Kurt Rakos

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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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So You Want To Be A Sales Engineer When You Grow Up?

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 4/25/19 12:16 PM

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At SkyWater Search, we specialize in a number of disciplines and are often asked for advice on how to secure a job in a specific sector. Here, we explain what it takes to succeed in the role of sales engineer.

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The Earth Day Workplace Challenge!

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 4/22/19 10:28 AM

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8 Easy, High Impact Ways You Can Change the World, Starting Today 

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7 Rules For Your Post Interview Thank You Letter

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 3/19/19 3:03 PM

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As a candidate, it’s essential to pull out all of the stops to enhance your chances in a job interview, especially where a vacancy is hotly contested.

Sending a post-interview thank you note is your final opportunity to remind the employer why you are the ideal candidate for the role by demonstrating where your skills and background are an ideal fit for their vacancy. If you’re guilty of sending a standard ‘thank you’ note – or not sending one at all – try the following after your next interview:

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The Real Reason You Didn’t Get that Job

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 11/1/18 2:04 AM

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6 Little Ways Your Attitude is Undermining Your Job Interviews

You’re the perfect candidate for this job.

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What Kind of Boss Are You?

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 9/11/18 3:56 AM

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6 Questions to Identify Your Leadership Style

When you’re hiring, you invest all kinds of energy in determining exactly what kind of candidate will make the best hire. How much experience is required?  How important is education? But let’s be honest, those are the easy questions. Defining the skill set and work style of the perfect hire can be very challenging.

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(Work)Space: The Final Frontier of Hiring

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 4/10/18 1:53 PM

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Does your Office Design attract top candidates (or repel them)?

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4th Annual “Walk a Mile for a Smile"

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 4/17/17 3:20 PM

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We are kicking off our 4th Annual “Walk a Mile for a Smile”  in an effort to raise awareness and donate to  Smile Network International.

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Six Interview Alarm Bells that Say You DON’T Want The Job

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 2/23/16 2:13 PM

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Preparing for a job interview can be daunting.  If you want to impress that prospective employer, you’ve got some homework to do: fully research the company, prepare strong answers to anticipated questions, even choose the right clothes.  But in all of your eagerness to impress your interviewer, don’t lose sight of the fact that you’re on another important mission during that interview:  assessing how they impress you.

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Reducing Employee Turnover Is The Key To Your Hiring Success

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 8/20/15 1:41 PM

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Two of Minnesota’s cities were named by ZipRecruiter as top ten job markets at the beginning of 2015, namely Rochester (4th) and Minneapolis (10th). Out of the big cities (population in excess of one million), Minneapolis was ranked top, ahead of Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and Columbus.

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