About Dawn Gildenmeister

Dawn has over 7.5 years of experience in recruiting management and process outsourcing oversight. She has recruited for diverse fields such as salaried and hourly maintenance, warehouse, food and delivery trucking, retail management, mechanics, and technicians. Dawn is currently a Senior Operations Manager at PeopleScout, where she additionally consults for pre-employment best practices and compliance procedures.

Being a Displaced Worker…

When you are a displaced worker, navigating the job seeker world raises a lot of questions in your mind regarding confidence, capability, and self-worth. It can activate a paralysis of sorts and causes an otherwise viable employee to seize up and withdraw from the market. Unemployed job seekers find themselves freezing up and either

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

Get the Scoop: Informational Interviews

The term informational interview is an intimidating concept because most people are unsure of what it is. An informational interview has multiple definitions and can benefit both potential job seekers and employers. Below we’ll go through the purpose of the employer led informational interview and the job seeker led informational interview. Employer Led: When

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Career Growth, Networking|0 Comments

Your Brand: The Personal and The Public

Social media is inescapable and it’s hard to not participate in some form of it, as we are tied to technology from personal shopping trips to how we conduct business meetings. However, when you’re a candidate or an employee your personal brand is as important as your public brand. If both are not considered,

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Networking, Opinion, Social Media Tips|0 Comments

The Changing Workspace: Virtual Office Space

In 2016, I entered into the virtual workplace, an environment I had only previously dabbled in. As a person who only experienced work within a brick and mortar establishment previously, transferring from the day-to-day workplace experience to a fully operational independent work-home office came with varied consequences; some great and positive and then some

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

Pave Your Own Career Path

While it is normal to question whether your current position is the best fit for you, focusing on your career trajectory or looking at ‘bigger picture’ will greatly reduce the pressures you place on yourself. Most positions within a career path are not roles people are meant to stay in for extended periods of

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Job Satisfaction|0 Comments

5 Ways to Declutter Your Resume

Looking over your own resume is a daunting task and it’s even harder when you want to package up all the amazing things you’ve done and combine it with some way to stand out. It’s doubly hard to not take any edits personally – after all, these are things you did. However, there is one major

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Resume Tips|0 Comments

Owning Your Interview: Top Questions to Ask and Why

  The dreaded “Do you have any questions?” can cause stress and despair in the interviewee. We often seize up and close the interview without asking much, if anything, about the role, culture, or company. Having questions prepared and ready for the interviewer sets you apart. Quickly prepping yourself with engaging questions will set you

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|0 Comments