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
I recently heard someone say there is no wrong answer. Well, that in itself, is indeed a wrong answer! There are some terrible answers out there. No, we shouldn’t simply embrace idiocracy because people are “being themselves.” For example, if you are applying for a job as a cashier and you have served time for armed robbery- while you may have recovered and changed your life- applying for that job isn’t the best idea because the answer you will have to give to certain cash related questions will be the… Read more
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
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
It is a New Year. As we wind down the first month of 2014, there have been some changes in how to find work that are noticeable. We here at Building Team Solutions thought it would be a great way to end the week by sharing the top three tips for finding work in 2014.
#1. Are you really looking for a job or are you looking for a career? This has to be the first question you ask yourself. If you’re looking for a job in the field of… 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
I recently read a Human Resources blog that suggested unhappy employees arrive at work, on the day of their reviews, with an ultimatum in hand. Yes, the blog suggested an employee should bluff their employer with a fake headhunted story that provides them with more money, better benefits and an even more flexible schedule. The blog, which I will not link, said this tactic works 98% of the time to get employee the money, time off and benefits they deserve. Well, this is far from the truth.
I was really… Read more
One question we get asked a lot is how much information is too much information at work. Each company has its own culture and, outside of deviating from federal law, sharing can make or break you at work when it comes to fitting into the culture.
While it is always best to use your best judgement, you want to follow the following guidelines when it comes to creating boundaries within the workplace - either for yourself as an employee or for your employees as a manager / CEO.
1. Communicate… Read more
Everyone will make their resume look great. So, how do you get by the paper sell and actually know when you're hiring a great employee?
Seeking out amazing skills is harder than you think. We help our clients find the perfect employees because it is our company's main priority. It is what we here at Building Team Solutions do. But what if you want to learn this skill yourself? How do you seek out great qualities when hiring someone and what is the best quality to look for in a… Read more
We help people find work each and every day. But what if you're trying to go it alone? We pulled the easiest ways to start making small changes in your job search that will yield big results.
#1. Learn from resume and interviewing mistakes you made this year. Don't keep doing the same thing. If your resume hasn't landed you any promising leads for more than two months, it is time to make a change. If you get to the interview, but haven't received an offer- the same rule applies.… Read more