• How To Deal With Excruciating Silence On Job Interviews

    "That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the ____ up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."  Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction. Awkward silences can be challenging but there are ways to turn them into your advantage and successfully doing so may just indicate you've found your next employer. When in an interview if you can see the interviewer is making notes then sit confidently in your chair and wait for the interviewer to stop writing.  Asking questions about the company or the interviewer them self is also a good way to bridge the silence.   Doing your research about the company and when possible the people you are meeting will always provide excellent filler material to talk about.  Measure the speed of your speech and don't rush your answers.  Take your time and speak with confidence.  NEVER fidget or make small talk that will come off as rambling. Embrace the silence as another challenge and you will come out better for it.

  • Why Rich Millennials Aren't Investing

    Pathways Personnel primary focus maybe finding you temporary or direct hire employment opportunities but we are also concerned about you as a person.   Shying away from sound long term investments will only hurt your retirement planning.  Seek guidance from a professional money manager whose strategy aligns with your goals.  None of us want to work forever and all of us want to enjoy our retirement years.  Proper money management is the key to both.

  • Why Rich Millennials Aren't Investing

    Employee retention/turnover leads the way again. In the age of LinkedIn, social media and the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 this is a never ending battle. Employers are continually coming up with unique perks to entice potential employees but much like buying technology these new perks quickly become out of date and yesterdays news. Something like a dog chasing their tail. It is a what have you done for me lately mentality that exists today. Employers need to find top quality candidates who are more concerned with building and developing with the same organization over the long haul. Some might say these candidates are purple unicorns and these days those people are probably right.

  • US jobs report ‘tepid,’ but temp penetration rate holds at record high

    Pathways Personnel doesn't see this as bad news at all.  It indicates a still strong job market especially for candidates that have strong resumes with stable employment.  It makes sense that job growth would decrease somewhat with the unemployment rate being at historical lows.

  • Indeed reports 61% of employers to hire more people in 2018 than they did this year

    This is very good news for candidates in 2018 once again.  The hiring economy continues to be a candidate driven market.    In these times it is more valuable than ever to enlist the assistance of an experienced professional Recruiter who can help you navigate these waters.   Employers will try to entice candidates with all types of creative compensation packages and job perks to set their company apart from the other competitors for your services.  It is essential to have an unbiased source to help highlight what parts of the offer will be most beneficial in the short and long term to your career and personal well being.  A good Recruiter can bring to light certain aspects of an offer that a Candidate might otherwise miss due to being focused on other areas of an offer they perceive would be most desirable to themselves.  I would equate this to reading your own term paper.  You need an outside eye to catch things you might miss because you've read and reread it so many times.   Recruiters are a resource you should take full advantage of when conducting a comprehensive job search.

  • How To Nail Your Skype Interview

    I actually had a client say they were passing on a candidate after a Skype interview because they said the person looked like they just rolled out of bed.  When I spoke to the candidate they said they over slept and didn't think it would be a big deal.  Seriously? Candidates today need to understand the company they interviewing with and not every company likes to see their employees coming to work in shorts and t-shirts.   Whether it is 1987 or 2017 professionalism never goes out of style.

  • Recruitment and Hiring in 2017: MRINetwork Study

    There is no doubt this is a Candidate driven market.  When employers say the top factors of not hiring is the lack of qualified candidates that means it is a Candidate driven market.   It is not for me to decide whether it's better or worse but there is definitely a different work ethic in today's labor market. Pathways Personnel is very busy in the legal branch of our business and the need for Executive and Administrative Assistants has never been higher.

  • How to Help an Employee Who Rubs People the Wrong Way

    This is a critical problem since just because an employee rubs people the wrong way doesn't mean they aren't an important part of the your team and the company's success.

  • 7 Interview Questions That Cut to the Heart and Reveal Someone's True Emotional Intelligence

    This has never been more important than right now.

  • What top employers look for in new college grads

    This just goes to show that they intangible qualities are just as important as the tangible! A candidate with average grades but who is down to earth, eager to learn and can learn from their mistakes is as good a candidate as you will find. In this day and age of entitlement those who don't mind working hard to prove themselves will go a long way.