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Remote work – what it means to the TorchLight Team

To celebrate 2019 National Work From Home Week, TorchLight’s fully remote team shares what working from home means to us both personally and professionally. Read on to hear how remote work positively affects our families, work, health, and happiness!

Posted in Candidates, Flexible Workplace, Hiring Managers, Hiring Trends

Get that entry-level job and thrive in your last year of college!

Young Female Student Celebrating Graduation Senior Year to get an entry level job

Your final year of college is finally here. Where did the time go? Everyone keeps mentioning the dreaded “J” word (job search!), and you feel like dropping out of school is becoming a more appealing option with every passing day.  Are you trying for an entry-level job in DC? Law school in LA? A Gap Year abroad? No idea?

Posted in Candidates

This week’s Hot Jobs from the D.C. area’s top marketing recruiters

At TorchLight, the D.C. area’s top marketing recruiters, we have a variety of exciting roles at top companies right now. Whether you are interested in marketing, communications, digital, or creative roles, we have a position for you. Here are this week’s Hot Jobs:

Posted in Candidates

Looking for a top communications manager job? Test your PR/communications know-how with our quiz!

By Samantha Nguyen

take the communications manager quiz

 

To get a top communications manager job, you need deep knowledge of PR, media relations, writing, measurement and other areas of communications. Take our quiz and see how you stack up!

Results

Congratulations — looks like you have your communications knowledge down! You are definitely top-notch communications manager material. Keep up the good work.

Posted in Candidates, Tips for Job Seekers

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

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

DEMYSTIFYING THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
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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