It’s a highly competitive market, as I’m sure most of you have heard or experienced. The interview process is more important than ever. What does this mean for employers? You need to SELL your opportunity! (No, selling does NOT mean lying) Highlight why someone should want to work with/for you. Make a great impression! Treat […]Read more "The Interview Experience. It Matters."
Taking a chance can catapult your career!Read more "Take a Chance!"
Changing jobs happens more frequently than ever before. You need to be prepared to communicate the reasons for your job changes. Here are 10 tips:Read more "10 Tips for Communicating Job Changes!"
Platinum Unplugged #11: Plenty has been said about the “War for Talent”. By now you know it’s a candidate’s market. I’ve written about this as well: It’s a Candidate’s Market: What You Need To Know! It’s hard to find enough good, available and interested people right now. It’s a pain point for a lot of companies. […]Read more "Employers: Don’t Forget About the Talent you DO HAVE!"
Set the stage: Like most things, the job market swings on a pendulum: leverage goes back and forth between employers and candidates. Right now, there is a shortage of talent. There are not enough good, available and interested candidates to go around. Things get a little crazy in this type of market. Talented people often […]Read more "Job Offers, Ethics & Gray Areas!"
“Don’t quit a job until you’ve found another one”. You’ve heard it a million times, right? I’m not going to preach that you should live by this rule. There are valid reasons for taking time off. Heck, most of us could use it. Compared to some of our international friends and colleagues we don’t take […]Read more "Platinum Unplugged #8: Quitting Your Job? Read This First!"
Dear Platinum Recruiting, How do you recommend a candidate communicate with their recruiter? It can be tricky to determine. I don’t want to check in too often but I haven’t heard from them in a while. Check Out Facebook Live Video Response! (Be sure to ‘like’ our page while you visit) Hi Jane, Thank you […]Read more "Platinum Unplugged #6: Why Haven’t I Heard Back From My Recruiter?"
Dear Platinum Recruiting, I’ve been asked about salary during several interviews recently. Both current salary and salary expectations. How do you suggest handling these questions? I don’t want to be difficult but also don’t want to lose leverage if we get to the offer stage. Thanks for your help! Dear Joe, You know it’s a […]Read more "Platinum Unplugged #2: What Is Your Current Salary?"
The 2016 Presidential Election has been a lot of things: Long. Intense. Stressful. Emotional. Unbelievable. Shocking. Even embarrassing at times! This is my attempt at injecting lighthearted humor now that it’s out of our hands. I bring you Job Interviews…Election Style! 1. Candidates can buy support from leaders within the company. 2. Companies will want […]Read more "Job Interview – Election Style!"