Learning from Constructive Criticism

Even when packaged politely, having your shortcomings called out doesn’t feel great. You know you’re not perfect, but constructive criticism always stings a bit. However, this feedback is a fantastic learning tool, so you need to learn how to use it effectively. Many people don’t have this ability, so you’ll enjoy a competitive advantage if Read more »

Why You Need to Know a Candidate’s Weakness

Asking a candidate to describe their greatest weakness is one of the oldest job interview questions in the book, but it has become a standard for a reason. Not only does it help you gauge the person’s character and level of self-awareness, it also provides valuable information that can be used to effectively plan training Read more »

Your Company’s Brand is More Important Than Ever

As of October 2017, the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, representing a more than 10-year low. This means candidates are now in the driver’s seat, and they’re being more selective than ever with the jobs they apply to. These days, most job seekers take to the internet to research a company online before applying, so Read more »

How to Position Failure to a Prospective Employer

In a job interview, you want to put your best self forward, so it’s always uncomfortable when you’re asked to describe your biggest failure. It’s tempting to claim you’ve never failed at anything; however, the interviewer will see right through that. As much as candidates dread this question, interviewers can’t get enough of it. From Read more »

Four Strategies for Recruiting Top Light Industrial Talent

Finding the right light industrial professionals to join your team is essential to the success of your company, but selecting them is often easier said than done. Rushing through the hiring process typically doesn’t end well, so take your time to make an informed decision. Everything from the manner in which you present your company Read more »

Help Your Workforce Start 2018 on The Right Note

It’s crazy to think 2017 will come to a close in just a few short weeks. As your team winds this year down, it’s time to start preparing for 2018. When January comes, you want to hit the ground running, so start the new year off on a positive note by doling out annual reviews. Read more »

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle!

Working with a recruiter is an excellent way to boost your career, but if you want to get ahead, you have to stay in touch. There’s certainly no need to contact your recruiter on a daily basis, but you also can’t go off the grid and expect jobs to magically come your way. There’s a Read more »

Showcase Leadership Skills (at Every Level!)

The best employers are always on the hunt for future leaders. No matter what type of job you’re applying for, showcasing leadership skills is important, because these abilities will get you far in your career. Even if the position itself doesn’t call for leadership abilities, highlight those you have during the interview process, because they Read more »

Are You Losing Candidates?

At the beginning of your hiring process, you always have a strong set of candidates, but this group tends to shrink in size before you’ve made a final decision. This is frustrating, because you have to go back to the drawing board when your top contenders eliminate themselves. You may not realize it, but candidates Read more »

Three Reasons to Tailor Your Resume

Less than a decade ago, there was nothing wrong with submitting the same general resume to every job opportunity. When you were ready to start searching for a new role, you simply updated your resume once, and you were done. Fast forward a few years and this process has experienced a major change. These days, Read more »