My Experience with a Scam Job Posting

I want to start with my own experience running into a scam job positing. Summer was coming, and I needed a paid internship in marketing. My ultimate goal was to work in downtown Chicago. I applied to internships through several recruiting companies, but then I received an interview invitation from a company located downtown even

By | August 25th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

Do you think about Telephone Etiquette When Job hunting?

I recently contacted a candidate about a position as a follow-up to an online application. The call went like this (names changed to protect the guilty): Alex: Hello. (monotone) Me: Hi! May I speak with Alex? Alex. Yeah. Me: Is this Alex? Alex: Yeah. Me: This is Cynde with XYZ Staffing. You had applied online

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: During the Interview, Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

The Thrill of the Hunt for the Purple Squirrel

The Urban Dictionary defines the term “Purple Squirrel” as a recruiter's metaphor for the elusive candidate, the applicant who possesses the ideal combination of qualifications and experience, perfectly matching a company's job posting.  The term is synonymous with the phrase “ideal candidate”. Recruiters are typically very determined by nature and we thrive on competition; so,

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

Avoiding Project Management Pitfalls- Part I: Initiation & Planning

In the outsourcing space, it is important to be flexible when responding to shifting priorities and the diverse needs of clients. Each client has unique needs, expectations and cultures; therefore, it is important to quickly align to those needs and understand the most effective way to service the client.   When starting a project or

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

Tips and Tricks for Massive Recruiting

In our industry, it is common to work on massive recruitment campaigns. These high volume projects, are usually geared for workplaces where the turnover rate of employees is high. It is therefore necessary to be innovative, because competitor’s needs are the same and the market quickly becomes saturated. To succeed in this context, it is

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

Trucs et Conseils pour Recrutement de Masse.

Dans notre milieu, il n’est pas rare de devoir mener à terme des campagnes de recrutement massives. Ces projets à haut volume, en termes d’embauches, sont généralement utilisés pour des milieux de travail où le taux de roulement des employés est élevé. Il faut donc innover, car les compétiteurs ont souvent les mêmes besoins et

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

Blending in the Contracting Workplace

Definition of corporate or organizational culture: A collective way of thinking, behaving, goals, standards, attitudes, ideals and appearance Working as a contractor, consultant or temporary resource for multiple clients can be a challenging integration experience, but the most successful workers are able to emulate the workplace culture in which they are immersed.  Contractors who thrive

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction, Networking, Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

Cover Letters Demystified

Is it worth it to write cover letters for your job applications – or when you forward your information to a networking contact?  Valid question. From almost a decade of career services experience, I can truly say that some companies read them and take them seriously and some don’t.  If you have an inside

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Before the Interview, Resume Tips, Tutorials & Guides|2 Comments

Choosing Happy.

Waking up every morning is very interesting. I’m here. Sleeping. Comfortable and cozy. Why would I want to leave the safety and warmth of my bed and comforter, for the cold wooden floor of my apartment and even colder white tile floor of my bathroom? Why would I make a choice like that? What is

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

5 Common Email Faux Pas to Avoid

We’re all professionals here, right? Aren’t we a little beyond needing an etiquette lesson on sending emails? Based on some of the emails I see, perhaps not. Listen, we can all use some reminders every now and then on the do’s and don’ts of the workday ways. You don’t want to be that person who

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments