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.
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.
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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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.
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.
As a leader in DC-area communications recruiting, TorchLight assists hiring managers by finding and placing top PR job seekers
TorchLight is an expert in communications recruiting and we can help you find the right PR job seeker in Washington, D.C. From posting the position to sifting through resumes and screening potential job candidates, it takes time to locate professionals with the skills and qualifications you—time busy hiring managers don’t have a lot of. At TorchLight, we’ve developed a system that not only finds the best of the best, but we’re also able to connect our clients to superior job candidates quickly and efficiently. Our personalized approach ensures the employer and potential employee are well matched.
In today’s competitive job market, applicants and employees seek companies committed to learning and development. This focus on growth is critical for attracting and retaining top talent. To develop or increase your company’s focus on professional development, you need to take specific steps to both offer learning opportunities and gain employee participation. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you create a learning-focused workplace culture.
With spring just around the corner and summer not far behind, it’s a great time to start thinking about hiring an intern to help manage tasks that may otherwise fall through the cracks during a busy time of year. Below, you will find five ways to create an effective internship program for both you and your interns: