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You Don't Need the Whole Parking Lot to Be Empty (and what this means about hiring)

I'm from New Jersey.  I know, I know, I'm not supposed to admit that on the internet... But I'm a Jersey girl and this is my company so I'm not scared to admit it.  Growing up in Jersey--- in the 90s--- there was one place to go on the weekends when it wasn't hot enough to be at the shore.  You guessed it... The Mall.  In fact- you could identify whether someone was "your type" or if a boy was worth dating by asking "which mall is your mall?"  (I actually had TWO malls Rockaway and the Freehold Mall depending on whether I was with my cousins.)  All of this is to say I have pro-level experience in mall parking...

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Your Process May Be Scaring Away Candidates (And What To Do About It)

Before you scroll thinking this is just another recruiter complaining that its YOUR process (and not their lack of research) that is keeping your roles open, stay a while and keep an open mind.  I really want to fill your roles.  In fact, my family's livelihood depends on it.   And I speak to candidates (about 200 per week) right after their interviews (even if they haven't interviewed with clients of mine).  So I have some important information for you around Expectations and Reality from a candidate point of view.  When the Expectations of Candidates don't match the Reality of your Hiring Process then even great candidates will shy away.  Here's a list of what I've been seeing in the...

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Our Commitment to Excellence

  JumpSmart Talent is committed to excellence as a service provider and as an employer. Below are a list of our ten promises. Five promises are for our clients, and five promises are for our employees.     To Our Clients: We promise only to preset the most qualified candidates.  Our candidates come from blue chip firms, with excellent pedigree and stable careers. By the time you have spoken to them, they will be familiar with the role’s requirements and vetted by one of our recruiters.  We promise fairness. We will not discriminate against candidates of any protected class.  Our goal is to be inclusive at the beginning of the search process, so we can engage non-traditional candidates in the...

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Giving Back

This weekend I was lucky enough to have family in town, and as we do often, we end up seeing more of our city when we have guests than on normal weekends.  We traveled to Pasadena to see the Huntington Library, with its vast open spaces and otherworldly rose gardens, and took a tour of the Will Rogers Ranch House.  Both of these locations are incredible examples of how extremely wealthy families can leave massively positive legacies. It was an interesting glimpse into the a past time when financial success brought with it a sense of social responsibility.  We were also fortunate enough to go to the Echo Park Craft Fair where rather than glimpsing the past, we were chasing...

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How to Deal with Jerks at Work

They're out there.  You know them.  I  bet the minute you read that headline, a person  came to mind for you.  That's right.... a "Work Jerk."  Someone who puts the "i" in "team" at your place of employment.  Here's a few different tactics for dealing with Jerks at Work.  1)  Out Jerk Them You might be thinking "what kind of a blog is this?" but... hear me out.  A lot of times when you are the noob on a team (especially a sales team) the initial jerkiness is really just a test of your strength as a peer.   Let me give you an example.  I have an awesome family member who works in sales and she was brought in...

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