Toward a healthier rapport with recruiters

Leading the discussion of a TriCity Unemployment Group meeting is always a treat and a privilege for me. Our topic last evening: “10 Tips for a Healthier Rapport with Recruiters.” A common disconnect for hiring managers After introductions, I reflected upon the current “disconnect” that is common for managers who are hiring. Many assume that… Read more »

Win + win + win = Carlton’s job search success

Sometimes simple actions make all the difference for job search success.  “Carlton,” a local applicant whom we recently placed in a great opportunity with a local client, is a perfect example of this. On Friday, he noticed and read our ad for a procurement position.  He tweaked his résumé content to better demonstrate exactly how… Read more »

3 tips for your job search in a competitive market

What do a welder, a fitness trainer, and a managing partner for a technology business have in common? Not much, at first glance. Yet all three were among many people who recently applied for a secretarial position we advertised. Granted, this administrative receptionist position was an excellent opportunity: a well-established and well-respected local firm; a… Read more »

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you are enjoying and exploring our redesigned website for employers and job seekers in greater metropolitan Chicago.  Added content and new features provide you with fresh resources and additional access to our professional staff. New tools for employers include: Option to self-schedule a call with Elyse, one of our staffing consultants. Quick form… Read more »

Build Trust

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

Back to School Rituals

Growing up in a family of public school teachers and life-long learners, the last days of August were my favorite time of year.  So many back-to-school rituals. Buying the new school supplies needed for the next grade level.  Finding new clothes and new shoes, having outgrown the ones that fit just a year ago.  Anticipating… Read more »