Milwaukee Job Market and Employment News

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Most of the time, when you look out over your hardworking teams, you’re proud of what you see. For the most part, your employees are smart, they’re nice people, they work hard and they each remind you every day why you decided to hire them in the first place. In some cases, you think of… read the rest »

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If you’re like most of us, when it comes to your career, you probably don’t live with both feet planted firmly in the present. You step into your office or workplace every day and do your job with passion and commitment, but you probably don’t expect to be in this very place, completing these tasks,… read the rest »

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Recruiting can be an uphill climb, even on an ordinary day. And when unemployment reaches record lows, the challenge can seem almost impossible. How can you find and compete for the highest level of talent when most workers aren’t on the market at all? You may need to dig a little deeper into your pool… read the rest »

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Sometimes moving your career forward and landing an offer means focusing on the people around you, not just on the job. And sometimes impressing an employer has nothing to do with your skill sets or industry knowledge and everything to do with your ability to read a scene, connect with others and form honest relationships…. read the rest »

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Elevate the loyalty and productivity of your teams by encouraging personal investment. If your employee understands how her own role and her own tasks connect to the larger enterprise and serve the company mission, she’ll be less likely to check out when obstacles arise in her path. More important, she’ll be less likely to search… read the rest »

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There are plenty of great reasons to hire you. You’re highly qualified, you know what you’re doing and any smart hiring manager will recognize your stand-out traits and immediately see you for the asset you are. You’ve studied hard and worked hard to get where you are, and you deserve the offer you’re looking for…. read the rest »

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Empower your employees and allow them to take risks and make mistakes. Give them room to grow –within reason — and you’ll reap the benefits over the long term. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind as you take off the training wheels, step back and let your employees soar on their own…. read the rest »

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Before you face the directors or hiring managers of your target company—those who will have the final say on staffing decisions—you’ll need to make your way past the first round of gatekeepers. In the sales field, these may include HR pros, company contacts and a very highly influential group: recruiters. As an experienced or aspiring… read the rest »

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As an employer, you may have plenty to offer, including a competitive salary and great opportunities for professional growth. But the candidates sitting across from you at the interview table don’t really know this. Until they accept your offer and step onboard, they’ll need to rely on their research and take you at your word…. read the rest »

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If you’ve been immersed in the career marketplace for a while, then you understand the value of a strong elevator pitch. Your elevator pitch is a quick sound bite; a simple summary of your strongest credentials as a candidate. It’s a kind of mini-speech that can be delivered to a contact or potential employer during… read the rest »