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  1. Challenges in Employer Branding

    September 22, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    Companies are now using methods to create a positive employer brand which identifies their organization as a great place to work, but challenges do exist in establishing these programs. Making reference to the Employer Brand International report for 2014 from earlier in this series, the companies surveyed in the report encountered challenges while obtaining sufficient [...]

  2. How to Keep the Right People at Your Company

    August 24, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    So you have an open position and a list of finalists who match your requirements. The candidates are well versed in your company, its mission, and its products or services. There is even a clear understanding of the drawbacks that may exist as an employee with your organization. How do you ensure their success and [...]

  3. How to Close Every Candidate on Your Open Job

    July 22, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    Our organization regularly advocates for both the candidate and the company in employment agreements.  For us, it is important to present the candidate in the best, most relevant light to the employer so that they give full consideration to their application, but it is also important for the employer to portray themselves as a well-oiled, [...]

  4. Resume Grades 4 – Business Development Specialist

    July 13, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    This entry for resume grades truly understands the meaning of ‘demonstrating experience’. As a Business Developer, this example is a great addition to our series.   What we like about it: Great example of experience in work and continued education The ‘Added Value’ section Title is eye-catching and descriptive What could be improved: Listing content [...]

  5. Resume Grades 3 – Director of Retail Sales

    July 7, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    Another fantastic entry into our resume grades series. This resume features a Director level professional who manages retail sales.   What we like about it: Clear career progression which shows increasing responsibility Resume uses numbers frequently and documents continued success What could be improved: Recent roles could show more detail of specific accomplishments Bullet points [...]

  6. Collecting the Right People

    July 6, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    As recruiters, we are well aware that competition exists on every account and every project. Adding to that complexity, every company wants you to find the elusive ‘Purple Squirrel’. In the recent April report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Job Openings and Labor Turnover, the number of open jobs has surpassed the number [...]

  7. Asking questions in the Interview

    June 30, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    When asked to participate in a face-to face interview, you are not just there for the interviewer to determine if you are right for the position, but asking good questions can also help determine if this is the right opportunity for you. Job satisfaction is a two-way street after all, in which the employer gains [...]

  8. Why Employer Branding?

    June 29, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    In 2015, there are dozens of tools which employers use to source talent. From classified ads to job boards, career fairs to mentoring programs, companies need to attract the best talent to succeed. According to the April report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Job Openings and Labor Turnover, the number of open jobs [...]

  9. Resume Grades 2 – Commission Salesman

    June 23, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    Another entry into our Resume Grades series. This time around we have an experienced commission based salesman.   What we like about it: Great background with several well-known companies Good education background What could be improved: More description of work related duties and job titles Writer should have more specific examples of success, including data [...]

  10. Is Your Organization Talent Facing?

    June 19, 2015 by Joe Mabus

    Imagine that you are attending a local networking session, and you are engaged in a conversation about careers. The other participant asks who your employer is, you reply candidly, which insights a wide-eyed, impressed reaction from the other person. “I hear it is very nice there!” says the colleague. Suddenly, the conversation shifts towards your [...]

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