Perfect Your Headshot

Posted by McKaela Baldus on 11/23/20 2:35 PM

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A headshot says a lot about how polished you are both on and off the camera. If you've taken the time to perfect the headshot you select for your LinkedIn profile,  you'll also give employers a good impression about your drive to do quality work.

Today we'll hear from Jonathan Conklin, the professional photographer who we partner with for our recruiter headshots here at SkyWater. We would love for Jonathan to share his knowledge about how to perfect your headshot, and command the attention you deserve from employers in your field.

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The Single Best Time to Start Looking for a New Job

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 10/1/20 7:57 AM

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Let me start with an understatement: a lot has changed in the employment industry during 2020. While the Twin Cities hasn’t suffered the same unemployment rates as much of the country, we’ve certainly followed the trend of COVID’s impact on our economy. As a result, we’ve gone from a candidate shortage so dire that many local employers were facing serious risks of failing to meet plan simply because they couldn’t get enough people on board to do the work – to something of a surge in available talent.

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Pick One Goal, and Work It

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 9/3/20 9:48 AM

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Trying to be all things to all employers just doesn't work any more, if it ever did. The candidate whose resume says "Project Manager" AND "Engineer" must decide which she is. Otherwise, she comes across to potential employers as confused, unfocused and possibly desperate.

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What to Do If You Lose Your Job Because of COVID-19

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 8/13/20 12:49 PM

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Job loss at any time is stressful and disorienting. In the middle of a global pandemic, it seems almost surreal. Yet, all across America this is the reality of COVID-19. Here, in Minnesota, more than 450,000 people have seen their jobs taken away, pared down, or temporarily suspended.

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Preparing For Your Interview: 5 Tips You Can’t Afford To Miss

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 7/22/20 2:10 PM

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Perhaps you're thinking it's about time to review your career path options and explore the opportunities available out there. You might be asking yourself what your long-term career goals are and which employers will match those aspirations to support your career development.

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Why Partner With An Executive Recruiter?

Posted by McKaela Baldus on 7/13/20 10:15 AM

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The answer is in the consultative approach.

Have you ever wondered what an executive recruiting firm is for, or why a company would choose to engage with an external firm to conduct their search? Growing numbers of organizations are turning to executive recruiters to help them source the best available talent rather than advertise their vacancy on job boards. It's true that working with a specialist recruiter can help you gain access to that hidden candidates (meaning, gainfully employed people who may be open to a change, but haven't started looking yet) and save you a LOT of time (most clients say their recruiter saved them several weeks of time in sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates for important roles).

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Working from Home Under Quarantine, New Twists on 7 Telecommuting Tips

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 3/30/20 2:00 PM

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Whether you’re an experienced telecommuter, or this is the first time you’ve ever set up a virtual work station, the truth is: nobody has worked from home like this before.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been tapping into our favorite resources, gathering up some of the best tips we can find on how to survive – and thrive – during quarantine-forced telecommuting. We’ve found a lot of solid advice out there from very seasoned, highly successful professionals who have been doing this for years. These are people who know all the tricks for staying productive, engaged, and happy as full-time telecommuters.

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Delete these 7 Things from Your Resume Now!

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 2/17/20 2:06 PM

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Is your resume up-to-date? You may think it is if you’ve been diligently adding every new role and accomplishment as you’ve been racking them up over the year.

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7 Power Questions to Ask During A Job Interview

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 2/10/20 12:10 AM

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Make a Positive, Lasting Impression at Your Next Job Interview

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7 Ways To Cure The January Job Search Blues

Posted by Tim Snell on 1/14/20 4:46 PM

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January traditionally sees a surge in job seekers entering the market which can make it harder to secure an interview or receive a response from the employer. If you’re looking for a new job this month, here are five essential tips to help you stay motivated:

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