5 Books to Consider Reading This Fall

by Melanie Korn | Category: Book Review

Posted on August 23, 2019 at 09:45:16 AM

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don'tGood to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't by James Collins is the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.ORDERThe Innovator's DilemmaThe bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen.His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership.Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices.Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader,...

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Crafting an Ideal Cover Letter

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on August 09, 2019 at

Often times a cover letter is the very first impression a recruiter or employer has. Unless stated otherwise in the job listing, a cover letter is always to be drafted and sent in with your resume for consideration of hire. A good cover letter will be the difference between gaining an interview and having your resume ignored.     So what do you put in a cover letter? Most cover letters will only have 1 or 2 body paragraphs. You don't want to overwhelm the hiring manager or use up a great deal of his or her time.  After seeing many cover letters throughout our years of recruiting experience, we've rounded up a few key things to include in your letter.    State your intentions. Introduce yourself and explain the position you are inquiring for.  Plain and simple! Tell who you are and what you're looking for.    Express why you are a good candidate. Resumes flood in and it is easy to get lost in the stack of candidates. Make your cover letter quickly and easily stand out capturing the reader by briefly expanding on your accomplishments and why you deserve an interview. Mentioning a few personal strengths about your organization, great teamwork abilities or computer skills would...

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10 Things Recruiters Likely Won’t Tell You, but You Wish They Would

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 07:49:14 PM

Recruiters have one main goal: finding the right hires for each client. Their level of performance is directly related to how effectively and quickly they match top talent with job requirements.   Ironically, in today’s economy, recruiters are finding their jobs harder than ever. In a society where unemployment rates are high, many are seeking a job, but sometimes those seeking are not the type of talent jobs require. Likewise, there is often too much talent for recruiters to sort through and what used to be a clean process of sorting through resumes, has in many cases become overwhelming due to the number of inquires for each job opening. “Jack of all trades, master of none.” As a result of higher volumes of job seekers, there is a large variety of talent and often it’s a “jack of all trades, master of none” workforce applying, rather than those with specific skills. Each job opening is different, and some need very specific skills, yet those with the needed skills may get overlooked by the masses.   Candidates are left to pay more attention to the power of a first impression than ever. What does a cover letter say that leads to an interview – and then, how...

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