Looking for a new job can be a stressful time in anyone’s life. Whether you decide to go-it alone and job search independently or if you decide to go with a staffing agency, it is important that every candidate know their options prior to starting their job search.
The tech field is booming in the United States and everywhere else it seems. There are a ton of benefits of being in such a booming field; the pay rates are great, there is an overwhelming need to fill positions, and there is tons of flexibility. Robin Hauser Reynolds recently explored this very subject on ideas.ted.com. She states in her article, “Women simply aren’t thriving in one of the most promising fields in the United States — and not for lack of talent. And here’s the truth: It’s not solely a problem for women. It’s a problem for men, too. In just five years, there will be a million unfilled computer science–related jobs in the United States, which according to our calculations could amount to a $500 billion opportunity cost.”
There is a shortage of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Physicians across the world. KevinMD.com said, “Not many medical students choose primary care as their career path.” Why? Because many feel the money is in specialization, not in primary care.
I am here today to give our readers the top reasons why medical students SHOULD go into Internal Medicine/Family Medicine.
The job interview process is often a grueling one. It gets more difficult the further into the process you get. As a candidate you prepare for your interview. You research the company; you prepare your answers for “typical” interview questions, and then the unimaginable happens you get stumped. The goal is always to answer every question perfectly and without pause. Unfortunately, it does not always work out that way.
The atmosphere in a Staffing and Placement agency varies greatly. Influences can include: location, size, leadership, employee personality types, policies, job markets. Agencies are often times the first to sense job recessions or growth. Every agency has their “How we got started” story, niche markets and exclusive clients. What ultimately differentiates employment agencies (or any organization) is company culture. It can create growth or destroy it, however intangible it is, it is highly transparent and sought after in today’s employment market .
Did you know, it takes the average hiring manager about six seconds to decide if your resume will be read in depth or tossed aside? It is crucial to make sure your resume has them at hello. Tom Finn analyzes J.T. O’Donnell’s article “Is Your Resume 6 Second Worthy” and offers 4 tips of his own to ensure your resume won’t be ruled out.
This article by Gene Marks caught my eye because I have only ever worked for small companies. I grew up around my father's small business and appreciate the values they bring to local communities and their employees.
Do you want to be a good candidate or a great one? Asking the right questions can mean the difference between appearing to be a good candidate instead of a great candidate and determine if you are interviewing for a good opportunity instead of a great one. Consultant Brendan Ross reviews Jeff Haden’s article “5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask” and shares one of his own must ask questions for candidates.
Workplace conflicts range from simple disagreements to aggressive arguments. While some may be more unpleasant than others, all conflicts can reach a solution using the same steps. Operations Manager, Marcy Mooney, gives her advice on how to face issues you may come up against in the workplace.
Are you happily employed? The best time to be in contact with a recruiter is when you are employed. Jeff Brine offers his insight on Jerry Land’s article, “Why a Passive Candidate Should Take a Recruiter’s Call”, and gives his own advice to those who are currently employed.
Have you been applying to jobs but don’t hear back? Consultant David Aquilino reviews Meghan Biro’s article “5 Reasons Why You Never Hear Back After Applying for a Job”. David offers some additional advice on how to make your resume get noticed and increase your chances of securing an interview.
Don’t blow it on the phone! Phone interviews are often the gateway to determine if a candidate should be invited for an in-person interview. Jeff Brine offers his insight on Amanda Haddaway’s article, “Top 3 Tips for Phone Interviews,” and gives 3 additional tips of his own to help you master the phone interview and move on to the second round.