On Mother's Day: SkyWater Moms Share Funny Kid Quotes

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 5/6/21 9:13 AM

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Happy Mother's Day!

On this very special Mother's Day, we would like to take the time to recognize the mothers of SkyWater for their hard work, their brilliance, their strength, but most of all...

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A Focus On Community This Earth Day

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 4/22/21 9:00 AM

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5 Steps to a Healthy, Safe Return to the Office

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 4/13/21 9:48 AM

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Hint: Vaccinations are only Step 1

Why the concept of “Radical Self-Care” is the real key to healthy work re-entry.

As vaccinations become more widely available in MN, offices that have been operating with most, or all employees working remotely, are making plans to re-open their doors. In many ways, a return to a routine of leaving the house each morning for work is welcomed. However, for many of us, working from home presented an opportunity for greater self-care. 

As many of us prepare to re-enter the daily grind, how can we take what we've learned from our time at home with us back into the re-opening world?

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From Agency to In-House: 3 Steps to Landing the Marketing Job of Your Dreams

Posted by McKaela Baldus on 4/6/21 8:52 AM

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If you’re a marketing professional in the Twin Cities, you’re well aware of the major industry reshuffling we’ve all witnessed this past year. It is staggering. In fact, Forrester recently estimated that the pandemic has caused more than 50,000 U.S. marketing and advertising professionals to lose their agency jobs.

While other industry experts and researchers ponder what this all means for the future of the marketplace, here’s the question I’d like to help answer here:

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Employers: Follow These 2 Rules To Pick The Best Time To Schedule Job Interviews

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 3/10/21 8:45 AM

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Try to schedule job interviews on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, between the hours of 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Our recommendations for choosing the best time to schedule an interview are both based on our own observations and on solid research. In fact we've written on this topic before in our article "Is There Really A Best Time To Schedule An Interview?".

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International Women's Day 2021

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 3/8/21 10:45 AM

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How will you help forge equality in the workplace?

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How can employers provide wellness and healing support to employees?

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 3/4/21 8:35 AM

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If you are a leader in your organization or a manager of a team, there is a very good chance that your employees are more stressed out over the events of 2020 than they're admitting to you. Racial inequality, the pandemic, contentious presidential election, financial gaps between classes, the pressures of parenting, navigating education offerings, the list goes on. 2020 brought many challenges and placed them in the center of our living rooms.

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How To Handle A Demotion On Your Resume

Posted by Lindsay Dubbeldee on 3/1/21 4:16 PM

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You’ve just gotten word about a great job at a company you admire and, from everything you’ve seen so far, it’s perfect for you.  Next step:  submit your application, resume and cover letter.  Next step after that:  sink into a state of fear and paralysis.  Why?  Because, not long ago, your career hit an ugly little speed bump.  You were demoted.  And while the personal pain of that event has started to subside, you worry that it has put a permanent stain on your resume – and your career aspirations.  As an executive recruiter, I am often struck by how highly competent professionals can remain haunted by a past demotion.  While no one can whip out a magic eraser and undo what has happened, I can offer you something better.  I can tell you what works.  Here is a realistic strategy for dealing with a demotion on your resume, in five simple steps.

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What Is An ATS-Friendly Resume?

Posted by Paul Beard on 2/24/21 8:45 AM

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Experienced recruiters are expert relationship builders and career coaches. They have a skillset that allows them to connect their clients with top candidates that the client would never have been able to find alone. But how do recruiters do it? Well, every recruiter has their own special talents, but many of the most successful/efficient recruiters use an ATS to stay organized and speed their searches. Believe it or not, there is such a thing called an "ATS-friendly resume," and we'd love to share some tips on how to achieve this with yours.

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Email Templates: Responding To A Lowball Salary Offer

Posted by Paul Beard on 2/17/21 9:15 AM

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If you have received a job offer but the salary presented does not meet your needs, the first thing you should to is get in touch with your SkyWater recruiter to discuss next steps.

If you are without a recruiter in your corner, and are in need of a template to begin crafting your email response to a lowball salary offer, you've come to the right place. These email templates are meant to get you started in your response.

If you have not yet determined your salary target, review my post titled "2 Things You Should Never Do After A Lowball Salary Offer, And The 7 Steps You Should Take Instead."

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