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Doherty opens staffing & employment office in Brainerd, Minnesota

BRAINERD, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting, and placement agency, has opened a new office located in Brainerd, Minnesota. "We are thrilled to announce our newest branch office in Brainerd," said Val Doherty, co-founder and CEO of Doherty Staffing Solutions. "We've served northern Minnesota clients for many years and welcome the opportunity to become a more visible member of the community with our new office on South 5th Street." Conveniently located between the post office and the library, the...

Doherty opens downtown Minneapolis staffing & recruiting office

Doherty’s newest location at 733 Marquette Avenue South, Suite 243, in the Baker Center Building, downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Minneapolis, Minnesota—April 7, 2014 Doherty | The Employment Experts, a Minnesota-based staffing and placement agency, has opened a new office located in downtown Minneapolis. “We are very excited to announce our newest branch office in downtown Minneapolis,” said Doherty founder and CEO Valerie Doherty. “We currently serve a number of companies and candidates downtown, so the skyway location is a natural fit for us and makes the hiring process more convenient for job seekers looking for...

Take a Leap of Faith: Questions for the Recruiter vs. Questions for the Interviewer

Take a Leap of Faith: Questions for the Recruiter vs. Questions for the Interviewer
We know. You've got questions. Every job opportunity raises a million important questions. But, which questions can you ask your recruiter and which should wait until you can ask the company directly? Got ants in your pants? I recently worked with a candidate who had a long list of questions well before he even got to the point of an interview. Don’t get me wrong, questions concerning the position are great, and as a recruiter, we do our best to get every one of these questions answered ASAP. The issue in this particular situation, however, was that his questions concerning benefits,...

Thank you & happy New Year from Career Solutions!

Thank you & happy New Year from Career Solutions as 2013 comes to a close . . .
As we close out 2013, the Doherty Career Solutions team would like to extend a big thank you to all our clients and candidates for making 2013 a great year! Here's a quick recap of some of the highlights. New recruiters In 2013, we welcomed new recruiters Paige and Chelsie to the team in July. Visit the Career Solutions blog frequently to read their latest posts filled with great career advice. This year we also said goodbye to Mickey, Lindsay and Matt, who...

Are you oversharing with your recruiter? Why less is more

Are you oversharing with your recruiter? Why less is more
If you are talking to a recruiter and prefix your sentence with, “I know you probably don’t need to know this, but . . .,” it probably isn't necessary to tell them this information. One word: Stop. Stop oversharing with your recruiter, hiring manager, and interviewer. Recruiters are subject to employment law As human resources professionals, we are legally bound to prevent certain things from influencing our hiring decisions, such as a candidate's race, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status. But, there are many gray areas also off limits to HR that you may not be...

Are you truly ready to leave your current company?

Are you truly ready to leave your current company?
So, you’ve made it all the way through the interview process in flying colors, the company loves you and you’re nearing the home stretch. In fact, they want to offer you the position. But now, you’re starting to second guess yourself and the position that you thought you wanted so badly. You begin to ask yourself, "Am I truly ready to leave the company I've been with for so long?" Jumping ship and diving into the unknown is always a scary thing. Job offer drama I recently worked with a candidate who made it all the way to the job offer. She had been with her current company for ten years...

How to catch a recruiter's eye . . . and ear

How to catch a recruiter's eye . . . and ear
At a recent Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association meeting, the presenters asked the group to raise their hands once she reached the percentage of calls that they felt were returned to recruiters. She started at 90% and worked her way down. At 50% there was 1 person with their hand up, at 25% about a dozen hands went up, around 10-15% the majority of hands were raised. Keeping doors and options open How does this affect you as a candidate looking for work? Well, in today’s technology driven society, nearly everything is tracked. This means that if you have been called multiple times...

The job posting isn’t exciting—so why would you connect with the recruiter?

The job posting isn’t exciting—so why would you connect with the recruiter?
You’re browsing through job postings and aren’t finding anything that appeals to your interests or fits your background. At this point, most candidates would get frustrated and possibly give up their search. However, there is another option you may not have considered, and that is reaching out to a recruiter. Reaching out to a recruiter, even if they don’t currently have a position for you, can be surprisingly helpful in your job search and networking. Connecting says a lot about you As a recruiter, I can attest that it speaks volumes about you as a candidate when you make that extra...

How to Best Utilize Staffing Agencies in your Job Search

How to Best Utilize Staffing Agencies in your Job Search
If your idea of looking for jobs is throwing resumes to online ads like hundreds of other candidates, then you’re only scraping the tip of the iceberg. There is a hidden job market out there, that isn’t posted on the major job boards, but can only be found through networking. But networking can also be tough to grow and build to find legitimate positions. Staffing Agencies can be a great way to tap into their network of clients, and should be used to supplement a standard job search. Many companies work with agencies in order to avoid a lengthy hiring process. Instead of sifting through 250...

Talent war for engineering

Talent war for engineering
Here's an interesting article about the demand for engineering positions. Our department mainly works with engineers in manufacturing, and the candidate pool has nearly dried up. Most engineering placements now come from headhunting out of companies, as very few are unemployed. Read the rest of the article for more about the talent war. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/engineers-rich-talent-war-heats-085900912.html
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