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Could You Be Guilty of Unconscious Gender Bias? Here’s What to Do About It

by Shaara Roman, Founder & CEO, The Silverene Group

Gender Bias

Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash

We like people who are like us – that’s a human truth. It’s natural to gravitate toward those who are similar in gender, schooling, religion, what have you. The crux lies how we approach people who are different from us. And despite decades of progress for working women, gender bias has proven to be one of the toughest nuts to crack in corporate America.

Posted in Hiring Managers, Hiring Trends, Workplace culture

Digital Marketing Manager Quiz:
How do you stack up?

In today’s competitive business climate, a great digital marketing manager must be up to speed on many different aspects of their craft:  analytics, creative, SEO, paid search, and the list goes on. This digital marketing quiz will help you identify areas you already know well and possibly a few you could brush up on. Take the quiz and see how YOU stack up as a digital marketing manager!

Posted in Candidates, Digital marketing

TorchLight Hire Ranked on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Third Year

D.C. area’s leading marketing and communications search and staffing firm among elite group of companies listed in annual growth ranking for 3 years

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 14, 2019)Inc. magazine announced today that TorchLight Hire, a leading marketing and communications search and staffing firm serving the greater Washington, D.C. area, ranked No. 3,150 of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies of 2019. This marks the third year TorchLight has been ranked on this distinguished list, something only 13% of companies achieved in 2019.

Posted in In the News

The 5 Most Important Skills of a Great Social Media Manager

When we hear “social media manager,” the first thing that comes to mind is a millennial who graduated with a communications major, did not know what to do with it, and now sits in an office chair and scrolls through Facebook for the majority of his or her day. Although the name of the position sounds quite simple, the job entails complex strategies and tactics that are crucial to an organization’s success. Social media managers contribute significantly to the public-facing image of many companies, as well as to customer relations, marketing, and many other aspects of the business.

Posted in Candidates, Marketing Communications Trends

4 Ways to Make the Most of What’s Left of Your Summer Internship
By Gaby Gramont

summer intern at a desk

Posted in Candidates

Professional References – 4 Crucial Tips for Job Seekers
By Samantha Nguyen

Most people know what professional references are. However, as someone who checks employee references daily, I have noticed that many job seekers struggle with using references to their best advantage. Given that references are a key part of the hiring process, here are 4 crucial tips to ensure your references are pushing you forward in your job search and not holding you back.

Posted in Candidates

Diversity and Inclusion ARE the Future of Work
by Stephanie Ranno

In the space of one week, I flew to Seattle to attend the Autism at Work Summit at Microsoft, returned home to Baltimore to join leaders at AARP’s DC headquarters for a conference entitled The Future of Work for All Generations, and then, with many companies and communities, kicked off Pride month. If there is one theme – one takeaway – one transformative “aha” moment – for me it is this: diversity and inclusion ARE the future of work and the future of our workforce.

Posted in Candidates, Hiring Managers, Hiring Trends

Fast facts to help you put your energy in the right places

Let’s face it. Recruitment resources are prolific and the process can sometimes feel like a maze to navigate.

That’s why the sooner you understand what makes each type of recruitment resource unique—what they can and can’t do for you—the easier your path becomes. You can use them to your advantage AND draw a straighter line between you and your next job.

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Posted in Candidates, Uncategorized

Question: How Should I Position Side Gigs on My Resume?

With 57 million U.S. workers participating in the gig economy, it’s no secret that many professionals use their skills outside of the office. Side gigs or projects provide employees with opportunities to learn new skills, perfect current ones, and explore other industries. Plus, they can be a source of entertainment, a passion project, or a means for additional income.

Posted in Candidates

Finding Career Satisfaction: Passion vs. Paycheck
By Autumn Conrad Schiff

When it comes to professional choices, people at all stages will inevitably ponder whether their first priority should be salary or career satisfaction. Fortunately, in our society we are able to consider this choice at all, but the perceived idea that we can only have one or the other can lead to anxiety in our jobs and dissatisfaction with our chosen paths. The popular narrative says that if you only care about money, you can’t pursue your passions, and vice versa. But the truth is, you can strive for a balance of both, if you desire.

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