Getting Ghosted by Candidates? Here’s What to Do

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Getting “ghosted” is a term that refers to when a person in a relationship or friendship suddenly ceases all contact with no explanation. It isn’t just significant others and friends who are getting ghosted – it has made its way into the hiring process, with many seemingly interested candidates up and disappearing once hiring managers… Read more »

When is it the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?

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Asking for a raise isn’t something to be performed on a whim – without careful preparation, your request may be immediately dismissed without much thought from your boss. Advocate for yourself in the best way possible by getting the timing right. Consider the following factors when deciding if it’s the right time to ask for… Read more »

The Most Effective Way to Check Candidate’s References

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No matter how great a candidate seems during the interview, you can never be reasonably confident they’ll be a successful hire until you check their references. References should ideally be able to give you valuable insight into the candidate to help you solidify your decision, but if you just go through the motions of asking… Read more »

5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Salary Negotiations

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Once you’ve survived the interview process and actually received a job offer, it may seem like the preparation is over; however, there’s one final key step for which many job seekers don’t properly prepare: salary negotiations. Being overly aggressive and unrealistic with salary negotiations will typically backfire, but taking whatever is offered without question can… Read more »

Our Expert Tips to Keep All Aspects of Your Job Search Organized

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A job search is a complicated project to keep on top of – from compiling potential opportunities to actually applying and scheduling interviews, there is a lot to track. But just like any work-related task, if you approach it with intention, you can manage your time effectively, be productive, and prevent things from falling through… Read more »

The Benefits of Pre-Employment Assessment

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Making the best hires requires limiting the need for subjective judgment calls and relying on objective evaluation methods. Often candidates who give great interviews and seem more than qualified end up falling short and catching hiring managers by surprise. Working with a staffing agency to perform pre-employment assessments can ensure candidates truly have the skills… Read more »

Follow This Memorable Way to Introduce Yourself at a Job Fair

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Job fairs can be a great way to network with employers and learn about job opportunities, but it can be challenging to know how to get noticed and be memorable. It can be overwhelming to deal with many employers all in one spot, but if you have a plan and prepare, you’ll be able to… Read more »

How Hiring Managers and Recruiters Can Work Better Together to Find the Best Talent

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Hiring managers and recruiters each have a defined set of skills that, when combined effectively, will result in attracting the most qualified candidates and making optimal hiring decisions. However, with different skill sets also comes differing perspectives, insights, and goals that can cause challenges in forming and maintaining a productive professional relationship unless proactively addressed…. Read more »

How to Find Top Talent in Akron When Unemployment is at 4.3%

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While it wasn’t that long ago that hiring managers were dealing with the “problem” of having an excessive amount of qualified (or even overqualified) candidates apply for their job postings, the job market has changed. The national unemployment rate has reached a 17-year low, and Akron’s unemployment rate is holding steady at approximately 4.3%, according… Read more »

How to Reset Your Professional Goals for a Successful 2019

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Achieving the professional picture you have in mind requires intention. The most successful people don’t “go with the flow” – they develop strategic plans to get them to where they want to be. If you don’t prioritize your goals, the risk of complacency or getting caught up in the short term day-to-day can halt your… Read more »