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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The best way to become a part of a consumer’s life is through honest, consistent interactions.

TOP 3 Ways To Interact With Consumers
  • Listen. Part of being a good communicator is listening first.
  • Make contact. Don’t wait for a business motivation or event to force an update call or interaction—consistent and frequent communication is key.
  • Be authentic. Scripts don't exist in real life. Organic, genuine communication will always enhance the value of relationships.
Wednesday, 20 February, 2019
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There is currently a high demand for and sudden drought of ESI processors.

TOP 3 Reasons For The ESI Data Processor Drought
  • Law firms have been pushing their processing to third-party vendors with greater regularity, meaning fewer data processors in the low to mid-market with law firm experience.
  • Many data processors have evolved into project managers and no longer want to participate technically in processing.
  • The squeeze on processing margins has hiring managers wanting to pay less for processing talent, but still desiring seasoned technical skills for processing analysts.
Wednesday, 13 February, 2019