Madison Norman

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No Response? Here's How to Ensure a Hiring Manager Replies

Posted by Madison Norman on Mar 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Typically the job search involves reaching out to hiring managers via email which can often leave candidates waiting for a response and discouraged. Frequently, organizations fail to reply and inform candidates of their rejection or application status which is understandably frustrating and confusing. With an estimated 280 billion business emails sent every day, it has become harder than ever to get noticed by hiring managers and receive a reply. If you are trying to reach a busy decision maker or follow-up after an interview, follow this advice to increase your response rates in order to advance your job search.


Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Hiring Process

Posted by Madison Norman on Feb 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In recent years, organizations have been utilizing and taking advantage of artificial intelligence to alter their hiring process. This has resulted in changes as to how candidates are discovered, reviewed and even interviewed. As a job seeker, it is important to understand how these technological changes can affect the hiring process to ensure that you are prepared and well-adapted so you land your dream job.


6 Steps to Increase Employee Retention

Posted by Madison Norman on Jan 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM

With the booming job market, employees have been increasingly hopping from job to job, searching for organizations that truly appreciate them. In fact, 3.6% of workers leave their job each month.  It is imperative that employers value their employees as an important asset, in order to avoid high turnover rates. To ensure your organization doesn’t lose millions of dollars each year, keep reading to learn six steps on how to increase employee retention and maintain your top talent.


Light Up the New Year: 2019 Recruiting Trends

Posted by Madison Norman on Jan 3, 2019 10:43:00 AM

Entering the New Year, it’s important to be aware of the set of new recruiting trends that will impact your organization’s recruitment process. To get ahead of your competition, take a look at some of the top recruiting trends you need to be implementing in 2019!


December is the Most Wonderful Time of The Year to Job Search

Posted by Madison Norman on Dec 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Many wait for the New Year to begin their job search or to change career paths, forgetting that December is a valuable time for job seekers to get their foot in the door and to keep the job search pushing. Besides spending your time this month holiday shopping and traveling, use it to set up the New Year with a new opportunity. The most wonderful time of the year can be said about this magical month and your job search! In fact, a survey reported, 94% of employers believe that candidates should continue or begin their job hunt during the holidays. Here are just a couple of reasons why the twelfth month is the best time of the year to look for a job.


Our Staffing Experts Answer What to Expect When Temping

Posted by Madison Norman on Nov 8, 2018 10:56:49 AM

Have you ever considered working in a temporary position? Many individuals have questions about what these positions entail, how long they will last and what to expect.

We turned to our experienced Temporary Division at JOHNLEONARD and asked Senior Consultant, Elyse Gonsalves and Recruiter, Niamh Concepcion, six frequently asked questions candidate's pose about temporary work. Elyse and Niamh are providing valuable insight into these questions as their combined experience yields the perspective of both the employer and employee. Take a look at what our professionals have to say and gain a clearer understanding of temping to see if it’s a right career move for you!


Providing Valuable Information as a Professional Reference

Posted by Madison Norman on Oct 23, 2018 10:57:53 AM

A common part of the job search and hiring process often involves the use of references. References can provide valuable outside information that gives employers a deeper look into the prospective employee’s past experiences, personality, and also verification of other important information.


How Introverts Can Flourish in an Extroverted Workplace

Posted by Madison Norman on Oct 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM

It’s common for introverts to feel overwhelmed and misunderstood in the workplace. With a strong emphasis to network, voice your own opinion and speak up, introverts may be left feeling out of place and overlooked by co-workers. The main distinction between introverts and extroverts boils down to how you are energized. Introverts recharge by spending time alone and often lose energy from being around large groups of people for extended periods of time, opposed to extroverts who gain energy from being around others.


How to Get the Most Out of Career Fairs

Posted by Madison Norman on Sep 18, 2018 9:53:35 AM

While some may be intimidated by the thought of career fairs, these events are set up to provide valuable opportunities for students to meet with prospective employers and learn more about their companies, hiring processes and openings. Even if you are not exactly sure which career path you would like to take, career fairs allow you the chance to ask employers, from multiple different fields, questions concerning their work. Follow these eight significant tips so you can get the most out of attending a career fair.


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