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A 2014 CareerBuilder study found that 43% of employers won’t consider a candidate who’s had short tenures with several employers. Why? 74% of those candidates won’t stay with a firm longer than two years. But a firm policy of ruling out all job hoppers isn’t keeping pace with the times. The American workforce was 36%… Read more »

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Accepted a new job? Check. Ready to relocate? Check. Transition plan in place? Ummmm…What transition plan? How well you handle the exit from your current company is a measure of your level of professionalism. Word of an effective transition could even reach your new company. Word of a bad exit definitely will. Take the high… Read more »

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You should be celebrating once-in-a-century Pi day! 3/14/15 9:26:53 or 3.141592653 are the first ten digits of Pi. Events are being held across the country in celebration of Pi. Visit piday.org or raspberrypi.org for more information how you can participate. The Greek letter Pi is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a… Read more »

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Lee Miller, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, says, “Rather than dread this question, a well-prepared candidate should welcome this inquiry. Properly answered, this question puts the candidate in the driver’s seat. It gives her an opportunity to sell herself. It allows her to set the tone and direction for the rest of the interview.” Do’s… Read more »

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With the relentless snow and ice storms hitting huge swaths of the country this winter, it pays to be prepared if you need to cancel your interview. Here is a checklist to follow for weather or other emergencies that may come up when conducting a job hunt: 1. When working through a recruiter, have their… Read more »

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talent shortage

    An Indeed study found that 33% of the job vacancies in the U.S. remain open for more than three months.  The cost of these unfilled jobs is estimated at $160 billion a year.  What can you do to avoid this cost and attract the best people through your hiring processes?      … Read more »

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Smith Hanley Associates Consumer and Commercial Credit Executive Recruiter, Paul Chatlos, discusses the 2014 trends that are going to carryover into 2015. Model risk/validation experience is where the new jobs were created in the consumer credit industry for 2014. Candidates with economic capital modeling experience including CCAR, DFAST, PPNR, even BASEL II/III saw multiple opportunities… Read more »

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Smith Hanley Associates Information Technology Practice Lead, Ann Gambardella, discusses the trends expected in her recruiting area for 2015. Ann’s work in information technology complements the placements being made by the analytic recruiters at Smith Hanley. And, as the analytic recruiters discussed a few weeks ago in this blog, the growth in available streaming of… Read more »

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Deb Ryan, Executive Recruiter, in Direct and Digital Marketing at Smith Hanley Associates talks about some of the latest trends in her specialty recruiting niche. The hottest two words in direct and digital marketing: mobile marketing. Mobile payments are on the verge of exploding. If you are actively managing your career, try to get experience… Read more »

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We are often asked the pros and cons of working on the vendor side versus the client side. While the client side may offer a more satisfying work/life balance, the vendor side can be far more financially rewarding, if you have a gift for business development.  Here are our thoughts on the current salary ranges… Read more »