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We know and understand recruiting and the unique challenges faced by both Potentials and Employers in today’s competitive market. With over thirty years of human resource skills, knowledge and experience, we have set out to simplify the job search process and significantly improve recruiting outcomes for Potentials and Employers.

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Get Out of Your Own Way to Launch Your Career
Even with ample resources, you may still be struggling to find a career that suits you. You’ve tried everything - networking, the latest technology, career fairs, job boards, etc. Despite interviews, conversations, connections, and lots of promise, you’re still not finding a role that fits what you’re seeking. No one really wants to think about this, but...
Nov 19, 2014 8:30 AM ET
Smart Recruiting Strategy Focuses On Relationships
I was going through some articles a friend shared with me about various recruiting strategies and came upon an August article in Forbes that introduced me to good ways to start conversations with potential hires. Developing...
Oct 31, 2014 8:05 AM ET
Industries Hiring the Most 2015 College Graduates
I recently came across a Forbes article by Susan Adams discussing what industries will hire the most 2015 college graduates. The article is interesting and definitely worth reading if you have the time, but I have summarized some of...
Oct 27, 2014 7:50 AM ET
Soft Skills More Important Than Ever For Success in the Workplace
A college degree provides the basic skills necessary to perform work associated with your major, but it does not directly translate to success in the workplace. The basic tenets of hard work and dedication never hurt, but as Josh Tolan points out in his article “5 Skills Gaps Employers Need to Address” (...
Oct 13, 2014 7:45 AM ET
7 Benefits of Hiring New Talent Over Experienced Pros
There was a Great article in Fast Company this week by Amit Chauhan that may spell hope for recent college graduates still seeking that first gig – and for companies looking for fresh ideas. The author notes...
Sep 25, 2014 10:50 AM ET