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Meet the TorchLight Team: Heather Pederson

by Gaby Gramont

Introducing a key member of the TorchLight team – Senior Director of Recruiting Operations & Engagement Heather Pederson! Heather is responsible for finding talented job candidates for our clients and making sure they have a great experience with us from beginning to end.

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Posted in , Our Team

Women Business Owners Series: Lisa and Kimberly Serrano, founders of Finishing Touch Painting

by Gaby Gramont

As part of our series on Women Business Owners, we recently sat down with Lisa and Kimberly Serrano, Owners and Founders of Finishing Touch Painting, to learn more about why they started their painting business, the most challenging parts of being an entrepreneur and their advice to women who are thinking of starting their own businesses.

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Posted in , Women Business Owners

How to prepare for a job reference call—and give your former employee the best shot at a new job

by Gaby Gramont

Have you ever been asked to serve as a reference for a former employee? Do you usually prepare for your call with the hiring manager or HR representative? Whether you’re new to reference calls or have completed dozens, it’s important to be 100% prepared for the conversation to make it easy for the hiring manager to understand what the candidate can bring to the role.

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Posted in , Hiring Managers

How to land a marketing job with the help of a recruiter: “CEO You Should Know” Heidi Parsont on the Two Marketing Moms podcast

by Gaby Gramont

Our CEO and Founder Heidi Parsont was recently featured in iHeart Radio’s “CEOs You Should Know” including a guest appearance on the “Two Marketing Moms” podcast. Listen to Heidi’s valuable insights for job seekers including information on today’s hot job market, how to work with a recruiter to land a top marketing job and other […]

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Posted in , Candidates, Job Search Tips

Ask the Recruiter:  How to find the RIGHT job in a hot job market 

by Gaby Gramont

As you’ve probably heard, the job market is hot right now and jobs are plentiful. Whether you have multiple job offers in hand or are just starting your search, it’s important to think about a range of factors from salary and title to work culture, management style and others.

Our CEO and Founder Heidi Parsont has nearly 20 years of experience working with job candidates to match them with positions that fit their skillsets, work styles and goals. Read on for her advice on what to consider to make sure your next career step is the right one.

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Posted in , Job Search Tips

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace:  An interview with Michael Dumlao

by Gaby Gramont

Note:  This interview reflects Michael’s own view and not that of his firm or any organizational affiliations. We recently sat down with Michael Dumlao, Author, Artist and Activist currently serving as Senior Brand and Diversity Strategist for Defense and Intelligence, to discuss the state of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace, the impact of COVID on […]

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Posted in , Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Women Business Owners Series:  Del Lim, Owner and Founder of Del the Grocery Gal 

by Gaby Gramont

As part of our series on Women Business Owners, we recently sat down with Del Lim, Owner and Founder of Del the Grocery Gal, to learn more about why she started her personal grocery shopping business, the unique customer service she offers and her advice to other women who are thinking about starting their own businesses.   TorchLight:  Del, thanks joining us today and sharing your story. To […]

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Posted in , Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Women Business Owners

TorchLight Weekly News Roundup

by Gaby Gramont

Happy end of the week! We’ve brought you another TorchLight’s Weekly News Round-up to keep you on top of the latest news and trends in recruiting, human resources, the job market, and all the other important topics that you want to know about. Enjoy! Female workers report higher stress (LinkedIn) Employers, workers have different recruiting […]

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Posted in , Job Search Tips