Blair Fleming

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5 Things to Know Before Graduating

Posted by Blair Fleming on Apr 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As a blissfully ignorant recent grad I thought my new “College Graduate” status qualified me for any job I wanted.  What made things worse is that I honestly expected to be handed a job when I graduated, so instead of working towards a job, I simply expected to graduate and then miraculously land a job without any effort. Wrong!


Top 10 Things to Look For In an External Agency

Posted by Blair Fleming on Mar 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The US economy is projected to increase by 3% this year.  This projection is sure to spark a renewed need for top talent in the coming days, weeks, and months.  While some companies will rely on attracting qualified applicants by the ‘post and pray’ method, others will support internal recruitment teams and leverage referral and incentive based programs.  Although these avenues to “candidate entry” are viable ways for companies to recruit, they can also be tedious, expensive and time consuming.



Posted by Blair Fleming on Jan 30, 2015 1:30:00 PM

This Sunday we join with our friends and families alike to watch the two best teams from each division duke it out…amongst the lights and expectations of viewers…to take home Footballs top prize.  While the spirit of the Big Game is rooted in sportsmanship, athleticism and good hearted competition, we all know (not so secretly) that both teams wish to annihilate their competition.  It is this fact, along with the highly anticipated commercials, that keep viewers hooked year after year.


4 Ways to Say “Yes I Can” and Achieve Your Goals

Posted by Blair Fleming on Nov 10, 2014 11:20:00 AM

We have all met them, those really successful individuals, who seem to do everything before the age of 30.  They have been early accepted to Ivy League Universities, started successful nonprofits, traveled, and managed to hold down a super high powered job all along the way.


3 Tips to Sleep Well & Be Productive

Posted by Blair Fleming on Aug 5, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Are you getting enough sleep?  According to the CDC more than a third of Americans receive less than seven hours of sleep per night.  As a result, many are having trouble concentrating, remembering, and even driving.  I will admit, I have had these troubles from time to time and know, firsthand, that it can affect personality, work performance, energy levels, and even eating habits.  There are a few foolproof ways to gain more sleep and give yourself the recharge you deserve.


7th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 5K & Summer Celebration

Posted by Blair Fleming on Jun 4, 2014 9:09:00 AM

On June 2nd TEAM JOHNLEONARD ran its fourth annual Lawyers Have Heart 5K to raise funds for the American Heart & American Stroke Association.  With our largest team ever we gave “the competition” a run for their money with top performance times from Matt Galvin, Eric Lenz and Derek McKinley, raising nearly $2,000 to benefit a Heart Health America.  JOHNLEONARD has participated in this race for the last four years, but we have strong historical ties with the American Heart Association going back nearly two decades.  


There's Something About Screening Resumes

Posted by Blair Fleming on Apr 14, 2014 10:49:00 AM


Seeking out advice on resume optimization, what not to do and how to get discovered by employers, is all well and good, but one must consider what happens after a resume is submitted to a job.  While most applicants understand that the competition for each job is fierce, the majority don't necessarily know how their resume is being screened and reviewed by the Recruiter/Hiring Manager.


The BBJ Ranks 'John Leonard' #9 on 'Largest Temporary Placement Firms' List

Posted by Blair Fleming on Mar 28, 2014 11:29:00 AM

The Boston Business Journal named John Leonard Employment Services #9 on their annual list of the “Largest Temporary Placement Firms in Massachusetts.”  John Leonard was recognized for providing Massachusetts employers with temporary employees and contractors across the legal, administrative, publishing and professional services industry sectors.  


Bring on the Interns!

Posted by Blair Fleming on Feb 24, 2014 1:37:00 PM

Many employers in the last few years have had a hard time finding top talent to fill essential roles within their organizations.  According to the National Skills Coalition there are still 12.3 million unemployed U.S. workers while 3.6 million jobs remain open. Employers report that they cannot find workers with the right skills to fill these jobs.


3 Tips on How to Leave Your Job and Not Burn Bridges

Posted by Blair Fleming on Jan 30, 2014 3:07:00 PM

As an employee, leaving a job can leave you feeling bittersweet, sad, or even excited!  But how does your employer feel?  Although most people don’t stay at one job forever, it can still be shocking and disruptive when an employee decides to leave. 


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