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Career Strategies: How to write a resume that will be read

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Today’s blog is inspired by an article I read from USA Today, about how to write your resume so that an HR Robot will read it. This article is spot on and echoes what I regularly advise our job seekers. In my career, I work with countless resumes. What I have found to be true is that many resumes that include tables, special features, or using the Header & Footer for contact information can backfire when you upload your resume. For

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Winning Executive Career Strategies

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I recently read an article about career strategies, and it inspired today’s post. I took some time to reflect on my day to day and the relationship dynamics I’ve seen in my line of work. One such observation frequently happens to executives: As professionals scale the corporate ladder, their schedules quickly become booked and they begin to detach from external networking and developing relationships with the recruiters in their market. However, there can be a sudden shift in the marketplace

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No Luck Finding Good Talent? This Might Be Why

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What is luck? Luck is being presented with the right opportunity at the right time, usually by what seems like pure chance. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist and author, spent his career studying luck and the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. He discovered that, to a significant extent, people create their own good and bad fortune. Wiseman’s research study investigated the lives of 400 men and women who considered themselves to be either lucky or unlucky. For

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The 2018 Talent Shortage You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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When it comes to hiring, times have changed. During the recession of 2008, candidates were lucky to secure a job and hiring managers could be as selective as they wanted, knowing that they had a plethora of candidates to choose from. In 2014, the job market shifted to that of a candidate-driven market and is continuing towards that trend. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the unemployment rate will continue to drop from 4.3% in 2017 to 4.2% in

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4 Strategies to Identify, Hire, & Retain Top Performing Employees

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Your best sales executive just submitted her resignation. This salesperson was consistently outperforming everyone in your organization and contributed 35% of your company’s annual revenue. You know that leaving a position open for any length of time can lead to decreased productivity, overstressed employees, loss of revenue, and an overall sense of discontinuity. However, filling the job with the wrong person could be worse. A recent study done by CAP found that the average cost to replace a midrange salary

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Talent Spotlight: Michael Schrotenboer

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Senior .NET Developer  WPS Health Insurance – Madison, WI Michael Schrotenboer used to work long hours as a Sr. Analyst, Application Development. Although there were certain aspects of the job that he enjoyed, he worried that his growth was limited and that it no longer coincided with his personal career goals. He yearned for a job where there would be an opportunity for him to realize a future leadership position. During this time, he was contacted by Insight Talent Solutions

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America’s Heroes at Work: Strategies and Benefits of Hiring Veterans

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Insight Talent Solutions had the opportunity to connect with Chris Cashell, Senior Vice President of Business Unit Services at WPS, as well as Timothy Thornton, a former Army National Guard Veteran, to learn their perspective on why they believe it is smart business to hire veterans. WPS employs over 100 veterans and has proudly supported more than 10 local veteran non-profits. They have a Vet Group that is made up of over 120 employees and is committed to supporting causes

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6 Great Leadership Qualities to Look for When Hiring (And Interview Questions to Identify Them)

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Jun 22, 2017 2:19:42 PM / by Amy Roesch & Cassandra Czech “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.”  – John Zenger What makes a good leader? Research shows good leaders have common qualities that enable them to motivate others.  If your organization is looking to hire strong leaders, it is essential to hire candidates that embody the traits listed below. Learn key characteristics of a good leader and check out our

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5 Reasons Your Open Jobs Aren’t Attracting Star Players

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Mar 23, 2017 3:32:40 PM / by Melanie Cain & Cassandra Czech Do your jobs sit open for months with no interest? When you do receive applications, do you find that the candidates are not good matches for the role? You may have heard about the “War for Talent” and think there is nothing you can do to attract the employees you need. Think again—while it may be a job seeker’s market right now, there are things that your company can do to

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What Is RPO? Top 5 Reasons to Consider RPO

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Oct 10, 2016 10:59:11 AM / by Cassandra Czech& Karen Relucio What keeps HR leaders up at night? Based on research, things like increased competition for skilled talent, new technologies, and cutting costs are the top concerns for HR professionals. Fortunately, there are certain human resource strategies that can solve these problems. An increasing number of HR leaders are seeking the help of experts to outsource the recruiting function in an effort accelerate the hiring process, find candidates with special qualifications, and reduce time to hire.

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