Adam Hoffarber

Adam Hoffarber
A founding owner of SkyWater, Adam brings over a decade of exceptional executive recruitment and proven leadership experience to the SkyWater Search Partners leadership team. Adam has been featured in a number of local and national publications including the Star Tribune, WCCO Radio, Pioneer Press, PC World, and Computerworld Magazine addressing employment & labor news in the Minnesota market. He also contributes to an “Ask the Expert” column in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
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Congratulations, Allie Bornstein!

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 9/15/21 11:10 AM

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At SkyWater Search Partners, we’re understandably proud of our team. That pride has grown exponentially over these past eighteen months, as we’ve watched everyone pull together, support each other, and never lose focus on serving our clients. Now, more than ever, we’re reminded that SkyWater is more than a company of executive recruiting experts; we’re people who care deeply about investing in our community.

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Meet Our Marketing Practice Lead, Laura King

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 8/9/21 3:07 PM

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Over the past eighteen months, the competition for marketing talent has continued to tighten throughout the Twin Cities. Here at SkyWater Search Partners, client demand for marketing executives has continued to skyrocket. In response to that need, we are thrilled to welcome one of the Twin Cities’ most well-known and respected experts in marketing recruiting, Laura King, to lead our Marketing practice.

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Why Juneteenth matters

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 6/18/21 9:31 AM

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Tomorrow is June 19th, also known as Juneteenth. Juneteenth is not a new day of recognition but it has become a more mainstream holiday across a growing number of communities in recent years. You may have become aware of this important day in history in recent decades, or in recent years.  This year, 2021, Juneteenth was signed into law as a federal holiday. 

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Should You Reapply To A Company That’s Rejected You?

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 6/16/21 9:45 AM

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It’s one of the great dilemmas of candidates across all industries, especially during a pandemic. You find a great job, you know you’re a perfect fit but your application is greeted by a wall of silence or a standard letter stating “We’re sorry but other applicants more closely matched our requirements.” Perhaps, like many others, this company was forced to eliminate a number of jobs in order to financially keep afloat,  making the competition even more fierce for the remaining jobs. 

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Should I Accept A Counteroffer?

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 6/10/21 10:03 AM

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No. And here is why.

The economy is bouncing back after a crazy year, and the job market shifted overnight. Many talented individuals clung to their jobs for dear life during the pandemic with the strategy to hunker down and make it through the storm. Now, these professionals are ready to move on to greener pastures. Does this sound like you?

After receiving an offer from a new company, keep this in mind:

Recently, we’ve seen a rise in the number of counteroffers offered to candidates as sought-after skills becoming harder to find. As the labor market improves, we expect to see the number and strength of these counteroffers increase.

Should you accept your counteroffer? We believe you should never accept a counteroffer. Here is exactly why.

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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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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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This Valentines Day, Here are 5 Ways to Make Candidates Fall in Love With You

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 2/14/21 8:00 AM

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Recruiting is a lot like dating and, like so many relationships, it’s complicated. In today’s super competitive labor market, every successful hire depends on your ability to find that right person, then woo them, get to know them, turn cartwheels to impress them, and simultaneously pluck up the courage to share the truth about your own shortcomings. And that’s before you try to make it official...

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Recent Additions to SkyWater

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 1/21/21 8:00 AM

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It goes without saying that 2020 was tremendously unique year. Through it all, we've done our best to broadcast the industry trends that we have been able to observe through our access to the job market in the industries we serve. Recently, we shared the single biggest hiring mistake we've seen in 2020, which speaks to a trend we saw of companies freezing their hiring of key leadership roles out of caution. 

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Meet Lauren Swartout and Our Newly Expanded Legal Practice Area

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 1/19/21 9:30 AM

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In the eight years since SkyWater Search Partners first opened our doors, we have partnered with law firms and corporate legal departments to match highly talented attorneys with exceptional career opportunities throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In response to growing client demand, we recently made a strategic decision to expand our legal practice and bring in a leader with the experience and insights to oversee that growth.

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