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How to Create a Winning Personal Brand

Date: 05.22.2018 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

With the unemployment rate below 4 percent for the first time in nearly two decades and joblessness among managerial-related professionals below 2 percent, it's safe to say the current job market is candidate-driven. Given the pace at which...

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How Your Social Media Presence Can Impact Your Candidacy

Date: 05.15.2018 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

Before the rise of social networks like Facebook and Instagram, job seekers did not have a digital footprint to consider when applying for a job. Today, 73 percent of Americans use more than one of the eight major social media platforms,...

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The 2017 Mid-Year State of Solar & Energy Storage

Date: 08.23.2017 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

As an executive search firm with nearly a decade of experience working in renewable energy, we have a unique perspective on what is happening in the industry.

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Interview Pro Tip: Don't Get Drunk or Swear Like a Sailor

Date: 06.06.2017 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

When it comes to job interviews, common sense isn’t always common practice. Everyone knows that they should conduct themselves professionally in an interview, yet for whatever reason someone will dress too casually, swear like a sailor, gossip...

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The Money Question

Date: 05.09.2017 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

 

There comes a time in every interview process when the person you’re interviewing with—either the hiring manager or HR person—will ask you about money.

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3 Things to Keep Off LinkedIn

Date: 04.25.2017 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

 

Social Media is a great platform for expressing yourself and showcasing your individuality. However, when it comes to your LinkedIn profile, you want to be a little more strategic with what you choose to share.

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Less Fluff, More Content

Date: 04.18.2017 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

 

We see a lot of resumes in our line of work. A lot. What’s shocking is the number of candidates that prioritize the font, style, or headline of their resume over the actual content.

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The Importance of Well Written Communication

Date: 04.11.2017 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

 

Working in executive recruiting, I’m frequently surprised by the lack of writing skills possessed by some of the industry’s top candidates.

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Are Counteroffers Really a Bad Thing?

Date: 04.04.2017 | Posted by: Jon Semingson
You’ve accepted a new job and all that’s left to do is to tell your boss that you’re leaving. It’s a pretty straightforward process, unless your current employer presents a compelling counteroffer. Read More

Get That Title: The Difference Between Title and Opportunity

Date: 02.24.2017 | Posted by: Jon Semingson

When I reach out to a potential candidate in my network about a new opportunity, one of the first questions that they have regarding the position is the job title. That makes sense. You want to know what the job is, right? The title should give...

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