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The Best Apps & Resources for Job Seekers

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 29, 2016 in For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

canstockphoto13362191While we may have missed the hey day for the industrial revolution or the big tech boom, there is something we all are currently experiencing: The Age of the Apps. Applications on cell phones and web browsers can help you with pretty much anything, hence the saying ‘There’s an app for that.’ It stands to reason that there are some apps that would be extremely handy to job seekers, and that is what we’re going to discuss today! We’ve broken the sections below into 3 categories: Apps, Blogs, and Online Resources. Read more…

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Link Roundup 8/26/16: Hot Jobs & The Return of Middle Wage Jobs

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 26, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

canstockphoto5056334This week’s assortment of links are quite fun, but they also hold some valuable information. If you’re looking to spruce up your desk with some toys, we can help.  However, we’ll also provide some links to fill you in on job market trends. Most importantly, for any freelancers or gig based workers, LinkedIn has a new tool that could help you get more work. Check out all of the links after the jump. Read more…

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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Social Network

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 25, 2016 in For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

When David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ hit screens in October 2010, it was strongly praised by critics. However, some believed it was a greatly dramatized version of what truly transpired. ‘The Social Network’ is based on the creation and founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. Say what you will about the films accuracy, it does make for an interesting story. Also, the titular ‘social network’ is currently the powerhouse of all social media with 1.59 billion users. It offers some interesting career advice, which we will outline below.  Read more…

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IQ Weekly: How Does This Position Fit Into Your Career Path?

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 24, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

canstockphoto14302405When interviewing new candidates, hiring managers and recruiters are really trying to understand their motivations. While there is something to be said about job hoppers, HR typically doesn’t want someone who will be out the door in under a year. This puts the person hiring back at square one, restarting the whole process. In order to mitigate that chance, there are a few questions they will ask. ‘Where does this position fit into your career path?’ is one of those questions. Read more…

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The Top 10 Myths About Recruiting

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 22, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

canstockphoto17603196Working in the recruitment and executive search industries, we commonly find out our clients and candidates have misconceptions about how the process works, and what exactly we do. In order to provide some clarification, our blog today will address some specific and popular myths. We hope this post provides some information and clarification! Read more…

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Link Roundup 8/19/16: Hiring Managers and Making A Career Change

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 19, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

canstockphoto8250703In this week’s link roundup, we have some great advice for job searchers and employers alike. Those of the latter group, I’d recommend skipping to the last two articles. However, they all have great information! If you’re considering a career change, we can also help you to figure out how and why you should. Finally, if you’re looking for something purely entertaining, check out the article detailing how some candidates tried to get noticed for hire. Read more…

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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Devil Wears Prada

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 18, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

After the wild success of the book version of The Devil Wears Prada, it was only a matter of time before it hit the big screen. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs, a young upstart journalist who winds up getting a job at the extremely popular fashion magazine Runway. She works for Miranda, the so called ‘ice-queen’ who is editor in chief at the company. The two clash, and Andy learns a lot about herself as she struggles through the new position. It’s a great career start movie, and offers some great advice for working in a hostile environment. Read more…

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IQ Weekly: How Long Will It Take You to Make a Contribution?

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 17, 2016 in For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

Significant Contribution EditIf you work in business, or almost any other profession, you’ve likely heard of ROI. Many companies depend on measuring it internally to determine success. It can also be used in terms of whether a new hire was successful. Companies want to know how long after hiring someone can they expect to see a return on investment. Signing a salaried contract is no small decision, and companies want to judge how long it will take for you to make a change. This is why the ask: “How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?” We’ll discuss giving a proper answer. Read more…

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How to Write an Elevator Pitch

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 15, 2016 in For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

canstockphoto4301223Have you ever attended any networking events? If so, you know you have very little time to try and make a professional connection. To utilize this time in the best possible way, many networking experts recommend you develop what is known as an ‘elevator pitch’. We’ll explain exactly what this is, and how to do it effectively after the break.

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Industry Spotlight: Human Resources

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on August 11, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

canstockphoto27302492Human Resources is a department that is present and necessary in every company. Whether it’s internal or external, every company needs someone to watch over their employees. They also need someone who will make sure proper employment practices are followed. Since the workforce is constantly changing, so must the industry of human resources. The way in which we work continues to shift, which means that Human Resources departments will have to stay current on trends to foster the best possible work environment. Curious what those new trends are? Read on for the full overview. Read more…

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