Congratulations! You’ve been working with a recruiter and they’ve helped to secure a phone interview for you for a great job. Now what? Many times, the first step in the interview process is a telephone interview or “phone screen.” This typically is a brief 20-30 minute meeting conducted via telephone. Phone screens are a convenient way to break the ice between candidate and hiring manager in a low-pressure setting. You can get a feel for the role and company and the hiring manager can get an overview of your skills to see if it makes sense to move on to the next step in the hiring process.
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September 12, 2018
You find yourself in the job market and in need of a resume update. Your resume is your biography, inclusive of your employment history, skills, education, certifications and accomplishments. It is your first impression to a prospective employer, your 30 second commercial about yourself.
August 15, 2018
A Point of Reference!
We've all heard the old saying that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior, right? Well, in the employment world that saying holds true especially when it comes to checking professional employment references during the hiring process. Just what are employment references? Simply put, they are a listing of those tried and true supervisors and colleagues from our work life, past and present, who we call upon when we find ourselves searching for our next big employment move.
August 1, 2018
Part of my job on TriMech Staffing is to reach out to clients. My conversations involve not only listening about their business and what they are looking for but really hearing what they have to say about their company, how it works and the struggles they may be facing. I uncover the needs or problems of their business and see how our team can remedy their frustrations.
July 18, 2018
Making a career change can be a very frustrating and isolating task. Spending countless hours searching through job postings, updating your resume and filling out applications can feel like a full-time position itself. So why not get a helping hand and let a staffing agency do the heavy lifting for you? Many people think that a staffing agency is a waste of their time because they only provide entry-level, temporary jobs. Others believe that agencies don’t provide many benefits to job seekers, neither of which is true.
July 4, 2018
Frequently, people consider intelligence to be strictly book smarts based on knowledge. But what about emotional intelligence (EQ)? People with excellent emotional intelligence make for great employees that can bring a lot to a company. They easily work with multiple personalities, make an effort to build relationships, they are empathetic and most importantly they are self-aware. So how do you make sure you are hiring someone with a high EQ?
June 20, 2018
As a recruiter, your primary goal is to help companies with their hiring needs in the most efficient way possible. To do this correctly, it is essential that you stay up-to-date with your own process as a recruiter. We are here to help you do so with this checklist of 10 things to keep your hiring efforts effective.
June 6, 2018
Having an attractive brand is an essential focus for companies. Hiring managers, HR departments and recruiters are all aware of this need, but what aspect are they missing? An attractive brand is effective with the use of speed, but speed is the most overlooked key to employer branding.
With the current unemployment rate sitting at the lowest it has been in the new millennium, it is important to notice that we have what many would call a “Candidates Market.” This term means that jobs are plentiful and individuals looking for work have more options, and offers, than in the last 17 years, making it difficult for companies to fill their needs. The average American would rejoice as this seems to be something that we as a capitalist nation, have been chasing for quite some time after the market crashed in 2008. But on the other side of that is the employer trying to fill open positions. This is a phenomenon that has been expressed by many of my clients in the engineering field, where a shortage of engineers is always prevalent regardless of unemployment rates. TriMech Staffing sees one solution that could remedy your competition with other companies when offering a candidate a position. We see that remedy as having a sense of urgency.
May 9, 2018
So, you did it. You posted your resume online and a hiring manager or recruiter took notice. The initial phone call went well and now an official interview with the company is on the books. You want this job and begin racking your brain for all the interview advice you have heard throughout the years. Most would say dress for the job you want, always maintain a positive attitude and smile frequently. All great pieces of advice to be sure. However, during my time as a recruiter I have seen candidates make seemingly obvious mistakes during interviews that are entirely avoidable.
Organizations are often overwhelmed by the hiring process. Each hire is critical and nobody wants to inadvertently waste resources training employees that don’t match the company vision.
A common question for incoming employees involves a company's turnover rate. High turnover can come from multiple causes and can have a negative impact on a business. Trying to find qualified people to build a company up can be difficult, but with these 6 tips you can avoid mistakes and mitigate the risk of high turnover with your new hires.