2019 Best Place to Work Award

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 6/5/19 2:55 PM

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Earlier this week the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal announced their 2019 Best Place To Work award recipients. For the fifth year in a row, SkyWater Search Partners has made the list. We are so humbled and honored to make the list again this year. Here are a few words about what this award means to us.

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Walk a Mile for a Smile 2019

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 5/31/19 9:50 AM

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Photo: 2019 Renaissance Walker Winners

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How to Say No to a Promotion Without Losing The Career Opportunities You Really Want

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 5/30/19 10:10 AM

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Whether you’ve been in the full-time work force for a week or a couple of decades, you’ve probably noticed that there is no shortage of “career advancement” advice out there.  But have you noticed that most of that advice is pretty narrow?  So narrow, in fact, that it goes in one direction only:  up, up, up.  Any great career coach, recruiter or mentor can give you solid advice on how to ascend the all-important promotion track.  But what if you love what you’re doing right now?  What if you don’t have the skills – or the aptitude – to take on that job one rung up the corporate ladder?  Conversely, maybe you’re one of the growing number of successful professionals who are more than qualified to succeed in that bigger job – but you just don’t want it.  You may fear that it would rob you of precious family or social time.

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How To Pass The 6 Second Resume Test

Posted by Tim Snell on 5/27/19 12:37 PM

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As a candidate, you’ve probably gotten plenty of advice on how to get your resume past the ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems, those AI-powered screeners most employers and recruiters use these days).

That’s all very useful. But how will your resume fare in the next round? How do you survive the human scan?

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The 5 Golden Rules For Your First Interview

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 5/23/19 10:58 AM

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Congratulations, you’ve been invited for an interview! That means the employer has seen something in your resume that matches the requirements of the job you’ve applied for. The next step is to build on that initial impression during your interview. Attending your first interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, so we’ve put together our five golden rules to help reduce your anxiety levels:

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Interview No-Shows, Reschedules, and Last-Minute Cancellations

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 5/21/19 10:56 AM

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What Every Recruiter Can Do to Reduce Candidate Flake-Outs

How many times have you gotten word from your client that a top candidate you presented and endorsed has failed to show up for their interview?

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6 Resume Tips and Sample Strengths to Land More Interviews

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 5/15/19 2:08 PM

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A successful job search is all about nailing the interview. But you’ll never have the opportunity to do that if your resume can’t pass the automated screeners – and dazzle the human ones.   

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Our New Website Is Here!

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 5/13/19 2:00 PM

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SkyWater Search Partners is delighted to announce the launch of our new website.

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Setting Client Expectations: 3 Essential Tips Every Recruiter Needs To Know

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 5/9/19 1:39 PM

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The delicate matter of setting and managing client expectations in a competitive industry sector can present a dilemma for even the most experienced recruiters. Achieving the all-important retained or even exclusive assignment can be at times be a feat in itself in markets where candidates are queueing up for vacancies – but what of the industries where the so-called ‘war for talent’ is well and truly raging?

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8 Hiring Rules for Small Business Owners

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 5/7/19 12:11 PM

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As an entrepreneur running a small-but-growing business, your hiring decisions are some of the most critical – and risky – decisions you will make. Every organization, regardless of size, is impacted by every new hire. But the smaller your company, the bigger the impact. Indeed, a study conducted by Guident Financial and LendingClub found that for small business owners especially, employee recruiting and retention is a challenge in a strong labor market.

So how can you make sure you’re bringing in the right person, every time?
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