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Outside Job Offers, Counteroffers, Science Jobs and more... 

Outside Job Offers, Counteroffers, Science Jobs and more...
+ About the Alaant Advisor
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:

7 Recruiting Lessons from the Greatest Film of All Time-The Godfather

7 Recruiting Lessons from the Greatest Film of All Time - The Godfather

By: Jaime Toolan via Alaant Workforce Solutions Blogs

The Godfather happens to be one of those timeless, influential movies. The kind where you can watch it over and over again and always learn something new to apply in real life. After being a recruiter for 20 years, I can honestly say, I’ve seen it all. And you’d be surprised how often the lessons of The Godfather play out and carry over into what we do. Today, we’re sharing the best of those with you…

Albany - Capital Region Employers Your Voice is Needed! Take the Alaant Hiring Index – Fall 2018 Survey Now!

Albany - Capital Region Employers Your Voice is Needed! Take the Alaant Hiring Index – Fall 2018 Survey Now!

This is our first survey as Alaant Workforce Solutions, formerly Linium Recruiting, but our mission remains the same. With your input, we’re measuring the state of the Capital Region’s job market: who’s hiring, hot jobs, and the challenges and opportunities employers are encountering as they fill positions. We hope you’ll take 60 seconds to add your voice: Thanks in advance for your participation!

Why You Should Help All Your Employees Look For Outside Job Offers

Why You Should Help All Your Employees Look For Outside Job Offers

By: Paolo Gaudiano via Forbes

A recent article piqued the reader’s curiosity with the seemingly paradoxical title “Why I Encourage My Best Employees to Consider Outside Job Offers.” In it, veteran marketing executive Ryan Bonnici provides compelling arguments for several benefits that companies can reap by taking an active role in supporting the career growth opportunities of their best employees. This includes showing an interest in the employees’ career ambitions, and in some cases even encouraging them to explore outside opportunities.


Ask HR: Advice to job-seekers and employers on the pitfalls of counteroffers

By: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. via USA TODAY

Question: I have had a couple of interviews at other companies and am getting close to a job offer. However, because I’ve done well at my current company, I anticipate that they will try to counteroffer. In fact, I’m even thinking about asking for one. Should I, and what are my chances? — Anonymous…

Why you need a staffing agency

Top 4 Reasons Employers Need a Staffing Agency

By: Wendy Dessler via The Staffing Stream

With so many employers facing a talent crisis, there’s a push to find qualified candidates quickly. According to a recent ManpowerGroup report, 40% of 42,000 employers surveyed said they were having a challenging time filling positions within their company. What’s causing this gap in qualified employees? It has to do with more than just a lack of applicants in many fields. The main problem is that competition is fierce amongst top employers…

Science Jobs

Like virtual reality for careers: A new online resource helps scientists explore job options

By Katie Langin via Science Magazine

In July, Shengpei Wang—a fifth year Ph.D. student at Syracuse University in New York—went to her university’s career support center seeking help. She wasn’t sure whether an academic career was right for her. She loved doing research, but writing grant applications and manuscripts is “not my favorite thing to do,” she says. She had considered moving toward a career in data analytics, but her Ph.D. work wasn’t particularly data-intensive and she had a nagging feeling that she wasn’t capable of making the career switch. “I never doubted my interest; it’s more competency,” she says…

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 candidates, please reach out to us right away.

Hartford -
Sr. Java Full Stack Developer

  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology
  • 9 year’s experience in full software development life cycle including requirement analysis, design, coding, testing, debugging and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated experience with Drools Tools and working experience writing business rules using DROOLS and integrating with Java/J2EE applications
  • Delightful personality and presents himself in a professional manner with a good sense of humor
  • Excellent communications and the ability to gain buy-in and work collaboratively with all levels of the organization
  • When hired, he will provide value day one!

Albany -
Emerging Logistics Professional

  • Outstanding, recent graduate! Very well spoken, highly professional and eager to learn. 
  • Completed school with internship experience and landed a Purchasing job right out of school. Ready for the next step in their career!
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration; Triple major in Global Supply Chain Management, Marketing & Business Administration. Relevant coursework: Procurement, Project/Process Management and System Dynamics & Supply Chains
  • Completed a 4-month, semester internship with Mold-Rite Plastics – one of 200 applicants for five available school internships. Supported lead analyst with forecasting, reporting of backorders, and inventory
  • Experience with Oracle, proficient in MS Excel
  • Executive Board – Vice President of Finance for college fraternity

About the Author

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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