I used to be Snow White…

Behind the Scenes
As we watch the snow falling from the windows of our offices at 3 Winners Circle in Albany, we have to maintain a sense of humor. It's getting harder and harder as the winter progresses, but with today's impending nor'easter, we have no choice.  Stay safe out there, Capital District! "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted." - Mae West        
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What Am I Doing Wrong?

General Job Search Advice
We come into contact with many applicants who are aggressively attacking the job market, treating it as a full-time job. Most times, individuals feel comfortable enough with us to vent their frustrations, which we listen to and address by offering the best advice we can possibly give based on the individual's specific situation. Sometimes, applicants who've applied to positions for several weeks or months without receiving offers bluntly ask, "what am I doing wrong?"  Good question, but with multiple answers. (more…)
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Meet Deanna

All About Recruiters, Behind the Scenes
"We play Scattergories as a family and all of us cheat by Googling the answers", Deanna replied when I asked her what she likes to do with her mom, dad, and older brother. Turning Stone Resort Casino is another regular outing for the Socaris family. Deanna, a recruiter at Walrath, does anything and everything with abundant energy and positivity - including recruiting, of course. If something isn't very lively, she does what she can to spice it up. A member and chapter Grand Vice President of the Maids of Athena organization, Deanna is dedicated to her community as well as her position at Walrath Recruiting. She's currently studying for the PHR exam as well. She's enjoyed being a recruiter for the past two years, and continues to succeed in the…
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Getting to Know Our Staff – Meet Meghan

All About Recruiters, Behind the Scenes
She recruits, specializing in the Engineering and Construction industries, and she's a Siena Graduate with a background in Management.  What else does one really need to know about Meghan Sullivan? For starters, that she's a very warm and friendly individual. More than just a face at Walrath Recruiting, she's an important part of how the company succeeds - she's a valuable contact if you're on the job market, and a great recruiter if you're a business owner seeking that next remarkable addition to your company.  Meghan is someone you can get to know, and trust. She's an approachable person who is happy to help carve out professional / career needs for anyone who's seeking that type of service. We often find that individuals are a little apprehensive about reaching out…
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Turning an Internship into a full time job

General Job Search Advice
This week, we welcomed two new interns to our team.  We typically offer one to two internships per semester, providing students with backgrounds ranging from accounting to technology and of course, human resources, an opportunity to learn the recruiting industry. Our internships involve real recruiting experience, networking, and other components that prepare students for a full-time job in recruiting or related area.  Completing an internship prior to applying for a full-time position in your career field is one of the most valuable experiences you can have, one that is extremely influential to hiring managers reviewing your resume. Often times students really enjoy their experience and would welcome the opportunity to work full-time for the company they’re interning for.  The infographic below provides some useful tips for interning to get hired,…
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Recognizing the Stay-at-Home Dad

General Job Search Advice
A few male twitter users recently blasted me for neglecting to include stay-at-home dads in various online discussions. I honestly hadn’t given a serious thought to the fact that there are plenty of fathers filling the shoes stay-at-home-moms traditionally stand in. I shamefully admit that I was oblivious to men who are staying home to care for their children. While the definition the US Census Bureau has been using to base their family and living arrangement statistics on produces small numbers, the reality is much more impressive: nearly 1.5 million men are SAHDs (Stay-at-home-dads) today, and this number continues to climb as women are assuming more demanding / valuable roles in the workplace. (more…)
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Making Maternity Leave Work for You

How to Survive the '9-5'
Planning a family is a very joyous yet extremely difficult experience, as it affects nearly every facet of life. Having just returned to work from maternity leave, I can attest to the madness that is preparing for a lengthy absence from the office. I've always considered myself an extremely organized and well prepared person, but during the past two months, I learned that you can't be one hundred percent prepared for maternity leave. When labor strikes, the baby is in control. (more…)
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Dedicated to the Cure

Behind the Scenes
This Sunday, October 20th, Walrath Recruiting, Inc. will be participating in the Albany Making Strides event in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Last year's event was huge, with over 15k participating; we are anticipating an even bigger crowd this year and cannot wait to walk as team "Dedicated to the Cure" (a play on words with our company slogan, "Dedicated to the Perfect Fit".) (more…)
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Advice for College Freshmen From Our Social Media Followers

General Job Search Advice
Late last week, we asked those following Walrath Recruiting on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to provide helpful advice to college students who are just beginning their post-high school academic journey this fall.  From the one thing they wish they knew about college before starting, to the importance of standing out and succeeding, our friends were quick to respond with valuable tips and info regarding the almighty important first year of college: Don’t slack off in the first year; get your GPA up early as it tends to only get harder from there. Plan to find a mentor that is a professor in your major. Understand that everyone is getting internships now. How will you set yourself apart? Ensure to get involved in on campus activities, philanthropic clubs and various internships…
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