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Vetting Potential Employers During a Virtual Interview

Vetting Potential Employers During a Virtual Interview

The interview process is evolving and the hiring process may look different for the foreseeable future. When interviews are conducted via video conference instead of in-person, it may seem risky to accept a new position. In today’s blog, we look at this challenge and how to best vet your potential new employer during the age of COVID. Evaluate Stability It can be challenging for anyone to forecast what the year ahead will bring. Here are…

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Staying Focused While Searching for a New Career

Staying Focused While Searching for a New Career

With around 57.4 million Americans filling for unemployment since mid-March, it is safe to say that a lot of people are on the job hunt. If you find yourself in this category and feel like you are losing hope while searching for your next role, we have some helpful suggestions to keep you focused. Don’t Run Away from Your Emotions For most, a job is more then a paycheck. It’s a large part of how we identify ourselves and when we lose that,…

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Staying Optimistic and Resilient During COVID-19

Staying Optimistic and Resilient During COVID-19

In the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 during the fall and winter months, many are having a hard time staying positive and hopeful when faced with the uncertainties of the future. During, what for many is usually a very happy holiday season, this year’s festivities have been either altered or put off entirely, further leading to feelings of hopelessness and loneliness. Thrive Global, which is a site that focuses on “people’s…

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How to Succeed During Your Next Panel Interview

How to Succeed During Your Next Panel Interview

What’s more nerve wracking than a one-on-one interview? A panel interview. For those who haven’t faced one before, a panel interview is like a traditional in-person interview but instead of speaking with just one person, several people are interviewing you at the same time. Panel interviews are common practice, and often occur later on in the hiring process; such as after the first couple of one-on-one interviews, your third interview…

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How to Ace a Virtual Career Fair

How to Ace a Virtual Career Fair

In our current world, Virtual Career Fairs are becoming more commonplace. With every attendee being there for the same reason, it is hard to feel adequately prepared enough to stand out above the rest. If you’ll be attending a virtual career fair soon, here are some ways you can prepare in order to appropriately scope out potential employers while successfully sparking their interest in you. Do Your Homework Before registering for a career…

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Updating Your Resume If You've Been Laid off Due to COVID-19

Updating Your Resume If You've Been Laid off Due to COVID-19

With the unemployment rate for July at 10.2%, a significant number of American’s jobs have been impacted from COVID-19. Many who had employment at the beginning of the year have since been furloughed or laid off entirely. For those that lost their job due to the pandemic, and are currently looking for a new role, there are some helpful suggestions on how to best update your resume to reflect the COVID-19 related layoff. Step One The first…

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How Companies Can Attract Millennials

How Companies Can Attract Millennials

With almost half of today’s working generation considered to be a Millennial (anyone born between 1981 and 1996), companies need to be strategic in recruiting this generation’s top talent. To do this, companies need to understand what is important to them and what they value most in their work situations. Having a good work-life balance is one of the top factors. A survey on FlexJobs found that “78% of millennials say they would be…

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What To Say To Inspire and Motivate Your Team

Business leaders right now not only have the challenge of encouraging their (possibly remote) teams to continue to hit their targets and goals, but they also need to provide comfort during these uncertain times. If your employees are tired, have lost their focus, and just seem to need a morale boost, one great way to help encourage them is through your words. As you will learn below, it’s essential to express your appreciation for your…

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Dealing with Work Interruptions

Dealing with Work Interruptions

Whether working from home or in the office, work interruptions are inevitable. While sometimes they can be a welcome distraction, such as a quick conversation with a co-worker about an enjoyable subject, there are other times when you are deep in concentration and a distraction steers you off course. Distractions come in many forms: a text message alert on your phone, scrolling through social media mindlessly or just having someone talk you…

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Ohio Manufacturers' Workforce Summit Event Recap

Ohio Manufacturers' Workforce Summit Event Recap

The war on talent is being fought nationwide, but as a recruiting firm located in Central Ohio, most of our business is based in the Midwest. After attending the 2018 Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit presented by The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, our team not only had moments where we understood and felt the pain of the presenters, but we also had eye-opening realizations, leaving us scratching our heads and asking,…

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