For those of you who have been reading our blogs for awhile, you'll remember when we wrote about our clients' most requested attribute of candidates: leadership. We suggested ways to gain leadership skills, but there is a new one that we have been testing out before we recommended it. LinkedIn now offers courses, both paid and free. Who doesn't love free stuff? Joining LinkedIn's Course Club will open up new classes each quarter, and all of it is free. Each course is usually
Today's blog post comes from Frank Mulligan, a software developer. Edited for clarity and length. In an Op-Ed column in the New York Times, David Brooks tackles the notion of an emerging group in the United States that he refers to as the formerly middle class.
This is a vast swathe of unhappy professionals who, in their halycon days (last month), would consume lattes, IPods and SUVs with the reckless abandon of a cashed out dot com millionaire. They now find that what t
Here at Prime Financial Recruiting, we talk to a lot of people -- a lot. While we usually deal with professionals in our industry, when we were looking for new recruiters and an office manager for ourselves, we experienced during the course of one week: Number of resumes received: 49. Number of resumes without errors: 23. Number of resumes where the candidate stayed in at least one position for at least two years: 16. Number of candidates who responded to a query: 5. Number o
Prime Financial Recruiting is happy to welcome back attorney Noel Bagwell as this month's guest blogger. You can read Noel's other guest blog here. Teams vs. Groups of People The main difference between a team and a mere group of people is that the team has decided to work together towards a shared goal. They have agreed on a definition of success. They pursue success together. They are, in a word, focused. I believe that focus is the primary reason teams outperform groups. S
Jonathan came into the office last Monday and asked how my weekend was. I paused for a moment and realized, I had no idea. Nothing stuck out, so it must have been unremarkable, right? Still, since it had just happened, I should have been able to remember it. Meanwhile, I can easily recall a commercial I saw once when I lived in Massachusetts "At Danburry Autopark, pay no more til '94!" Which gives an indication as to how old that commercial is. I remember riding the Peter Pan
Prime Financial Recruiting is pleased to announce that Jonathan Craig has joined us as President of Recruiting and Business Development. In this role, Jonathan will lead the day to day recruiting efforts in Factoring, Asset-Based Lending, and Purchase Order Finance. Most recently Jonathan was an award-winning recruiter for Jackson Physician Search. Jonathan is an accomplished, professional, full-cycle recruiter recognized by peers as a conﬁdent and capable individual who poss
At Prime Financial Recruiting, we take time to get to know each candidate to ensure that they fit the job description and desired qualifications. Ideally, we also endeavor to ensure that the work environment is a good fit for the candidate. While the standard for some time has been to stick an employee in an office from 9-5, more companies are starting to work with their employees to create the most productive environment. Here are some facts to consider: 1) Some employers ag