Underqualified…Should I Still Apply?

August 31st, 2012

The short answer, probably! Imagine this: you’ve just found out that your dream company is hiring. Or that the position you’ve been working toward at your current company is opening up. But then you read the job description and realize you don’t have all of the qualifications listed. Should you apply anyway? Many people will… Read More

Increase Your Company’s Productivity with a Strategic Staffing Plan

August 24th, 2012

Many companies are faced with trying to increase productivity (and revenue), with less employees. This is partly a result of a decrease in the number of skilled workers available, and budget constraints due to the economy. This means that firms need to be more flexible in responding to the fast pace of change, and HR… Read More

Using an Informational Interview to ‘Get Your Foot in the Door’

August 17th, 2012

Have you been looking for a job but aren’t finding any in your field? Are you applying to openings but not getting any interviews? Then take your recruiter’s advice and try setting up some informational interviews. Don’t be pushy or obvious about selling yourself as a candidate: instead, think of it as a great way… Read More

Many Companies are Having Difficulty Finding Qualified Candidates—Are you one of them?

August 10th, 2012

In our current economic times, many companies are wondering, “How is it possible that we’re having trouble finding qualified candidates when unemployment is still so high?” The answer to this question is not that easy. There are many wide-ranging factors at play which impact the ability to find qualified applicants. Several contributing factors include: The… Read More

To Accept, or to Reject? Knowing when you should accept a job – even if it isn’t your dream position

August 3rd, 2012

In these current times where unemployment rates are high and job security is low, many people would think you’d be foolish to turn down a job offer. But what if you feel the job isn’t quite right for you? And what if the job seems right, but the offer isn’t exactly what you’re looking for—should… Read More