Get to know the Walrath Team

All About Recruiters, Behind the Scenes
[caption id="attachment_180" align="alignright" width="300"] L - R: Meghan Sullivan, Stephanie Snyder, Renee Walrath, Deanna Socaris, and Riana Millington[/caption] Renee Walrath, President of Walrath Recruiting, frequently describes her staff as smart, talented and genuine. We're happy to fit that bill, and feel it's a real privilege to be a part of a great company and team. We enjoy being in the competitive recruiting industry, we constantly strive to set new standards and move forward everyday, and we love our coffee and chocolate. (more…)
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Announcing our Second Office Location in Saratoga Springs

Behind the Scenes
In an effort to better provide convenient services to our candidates and clients in the northern Capital Region, we are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of our second office location at 511 Broadway in Saratoga Springs! Walrath Recruiting - Saratoga is now scheduling appointments for the area's top professionals who are exploring the job market.  We look forward to better serving you, whether from our Albany or Saratoga Springs location! 'See you in Saratoga!' (more…)
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Social Media Tips to Use While on the Market

General Job Search Advice
Social media is a great tool to utilize when building your personal brand.  Using various platforms can keep you connected with what's happening locally, as well as nationally, in your specific field/industry. By understanding the basics of Twitter and LinkedIn, you'll also have access to potential job opportunities that you would normally miss out on. In short, using social media while on the job market has numerous advantages. (more…)
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When a Recruiter Calls

All About Recruiters
When using a recruiting agency during the job seeking process, it's important to provide accurate and up-to-date information on a regular basis.  It's also important to be aware of this when uploading resumes and cover letters to online resume banks such as Monster.com and CareerBuilder. As long as a job applicant is registered with a recruiting agency, he or she may be contacted at any time regarding a potential job opportunity. Methods of contact may vary, depending on the information a job seeker provides within his/her cover letter or resume. The preferred method of contact for the majority of recruiters is by phone and/or email, though a phone call most often made first. (more…)
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Productivity at the Office vs. at Home

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
I've never held a position in which I completed all job responsibilities from home.  Sure, I've spent a day off working from home here and there, as I was waiting for the cable company or some other outside factor that prevented me from physically being at the office.  On those days, I focused rather well and completed all tasks that I needed. The setback for me was simply missing out on general office/business conversations, new ideas, and other discussions that took place among co-workers. I felt out of the loop while being at home, even though I was connected via phone and email. Then again, I quickly finished every task as I sat in my empty, quiet house. (more…)
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New York Celebration of Women in Computing is this Month!

All About Recruiters
[caption id="attachment_133" align="alignleft" width="356"] New York Celebration of Women in Computing[/caption] Great things for women in the technology industry are happening right here in the Capital Region. Conferences, educational focus groups for aspiring and current it/tech students, and professional organizations are available for women to take part in; networking opportunities are increasing, and now's the time to get involved! (more…)
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A Quick Lesson in Email Etiquette

General Job Search Advice
The majority of job search-related early communication occurs via email rather than in person and over phone.  From resume submissions and applications to setting up appointments and phone screens while on the go, email is likely to be the job seeker’s primary method of communicating with recruiters and hiring companies.  Email seems to be a fool-proof concept, but when handling something as sensitive and important as your career, it’s crucial to take extra steps to ensure you’re presenting yourself professionally. Several slip-ups can easily occur in the process of sending a quick email that can take quite the toll on a person’s overall impression, level of professionalism and common sense. (more…)
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Stand Out Without Making a Bad Impression

How to Survive the '9-5'
Hundreds of thousands of job applicants are being confronted with the same issue as they continue their job search(es).  They meet minimum qualifications for nearly every job applied, but the phone still doesn't ring. Phone calls placed to recruiters and HR Managers result in little to no information regarding the status of submitted resumes. Frustration continues to build, and soon, applicants may begin to feel desperate.  This is not the time for desperate measures, however - avoiding over-the-top attention grabbing techniques is your best bet. (more…)
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