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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Intern

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on July 28, 2016 in For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

Last year’s The Intern was vastly different from the buddy comedy offered in The Internship. This film is especially great at it’s conversation of generational differences. In addition to that, it offers some great career advice. Whether you’re 22 years old or 70 years young, this film has something for everyone. The whole plot revolves around an extremely successful design startup. This startup company decides to implement a new ‘senior’ intern program. In this program, the average age is beyond or around retirement age. This proves to shake up the largely millennial workforce at the company with interesting results. Read more…

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IQ Weekly: What Are Your Professional Strengths?

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on July 27, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

canstockphoto36662959A few weeks ago we discussed confronting an interview question about your weaknesses. Now, it’s time to talk about the inverse: your professional strengths. Whereas a question about weakness could act as a trap, strengths are a different story. This question is more akin to a gentle volleyball set up for you to spike home for a point. Read on to you can make sure your answer lands in bounds. Read more…

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What is LinkedIn?

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

LinkedIn Blog TopLinkedIn is an incredibly popular professional social networking tool that is used by millions of workers across the globe. In it’s most basic form, it acts as a virtual resume, which exists for potential employers to see. At this point the site is so popular if you’ve been searching for a job, you likely already have an account. However, if you’re holding out from using it, or just haven’t heard of it, read on. We’ll explain the benefits of using the social platform below. Read more…

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Link Roundup 7/22/16

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

Link Roundup 6 EditWelcome back again to another weekly link roundup! This week we’ll be looking at the best companies to work for, resume blunders, and some great tips to promote a blog, whether it is personal or company. If any of these topics interest you, check out the links below, enjoy!

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Industry Spotlight: Banking/Finance

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

Miniature BankerThis week we will be looking into the banking and finance industry. This is an industry that is constantly changing, both from governmental shifts as well as new expectations by customers. These are the two driving forces behind industry shifts, aided by new developments in banking technology. Read on below to find out what changes can be expected for the rest of 2016.
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IQ Weekly: When Have You Faced Conflict at Work?

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on July 20, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

Conflict at Work‘When is a time you’ve faced conflict at work?’. There are a variety of forms in which this question will be asked. You may be asked to discuss a specific incident in your work history, or respond to a rhetorical question. What the interviewer is really trying to figure out is whether or not you deal with conflict well. It’s important to approach this question with a specific mindset, like most interview questions.  Read more…

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Getting Noticed At Work

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on July 18, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting |

canstockphoto13443660You could easily be the hardest worker in the office. You finish projects ahead of schedule, and perform well consistently. However, it seems your boss always overlooks you when it’s time for promotions. As an employee, you would think simply doing the hard work is enough to warrant notice. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Consequently, there are a few ways to change this. Getting noticed can be challenging. To help, we’ll discuss some obvious things to do, and some more non-traditional approaches to make sure your hard work doesn’t go unappreciated.

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Link Roundup 7/14/16

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

Link Roundup 7Welcome back to our Weekly Link Roundup! This week we’re looking at everything from the downside of following your career passion all the way to feline job security. If anything between the range of those two topics interests you, read on! Read more…

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Silver Screen Career Advice: Jerry Maguire

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on July 14, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Work and Life |

1996’s Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise is a film that will forever be known for one line. When Cruise emotionally professes to Renee Zellweger’s character, “You complete me” as Secret Garden plays in the background it’s not easily forgotten. The film is full of great quotable lines, whether it’s “Show me the money” or “Help me, help you!  However, once you’re able to get past the films quotable lines, it does offer some extremely insightful career advice. Read on for the full breakdown.

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IQ Weekly: Why Should We Hire You?

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on July 13, 2016 in Capital Region, For Job Seekers, Staffing & Recruiting, Work and Life |

Why Should We Hire YouIt’s highly likely that a job candidate will be caught off guard with this question. It’s a question that is incredibly straightforward and blunt. Answering it is easy, if you’ve been given the proper preparations and had some time to think. In this blog post we’ll detail how you should present yourself as the perfect candidate for the job when hit with this question.

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