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6 Straightforward Strategies to Truly Increase Your Diversity in Candidate Sourcing

Yes, indeed: our talks on diversity and inclusion in recruiting here at The Intersect Group continue. We’ve discussed – and written about – how “looking” for “cultural fit” can lead to perpetuating unconscious bias in hiring, as well as looking at what inclusion really is and how companies can become more inclusive. Now it’s time …

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Finding a Job, Then and Now: 4 – Interview Etiquette

By The Intersect Group

A lot has changed in the last few months regarding what to wear for a job interview. But what hasn’t changed much is interview etiquette: the things you do before, during, and after a job interview that help you come across as the professional you are…and help you receive a job offer from the employer. …

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10 Things You Can do to Attract Scarce Talent: #4 – Reimagine Employee Benefits

By The Intersect Group

Talent acquisition goals and desires have changed a bit compared to pre-pandemic. Priorities for the coming year include: Increasing diversity Growing the talent pipeline Increasing retention Improving time-to-hire Improving quality of hire No surprise to you, we know So here’s the challenge: it’s a candidates’ market (again, old news to you). Candidates now need to …

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Finding a Job, Then and Now: #2 – Interview Attire

By The Intersect Group

The do’s and don’ts of what job candidates should wear to an interview have changed considerably in just two years. Way back in the olden days of February 2020, the website The Balance Careers recommended the following interview attire for women interviewing for office/professional positions: a navy blue blazer button-down shirts a blouse with “interesting …

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Finding a Job, Then and Now: #1 – The Resume

By The Intersect Group

How much has the job search changed in your lifetime? A ton! Those in their early 60s certainly can attest to that: they were just a few years away from having to sit by the phone waiting for a call from an employer to ask them to come in for an interview when they started …

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10 Things You Can do to Attract Scarce Talent Series: #3 – Job Descriptions That Will Knock Their Socks Off

By The Intersect Group

“Abacus Accounting seeks highly motivated, self-starting accounting professional with great attention to detail and organizational/interpersonal skills who loves challenges. Bachelor’s degree and three years experience minimum.” Are you asleep yet? Your prospective candidates sure are! Candidates today have MANY options… ..why would they EVER apply for a position with a job description like that? Attracting …

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Virtual Networking – Get on Board

By The Intersect Group

If you work in IT or finance/accounting, you’re likely still working from home, at least part of the time. Have you embraced virtual networking yet? Yes, you undoubtedly “network virtually” via internet platforms such as LinkedIn and other social media channels, often quite successfully. But in this case, we mean “virtual networking” at an online …

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When Should Candidates Hear Back from Employers: Expectations vs. Reality

By The Intersect Group

Did you see our LinkedIn survey posted a few weeks ago? We asked people how long it should be between the day they submit an application for an open position and when they hear back from the employer. Most people (46 percent) of the 886 responses said one week. The second greatest percentage of responses …

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How Important Is Building Up Your LinkedIn Network?

By The Intersect Group

Answer: Extremely! Why? Because not only can a robust professional network on LinkedIn help you find your next job, it can help you find the best next job. LinkedIn is more than a networking platform: it’s where you can showcase your expertise in such a way that it helps you stand out from other candidates. …

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