Blog

reference checks pen coffee

Job Search Tips Who Makes a Good Reference

The Reference Check Process While most job seekers spend a great deal of time refining their resume and cover letter, the task of compiling references is often seen as an afterthought. However, it can create a crunch time when references are requested and all you have is a few names on a post-it note! Have…

Read More
job description on notepad with paper

Reading Between the Lines to Decipher a Job Description

The Job Description and Your Career You are searching for an opportunity when you find a job description that catches your eye. You seem to possess most of the qualifications that the employer is looking for and experience that mirrors the position responsibilities. But how do you know if this is the role that balances…

Read More
ongoarding steps on paper

7 Ways To Improve Employee Onboarding

How You Onboard Employees Can Make a Big Difference Investing the highest levels of time and energy into your newest and most unpredictable resource might not make sense in every context – but virtually always applies with regards to the topic of employee onboarding. According to a Gallup poll, 88% of organizations do not onboard…

Read More
people puzzle

Trends Challenges and Predictions of Workforce 2020

The Workforce 2020: Trends, Challenges & Predictions We’re well into the first quarter of 2020. Change is emerging in the workplace and most of it is welcome and positive! Based on recent reads from Forbes, Glassdoor and Ladders, here are the workplace trends and challenges to look out for this year. THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT Many…

Read More
julie2020 career goals

Career Goals 2020: The Why, What & How

Career Goals 2020: The Why, What & How According to The New York Times, a full-time employee will spend roughly 80,000 hours at work over his/her lifetime. Without intentional action and a purposeful plan, it’s easy to let tens of thousands of hours pass you by before you wonder why you aren’t where you hoped…

Read More
juliebusiness holiday party

Holidays In The Workplace: A Helpful Guide

Holidays In The Workplace: A Helpful Guide It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? A time when offices are often transformed (or at least sprinkled!) with all things winter and fun. An opportunity when many companies roll out giving back initiatives and ways to unite in community good. A time when you wonder…

Read More
group of volunteers

Does Volunteer Work Count on Your Resume?

The only certainty about the world of resume writing is that it is always changing. It’s hard enough to know what goes where the objective used to be and how far back to outline your experience, much less what to do with items such as volunteer work. But the good news is that what used…

Read More
happy couple in car on vacation

Why You Should Take Your Vacation Time

Permission To Pause: Goodbye Guilt About Taking Time Off Just because summer vacations are behind us-  does not mean that the topic of time off is off of the table. If you are one of the United States employees who contributed to the 212 million un-used vacation days in 2017, you may be doing more…

Read More
background checks

Beyond the Basics of a Background Check

Have you ever been so excited about the prospect of a new job (especially one that you really want) that you would do anything the employer asked? While most potential hires encounter prospective employers with good intentions, there are times when what is asked can be a red  flag in the gray area known as…

Read More

If you would like to discuss your hiring project, call Julie at: (650) 218-4141 or fill out the confidential contact form which will go directly to Julie’s inbox.