The SkyWater Team Tackles Highway Cleanup

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 7/18/19 9:12 AM

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Each year we carve some time out of our busy schedules to take care of a stretch of highway in our community that we have adopted through the MN Department of Transportation's Adopt a Highway program. If you've been looking for ways your company can make a contribution to a cleaner environment, this is a great program to look into. 

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Why You Should Never Accept A Counter-Offer

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 7/17/19 9:20 AM

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In recent months we’ve seen a rise in the number of counter-offers 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 counter-offers increase.

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2019 MN Job Market Trends

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 7/3/19 1:35 PM

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A New Whitepaper from SkyWater Search Partners:

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The Whole Truth? Identifying Resume Lies

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 6/19/19 10:08 AM

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Man writing curriculum vitae at his desk

According to recent research, around 60% of hiring managers have caught applicants lying on their resumes. During the recession, numbers rose as competition became for jobs became so fierce yet it still continues today. The impact of hiring a candidate who has deliberately misled the hiring manager on their resume can be destructive.

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When Leaders Make Mistakes….

Posted by Paul Beard on 6/17/19 3:09 PM

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Everyone, no matter who they are, from the office rookie right up to the President of an organization, makes mistakes at work. When you are a manager or a leader of a team, however, those mistakes are magnified. As a leader, whatever the reason for your error, it is vital that you are accountable and own up to your error.

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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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