Recruiting Tips to Help Boost Your Hiring Success

January 14, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Hiring the right people for your organization can be a challenging and time-consuming undertaking. You want employees who can handle their responsibilities well and who are the right fit for your company culture and current workforce.

2020-05-11T13:08:40-07:00January 14, 2020|Employers, Hiring, Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

Accelerating Competition for Workers in the Bay Area Puts Upward Pressure on Wages

January 14, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
As an employer, you are continuously faced with the challenge of balancing your payroll costs with the need for qualified workers who are reliable, hardworking and loyal. As an employer in the San Francisco Bay Area, you must also contend with the rising cost of living and a low unemployment rate.

How to Organize Your Job Search for Better Results

December 9, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
As you move through your job search process, you are likely applying for many opportunities at the same time. Multiple applications often mean various versions of your resume and cover letters and many different deadlines to track. 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.

2020-05-11T13:09:48-07:00December 9, 2019|Hiring, Job Fairs, Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

Don’t Put the Brakes on Your Job Search during the Holidays

December 9, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Many job seekers take a break from their job search during the holiday season, but experienced career counselors suggest that you keep your foot on the job search pedal instead. The month of December can be a great time to stay focused on your job search because managers are often pushing to fill jobs before their current budget year ends.

Focus Your New Year’s Resolutions on Landing a Job in 2020

December 9, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you want to land a new job in 2020, now is the perfect time to commit to actions that will move you forward on your career path. While you can look for a new job or take the next step in your career at any time, there’s something about a new year that can inspire us to make positive changes. As 2019 draws to a close, try focusing your New Year’s resolutions on steps you can take to bring you closer to a new job in 2020.

Let Go of the Myth of the ‘Perfect Hire’ to find the Right Hire

November 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Hiring the right candidates for any organization is a challenge. While most companies are in search of the ‘perfect hire’ for their open roles, the notion that a candidate can be perfect is a myth. The perfect hire doesn’t exist, says Senior Recruiting Manager Jan Tegze.

An Effective Profile is the Key to Getting Results from LinkedIn’s Easy Apply

October 15, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
LinkedIn’s Easy Apply is a one-click application feature on a select number of job postings featured on LinkedIn.com. LinkedIn blogger Biron Clark (How to Use LinkedIn Easy Apply to Get Interviews) estimates that between 35-45% of jobs feature the Easy Apply option on LinkedIn, depending on industry and position. If the Easy Apply feature is available, you can respond to job postings quickly and easily.

2020-05-11T13:13:36-07:00October 15, 2019|Hiring, Job Seekers, LinkedIn, Networking|0 Comments

How to Reinvigorate a Job Search that’s Losing Steam

October 14, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Is your job search beginning to lose a little steam? You may have started out with energy and optimism, but if it’s taking more time than you expected to get a positive employer response, your attitude and motivation may start to lag. However, as job search blogger Susan Pines points out (Losing Steam in Your Job Search?), it’s important to regain and maintain your job search momentum if you really want to find your next job opportunity.

2020-05-12T17:10:06-07:00October 14, 2019|Job Seekers, LinkedIn, Networking, Resume|0 Comments

Do Your Job Announcements Reflect Unconscious Gender Bias?

September 17, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Your company, like most organizations, is no doubt compliant with federal and state legislation that prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees based on gender. Several studies have shown that many common words used in job descriptions have male or female associations. Professors from the University of Waterloo and Duke conducted extensive research examining how male gendered words in job descriptions impact the willingness of females to apply.

2020-05-12T17:27:10-07:00September 17, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Job Seekers, Networking, Resume|0 Comments

Why Overqualified Applicants Could Be Your Best Hires

September 17, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Are you automatically screening out candidates that you consider overqualified for your open positions? Unfortunately, this routine elimination of applicants with more education and experience than is specified in the job description happens all too often, to the detriment of both job seekers and companies. In fact, you may be losing out on potentially exceptional employees by screening out highly motivated candidates because their resumes are more extensive or impressive than you expected.

2020-05-12T20:57:27-07:00September 17, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments
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