Employers: Follow These 2 Rules To Pick The Best Time To Schedule Job Interviews

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 3/10/21 8:45 AM

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Try to schedule job interviews on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, between the hours of 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Our recommendations for choosing the best time to schedule an interview are both based on our own observations and on solid research. In fact we've written on this topic before in our article "Is There Really A Best Time To Schedule An Interview?".

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This Valentines Day, Here are 5 Ways to Make Candidates Fall in Love With You

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 2/14/21 8:00 AM

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Recruiting is a lot like dating and, like so many relationships, it’s complicated. In today’s super competitive labor market, every successful hire depends on your ability to find that right person, then woo them, get to know them, turn cartwheels to impress them, and simultaneously pluck up the courage to share the truth about your own shortcomings. And that’s before you try to make it official...

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Recent Additions to SkyWater

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 1/21/21 8:00 AM

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It goes without saying that 2020 was tremendously unique year. Through it all, we've done our best to broadcast the industry trends that we have been able to observe through our access to the job market in the industries we serve. Recently, we shared the single biggest hiring mistake we've seen in 2020, which speaks to a trend we saw of companies freezing their hiring of key leadership roles out of caution. 

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Meet Lauren Swartout and Our Newly Expanded Legal Practice Area

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 1/19/21 9:30 AM

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In the eight years since SkyWater Search Partners first opened our doors, we have partnered with law firms and corporate legal departments to match highly talented attorneys with exceptional career opportunities throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In response to growing client demand, we recently made a strategic decision to expand our legal practice and bring in a leader with the experience and insights to oversee that growth.

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Stuck in a Joyless Job?

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 12/9/20 8:15 AM

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“Don’t quit your job until you’ve lined up a new one.”

How many times have you heard that little chestnut? (In full disclosure, it’s advice I routinely dispense, myself.) But like all good rules, this one has some important exceptions. When you’re trapped in a toxic job, the path to “something better” can be a steep, rocky, exhausting – and increasingly treacherous – climb.

If you’re stuck there now, you simply may not have the luxury, mental energy, or emotional wherewithal to launch a winning job search. More importantly, though is this little fact that’s too often overlooked in the heat of the moment: you might not be in the best head space to really know what your next job should be. Figuring th

at out requires time, introspection, and ideally, a little healthy distance.

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What To Do When a Job Candidate Gets Cold Feet

Posted by Alex Bowes on 8/27/20 9:00 AM

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3 Steps (and a Free Template You Can Use) to Save a Great Candidate

Have you ever been waist-deep in the hiring process with your dream hire, only to have them second guess the opportunity and decide to stay where they are?

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Is Your Job Description Too Detailed?

Posted by McKaela Baldus on 8/3/20 9:30 AM

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You could be missing out on receiving exceptional applicants.

We see this often: You've posted an open position at your organization, but you feel as if you haven't been attracting the right candidates to apply. Maybe you've posted the position on sites that don't get the right kind of traffic. Maybe you're having trouble attracting traffic to your own company career page. Have you taken a second look at the job description itself?

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Making The Most Of Your Recruiter – Advice For Hiring Managers

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 3/18/20 12:31 PM

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Working with a recruiter to fill your company’s key roles and source the best available talent is a benefit that many employers recognize in today’s competitive employment market. How can hiring managers ensure they fully benefit from working with a search company?

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Good Recruiters Vs. Great Recruiters - What’s The Difference?

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 3/5/20 9:15 AM

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Companies often turn to recruiters when looking to find the top talent in their market. However, choosing which recruiter to work with can often prove to be a challenge. There are undoubtedly a wide choice of good recruiters, but today’s employers have high expectations. How exactly can an under pressure hiring manager differentiate between ‘good’ and ‘great’?

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Meet McKaela Baldus & Our Newly Expanded Marketing Practice Area

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 3/2/20 9:15 AM

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Since we first opened our doors in 2013, SkyWater Search Partners has been matching marketing professionals with their dream jobs throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In that time, client demand for marketing recruiting has grown steadily. To continue meeting our clients’ needs in this dynamic segment, we recently made the decision to strategically grow our marketing practice – and launch our own talent search for the right person to oversee that expansion.

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