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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Play It Cool: 5 Post-Interview Tips While You’re Waiting For THAT Decision

Posted by Paul Beard on 4/17/19 11:38 AM

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Emerging from a job interview that went really well is a great feeling. You answered all the questions just as you wanted, put some relevant ones of your own forward and the hiring manager was hinting at a job offer. After a few days without a phone call or e-mail from the employer you naturally begin to get anxious. As a few more days pass by, doubts and frustration begin to creep in.

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Undervalued & Underpaid? 7 Essential Steps To Asking For A Raise

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 4/11/19 1:34 PM

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How long has it been since you last had a raise at work? We know from experience that companies are slow to increase remuneration levels, even with the increased signs of life in the employment market. If you feel undervalued, underpaid and long overdue a raise, don’t rush in all guns blazing. Take a deep breath and consider our advice below:

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Our 2019 April Fools Day

Posted by Lindsay Dubbeldee on 4/2/19 2:13 PM

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At SkyWater Search Partners, we never miss a chance to have a little fun. We had a whole day of tax prep planned for April 1st, but then the unthinkable happened! Aliens took over the SkyWater Twitter account totally throwing off our day.

Here's what we think happened:

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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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10 Example Interview Questions To Test Communication Skills

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 3/13/19 9:08 AM

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In your organization, communication skills are important. You expect employees to work as a team, help customers, and, as an expert in their discipline, you expect them to make important recommendations to help you drive the business.

These are a few of our favorite interview questions that help test candidates communication skills during the interview process.

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Soft Skills To Look For During The Hiring Process

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 3/11/19 9:09 AM

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As employers seek to improve the culture fit and success of their new hires, we are seeing a shift away from an emphasis on hard skills in favor of a closer focus on soft skills.

Hard skills are the technical, specific abilities which can be taught. Soft skills, on the other hand, are generally more subjective and elusive, referring to personal and interpersonal qualities and characteristics. The advantage with soft skills is that they give employers a deeper insight into their potential hire.

Below you will find some of the most important soft skills to consider when recruiting for your next vacancy:

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International Woman's Day - March 8, 2019 - #BalanceforBetter

Posted by SkyWater Search Partners Marketing Team on 3/8/19 1:52 PM

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Today's post is short and sweet, and very much in celebration of International Woman's Day 2019.

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5 Tips For Your Interview Follow-Up

Posted by Paul Beard on 3/4/19 11:00 AM

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You've just had a great interview. You know that you are a perfect match for the role you've just interviewed for, but that doesn’t mean that you can afford to take your interview for granted. The follow-up remains one of the most important things you can do after an interview to increase your chances of securing a second meeting (or a job offer). Not sure exactly the best strategy for your interview follow-up? We're here to help. We've helped thousands of candidates like you secure their dream jobs, and we've also seen our fair share of classic mistakes in the job market. Here are five tips to help you when following up after your job interview.

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Write The Perfect Interview Thank You Email

Posted by Paul Beard on 3/1/19 11:38 AM

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Preparing for a great job interview is a job in itself. You’ve done your homework on the company, perfected your resume, answered every question will clarity and confidence. By the time it’s over, you may be tempted to breathe a sigh of relief and think that the ball is now in their court. Well, it’s not. Not quite. Your interviewers invested their time and energy to meet with you. You not only owe them a thank you; you have one more opportunity to remind them of your qualifications for the job.

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