Advancement – Are You Doing What it Takes?

Let’s talk about advancement. And specifically what we mean by the word “advancement” is active preparation for the next step in your career. Around our office we like to ask candidates, “what do you see as your next move, career-wise?” The answers we hear vary, but they usually sound something like this: “I want to … Continued

10 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

No wonder our inboxes are cluttered. Over half of the entire planet uses email right now. According to a 2018 Radicati Group study, there will be more than 3.8 billion email users before the start of 2019, over 100 million more than the previous year. You only have a few seconds to catch someone’s attention. If you want to punch … Continued

Our Own Kay Linder has earned Senior Status with HIMSS

When you’re looking to partner with an Executive Recruiter, you should count your blessings when you come across someone who takes their specialization and industry seriously; someone who is actively involved in the professional communities that their clients and candidates are a part of and someone who thoughtfully contributes to the growth of their own … Continued

A View From The Top: Christy Farrell Takes Home the Coveted ThinkingAhead Ralph Mosley Award

Each year, The Ralph Mosley Award for Excellence is presented to an individual who embodies and embraces the spirit of ThinkingAhead, Inc.. This person exhibits high ethical standards, commitment through years of service, consistent performance, a positive influence on the company and its employees and active community involvement. The Mosley Award winner is nominated by … Continued

LinkedIn 101: Tips Essential for LinkedIn Success

Here we are, just over a month into the New Year. It’s a time of re-evaluation and goal setting in order to successfully take 2018 by storm! What’s the best way to get in on the action? Create or revamp your LinkedIn profile! LinkedIn is a pivotal tool and FREE resource used by professionals to … Continued

The Game of “Telephone”

When you were a kid, did you ever play telephone? If you did, you probably remember it being a silly game you played with your friends. If you didn’t, let me explain. Telephone is a popular children’s game where you whisper a message to the person next to you, down the line, until the last … Continued

Career Spotlight: Courtney Rice

Courtney Rice is a recruiter who has spent the past thirteen years at ThinkingAhead.  From Michigan, she studied engineering at Michigan State University, and like frankly many college students, wasn’t entirely sure what she wanted to be when she “grew up”.  She was fortunate to have had a summer job with Southwestern Advantage selling books … Continued

Common Job Applications: Improvement or Detriment in The Hiring Process?

Thanks to common job application technology, candidates can send applications to hundreds of jobs at once — and recruiters and hiring managers have even larger piles of resumes to review and sort. But are common job applications actually effective? In other words, should candidates and hiring managers expect better results, or are these algorithms simply making the process … Continued

New York City’s Ban on Salary History Questions: More States to Follow?

In 2015, women earned 79.6 cents for every dollar men earned, according to the Census Bureau. Some suggest that women often earn less than men — a well-documented wage gap that’s even worse for women of color — because they’re less likely to negotiate when it comes to salary offers. Payscale.com disputes this theory: although 42 percent of women negotiate their … Continued

Career Spotlight: Cathy Moll

Recruiters help place people in positions where they can excel, but that’s not all. In the case of Cathy Moll, partner and manager of the Life Sciences practice at ThinkingAhead, placing the right people in the right positions can contribute to scientific breakthroughs and drug developments that better the lives of countless people. Cathy’s career began in … Continued

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