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Featured Image: What the Latest U.S. Jobs Report Means for Hiring

What the Latest U.S. Jobs Report Means for Hiring

In a huge contrast to January’s gain of 304,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Statistics’ (BLS) monthly jobs report for February showed the U.S. labor market added only 20,000 total nonfarm jobs last month. Unemployment sits at a very low 3.8 percent (it hit a 50-year low in November at 3.7 percent) which means that […]

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Featured Image: Three Trends in Recruiting Technology that Are Here to Stay

Three Trends in Recruiting Technology that Are Here to Stay

Just like in every other industry, technology is changing the recruiting game. Here are three changes we’ve seen that we expect to stick around for a while: Video resumes and video interviews Due to the increasing importance of soft skills in the recruiting process, hiring managers are leaning away from the traditional paper resume and […]

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Featured Image: Brady Teague to Lead the TalentBridge Charlotte Office

Brady Teague to Lead the TalentBridge Charlotte Office

Brady Teague, principal, has assumed leadership of the Charlotte office of TalentBridge, a provider of comprehensive professional search, contract staffing, and related services. Teague co-founded TalentBridge’s Charlotte location in 2002. “Brady has played an integral role in the success of TalentBridge and his knowledge, experience and expertise make him the ideal person to oversee our […]

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Featured Image: Adapting Performance Reviews for Today’s Workforce

Adapting Performance Reviews for Today’s Workforce

A 2014 study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 72 percent of organizations conduct performance reviews annually. But recently we’ve seen a shift away from the structured, once-a-year feedback model, in large part because of the Millennial workforce. Here are three ways you can adapt your approach to performance reviews to meet […]

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Happy Anniversary Mike!

Being with the same company for 5 years is rare in this day and age, but staying with a recruiting firm is even more amazing. That’s why we are excited to celebrate Mike Lewandowski 5-year anniversary at TalentBridge. Mike’s loyalty to his clients, candidates and TalentBridge is incredible. The Engineering industry is lucky to have […]

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Building and Marketing Your Personal Brand

Building and Marketing Your Personal Brand When working with someone who’s looking for their next job opportunity, one of the first questions a career coach will ask is: “What do you want to do?” It’s a more difficult question to answer than you might think. Even though candidates are looking to start fresh, they’ll often […]

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Featured Image: Answering the Dreaded, “Tell Me About Yourself”

Answering the Dreaded, “Tell Me About Yourself”

Think back on all the job interviews you’ve had. How many times has the interviewer opened with, “Tell me about yourself.”? How many times have you floundered to interpret what that means or come up with a succinct answer on the spot? It’s a common scenario. Time and time again interviewers stump interviewees with that […]

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Featured Image: TalentBridge and Optimax are Hosting Multiple Career Fairs

TalentBridge and Optimax are Hosting Multiple Career Fairs

February 6, 2019 | Career Fair |

Looking for a career and not just a job? Wanting to grow in your profession and not be stuck because of so many layers in the organization? Over the years, Optimax has dedicated the resources, time and money to providing their employees with a career growth path. This allows for employees to not get stuck […]

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Featured Image: The Importance of Soft Skills in an Automated World

The Importance of Soft Skills in an Automated World

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are making their way into every industry, changing job roles and responsibilities across the board. The skills hiring managers looked for on resumes five years ago are not the skills they emphasize now when looking for candidates. In many cases, hard skills (definable, teachable abilities) have taken a back seat […]

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Featured Image: The Essential Role of Assessments in Hiring Great Talent (Part 2)

The Essential Role of Assessments in Hiring Great Talent (Part 2)

In the previous blog post, we shared some perspectives about the importance of job performance assessments and three primary benefits. This article looks at two more reasons we recommend assessments, as well as what to look for in an assessment tool. Reason #4: Assessment can be used to Inform Training and Development Many organizations continue […]

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