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You have to know what is motivating your job search before you explore the job market.

TOP 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Looking For A New Job
  • “Why am I ready to leave my current job?” Know and understand your motivation, so when asked in an interview you can verbalize specifics in both a clear and concise manner. This will also help to determine what you're not looking for as you research and discuss future opportunities.
  • “What do I hope to achieve next in my career?” Whether that’s rapid ascension to management, acquisition of skills and certifications, or hitting a target compensation, this question will narrow your search quickly.
  • “What kind of company do I want to work for?” Consulting vs. corporation, industry giant vs. startup; understanding value propositions and desirable traits of any organization will further streamline your search and clarify your desires for your agent!
Wednesday, 24 April, 2019
TRU Tips

TRU isn't just your agent—it's a whole team, working together to place you in your dream job!

TOP 3 Keys To Success In Working With TRU
  • Always call your agent immediately after an interview—our clients want your thoughts and feedback before they share theirs.
  • Always talk to your agent before communicating anything directly to our clients—even when they aren't speaking for you, it's important to have a unified game plan.
  • Always CC the scheduler—they're the ones who facilitate every single meeting between clients and candidates.
Thursday, 18 April, 2019
TRU Tips

A good agent will serve as your filter during the interview process, helping purify your goals and performance on interviews.

TOP 3 Filters A Good Talent Agent Provides
  • Filter out the clutter. Interviews are performances, and everyone needs rehearsal. A good agent can help you crystalize your stories.
  • Filter out the negative. Job seekers are often looking because they are unhappy, but no one wants to hire an unhappy person. A good agent will help spin the disappointments in your current role into articulating desires for a better future.
  • Filter the compensation desires. Money is funny and being coached on how to properly and confidently set expectations with an employer is often paramount to success.
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
TRU Tips

Professionals who refuse to make time to return phone calls and only wish to communicate via email are likely to be viewed as uncollaborative and perhaps even combative, whether that is the intention or not.

TOP 3 Reasons Phone Communication Is Still Essential
  • Tone is often misinterpreted in email but rarely via phone.
  • People are generally more inclined to be combative via email but less so when speaking directly to someone.
  • Returning phone calls is a sign of respect; neglecting to do so reads as being dismissive.
Thursday, 04 April, 2019
TRU Tips

63 percent of U.S. companies have remote workers, yet more than half do not have a remote work policy.

TOP 3 Ways To Ensure The Success Of Remote Workers
  • Establish a set of clear goals and shared values.
  • Maintain real transparency, making sure that team members know what is happening in every department throughout the company.
  • Insist on constant communication in the spirit of collaboration and keeping everyone informed.
Wednesday, 27 March, 2019
TRU Tips

At over 50,000 attendees per year, the RSA Conference is the largest Information Security conference annually worldwide.

TOP 3 Takeaways From The RSA Conference
  • Increased complexity and lack of industry education and understanding creates security gaps.
  • The focus of organizations should weigh more heavily on reducing risk and protecting vulnerabilities than on responding to breaches.
  • Continuing education across all levels and tenures of positions is imperative for improving all areas of cybersecurity.
Thursday, 21 March, 2019
TRU Tips

While February was a disappointing month for U.S. job gains, the legal industry was among those that exceeded expectations.

TOP 3 Statistics In February’s Job Report
  • The only sector with significant job outperformance was professional and business services, which added 42,000 positions in the month of February. The sector, which includes lawyers, accountants and consultants, is up more than 530,000 jobs in the past year.
  • The government said the U.S. economy added just 20,000 jobs last month, far short of the 180,000 increase expected by economists polled.
  • February was the worst month for job growth since September 2017.

Tip and Top 3 courtesy of CNBC.com’s article “Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019
TRU Tips

Having a good talent agent is as much about having someone to talk to about your career as it is about having someone to find your next job.

TOP 3 Things You Should Be Regularly Talking To Your Agent About
  • The job market and its changes
  • Your desired growth versus your actual growth
  • Skillset trends and valuations
Wednesday, 06 March, 2019
TRU Tips

In the current job market climate, hiring managers are naive to think that candidates will still be interested and available if a final interview or offer extension process is delayed for weeks.

TOP 3 Reasons Why Candidates Lose Interest In Jobs During The Interview Process
  • “Time delay.” Talent becomes skeptical of employee interest and sincerity to hire when weeks go by between rounds of interviews, and especially between final interview and offer.
  • “Our worst offer first.” Clients who offer talent the bottom or below the outlined expected compensation will have a hard time convincing talent they are valuable during negotiations.
  • “Other offers.” Hiring managers should assume anyone they are interviewing is interviewing elsewhere, too. Good talent will have multiple offers.
Wednesday, 27 February, 2019