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
All businesses have to start somewhere. Unfortunately, that somewhere isn’t always backed by ideal resources and unlimited money to invest in growth. That’s why I am writing this blog. I want to share a few ideas to help you grow with minimal resources.
Start with your social media marketing efforts. It you’re too busy to do all the social media updates for your company, focus only on email. This method is still the most impactful when it comes to actual ROI. So, if you are short on time and don’t… Read more
The rule of thumb used to be that experience outweighed education. And, to an extent, this is true today. However, there is a shift in the thinking of many employers. Now, inexperience is valuable because employers can train their employees fresh out of school or entry into the field. They, so to speak, can mold employees how they want them to act and operate without having to break bad habits learned from other employers.
Employees usually have to perform more than one task when it comes to their company responsibilities.… Read more
While we here at Building Team Solutions can provide you with amazing candidates and talent, it is your goal to ask the right questions to vet our matches for you. But what are the right questions?
Gone are the days of asking template questions on an interview. If you really want to get to know a candidate, make him or her think on their feet. Ask unexpected questions that can’t be practiced. Watching how the candidate handles the question is more crucial than the actual answer. How someone handles the… Read more
Business owners have to deal with a lot. There is the economy. There is the internal financial factor (are you making a profit?), and then there is the employee factor. A recent poll stated 23% of business owners lose sleep over employment issues at least once a week.
Business owners have reported losing sleep over not being able to find the right employee, being worried about firing an employee who isn't progressing, and/or not being able to afford the right employees.
I'm here to tell you to stop worrying. I… Read more
I've been posting a bit on temporary work. Well, most people seeking temp work really are after a permanent job. While the word "temp" might seem unattractive, let me give you the reasons behind its almost perfect setting:
1) Opportunity to work for companies that rarely advertise (because they found working with placement agencies and staffing firms saves them time and money).
2) You're able to test out The company. Do you really like your manager? How about your co-workers? You can discover if a company really is a great… Read more
My business is the HR business. I have to advocate for both employers and employees. Team building exercises tend to really help when it comes to meshing these two sides together. There are several resources online for team building advice. If you simply Google the term "free team building exercises" over a million hits come up. Just check out this link! https://www.google.com/search?q=free+team+building+exercises&rlz=1C1SKPL_enUS447&oq=free+team+building+exercises&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.777j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8I've spent a day or two looking through all the free advice online. While some tips are great, there are a lot of bad ideas out there. Some… Read more
You know you're qualified for a job. In fact, you're qualified and you come with bonuses- like being bilingual or having extra schedule flexibility. You're a "shoe in" for an interview..... NOT!
Many people faced with the above scenario are qualified for the job and expect the courtesy of an interview. Not all qualified candidates are going to be requested for an interview. We know this is frustrating! So, how do you move beyond this?
Think beyond the gatekeeper!
There really is NO rule stating you have to solely rely… Read more
We here at Building Team Solutions connect people with employers daily. We know what the employer wants from the deal. However, it is what the employees want that really make a match- well, a match! So, what is it that employees want?
Most importantly is a purpose. People want to be appreciated and know what they do does make a difference. Employers tend to forget this when the jobs are not at executive level. Every member of a company is important, otherwise the job wouldn't have been created. So, why… Read more
People tend to become miserable at their own expense. We are a society built on making money and pleasing people. But, this becomes problematic when we spread ourselves too thin, accept jobs we don't want for the sake of cash, and for a variety of other reasons. Sometime our circumstances can create misery, too. The trick is to know when your spirit is being killed and how to avoid this from happening.
If you run a company or you're an employee of a company - pay attention. Here is what… Read more