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Job Search Strategies for Clients and Passive Candidates

When you think of “the perfect 10,” does it bring to mind permanent IT recruiting? In my mind, it does. With the economy improving, WinterWyman has seen a huge increase in IT job openings; in fact, we have more IT jobs now than we’ve had in the last three years. Good news, right? Yes, but these days there are very few generic positions out there. Instead, most companies are seeking the “perfect 10”—people who have all the unique and precise skills required by the job.

Job Search Strategies: Finding the Best Recruiter For You

Choosing a recruiting partner is an important decision. You are asking this person, and their firm, to help you further your career and achieve your goals. Ideally, this would be a long-term relationship where your recruiter serves as your trusted career advisor, helping you navigate an ever-changing employment and industry landscape. Given the importance of this relationship, it is shocking how few job candidates take the time and effort to become educated consumers of recruitment services.

Your Job Search: Trust a Recruiter or a Job Board?

Unlike Job Postings, Recruiters Create a Valuable Relationship

What Makes an Outstanding Staffing Firm?

What to Look for When Assessing a Staffing Firm

The right staffing firm is a valuable asset to your team. The wrong staffing firm can be an impediment to finding and landing top talent. Nobody wants an agency that requires a great deal of oversight and hand-holding. This type of relationship could be more of a curse than a blessing as you spend time sorting through candidates that aren’t right, or chasing down your contact to get updates on the search.

The Three Best Reasons to Employ a Staffing Firm

Human resources professionals have all had the conversation: do we or don’t we use a staffing firm? There are a lot of channels to recruit candidates, but there are three major reasons why a staffing firm may be the best way to target your time and resources.

Staffing Firm Debate: The Industry Specific Specialist Versus the General Purpose Firm

One of the challenges in the staffing industry is the increased specialization of industry specific skills desired by businesses. Clients need candidates that excel at specific and complicated tasks. How do you find these candidates? Perhaps more importantly, how do you find a staffing agency that can find these great candidates?

Job Search Struggles? Recruiters Can Get You Back on Track

You’ve been searching for a new job for several months. You have great skills and experience. You get interviews, but you haven’t landed a position yet. So, you decide it’s time to talk to a recruiter. This can be a great choice for you if you’re open to following three simple rules that will help your recruiter get your job search back on track.

10 Job Search Tips to Overcome Extended Unemployment

Being out of work for an extended period of time can be very difficult. Some job candidates let the pressure get the best of them. Whether it has been six months, a year, or longer, use these ten tips to help yourself get back on track.

Seven Questions that Determine if Your Recruiter is Helping Your Job Search

Whether your recruiter is helping you find a job in finance, accounting, IT, or human resources, you always need to evaluate how well they can serve your needs. There are some simple yet great questions you should be asking your recruiter from day one. Whether you’re new to using a recruiter or know the drill, these seven questions are key to evaluating your recruiter’s fit for meeting your needs and an indicator of overall performance. Use these questions to figure out whether your recruiter is really looking out for you.

Can a Staffing Firm Care?

Sum up Your Values in One Word

We’ve all been on job interviews or had that critical conversation with a boss or a client. Finally, they ask you that one crucial question. I remember being asked that one big question by the Chairman of WinterWyman’s Board of Directors. He asked me to describe our staffing firm in one word.

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