Entries by Courtney Strauss

Major Recruiting Challenges Business Leaders are Facing Today

Hiring today is quite different than it was a few years ago, and this isn’t just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it may seem relatively easy on the surface, hiring the right employees can be overwhelming and taxing on many different levels, regardless of the size of an organization. Human resources departments today face […]

Developing an Elevator Pitch

Have you ever been in a situation where you had the opportunity to talk with a highly important person? Let’s say for example they’re employed in a company that you really want to work for, and one of the first things they say is tell me about yourself. Would you know how to respond? You […]

What makes a great recruiter?

Looking for a job and want to work with a recruiter? not all recruiters are alike, here are some qualities you should look for in a recruiter who will be helping you with your career. Great recruiters all have an innate ability to ask very detailed questions,. When assessing talent, it is vital to be […]

How to answer what is your greatest weakness?

When an interviewer asks “What is your greatest weakness”, they want to find out: Whether you have a healthy level of self-awareness Whether you can be open and honest, particularly about shortcomings Whether you pursue self-improvement and growth opportunities to combat these issues, as opposed to letting these weaknesses hold you back Ultimately, you’ll want […]

Working from home? cultivate some good habits.

Maintain a live schedule. Since you’re not seeing your colleagues every day, it’s hard to stay updated on their whereabouts and the goings-on of the company. Employees working from home need to make it a point to have an active schedule. By keeping constant updates and reminders, it is easy to stay abreast of what the […]

Starting a new job? hit the ground running.

Start early each day. Getting to work early gives employees time to get settled, review what needs to be done for the day and organize their schedule. Don’t act like you know everything. Just because things were done one way at your old job doesn’t mean that’s how your new employer wants it done. Before […]

Help your career during this quarantine

Brush up on your soft skills Emotional intelligence is rooted in them, business leaders swear by them, and they remain in high demand. I’m speaking of soft skills, those frequently misunderstood and undervalued skills that power career success. Earlier this year, LinkedIn released its annual Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which explores the four big trends fueling the future of […]