As a professional on the market in this new “normal” we have found ourselves in, interviews are now becoming virtual! So, if you are like many others on the market, are you asking yourself “How do I prepare for a virtual interview?”Continue reading »
As a recruiter I talk with a lot of people on a daily basis, primarily over the phone. It’s no question though, that the most effective form of communication is when you are face-to-face. Although I work our remote market, I am lucky to be able to travel to Iowa frequently where I have the opportunity to meet both our clients and candidates.Continue reading »
You hear the door slam and realize there is nowhere left to run. You feel the cold hand (of the hiring manager) and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun. In all seriousness, the interview process can often times feel scary (and feel like you are in the middle of the Thriller music video).
After more than 11 years in the staffing business, the thousands of candidate interviews I have performed mostly blend together. The reality is that most people just simply do not interview well. Usually being nervous or ill-prepared are the normal culprits.Continue reading »
The new Star Wars movie is coming out next month! I don’t know about all of you, but I was raised in a family where my dad quoted Yoda, so I have always been a huge fan. I was speaking with a candidate last week about how to prepare for his upcoming interview with one of our clients. We discussed what he could expect during the interview, the questions he planned to ask, and how he was going to close the interview.
Regardless of where any candidate falls on the spectrum of accounting candidate desirability, there are powerful ways to increase the likelihood of overcoming those struggles and receiving an offer from the employer of choice.Continue reading »
Congrats! You wrote an impressive resume that caught the eye of the hiring manager. Now for the real test! If you have ever been on a job interview before, you think you know what to do. I want to help you get the job by sharing a few unique tips and tricks to impress.Continue reading »
Now is the time of year people start looking for new jobs. Summer is over, vacations are done, and we’re headed into winter. That healthy PTO plan and flex scheduling on Friday isn’t enough to keep you at your current job anymore.Continue reading »
We have all been there: The Job Search. You’re looking for the right opportunity, going through the process of filling out applications, sending cover letters, updating your resume, attending network events, etc. Finally the time comes and you get selected for an interview! Do you know what to do from here? Follow these eight simple steps to make a great impression.Continue reading »
We all want to make the best first impression we can at an interview. You ask yourself a million questions beforehand, mostly just freaking yourself out. Will they like me? Will I be a good fit for the job? Will I answer their questions correctly?Continue reading »