As 2018 comes to a close, we want to make sure you are ready to take on the new year and make the most of your career path. Whether you are looking to further develop your skills in your current role, want to foster female leadership in the work place, are on the market for a new job and want to know what it’s like to work with a staffing agency, or are creating your dream job checklist, we’ve rounded up our top posts from 2018 to give you a brief refresher course on all the topics we covered this year.
Develop your skills
We all know the first few weeks of a new job are about training and development. To help you stay motivated in your role and further develop your career, we shared our top tips on everything from staying motivated after the first 90 days to when to take a promotion without a raise.
Before taking on a job at a new company, make sure the organization prioritizes employee career growth and development. Happy employees are the best, most productive employees, so we came up with some questions to ask to make sure your company is putting their efforts towards training and development programs.
When you consider the number of women not negotiating their salary, it’s no surprise that we still have a ways to go to close the wage gap, which is why we gave you our top tips for negotiating your salary as a woman.
Even with the salary you deserve, as a leading lady, it can be a challenge to be taken seriously in meetings, whether the situation is with a full board of male executives, in a room with your new team, or an unfamiliar setting. We want every woman to feel empowered so we offered our top tips on how to embrace your strengths and inspire and empower other Leading Ladies in your workplace.
Working with a recruiter
Whether you’ve worked with a recruiter in the past and are curious about the intricacies of the process or want to know what staffing agencies do generally speaking, we took the time this year to answer all your FAQs on working with a recruiter.
First up, we have a full breakdown of what working with an agency, like 24 Seven, is like with our 5 step process. One of the most important things to remember when working with a recruitment agency is that they are an additional, free, resource for you. So, don’t be surprised if your Recruiter encourages you to continue your individual search. It is important to be patient during your job search, especially when working with a recruiter as you wait for the perfect role to come across their desk, but it is also beneficial to know how to get your recruiter’s attention without being overly persistent.
If you’ve worked with staffing agencies before, you may sense the trend that each agency works differently. What works for one agency may not work for the other, but we wanted to clear the air of any questions you have about working with 24 Seven. One of our most frequently asked questions is “why do I hear from multiple recruiters for different roles?” So, we broke down our own internal process shedding some light on how our team operates.
Finding your dream job
Whether you are looking to bring your skillset to a new company, want to work for a female led company, or are exploring new paths with the help of a recruiter, searching for a job is not always easy, especially if you’re looking for your dream job. We narrowed down our top 4 tips to help you find your dream job.
We recommend starting with an overarching list of companies you like, skills you want to hone and incorporate and industries you’re interested in. Once you have your list, explore our tips on finding your perfect job match. Perfect your interview skills keeping in mind the qualities hiring managers are looking for, and brush up on our recommendations for how to avoid the top 7 interview mistakes.
Now that you’ve reviewed some of our favorite 2018 resources, set the tone for 2019 by signing up for our 24 Seven Talent Academy, where you will get even more inside scoop and top tips from our expert recruiters.