12.7.2018

Alaant Advisor

Crazy Job Perks, Tips to Stay Focused, Post-Interview Thank-You Notes

Crazy Job Perks, Tips to Stay Focused, Post-Interview Thank-You Notes
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The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

 Deb Best Practices

Alaant Influencers: Debra Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Owner and Principal, Deb Best Practices

By: Miriam Dushane via Alaant Blogs

Alaant Influencers feature regional influencers and local luminaries sharing their career advice and secrets to success—in their own words. These influencers are the people making a powerful impact for good across the community. Deb Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the owner and principal of Deb Best Practices. She has more than 25 years of business, change management, strategic planning, workplace mediation, harassment prevention, stakeholder communications and human resources senior leadership experience…

jobs are now offering even crazier perks

The most coveted jobs are now offering even crazier perks

By: John Aidan Byrne via New York Post

America’s got talent — and it’s making out handsomely in today’s tight labor markets. The most-in-demand are earning the faster-growing salaries, bigger signing bonuses and greater job perks — from lavish housing allowances to country-club memberships. In short, the sky’s the limit, as major employers across the US from Silicon Valley to Wall Street drive up compensation to lure coveted talent, according to industry insiders and studies. And it’s a no-holds-barred competition…

Motivated And Proactive During The Holiday Season

9 Simple Tips To Stay Focused, Motivated And Proactive During The Holiday Season

By: Jack Kelly via Forbes

The Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping” is playing for the 100th time—I’m slightly exaggerating, it's more like the 37th time—since Thanksgiving Day on my car radio as I’m once again pulling into the Target parking lot. In my N.J. suburban neighborhood, about a 30-minute drive into New York City (or one-to-two hours during the weekly commute, depending on traffic and if the trains or buses haven’t broken down again), the weather has been cold and rainy, with an overhang of ominous gray, dark and foreboding skies...

Post-inteview thank you note

When You Should (or Shouldn’t) Send Interview Thank-You Notes

By: Nate Swanner Via Dice

Thank you notes are a great way to follow up on a job interview, but should you always send one? Conventional wisdom says you should, and that’s not a bad way to operate. Typically, there’s nothing wrong with sending a note or email thanking the interviewer for taking the time to chat. Some think handwritten notes show an elevated level of care and consideration; the natural downside is they need to be sent via mail, and your note may arrive after a hiring manager has already made up their mind about you.

Job creation was supposed to slow, but a funny thing happened: Hiring has sped up

Job creation was supposed to slow, but a funny thing happened: Hiring has sped up

By: Jeffry Bartash via MarketWatch

November forecast: 190,000 new jobs, 3.7% unemployment rate. In a year characterized by big ups and downs in the stock market, one thing Wall Street has been able to rely on is a steady increase in the number of new jobs. Economic tea readers predict the same in November. The U.S. likely added 190,000 new jobs last month to keep the unemployment rate at a 49-year low of 3.7%, forecasters say…

Introverts in the workplace

You Don't Have to Be the Loudest Voice in the Room to Make an Impact

By: Patti Fletcher via Entrepreneur

It's time for introverts to change the mold of what success looks like in an extroverted world. Diversity and inclusion are proven strategies that yield better financial results and greater, more meaningful innovation. Current discussions and programs focused unconscious bias related to diversity leans toward physical attributes such as gender, race and even fiscal ranking. Yet, truly inclusive leadership must extend beyond what people see to what people feel and how people think…

Hot Candidates of the Week!

These are two of the best candidates we've seen this week. If you would like more information on either candidate, please reach out to us right away.

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Customer Service/Accounts Receivable (AR) - Hartford, CT

  • Accurate and efficient order entry of purchase order, product and pricing information using an ERP system
  • Provided excellent customer service to US and international accounts in a fast-paced environment 
  • Responsible for providing quotes and product availability to customers
  • Process special program orders to carry out sales initiatives
  • Addressed order entries errors in a timely matter
  • Actively utilized established methods and processes to resolve customers disputes and issues through to completion. Entry of RMAs
  • Works with credits, logistics and Global Trade Compliances department to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Professional manner with a pleasant personality

Emerging Science Professional - Albany, NY

  • Recent graduate
  • Associate degree in Environmental Science
  • Looking to gain hands-on lab experience
  • Professional, outgoing, articulate, junior level but possesses well-spoken, seems to be a quick learner
  • Interested in breaking into the industry
  • Knowledge of field ecology, biology, mineral testing and geographic information systems

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Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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