How Not to Lose a Candidate (In 7 Days!)

A recent article from CNBC reports that 70% of jobseekers lose interest in a job if they don’t hear back within 7 days. It’s a candidate’s market. With a low unemployment rate and a growing demand to fill jobs, jobseekers are in the driver’s seat. Candidates have greater freedom to explore their options and can find new opportunities at a rapid pace. Without proper engagement, a positive candidate experience, and a streamlined hiring process, candidates will quickly move on. [...]

How to Recognize Job Scammer Strategies

The Better Business Bureau reports a rise in employment scams due to increasing activity in the job market. With over 7 million open jobs in the United States, scammers are taking advantage. Unfortunately, we have seen scams becoming an issue for candidates during their job search. Employment scams take many forms and it’s important to recognize the signs and to be aware of the strategies used by scammers. Below we have listed some of those strategies so that you [...]