Financial Services Recruiting

  • Two Way Street

    In last month's newsletter, we discussed the differences between “active” and “passive” candidates and how their motivations and attitudes vary.  As you will recall, active candidates are coming to you in search of a new position.  Passive candidates, on the other hand, are not actively looking but are willing to consider a new opportunity if there is a compelling reason to do so. The differences between these two candidates necessitate different interview styles.  Obviously with ...

    Posted at March 21, 2016 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | Comments Off on Two Way Street
  • Closing The Deal With Top Talent

    Most managers recognize hiring top talent is critical to the ongoing success of an organization. Unfortunately, there is often a disconnect between the recruiting efforts that brought the candidate in the door and the interview process that will ultimately make or break the deal. Part of that breakdown is a lack of understanding of the difference between two different types of candidates: passive and active. Here is a summary of what those two types of ...

    Posted at February 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | Comments Off on Closing The Deal With Top Talent
  • 9 Things That Make Good Employees Leave

    In today’s competitive workplace, a considerable amount of time and effort is spent finding ways to attract top talent.  While that is incredibly important, another critical, and maybe more impactful part of the equation is keeping the talent you already have. A recent article by Dr. Travis Bradberry, “9 Things that Make Good Employees Leave” does an excellent job of highlighting some mistakes managers often make to the detriment of their team and the ...

    Posted at January 12, 2016 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | Comments Off on 9 Things That Make Good Employees Leave
  • 11 Things to Notice Around the Office When You Go For a Job Interview

    I found this to be a great article for two different reasons...... First, from a candidate perspective, you want to do as much due diligence on the company you are visiting with as they are doing on you. There is so much more to changing roles than compensation and benefits. Your job, particularly if you are a passive candidate, is to make sure your next change is the right change. Changing for dollars or benefits ...

    Posted at April 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | 0 Comment
  • Scott Wedel to Join Recruitment Team

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Career 1 Source Announces Scott Wedel to Join Recruitment Team Hesston, KS - April 11, 2013 – Career 1 Source, a recruitment firm representing some of the most respected employers in the country, today announced that Scott Wedel will join the Financial Services industry practice team. “I first came to know Scott through his involvement with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program,” says Mike Smith, Managing ...

    Posted at April 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | 0 Comment
  • 8 Interview Clichés to Avoid

    Really like this piece because it is great advice for both an interview and a resumé. Make sure to ask yourself “so what?” related to any information you share. The key is to make an impact. The more specific you can be, the better off you are and the better impression you will make. Good luck and happy hunting! --David Weaver 8 Interview Clichés to Avoid Article from Doostang.com The point of an interview is ...

    Posted at March 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | 0 Comment
  • 4 Ways to Avoid Asking Bad Questions in a Job Interview

    I like this article because it does a great job of summarizing a couple of key interview aspects that are often overlooked – pre interview planning and in interview questions. To me, the most important aspect is the connection that is made between the candidate and the interviewer. Taking the time to do your research in advance of the interview and being prepared to ask insightful questions when you actually have the opportunity to make ...

    Posted at March 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | 0 Comment
  • 10 Good Ways to ‘Tell Me About Yourself’

    I love this article because it gets straight to the heart of the interview process.  Skills, work history and so forth are important but only in terms of getting you to the plate.  Ultimately, the interview is where you have a chance to hit it out of the park.  Being prepared, asking the right questions and engaging the interviewer are all critical to your ability to land the role you really want.  Each of these ...

    Posted at October 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | 0 Comment
  • An Employer Of Choice – These Are The 10 Commandments That Set The Great Apart

    We, as recruiters, spend a ton of time evaluating talent and making sure that the right person gets into the right position at the right time.  Unfortunately, employers often drop the ball once the hire has been made.  This article does a good job of highlighting what many great organizations do to make sure that the talent they are hiring continues to contribute on a long term basis.  Not a be all, end all summary, ...

    Posted at March 20, 2012 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | 0 Comment
  • Interview Cheat Sheet

    Interview prep is one of the most overlooked steps in the job search process.  Why?  I do not know. Unfortunately, a candidate that does not adequately prepare will often come up short when it matters most.  This article does a pretty good job of summarizing those things that are most important.  Take a look and if you have questions or need more depth on any or all of the concepts, don’t hesitate to let me ...

    Posted at February 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News | 0 Comment
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