408, 2023

Cross-Train – Or Somebody Else Will

By |August 4th, 2023|Categories: General News, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

In a recent poll, we asked our LinkedIn followers, “Is your current role related to what you went to school for?” Of the 152 respondents, the results are as follows: 59% - No, had a change of direction 37% - Yes, and I still love it 4% - Yes, but considering a change Well, over half of the respondents are currently in a role unrelated to their education. In fact, 50% of our team at Walrath Recruiting is currently in a role unrelated to their educational background. What this tells us is that these 89 people (or 59%) were given an opportunity that allowed them to grow outside of their [...]

208, 2023

Why You Should Be Working With a Recruiter

By |August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, How To, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Searching for a job, whether currently employed or not, is taxing, and due to unfortunate mass layoffs, there are many qualified candidates who now find themselves in the “job seeker” category. We may be biased, but establishing and maintaining contact with a trusted recruiter is always a good idea. There is no fee and no obligation to further a search until you see fit – and an unforeseen layoff seems like a great time to start. Here are 5 signs that it may be time for you to contact a recruiter. […]

2807, 2023

The Truth Behind Being Late

By |July 28th, 2023|Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Being “fashionably late” is an excuse that people who are always late give to make themselves feel better, and it isn’t acceptable to your employer. Unfortunately snoozing your alarm 3 or 4 times and rushing out the door is an easy habit to adopt and a very hard one to break. We are creatures of habit, and we tend to lean toward the solution that gives us the most satisfaction now even if it means difficulty later. It’s easy to think that an extra 5-10 minutes will help you feel more rested, but it won’t. Panic ensues when you’re stuck behind a school bus or you catch every red. Studies [...]

2107, 2023

5 Ways to Stand Out (that don’t compromise your work-life balance)

By |July 21st, 2023|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Behind the Scenes, General News, How To, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hustle culture is when a workplace places an intense focus on productivity, ambition, and success, with little regard for rest, self-care, or any sense of work-life balance. Gen Z’ers are every bit more ambitious (and even more anxious) than the overworked millennials before them, but they’re redefining what success looks like between work and life. We’re offering five ways to stand out amongst your colleagues that don’t threaten your work-life balance. […]

1907, 2023

Is Your Interview a Two Way Conversation?

By |July 19th, 2023|Categories: Acing the Interview, Motivation, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

POV – You’re nearing the end of an interview and are asked, “Do you have any questions?” Your mind goes blank, and you cannot recall any of the questions you spent hours preparing. Having questions prepared for your interview shows your interest in the position while allowing you to determine if the role will be a good fit. An interview is a two-way conversation – use the time wisely. […]

707, 2023

What’s in Your Paycheck

By |July 7th, 2023|Categories: General News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Amongst the top cited reasons for job dissatisfaction is a lack of compensation, and in a day where the price of basic necessities is inflated, you may find yourself paying closer attention to your budget than ever before. With more than half of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, it’s imperative to know and understand your take-home. […]

607, 2023

Red Flags to Watch Out for in an Interview

By |July 6th, 2023|Categories: Acing the Interview, General News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Recent data suggests that the average full-time U.S. employee works over 2,000 hours per year. With so many hours spent working (with the same people), it’s important they’re not miserable. A job interview is arguably the most important step for a candidate or potential employer to determine whether the opportunity available is the best fit. The interview moves beyond the phone call and the obvious qualifications and imparts specific employment history and cultural suitability. Below we’ve listed common red flags (given both by the candidate and employer) that dissuade a job offer or acceptance. […]

3006, 2023

4 Mistakes You May Be Making in a Position of Management

By |June 30th, 2023|Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A recent study concluded that over 80% of people would consider quitting their job due to bad management. Arguably the most important role of a manager is to drive employee well-being and empowerment – that’s why you get paid the big bucks. A small effort on your part may go a long way with your employees and we are here to bring light to habits you may have unknowingly adopted that are extremely fixable to create a more productive and positive culture! […]

2806, 2023

Revisit Employee Retention

By |June 28th, 2023|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Behind the Scenes, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve been searching for months, interview after interview, and you finally land a qualified candidate, an incredible asset to your team – now how do you keep them aboard? What are some of your top retention strategies, and do you make that a priority? Employee retention is a key metric used in the selection and acceptance of a job for a job seeker. Employees have more options than ever when it comes to choosing a workplace that benefits their needs and lifestyle and they are not afraid to jump ship for a seemingly better opportunity. Here are some of our tips on how to keep your new and existing [...]

2306, 2023

Understanding Burnout

By |June 23rd, 2023|Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Burnout is defined as “a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.” Believe it or not, burnout is the #1 reason employees in the U.S. seek alternate employment. Although there is no specific medical diagnosis, it can be simpler to spot than you’d think. Here are ways to prevent burnout, and how to deal with it when it arises. […]

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