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Top 3 Reasons to Use an Outside Expert for Your Next Hire

Written on April 27, 2016

Finding and hiring the right person for your next job opening is an expensive, time-consuming and sometimes frustrating endeavor. A poor hiring choice also has costs in lost productivity, poor employee morale, and possibly a negative impact on client solutions – which can mean a hit on your company’s reputation. But why hire a recruiter? […]

 

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Value in the “Permission to Present”

Written on January 24, 2013

For those of you in the Staffing Industry, you know what I’m referring to when it comes to “Permission to Present”.  At Morton Consulting, we define this as clear permission to represent a candidate for a specific position at a specific customer.  We’ve seen “Permission to Present” really take off with our clients, especially in […]

 

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Candidates in Today’s IT Market

Written on June 27, 2012

A few months ago, Richmond, VA was ranked by Dice as the 2nd fastest growing city for technology jobs. It is crazy to think that little ol’ Richmond holds one of the country’s most booming IT industries! However, this should come as no big surprise as the World’s largest IT industry is just two hours […]

 

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The Power of Persistence

Written on May 15, 2012

So, over the weekend, my dog got loose while at my Mom’s on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, this happens fairly often but she’s typically only gone for a few hours until she’s worn herself out. This time, on the other hand, she was gone for two days. TWO DAYS! Persistence brought her back to me. All […]

 

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Research for a Job Interview

Written on May 9, 2012

One of the most important aspects of your job search is research. No, I’m not saying you need to do a 25 page research paper. However, you should thoroughly research the company you’re interviewing with so you’re knowledgeable on the business and their industry.  This will help you respond seamlessly to questions about the company […]

 

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How to Handle a Counter Offer

Written on May 1, 2012

As a candidate, we all know about receiving a job offer. You apply for a job, go through the interview process and hope that in the end, they find you to be the best candidate resulting in an offer. But what about when your current employer provides you with a counter offer? What do you […]

 

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Head Hunter vs. Recruiter

Written on April 24, 2012

In your job search, you may have thought of working with a staffing firm, temp agency or even a head hunter. When someone asks me what I do for a living, I explain and then often get the response, “Oh, so you’re a head hunter.” Well, no, actually I’m not. When polling around our office, […]

 

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Being Accessible to Recruiters

Written on April 17, 2012

Candidate accessibility is one of the biggest factors of how recruiters choose who they work with. If a recruiter has 10 Business Analyst’s in their pipeline but only four of them call/email consistently, those candidates will be the first people they reach out to when a new position is released. In order to keep yourself […]

 

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Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Formatting

Written on April 10, 2012

In last week’s post I mentioned how important resume formatting is in your job search. But, fewer than 100 words on the topic doesn’t even come close to being able to fully elaborate on what to do and what not to do. Follow these simple tips to getting your resume to the top of the […]

 

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Recruiter Pet Peeves

Written on April 4, 2012

Having been a recruiter for almost 2 years now, I have developed a laundry list of pet peeves while working with candidates. Some of the most important things I think candidates should keep in mind while working with a recruiter and/or pursuing new employment are: Resume formatting – No templates! Nothing irritates me more than […]

 

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