Future Challenges in Recruitment for Legal and Medical Industries

Employment and recruitment challenges are on the horizon in the health care industry. Based on demographics, the workforce and retirement ratio will sky rocket in the next 5-10 years. Baby Boomers will begin retiring while Millennials will take over the majority of the workforce percentage.  In addition to demographic shifts, technological advances will continue to play a major role in affecting the workforce.

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Rapid advances in law, medicine and technology have revolutionized the legal and healthcare industries. As companies grow and adapt to these changes, the demand for qualified professionals has never been greater. Some corporations will need to reach out to staffing and recruitment agencies to assist in fulfilling their high demand for quick hiring to ensure quality candidates are selected to maintain a positive work environment and reputation as a  business.  Selecting, hiring and training the right employees can be challenging and costly, and the right employees can also be a critical component of business success.

All of us here at Advance Talent recognize these needs and are here to offer innovative workforce solutions to the legal and medical industries.

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Create Habits to Be Successful

Humans yearn for happiness and success. Some of us associate happiness with success. Author Emily Esfahani Smith delivers a powerful speech at a TED Conference, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, titled “There’s more to life than being happy.” In this speech, Smith talks about how our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there is a more fulfilling path?

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Smith defines a meaningful life with four pillars: Belonging, Purpose, Transcendence, and Storytelling. Let’s focus on pillar two; purpose. We each define our life purpose uniquely. To some of us, that purpose could be within a job role by serving a purpose within an organization. We can then define this purpose as success, but getting there is no small feat.

In an article published by Inc., “The Keys to Becoming Successful at Anything,” it discusses the idea of forming habits that become routine, thus leading to success. Identify habits that are beneficial to your “Purpose Goal.” The idea behind this tactic is to eliminate the feeling of needing motivation, better known as procrastination. These routines will begin to flow naturally, saving your energy for situations where it is truly needed.

You need motivation to kick start these ideas, but once you get started, you’re on your way to leading a meaningful and success life. You’re unstoppable!

5 Planning Tactics to Avoid a Bad Job Interview

What comes to mind when you think of a job interview? New opportunities and a chance to prove your worth? That’s what we should  think of, however, most of us probably resonate more with sweaty palms, awkward laughter and a long winded response to a simple ice breaker. We’ve all done it, and most of us can joke about it, but that doesn’t erase that awkward uneasy feeling. 

Most of the time, those awkward interviews are after you’ve been out of the “interviewing loop” for awhile. Whether you’re looking to change industries, change locations, reaching for a promotion, or fresh out of college, these five planning tactics will help curb common interview mistakes and assist with calming some of the nerves that come with the experience.

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  1. Review your resume
    It is challenging to keep your resume to one page after you’ve gained substantial experience in your field. This is your moment to showcase the work you have accomplished, but it’s important to trim the fat. Your resume should be tailored to every job you apply for. If you’re applying for your first job out of college, it’s a great idea to include your student involvement and jobs you’ve held throughout the years, but after you get your foot in the door, be sure to remove those items from your resume to make room for your new experiences.

  2. Research the company structure
    A simple Google search will provide you with an advantage in your interview. Aside from doing your homework on what the company is about and the services or products it carries, take a look at the leadership team. How many executives are on the team? Do you know who you are interviewing with? Go a step further and take a look on LinkedIn, you could be surprised to find out that the Human Resources Manager you are interviewing with went to the same college as your brother. Common ground is a great ice breaker and can help steer the direction of the interview to a more relaxed and personal feel.

  3. Prepare for the expected…and the unexpected
    It is impossible to prepare for every question that could be asked in an interview, but it’s good practice to prepare for the typical questions: Tell me a little bit about yourself? Why are you leaving your current role? What challenges did you encounter in your last position? You can also think about some of the one off questions that could be thrown at you: What are strengths/weaknesses? What do you do for fun? If you could have one super power, what would it be? Lastly, don’t forget to be yourself. At the end of the day, you are going to be the person showing up to work everyday. This leads us to our next tactic…

  4. Research the company culture
    Company culture is important knowledge to have. This should be the second time you’re referring to this information. Before even applying for a position you should research the company culture to make sure that they are a good fit for you. This step can be easily missed. We are so concerned with our performance in an interview that we forget this is our chance to interview the company as well. We typically spend about 25% of our weeks at work, so we better make sure it fits our personality and values before making a commitment. Think of a few questions to ask revolving around this idea. It will provide you with good feedback and in turn, will leave a good impression with the interviewer.

  5. Map your route
    Now, this may seem like a no-brainer, but this will help curb your nerves immensely. Before you go to bed, look up where you need be. What time of day are you going? Take that into consideration when determining what route to take. Arrive 15 minutes early, not just because that’s what you are “supposed” to do, but because this too, will calm your nerves. Showing up early gives you the opportunity to center yourself and have a mini pep talk before walking into an interview. Cool, calm, and collected – not hot, frantic, and scatter brained.

These five tactics are all commonsense, and this is not the first time you’ve heard this advice. This is a friendly, motivating reminder that you can, and will, nail your next interview. As Glinda the Good Witch of the South says in The Wizard of Oz, “You’ve always had the power.”

Good luck!