Working remotely has become not only a common practice in companies today, but it has almost become expected by candidates to be able to at least one day a week. I found a study to back this assumption and it said that 70% of people globally work from home one day a week, then there is another 50% work remotely half of a week. As a recruiter talking to people all day, I have found that a lot of candidates won’t even be interested in a role without being able to work from home at least one day a week. Then, in that same article my observation was backed by a study claiming that ⅓ of workers would change their jobs for the ability to work from home.
Now that I have been working remotely for 2-3 days a week for almost three years, I completely understand WHY people love to work from home and why they require it.
The reasons I love to work from home are:
I am more productive.
I spend less time commuting.
I get to wear pjs or sweats all day.
I am more relaxed and less stressed during the day.
**It allows me to have more time in a day while still getting in a full day of work. Continue reading “How I Work From Home”
When it comes to preparing for an interview, there are many different things that you can do to get ready. I wrote another blog called “Interview Like a Pro”, which outlined four simple things you can do to prep for an interview.
To take your preparation one step further, I wanted to add three things that you could do specifically on LinkedIn before an interview to gain an additional edge. Continue reading “Top 3 Things To Do On LinkedIn Before An Interview”
In this blog, I try to make it a combination of work and play. For most of us, that’s what our lives primarily consist of working our real-time jobs and then whatever we do outside of work, which isn’t always “play” or fun, but you get the idea!
Since I am a recruiter and interview people all day every day, I give career advice and interview advice from what I have experienced in hopes that it will help you when the time comes. Continue reading “What makes YOU an attractive candidate”
Relationship advice from a recruiter…
When I first started recruiting my boss at the time would always compare the situations we were working through to relationships. Leaving your company is like breaking up with a significant other, and how attentive a candidate is during an interview process shows how interested they are in the job, or a relationship.
At first, I thought it was a bit out there, “how could a business transaction be like a relationship?”. But the more examples they gave, and the more time I recruited and worked through those deals, I started to realize just how accurate that comparison is. Continue reading “How badly do you REALLY want it?”
Last week I was going through a status update on one of the jobs I am working on with a hiring manager. We were going over some candidates and he saw my note that one hung up on me. Once he saw that he asked, “Do people really hang up on you?”. My answer, “Unfortunately, yes, and depending on the job, it happens often.” He was in shock and couldn’t believe that people would hang up on a recruiter. Continue reading “Reasons why you SHOULD take a recruiting call …”
Since I have been recruiting for some time now there are a couple tips and tricks that I have picked up along the way. Tips for candidates on how to tighten up their interview process to help land their dream job, and suggestions for hiring managers on how to improve their interviewing process for today’s market. Since I am talking to people all day everyday, I have heard a lot from both sides and wanted to share some of this insight with you to help you either land the job or hire great people.
Today’s focus is a topic I have been hearing about a lot lately from hiring managers, and have had to remind candidates of… Continue reading “A little Thank You goes a long way”
Today I wanted to write a little about what I do for a living. As some of you may know, I am a blogger by morning, a recruiter by day, and barre instructor by night. Every day from 9-5 I am on the phone, almost all day long, talking to people about their next career opportunity. I am interviewing them for positions I am working to fill, and helping them prep for interviews that they are going on.
I am interviewing hiring managers to make sure I understand what they are looking for in a candidate for their open position. I am interviewing candidates to see if they could be a good fit for the jobs, at the same time my candidates and clients are interviewing each other.
Lots of interviewing going on here!!
Since I have been completely surrounded by interviews and interview prep for the past 4 years, I have learned a lot from it. Continue reading “Interview like a pro!”