Posted on March 27, 2018 at 08:39:18 PM
We all want top talent. There’s no denying that fact. Candidates with strong skill sets and experience drive a business forward. With less than 50% of the American workforce satisfied in their jobs, the opportunity for hiring candidates is here. And it comes as no easy feat. Winning the war for top talent takes time, strategy and consistency. We’ve summed it all up with our combined 100 years of sales recruitment experience, here’s why hiring managers miss top candidates: Why do hiring managers miss top candidates? If you’re focusing too much on degrees and certifications, you may be overlooking people with useful, varied experience. Ask yourself – What is talent? What does talent consist of? Talent looks and displays in a large variety of ways, sometimes beyond what ordinarily we would imagine or look for and often, candidates are even overqualified for a position. When hiring, it’s essential to expand the mindset of what talent is and where it comes from. Example: Let’s say you’re hiring a sales project manager – Ideally you look on resumes for candidates with previous management skills and sales experience… you want to see a list of completed projects in their career and know that they have completed this job task before...
Posted on March 17, 2018 at 08:35:41 PM
Each semester graduates look to be hired with top jobs and often turn to Executive Sales recruiters to find opportunities. Sometimes it’s with large corporations, and other times with small startup companies who frequently employ from sales staffing agencies. Previously in the early 2000’s many IT and tech start ups moved from the East Coast to Silicon Valley. There some succeeded and others flopped. Regardless of the outcome, it’s no longer the rage for graduates to rush from the East Coast westward. There’s companies all over the United States looking to hire top grads – grads with fresh ideas, top talent, skill and drive. The war for top talent never ends, so how do companies of all sizes win the battle for candidates? We’ve put together a few tips for business owners of all sizes to be victorious. Culture is key 1. Develop a culture for your brand or office. What lifestyle will employees be put into? In five years from now, what do you want your employees to be like? Invest in that dream. Find and only hire those who fit that cultural. There’s far more to success than just working hard- it’s about who, together, is working hard. Goals are...
Posted on March 6, 2018 at 12:49:11 AM
Looking for a job is hard right out of college, young and fresh, but looking for a job over the age of 40 can be an even harder challenge in many situations. It can certainly be done, and great men and women over the age of 40 are continually hired! Embrace your maturity First, you have matured and are seasoned in life whether having been in or out of the workforce– unless you have been a stay at home mom or unemployed your entire adult life, you have mastered getting up, arriving at work on time and completing responsibilities in the workplace. That is a valuable asset as a potential employee so let it shine through. You know how to take care of responsibilities and have for years worked hard and been successful in your career. It’s time to showcase that when looking for a new job and over the age of 40! But watch yourself- it’s easy to boast about your previous years of experience and expertise. Too much of that attitude can be a turnoff to an employer as well. Step up your appearance Second, take some time to consider updating your wardrobe. No matter if you have been out of the workforce...
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