How Do You Stay Motivated While Looking for Employment?

June 5, 2014

Job Markets are Looking Up Around May 16, a report revealed California’s unemployment rate had fallen to levels not seen since the stock market crash of 2008. It currently sits around 7.8 percent and California’s job creation record is second-highest in the nation. In fact, it was announced during this same period that unemployment rates fell in 43 states. These numbers may not mean much to those of us searching for our next opportunity, but we still can... Read More →

Advice From Our Staffing Professionals: Using STAR to Raise Your Value to a Hiring Manager

May 15, 2014

Many of us are nervous about an interview. We need to worry about dressing appropriately, arriving a little early, researching the company and its competitors, and learning as much as we can about their products or services. But wait… there’s more. You are also attempting to leave a great impression of your skills and attributes. So how can you be even more prepared? As a recruiter, I have always given my candidates the same advice regarding the STAR process,... Read More →

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Handling the Process Professionally

April 3, 2014

How do You Learn Your Worth and Explain it Effectively So many of us have been seated across the hiring manager or manager eagerly anticipating their offer for the role. We may be hesitant to bring up our true market value, be wary of lowballing ourselves, or have other fears arise. This occurs on a regular basis for candidates as they are stepping closer to landing the role and those looking for a raise. There have been many books and articles written on negotiating... Read More →

The Reputation of Recruiters; How can we as an industry improve the image that recruiters are only in it for the money

March 3, 2014

Axiom recruiters care about our candidates I attended a conference the last week of February and was discussing with an attendee what makes our staffing company different from the all the rest. I explained how the consultants and candidates we work with mean more to us than a commission. We rely on cultivating a strong working relationship, especially with the consultants, so that we continue to provide strong, talented individuals to hiring managers. She went... Read More →

And Then There Was One… Succession Planning

February 19, 2014

Having a succession plan for talent is one thing. Having a succession plan for the information your workers possess is another. As you know, the industry term for this knowledge is referred to as institutional knowledge. It is recognized that this knowledge needs to be retained in many industry sectors, but as an IT recruiter, I am mainly interested in its effect on the computer technology industry. I recently read Andrew M. Peña’s article “When Knowledge... Read More →

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