The Offer: Take It or Leave It?

Today’s post is written by Scott Trossen of the Trossen HR Group. If you read my two prior blogs on applying and interviewing for a job, you might have felt the tone was a bit tough.  Here’s the deal: If you are reading these, it is probably because you, a family member, or a friend are looking for a new role. As you probably have experienced, it can be a difficult journey, so don’t be discouraged. A job search is, well…work. That is why... [Read More...]

What Does It Take to Go Face-to-Face?

Today’s post is written by Scott Trossen of the Trossen HR Group. Congratulations! You landed an interview. Before you meet a recruiter or hiring manager at Starbucks or their office, you probably will have had a phone interview. Maybe you were asked to use new technology to record video answers to written questions. Now what? How can you be best prepared to go face-to-face? The following four P’s will help. Principle #1. I hope it goes without... [Read More...]

Talent Enhancement: How Can I Make Sure Someone Reads My Resume?

Today’s post is written by Scott Trossen of the Trossen HR Group. This is an easy question to answer: You can’t. But these ideas can help you improve your chances. Principle #1. Apply and Ask. Look for what is advertised plus work your network. In 2001, with an MBA from a top-40 program and some name-brand employment experience, someone applied online for a Pfizer job through a very obscure job posting website. He also called a classmate whose... [Read More...]