Much of the career advice that you see online is geared, as most topics are, towards younger people. However, a rising percentage of people over the age of 40 are making a career change. In fact, some people who are of retirement age are still working out of choice or necessity. Unfortunately, many are facing […]

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You’ve made it through your first interview for the position you are pursuing and now feel that you can breathe a sigh of relief. But wait! Don’t get too comfortable yet. The first interview that applicants undergo is often used by employers to select candidates who fill the basic requirements of the position. Hiring managers […]

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Most employers strive to retain good employees and at the same time weed out ones who are not as productive as they desire. In fact, this is one way that successful companies maintain their edge over the competition. Therefore, it is incumbent upon employers to incentivize workers who are especially productive and who stand out […]

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Executive Assistant – According to a 2013 study conducted by Millennial Branding and American Express, hiring executives highly favor skills such as the ability to prioritize work (87 percent), a positive attitude (86 percent) and teamwork skills (86 percent). What do these skills have in common? They are what are known as “soft skills.” Soft […]

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As difficult as it may be for some job applicants to believe, the dreaded background check helps both the employer and the potential employee. It protects the integrity of the hiring process and it ensures that each candidate is matched with the appropriate position. Additionally, background checks also help protect the reputation of staffing firms […]

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Congratulations! You’ve been offered a position at a prestigious company that aligns with your skills, abilities, and education. You’ve beaten out other candidates by acing the interview and making an initial good impression with hiring managers at the company. Now comes the hard part. Now comes the part where you must familiarize yourself with and […]

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As surely as night follows day, great organizational skills lead directly to greater workplace productivity. This is why executives value this quality in their assistants. Assistants who are well organized are less likely to make mistakes, redo tasks and waste valuable time and resources. Adding great organizational abilities to your skill set also helps make […]

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Landing the perfect job starts with submitting the perfect resume free of errors, omissions and irrelevant information. These errors, in total, cost prospective job hunters choice positions every year. The worst part about it is that many applicants never find out where they went wrong in writing their resume. At A-List Associates we understand how […]

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