Posts Tagged: hiring

How to Improve the Candidate Experience [Infographic]

As the job market continues to improve, talent is getting harder and harder to find. Employers, accustomed to driving the job market since the Great Recession, are being forced to change their mindset and figure out different ways to attract top talent. In this new candidate-driven market, employers need to focus on improving the candidate… Read More »

4 Soft Skills Employers Want in a New Hire

  Your resume contains information about your education and experience, but does it talk enough about your soft skills? If not, it should. An overwhelming majority of employers — 77 percent — think that soft skills are as important as hard skills, according to a CareerBuilder survey. And when evaluating job candidates, they are giving… Read More »

6 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview

  Believe it or not, landing an interview is the easy part of job hunting. The hard part is convincing the hiring manager that you are — above all other candidates — the best person for the job. Most job seekers will prepare and practice answers to common interview questions. Equally as important is knowing… Read More »

Survey: Managers More Likely Than Subordinates to Participate in March Madness Office Pools

  You might not have to hide your bracket when your boss comes by your desk. A new survey by CareerBuilder found that managers are more likely to participate in office March Madness pools than professional staff and technical employees. The survey found that 27 percent of executives, directors and managers participate in March Madness office… Read More »

4 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

  Hiring remote employees has become increasingly popular in recent years. Employers are beginning to recognize the benefits of remote workers: lower overhead costs, wider pool of qualified candidates and lower turnover. But organizations with remote employees are still struggling with how to effectively manage those who work from home. If this sounds familiar, follow… Read More »

30th Anniversary: the Early Years of Morgan Hunter

In the fall of 1986, Jerry Hellebusch rented space in the Financial Plaza building at Metcalf Ave. and College Blvd., pushed 3 desks together and started making sales calls. Thirty years later, Morgan Hunter has become one of the largest, oldest, and most recognized recruiting firms in Kansas City. “We started off with three people,”… Read More »

How to Turn Down a Job Offer

Dealing with multiple job offers is a good problem to have. But that doesn’t make it any easier to turn down the offers you don’t want. Declining a job offer (or multiple job offers) must be done with tact and finesse. You never know what will happen in the future — you may have to… Read More »

6 Tips for Writing Cover Letters

  To some job seekers, cover letter writing is a pointless endeavor. But a cover letter is one of the most important aspects of any job search. Cover letters are the first thing that many hiring managers see. It can create a positive first impression that encourages someone to read your resume, or it can… Read More »

The Art of Writing a Cover Letter

As recruiters, we field cover letters and résumés on a daily basis. While some are extremely well crafted—perfectly showcasing all of their skill and attributes—some just fail to hit the mark. We understand that many of you may have a family, a second job and other obligations, but you must invest time and effort to… Read More »

In The Trenches: “Older” Versus “Younger” in the Global Recession

The job market is a cut-throat place these days, but is it extra difficult for older workers? The consensus seems to be “yes”. The questions that arise may include: are they less qualified? Less hardworking? Or is it that younger workers are less expensive?  These are the questions that are instigating conversations across the job… Read More »