ARTICLES, BLOGS & VIDEOS

The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted October 16, 2017 by

Work etiquette for entry-level employees

 

In my recruiting days, I counseled many college students on the transition from being a student to being a professional. Even if you’ve been employed since graduation, there is plenty to learn about behaving professionally. Work etiquette matters if you want to earn respect of your superiors and colleagues. I spoke with Vicky Oliver, author of “301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette Questions” and other bestselling career books. She has some top-notch advice for entry-level employees who work in an office environment.

College makes you feel like you’re in a bubble, and then you leave college and realize you will be judged on your business etiquette.

Listen to our conversation by clicking on the video below, or read the major takeaway pieces of advice she has for entry-level employees in the blog post below.

(more…)

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Make These 5 Common Career Mistakes and You Get the Pink Slip

Junior worker getting fired by senior manager, pointing his hand and finger

Junior worker getting fired by senior manager, pointing his hand and finger. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You graduate out of a good university and give multiple rounds of interviews to finally land your dream job, but did you know you may be given the pink slip even for seemingly trivial mistakes such as turning up late or being too open on Facebook?

Avoid these five commonly made mistakes if you want to retain your job. (more…)

Posted February 07, 2012 by

Dating Website Helps Managers Sleep With Potential Hires

I founded this business 21 years ago and really thought that I had seen just about everything in the employment world but then a press release crossed my desk today that made my jaw drop. Incredibly, SeekingArrangement.com bills itself as a dating website for Sugar Daddy’s (typically male managers) and Sugar Babies (typically female job seekers). Not sleazy enough for you? These, ahem, matchmakers are now trying to leverage the recent revelations that President John Kennedy apparently had an 18 month affair with a 19 year White House intern.

Which sleaze to tackle first? Well, let’s start with the JFK story. According to her recently published memoir, Mimi Alford had an 18 month affair with President John F. Kennedy when she was a 19 years old virgin, while she was working as a White House intern. Though this revelation may come as a shock to those who thought the White House would be resilient to such clichés, it actually marks the beginning of an upward trend in American society. Today, such workplace affairs between a much more powerful Sugar Daddy, and a much younger Sugar Baby is, unfortunately, already well entrenched in the American popular culture. (more…)