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Hiring Your First Employee

The time has come to hire your first employee. Congrats. Now, what? While finding the right employee might seem simple- it isn’t. Each company has a different culture, which can impact standard duties and job requirements. Here are our tips for hiring the right first employee. Start with not trusting your instincts. This is business, not friendship. Nearly 40 percent of all job applications and resumes include bogus or inflated facts when not accompanied by a firm like ours (which vets for this type of stuff). Trusting your gut when… Read more

Three Ways NOT to Find A Job.

You’re seeking work. You’ve tried everything. You’re frustrated. Don’t be. Sometimes we, as people, get caught up in our habits. While habits are good when it comes to finding work; we often forget to change our approach as the times change and new media evolves. Here are my three simple tips to NOT finding a job. If you’re practicing one of them, pivot. Changing your job-seeking habits can mean the difference between finding a job or not. And, of course, contact us to help you research and connect with new… Read more

Building a Remote Workforce

Yes, we can help you find and hire remote talent. The trouble with remote talent is sustainability. Are you able to keep remote talent engaged in what your company has to offer? When hiring, you want to consider employees who have worked independently before. This rule will outweigh experience. People who are able to work independently without much instruction will be a perfect match for a remote workforce employee. If you have to train someone to work independently, the habit is not embedded and it can cause sustainability issues. Be… Read more

3 Ways to Land a Job Without Experience

If you’re seeking your dream job, but feel you don’t have (or maybe have been told) the right experience, keep reading. While we here at Building Team Solutions help our clients realize what positions are the best matches for their skillset, we are always encouraging growth through career counseling and additional training. In the meantime, here are 3 ways to land a job without experience; 1. Volunteer. Yes, volunteer. If there are no volunteer positions available, or have ever been created, for the job you want- ask. 2. Play leap… Read more

Before You Quit A Job….

It is a scary world out there. So, before you quit your day job to either start your own company or go to work for someone else, make sure you understand these three important principles. Ask yourself why you really want to leave. I hear people say they want a new job because they can’t stand the people they work with a million times a day. Those people don’t pay your bills, you do. And, wherever you are going - there will be people there you don’t like. Is it… Read more

3 Common Resume Mistakes

You’re ready to find a new job. You’re busy writing and then rewriting your resume. You’re pumped. You’re excited…… You find yourself frustrated because your resume isn’t getting a lot of action. If this is you – keep reading! There are a few common mistakes people make when heading back into the workforce or when trying to find alternative employment. What are these mistakes? First, too much personal information. Some people think writing about how many kids they have will guilt employers into hiring them over another candidate. This type… Read more

Top 3 Resumes Lies

I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day. He said lying on a resume is outdated since we have social media. Basically, he implied this practice is over and done with. While I wish I could agree, there are still those who try to stretch the truth when applying for a job. So, how do you tell when a potential candidate isn't being 100% honest? First, ask for transcripts. One of the worst and most common lies on resumes are college GPAs. Not many people are lying… Read more

The Healthy Workday

Ahh, you come to the end of your workday and reflect on all that you have accomplished. Your expense reports are done. You have met with your team to discuss goals and set deadlines. You've fired one employee and you've hired a new branding team. Your work here is done. So, how's your health. Did you start the day off with a high-calorie coffee and muffin? Maybe you took a snack from the vending machine and then ate a fast food burger at your desk. Not so accomplished after all,… Read more

Are You A Creepy CEO?

I recently read an article on being creepy in general. I'll admit the headline grabbed me. As I started out to read a funny piece of web chatter, I really started to think about how many CEOs out there shared the same "creepy" qualities in an unintentional way. I decided to jot down three things I see CEOs do on a daily basis that could be construed as creepy. 1. Talk about appearances. Don't be known as the boss who is always commenting on how people look. While you might… Read more

Pick A Career & Love Your Life

It is never too late to find a job you love. In fact, if you love your work- you will love your life! I find many people get stuck in this "I have to work" routine. And yes, you are going to have to work in life. But you don't have to be at a job you hate forever. Set goals. Treat your career goals like recipes, performing one step at a time and don't expect everything to happen all at once. You also need to understand what goes in… Read more