How to Answer the Interview Question “Why Should We Hire You?”

Although you may not know where to begin when asked, “Why should we hire you?” this is one of the most common questions raised during job interviews. Your response should be a concise sales pitch explaining the unique value you would bring to the position and the company if hired. Here are some tips to […]

How to Make the First Week at Your New Job a Success

Starting a new job is exciting, but getting settled in during your first week can be challenging. It’s a new environment, new people, a new routine and a whole new team. Your success in these early days is about balance: You want to make the right first impressions, but you don’t want to be pushy. […]

What Do You Do if You Have Two Strong Job Candidates?

It’s a good problem to have – but a problem nonetheless. You’re seeking to fill a business-critical job vacancy, and the field has been narrowed down to two final candidates. Both have sterling resumes and recommendations and have interviewed well. Everything in their backgrounds checks out, and they both have the right education and experience […]

3 Tips for Handling Frustrated Employees

If one or more of your employees are frustrated, it’s only a matter of time before their performance is negatively impacted. As a result, you will soon become frustrated too. And so will other members of their team. This scenario isn’t fun or productive for anyone involved. As a leader, it’s up to you to […]

How You Can Get to Know Your Employees Better

As the boss, it’s natural for you to feel a bit of a division between yourself and your employees. When you pass in the hall, you’re polite and even friendly to each other, but have you ever considered the benefits of really getting to know them – as the unique individuals they are, rather than […]

4 Ways to Retain Your Top Employees

As reported by Harvard Business Review, one in five top-performing employees is likely to leave their positions within the next six months. What?! Judging by that statistic, this could amount to losing up to 20 percent of your best team members. That’s a terrifying thought, especially in today’s candidate-driven job marketplace. And here’s another stat […]

4 Things You Should Immediately Do after a Job Interview

The immediate post-interview period is just as critical to your job search as the interview itself. It may be tempting to pat yourself on the back, sit back, cross your fingers and wait for the phone to ring. But … not just yet! During the 24 hours or so after you leave your interview, stay […]

Modesto, California Employment Analysis

Modesto is the 18th largest city in the state of California. With a population of approximately 200,000, Modesto is home to a diverse business and employment market, particularly in the agricultural and manufacturing sector. Labor ForceThe civilian labor force in Modesto has remained fairly steady over the past year. That said, we have seen an […]