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…

6 Steps to Reinvent your Career in 2017

Follow our easy six step process to reveal your perfect career! 1. Brainstorm your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Consider times when you have provided value to people or companies based upon your special skills/networks. 2. List current industry trends & needs. Keep in mind that a high growth industry will provide substantially more opportunity for your career. For entrepreneurs, you may find it helpful to evaluate the top franchises for the past year to get…

2017 Central Florida Technical Talent Annual Report

executive summary If your company will be hiring engineers, software developers, or IT professionals in 2017 begin planning early! The market is HOT and by the end of 2017 projections are that over 50% of all STEM jobs will be in computer science-related fields. STEM jobs are experiencing significant demand growth and a diminishing supply driving salaries way up. Over 90% area respondents for this survey reported that they were planning on hiring engineers, programmers, or…

6 techniques any interviewer can use to covertly uncover hidden information and build rapport during an interview

During any  interview it is important to obtain details about the Candidate being interviewed and to build rapport.  Following are six recruiting Ninja secrets used by experienced recruiters that do both. By “Chip” Richard Cameron – Owner of Cameron Resources Group LLC (407) 359-1557 1. Ask open-ended questions During any conversation it is the listener who is in control, not the talker. Listeners are getting data, talkers are giving it. Open ended questions by design…

9 Things every Hiring Manager should know about the Candidate sitting in front of them

9 things every Hiring Manager should know about the Candidate sitting in front of them Compensation Data. Understanding candidate’s total compensation requirements is extremely important. This includes base salary, commissions, bonuses, and any options.  We have a variety of tools & techniques for both asking and negotiating on compensation. Where the live. If the candidate lives out of the area it reveals important information to ask if they are planning on relocating. Red Flag: When a…

Revolutionary Hair Sample DNA test to find Talent

“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” ~Steve Jobs Capturing, screening and storing resumes may soon be a thing of the past for the Orlando based executive recruiting agency Cameron Resources Group. Through DNA sequencing CRG has developed the world’s first #Genetic Tracking System [GTS] designed specifically to identify those with a high propensity to achieve and succeed – all from a simple…

How to Write a Compelling Job Description

Want to hire top talent? Then forget the idea of writing boring job descriptions. Job seekers are substantially more likely to engage with you if you write a compelling story about what the opportunity your advertising is all about. If you are having trouble writing a situational story, write a story of the company, position, people, and/or culture instead – almost anything is more exciting to read than a job description, so have some fun…

Want an A-Player? Practice your A-Company [elevator] speech…..

As a job seeker we are frequently told the importance of having a memorized elevator speech ready to be delivered when the window of opportunity opens. Concurrently if your company seeks to #hire the best in the industry it is equally important to have an A-Player speech readily available. This speech should be between 3-5 minutes in length (after practice) and cover topics important to A-player candidates. Areas of interest may include: healthcare, gym memberships,…