Jumpstart Your Job Search with Inspirational TED Talks

July 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
A TED talk is a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world. TED Conferences posts TED talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading.”

Get Organized to Keep Your Job Search on Track

June 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
When looking for a job, it’s not uncommon to be applying for numerous opportunities at once. Multiple applications mean different versions of your resume, various cover letters and many different deadlines to keep track of. With so many moving parts, it’s easy to get lost in the details, but a disorganized job search can lead to embarrassing mistakes, such as lost phone numbers, confused deadlines and missed interviews.

Job Fairs Offer a Unique Opportunity to Connect with Employers

April 10, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you’re looking for an opportunity to make an in-person connection with employers you might not otherwise have access to, consider attending job fairs as part of your job search strategy. Job (or career) fairs allow you to learn more about companies, talk one-on-one with company representatives and make an important first impression that might help you get your foot in the door with your next employer.

Boost Your Recruiting by Improving the Candidate Experience

March 10, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you’re like many employers, you’re probably finding it more challenging than ever to find the right candidates to fill your job openings. The current job market, though, is becoming increasingly candidate-driven, which often can mean that you don’t choose the candidate, but rather the candidate chooses you. Improving candidate experience is a must if you want to win in the competition for talent.

Networking for Job Referrals is Your Best Job Search Strategy

February 14, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
You have probably heard that networking is an important element of a job search, but a recent study has demonstrated just how effective networking can be in landing a job. Lever, a recruitment marketing firm, conducted a one-year source-of-hire efficiency study, with the following results: Companies in the study hired one of every 16 candidates referred to them, a 6.5% chance of being hired. Companies hired one of every 152 candidates who applied through their applicant tracking systems, a 0.66% chance of being hired.

2020-05-12T20:47:29-07:00February 14, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Interviewing, Networking|0 Comments

Recruiting Tips to Help Attract Top Talent

January 18, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Recruiting and hiring the right people for your organization is no doubt one of the key challenges you face, especially in the current environment of low unemployment and the lack of highly skilled candidates. According to George Dickson, who focuses on strengthening organizational cultures, a successful recruiting strategy involves your entire team and several areas of your business to be effective.

2020-05-12T21:54:25-07:00January 18, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Interviewing, Recruiting|0 Comments

2019 Recruitment Trends that Will Impact Your Hiring Process

January 18, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Recruiting and hiring the best candidates available continues to be a key component of organizational success. If you are analyzing and fine-tuning your hiring process, a review of the some of the major recruitment trends in 2019 may be helpful.

2020-05-12T21:54:24-07:00January 18, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Interviewing, Recruiting|0 Comments

Turn Your Next Interview from a Q&A Session into a Conversation

December 14, 2018 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Many job seekers go into interviews expecting to be cross-examined. They prepare for an interrogation, practice their answers to the usual interview questions, and have their talking points ready to dazzle the interviewer at just the right time. But many job seekers fail to recognize that often the best interviews don’t feel as much like interviews as they do absorbing conversations.

2020-05-12T21:11:12-07:00December 14, 2018|Interviewing, Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

Master the Art of the Handshake to Make a Good First Impression

December 14, 2018 | Tri-Valley Career Center
The secret to getting a job may be in your hands—literally. Your handshake is one of the most important first impressions you’ll make in an interview as it is said interviewers to make up their minds about a person in the first two or three minutes of an interview, during which the first handshake takes place.

2020-05-12T21:30:14-07:00December 14, 2018|Hiring, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Seekers|0 Comments

What Candidates Expect in Today’s Hiring Process

November 15, 2018 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Employers no longer have the upper-hand when selecting candidates. According to job search expert Hannah Morgan, the tables have turned, and candidates now have more power in the hiring process. In order to determine what candidates expect from companies before, during and after the recruiting process, CareerBuilder and SilkRoad teamed up to survey 1,114 full-time employees and 1,138 employers about the recruitment process.

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