posted on February 20th, 2011

A candidate walks into my office. Let’s say that they are a motivated and enthusiastic banker. They’re a generalist now, but they want to become a commercial lender. Their eyes light up explaining how this will be a great next move for them. They may even catch up salary-wise after a few lean years during the recession.

Let’s stop for a second and step into the hiring manager’s shoes. Your message, an enthusiastic candidate ready to make that big leap career-wise, might raise these questions with the hiring manager:

posted on February 8th, 2011

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?

posted on February 2nd, 2011
You are a great job candidate, and you have a job interview with a financial firm in Boston. You walk into the interview. Here are things that you, a job candidate, would never do.
posted on January 24th, 2011

Positioning Yourself as the Best Fit for the Job

Right now, hiring managers want to take the path of least risk and resistance when hiring candidates. They are seeking as close to the perfect match as possible. As a job candidate, this means that you need to score a 10 out of 10, not just a very good 8 out of 10.

There are two things you can do to help you move toward being the best match.