The All-in-One Jobseeker’s Toolkit

We’ve seen things, man. I mean it, when it comes to resumes and job interviews, we’ve really seen it all. Over the past eighteen years, we’ve received resumes filled with type-os, religious polemics, political rants, glamour shots, outrageous brags, and outright lies. We’ve had candidates blow off interviews, show up intoxicated, wear flip-flops, and treat waiters poorly at lunch meetings. At the eleventh hour, we’ve witnessed otherwise great candidates flub the negotiation process and lose…

Rattling the 9-to-5 Cage

Staying competitive in the world of talent attraction means evolving along with the modern employee’s relationship to their professional life. Take, for instance, the sharp increase in demand for flexibility and work/life balance. The Global Talent Trends report by Mercer shows the percentage of employees who rank this near the top of their most important benefits: 2017 – 26% 2018 – 40% 2019 – 54% From the Mercer report: “With 2/5 employees planning to leave their organization in the next 12…

How to Escape a Black Hole

You’re a bulletproof candidate with a spellbinding resume. You’ve painstakingly wordsmithed your CV until your accomplishments and personality leap off the page. You know that anyone who views your finely tuned profile will instantly recognize you as the highest caliber talent on the market right now. A wild opportunity appears! Your job board email alert reveals a perfect match for your background, and it happens to be with a company you know and love.  You…