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June 2019

3 Reasons You Don’t Get Hired (And How to Overcome Them) [Part 3 of 3]

In part one and two of our series, we explained the first six reasons candidates don’t get hired. We have seen these common mistakes hurt a candidate’s chances of getting hires. Unfortunately, many candidates have not identified these mistakes and continue to repeat them during their job search. Here we have 3 more reasons you don’t get hired, with tips on how to overcome these common mistakes. Not Asking Questions It’s important to ask questions during an interview because not only do you want to make sure the [...]

3 Reasons You Don’t Get Hired (And How to Overcome Them) [Part 2 of 3]

We have seen countless cases of common mistakes hurting a candidate’s chances of getting hired. Many candidates may not know exactly what those mistakes are, and sometimes continue to repeat mistakes during their job search. In case you missed it, here are the first 3 reasons you don’t get hired along with our best tips to overcome them. Here we will offer tips on how to overcome more common reasons candidates don’t get hired. Vague Reasons for Leaving Last Job Many [...]

3 Reasons You Don’t Get Hired (And How to Overcome Them) [Part 1 of 3]

Interviewing without receiving an offer in the end can be extremely discouraging, and it may be difficult to know what exactly went wrong. In our years of experience, we have seen how common mistakes can ruin a candidate’s chances of getting hired. Below are 3 of the many reasons we see candidates don’t get the job. Not Researching the Company In our experience we have found that failing to research a company before the interview can severely hurt your chances of getting hired. It’s important to go [...]

Quick Tips for the Top 4 Hiring Headaches

Hiring is a full-time job even when everything goes smoothly. But in our experience, we know well that certain problems can crop up and make hiring more difficult. Here are some of our tips on how to help and avoid some of the most common hiring headaches that we encounter. Extreme Hiring Speed Speed of hiring has been increasingly important in the tight labor market, and employers have had to hire faster in order to keep top candidates. In our experience the best candidates [...]

May 2019

3 Ways Hiring Inadequate Managers Will Sink your Company

Hiring good managers is important to the health of your business. Management has a great effect on employees and your ability to retain them. By hiring inadequate managers, you greatly limit your company’s productivity and opportunity for growth while creating additional risk related to costly hiring decisions. Below are 3 ways an inadequate manager will sink your company. 1. Lower Employee Satisfaction & Increased Quit Rate One of the biggest reasons good management should be valued is because it helps to retain good employees. An inadequate manager could [...]

How to Convert Your Temporary Job to Direct Hire

A temporary assignment can sometimes act as trial run for both you and your employer. During an assignment you learn as much about the company as the company learns about you as an employee. If there is a good fit in personality and culture, and you excel in your temporary role, your chances of landing a direct hire job are high. While a good staffing agency should tell you upfront whether or not a direct hire is possible, your time with the company can be [...]

Top 5 Reasons Great Employees Quit

In a candidate-driven market, companies must be more competitive to keep top talent under their roof. An emphasis on employee satisfaction can help keep your best employees engaged in an environment where they could be receiving multiple job notices and recruitment calls a day. According to a report by TinyPulse (a leader in employee-engagement pulse surveys) and data from our September 2018 Local Candidate Survey, the following are the top 5 reasons employees quit their jobs. 1. Poor Management The survey results revealed poor management to be [...]

April 2019

4 Ways to Prove You Really Want the Job

Selling yourself during a job interview is important. Employers want to know that your interest in their opportunity is more than just superficial. Candidates should give the impression that they want this job specifically over others. Luckily there are some strategies that can be extremely helpful in this. Proving to an employer that you want the job and have an interest in the company can help you to secure an offer. 1. Research the Company Background One very important step when it comes to preparing for [...]

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 [...]