Posted

losing a job offer

Losing a Job Offer in Ten Easy Steps from Smith Hanley Associates  Losing a Job Offer in Ten Easy Steps from SmithHanley Associates, LLC You got the job offer!  Congratulations! Remember, between the job offer and the start date there are still ways you could lose it. Be careful, prepared and professional.  Here are 10… Read more »

Posted

hiring millennials

The opportunity to learn and grow and the opportunity for advancement are the two areas that most differentiate hiring millennials from hiring baby boomers or gen xers. Surprised? Millennials care far less for ping-pong tables and after work socials than has been represented in the media. Worried about how you are going to fill all… Read more »

Posted

end your job interview

No, I don’t have any further questions. I really need this job. I’d love to work for your company; when can I start? No, I don’t have anything else I’d like to add. Let me know if I get the job. I know I don’t have much experience, but…What do all of these statements have… Read more »

Posted

Labor Day

Labor Day this year is a significant economic signpost. Every year it has been a traditional divider between summer vacations and everyone back at school and back to work. 2021 is even more significant as it marks the expiration of pandemic unemployment payments. The eviction moratorium got extended, maybe?,  to October 3, 2021 but suffice… Read more »

Posted

pandemic lay-off

There were 20.6 million jobs lost as a direct result of the pandemic. In a LinkedIn survey 84% of respondents who became unemployed from March to October 2020 believe there is a stigma associated with being out of work due to a pandemic lay-off. Two-thirds of those respondents assume the stigma will affect their ability… Read more »

Posted

Actuary or Data Scientist

   Actuary or Data Scientist:  Which Career Should I Choose? {Infographic} Professionals with degrees in statistics and analytics fields often wonder whether they should pursue careers in actuarial sciences or data science. Both paths are rewarding, but there are some differences to consider as you make career choices. The Pros of Actuarial Science Careers Actuaries… Read more »

Posted

job interview chit-chat

Chemistry is established from first impressions and from those idle moments during job interview chit-chat. Building rapport in ways other than the “right” answer to their interview questions is critical in getting the job. If you assume anyone a company interviews for a position has the right qualifications on paper, then the person who gets… Read more »

Posted

artificial intelligence fear

Artificial Intelligence fear is felt by 93% of automation technologists according to a survey by semrush.com. They feel unprepared for the challenges of smart machine technology because their staff don’t have the right skills (56% of companies), they fear the unknown and perhaps unknowable (42%) and a concern about where do we start? (26%) At… Read more »

Posted

thank you note

Argh!  I have to write an interview thank you note? You’ve just spent all day interviewing. You want to kick back and review your day from the couch. Okay, you can have one drink and a two hour break but then write your thank you notes. Why? 22% of employers are less likely to hire… Read more »

Posted

neuromarketing research

Traditional market research tries to understand a consumer’s decision-making process from a conscious viewpoint, while neuromarketing research aims to understand customer behavior through physiological responses. Sometimes consumer’s may hold one view consciously while subconsciously believing something else. This is known as cognitive dissonance. Customer surveys and focus groups might not reveal this dichotomy. “Neuromarketing research… Read more »