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Link Roundup 9/23/16: Lessons Learned and Common Mistakes Made

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on September 23, 2016 in Staffing & Recruiting |

canstockphoto23608019We’re back with another batch of the freshest and finest links the internet has to offer. While these links are usually filled with advice on best practices for your job search, this week is slightly different. Instead, many of our links share worst practices and things you absolutely shouldn’t do. So this is a great way to make sure you’re doing everything right!

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Industry Spotlight: Construction

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

Construction objects including a hard hat, boots, protective eyewear, and a belt.

The construction industry is heavily influenced by technology. New technologies and inventions allow for the workplace to be more efficient, and also safer. Buildings are being created in new and different ways, in an ever changing industry. Wondering what trends can be expected in 2016-17? We’ll discuss them below.  Read more…

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Interview Q: Describe Your Work Style

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on September 21, 2016 in For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

happy employees laughing managerLast week we discussed answering whether you prefer working alone or as part of a team. This week’s question is very similar, but more general. When an interviewers asks you to “Describe Your Work Style”, they’re hoping for insight into exactly HOW you work. This question is about how you get things done. It’s important to emphasize this when you answer. Read more…

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Why Work With a Recruiter?

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

Recruiter interviewThere are two ways most readers arrive at our blog. Either you click through to it from Walrath Recruiting’s homepage, or find it searching for advice. Either way, you are seeking advice in your job search and career. At some point, you’ve likely asked yourself, “What’s the benefit of working with a recruiter?”. Today, we can answer that question.  Read more…

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Link Roundup 9/16/16: Work Happiness & Culture

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on September 16, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

work-happinessWe’re back with another link roundup, and this week our links are focusing on happiness in the workplace, and the importance of having a strong work culture. We’re not without some advice on job searching and interviewing however. If anything mentioned has piqued your interest, check out the links below!

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Silver Screen Career Advice: Office Space

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

When it debuted in theaters, Office Space was widely received as a great comedy. Not only was it funny in a smart way. The movie also picked apart the nuances of working in an office environment. This wasn’t just your average office. Think of all the office problems you can, and now imagine they all live under one roof. This is the fictional cube farm at Initech. The film follows Peter, a corporate drone working for the aforementioned software company. His work and personal lives both take a turn when he is hypnotized to be relaxed without worries or concern. However, his therapist has a heart attack before he can bring him out of the trance Read more…

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Interview Q: Do You Prefer Working Alone or on a Team?

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on September 14, 2016 in For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

rowers-teamWe all work in incredibly different ways. Some people have sticky notes posted everywhere around their desk. Others have a to-do list that they proudly check off each day. This also applies to whether you prefer to work alone or as a team member. This is something that can affect your job performance, so some companies will ask applicants during their interview process about it. It’s a question that can catch you off guard, especially if you fall into the ‘easy answer’ trap. We’ll talk about avoiding this misstep below. Read more…

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Interviews: How to Dress for Success

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on September 12, 2016 in For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

Interview Dress AttireInterviews can be the most nerve racking part of the hiring process as a candidate. Meeting face to face with the hiring manager is the test that will show if you are truly qualified. Obviously, you don’t want anything to detract you from looking like the best possible candidate. While most candidates are well prepared, some fail to think of the most obvious influencing factor: clothes. How you dress is always the first impression you make. Thus, it’s incredibly important you get it right. Read more…

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Link Roundup 9/8/16: Career Happiness & Fighting Resume Filters

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on September 9, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

Love Career HappinessThis week we once again have some great resources for job seekers and career veterans alike. Job seekers can learn proper search etiquette so they can stay on their game; as well as the magic of getting around resume filtering algorithms. For experienced employees, we can share some inspiration, motivation, and a few big no-nos to avoid at work. Read on to make sure you get the advice you need! Read more…

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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Wolf of Wall Street

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on September 8, 2016 in Staffing & Recruiting |

2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street chronicles the rise and fall of stock tycoon Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Belfort is able to start from humble beginnings and eventually lead a large stock trading firm on Wall Street. The story of his company provides some career advice, if you’re able to ignore the disgusting and hedonistic practices. Belfort certainly doesn’t deserve to be glamorized, but he was a charismatic leader if not a despicable human being. While there is likely an even distribution of ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ with Belfort’s company Stratton Oakmont, we’ll break down the lessons learned below. Read more…

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