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22 11, 2017

Nail That Phone interview… With These 3 Simple Steps!

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:30+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Interviews|

Time is precious. Hiring managers and HR screeners are stretched and stressed. They need to hire but have no time or too many open requirements to fill. As a result, it is now very common to have your first interview on the phone. Sometimes companies will even elect to have two more interviews by phone [...]

25 07, 2017

Employers: Time for a New Approach to Hiring?

By | 2018-03-29T16:22:08+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Career Articles|

According to Torsten Slok, Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank, it’s never taken this long to find a worker in America. At 31 days average time to fill, jobs now remain open longer than any time in the past. The National Federation of Independent Business’ published a report this month indicating that 85% of companies that [...]

13 06, 2017

Engineering Jobs are Coming Back…Will They Stay?

By | 2018-03-29T16:26:22+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Engineering|

Kane Partners is a Philadelphia based technical recruitment firm with clients across the United States. Assignments coming in for our engineering practice have picked up significantly since the new year and seem to be building momentum, even as we enter the normally slower summer months. It is too early to tell for sure the reason [...]

30 05, 2017

Job Hunting This Summer?

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:35+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Recruiting Process|

If you find yourself among the millions of American’s seeking new employment opportunities this summer, we have one word for you: PATIENCE! Perhaps more than the financial markets, the job markets do best when visibility is high. The job market loves macro-issue-blue skies. Conversely, clouds of uncertainty regarding future interests rates, political turmoil, international trade [...]

14 02, 2017

Your Social Media Footprint and the Successful Job Change

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Social Media|

With all the social media tools available today, people have never been more empowered to make their voices heard.  Something important just happened? Share it on Facebook!  Have a novel thought or clever insight? Tweet it!  And why not? You can start people talking or kick start a trend. You can meet new people and [...]

17 01, 2017

First Career Moves…

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Career Articles|

Last fall we talked about the 3 Signs It’s Time To Look For A New Job. Those three indicators relate to a lack of learning/growth opportunities and changing culture/relationships with a bias toward increasing toxicity. They apply to persons in any stage of their career. However, for persons in the early career stages, other rationale comes [...]

5 01, 2017

Employers: What’s Up With Those Ad Responses?

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Recruiting Process|

Technology changes, and with it, candidate behaviors. For years, advertising was a reliable means to garner resumes, some of which might actually approach the job description. If one had patience and a willingness to run an ad enough times, there was a reasonable expectation of eventually finding an acceptable candidate. Unfortunately, with the exception of [...]

15 12, 2016

Resigning? 3 Simple Things to Keep it as Painless as Possible…

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:39+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Jobs|

Now that you’ve secured that new career opportunity, all that remains is to notify your current employer. Simple. Well, like most things, if done right, it is simple. However if done poorly, it can make the process painful, potentially damaging your reputation and the memory of all the good work you’ve done in the past. [...]

30 11, 2016

3 Common Interview Mistakes

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:39+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Interviews|

With 30 years’ experience performing post mortems on candidacies of well qualified applicants who should have prevailed in the interview process but failed instead, I have seen a full spectrum of mistakes. Here are three of the most common. 1 - Poor Preparation Human Resource professionals and hiring managers are continually amazed by the lack [...]