Job hunting? Don’t get your hopes up; it could make your search longer

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By Sheila McClear – Ladders The long-term unemployed tend to over-estimate the chances of finding a job soon, which often prolongs their unemployment. The long-term unemployed are overly-optimistic in their outlook that they’ll find a job soon, according to a November study from the National Bureau of Economic Research called Job Seekers Perceptions and Employment Prospects…. read more

7 CEOs on what they notice the most on job interviews

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By Lidsay Tigar – Ladders The most effective way to set yourself up for success — and earn that offer letter — is to take it straight from influential leaders themselves. Let’s be honest: There’s tons of advice out there about best practices for interviews. From what you should (and shouldn’t) wear to the most strategic… read more

Meet Kathy Pape – Newest American Recruiters Franchise Owner

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We sat down with American Recruiters’ newest Franchisee, Kathy Pape and found out all about what makes her such a unique and successful businesswoman, her competitive nature and why she’s such a great fit for our company….and yours.   Our team met with her for a short interview, while Kathy was on a recent visit… read more

The Surprising Step You Should Take to Find Your Next Job Opportunity

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By Emily Moore – Glassdoor Between the new opportunities, colleagues and environment, starting a new job is often an exciting time. What’s not so exciting? The job search process itself. I have yet to meet a person who actually enjoys scouring open job listings, vetting companies and coordinating interview times (or worse — hearing radio silence… read more

This Interview Tip From McKinsey & Company – A Cut Above The Rest

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By Karthik Rajan – LinkedIn Have you wondered about how to market yourself better and be your natural self? Are you naturally comfortable to let your work do the speaking? Did your upbringing center around virtues of humility with words likes these [from my parents, loosely translated from Tamil] – “what you have learned is a… read more