At SkyWater Search Partners, we believe that vibrant communities are built through strong community partnerships. One way we live by that value is through our Employee of the Quarter Award. Each quarter, we honor a top-performing team member with the gift of a substantial financial donation, in their name, to a nonprofit organization that is important to them.
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:
The interviewer asks, point blank, “What is your salary requirement?” And there you are, trying to present yourself as forthright, easy to work with, and clear about what you need. It’s a tricky business, refusing to answer without looking rude, unprepared, or both. With thoughtful preparation, a little online homework, and careful scripting, you can navigate your way through these discussions masterfully.
Juneteenth is a newer national holiday, and as such, many of us have the day off work. Do take a minute to think about why this day has become a national holiday. Think about your workplace and how you and your colleagues can be inclusive an welcoming to coworkers with different backgrounds and life experiences from your own.
Happy Father's Day!
Being a parent stretches us all to find talents we never knew we had. These are valuable skills that are often overlooked and underappreciated. We polled the SkyWater dads to see what job titles and skills need to be added to their credentials on this very special fathers Day.
Here's what they had to share...
2023 is set to see an increase in employee turnover with at least three-quarters of the American workforce actively pursuing alternative employment. It’s a trend that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, but as a candidate, how do you know when it’s time for a change?
These are some of the reasons we hear most frequently at SkyWater in no particular order (and it’s not all about the money):
At SkyWater Search we know from our experience of talking to candidates on a daily basis that a growing number of disgruntled employees are desperate to quit their current job before securing their next career move. If you are intent on resigning without a formal job offer from a new employer, take our advice and read this article.
In a recent blog titled "Before you quit your job, read this!" we gave some advice on how to get your ducks in a row before leaving your current role, to set yourself up for success during the upcoming time of change. If you have now secured your next career move, it’s time to hand in your notice.
The way most people quit their job ranges from a spontaneous walk-out to agonizing over how to explain their decision to leave to their boss and colleagues. Some professionals become so anxious about quitting they decide not to accept an alternative job offer.
This Monday, many of us will participate in Memorial Day rituals that date back to the civil war. American flags will decorate our veterans’ graves. Families will lay wreaths and flowers at the headstones of loved ones. Names will be read. And Taps - the civil war bugle call that the Union army once used to signal the end of the day for their troops - will play. Especially now, I find it deeply reassuring to know that, on this one day each year, the same, simple sounds will echo through our communities and across our entire country, from the tiniest rural graveyards to our most grand and sprawling national cemeteries.