3 tips to improve your Excel skill testing

Excel skill testing

Microsoft Word isn’t the only software skill expected for nearly every office position. It’s increasingly common for employers to also expect experience and expertise with Microsoft Excel, even for positions that don’t involve accounting or bookkeeping tasks. Try these three workbook ideas to expand your comfort level with Excel, while also improving your Excel skill… Read more »

3 surprising steps to improve your Word skill testing

Word skill testing

Microsoft Word is the most common software skill requested by our client employers. Even so, each employer identifies slightly different Word functions to target for proficiency for their office positions. The one common requirement is demonstrated efficiency in using Word for business. That’s the focus of our Word skill testing. Try these three basic ways… Read more »

Opening doors for transparency in recruiting

Some questions our applicants ask we cannot answer. For example, over the weekend I received email inquiries from two individuals who hadn’t yet forwarded resumes but were interested in our advertised openings. One person asked to know the name of the employer hiring for a full-time Marketing position. Another person asked to know the intersecting… 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 »

Digital interviews: see the best; hear the best; choose the best!

We recently started using digital interviews as a first step in our hiring process with candidates for select searches. These recorded audio interviews provide 4 or 5 questions specific to an actual opening for one of our clients. The applicant has up to 3 minutes to record an audio response, giving more information about their… Read more »