What “Chewbacca Mom” Taught Business About Video

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Have you seen  the Chewbacca Mom on Social Media recently? Her name is Candace Payne and this Texas woman is everywhere …. Facebook, The Late Late Show, Good Morning America, Facebook Headquarters, Disney World. The Twitter world has gone nuts and Twitter users post about her video using the hashtag #HappyChewbacca. The […]

Micro Changes Guaranteed to Advance Your Career

Micro Changes Guaranteed to Advance Your Career

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Is there some way to advance your career that’s faster than completing an MBA, and easier than rescuing your company from a hostile takeover bid? The truth is there are plenty of micro changes that can have a macro effect on increasing your value as an employee. If […]

Top 10 Job Search Tips for 2016 Graduates

Top 10 Job Search Tips for 2016 Graduates

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Getting your first job in your chosen career is the hardest. You lack relevant experience and interview skills. Employers view you as part-child. Plus, there’s a lot of competition because of all the others who have just graduated. However, this competition is ill-prepared for finding a job. Knowledge […]

5 Ways to Make Your Job More Meaningful

5 Ways to Make Your Job More Meaningful

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Whether you work in a downtown office or a franchise business, you can make your job more meaningful. According to some studies, nearly two thirds of Americans are dissatisfied at work. While you probably need your boss to approve a raise or a bigger office, these are some […]

5 Tips to Get the Salary You Deserve

5 Tips to Get the Salary You Deserve

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Do you feel that you’re underpaid and under appreciated at work? Staying in a position that you feel doesn’t pay what you deserve is a career mistake. It’s important to your financial future to take action to bring this issue to the attention of your employer and get […]

4 Ways to Rapidly Boost Your Career

4 Ways to Rapidly Boost Your Career

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition The economy still has room for improvement, and jobs are still hard to find. That doesn’t mean you can’t take a few extra steps to give your career a significant boost. It’s important to always be working on your career. No one else will do it for you! […]

The Interviewer Asks: "Tell Me About Yourself"

The Interviewer Asks: “Tell Me About Yourself”

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition “Tell me about yourself,” is often one of the first questions you hear at a job interview. The hiring manager may be stalling because they haven’t had time to study your resume OR they may realize that open-ended questions are an effective way to identify candidates who can […]

Negotiate a Job Offer for Maximum Financial Benefit

Negotiate a Job Offer for Maximum Financial Benefit

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Getting any job offer is an exciting time. A new job can change your life and your circumstances. Whether it’s your first job out of college, your first management position, or your first executive role, you’re entitled to be excited. However, the process isn’t completed yet. Negotiating your […]

Top Strategies for Job Seekers

Top Strategies for Job Seekers

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Looking for a job can be challenging. There might not be a lot of positions available in your field or perhaps employers are looking for candidates with more experience. Finding your dream job requires a lot of patience and dedication in this competitive job market. It is important […]

How to Handle 4 Tough Job Interview Questions

How to Handle 4 Tough Job Interview Questions

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Congratulations on landing an interview for your dream job! It’s time to let your potential employer know why you’re an outstanding candidate by finessing some tough, but typical, interview questions. Describing Your Setbacks or Weaknesses While you’re trying to impress the interviewer with your strengths, they’ll naturally want […]