Posts by Sherpa LLC

5 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day 2020

As we prepare to celebrate the holiday weekend, we wanted to share five ideas from our team to make it memorable. Although Memorial Day 2020 looks quite different from years past, we are still fortunate to live in a country where freedom abounds. We are grateful for those who fought for our rights, those who…

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Are you putting your job search on hold? Not so fast.

By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director Should I put my job search on hold?  Indeed, many job seekers are pondering this question right now. Our advice? No.  Yes, coronavirus is disrupting the business world, but there are reasons for job seekers to stay optimistic. It’s important to remember two things: this disruption is temporary top talent…

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Now more than ever, diversity matters.

Last week, a candidate reached out to me while preparing for an upcoming interview.  She told me “This sounds like a great role, but I have a concern.”  In a candidate’s market, “concerns” quickly become disinterest. While exploring the employer’s website this candidate noticed it listed leadership team bios and, except for a single female, the team was not diverse.  The result?  In an instant, the company lost out on…

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3 Luke Qualities to Apply in Your Workplace

By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director With our HQ in Charlotte in a building that sits two blocks from Bank of America Stadium and regularly sports an office full of Panther blue on Friday’s during football season – suffice it to say, our shade of blue is a bit different today.  Panther great Luke Keuchly announced…

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Benefits of Contract Employment

According to a recent Marist/NPR poll, 1 in 5 American workers are now classified as contract employees. This equates to millions of individuals who earn their paychecks in roles that are suited to their specific employment needs. Without these critical resources, companies would find it extremely difficult to meet their talent demands and function efficiently.…

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Resume Tips: 5 Do’s and Don’ts

Once you’ve nailed down the content and format of your resume, it’s time to to consider these 5 “Do’s” and “Don’ts”. An optimal resume is both informative and easy to read.  Consider the following when drafting your resume. Let’s start with the Don’ts Don’t commit spelling and grammar errors.  Nothing sends a resume to the trash faster…

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Resume Tips: Content and Order

Trying to get started on your resume but not sure about what content and order to use? No worries! We’ve put together this handy list to get you off on the right path with regards to preferred structure, format, and content. Read on: Provide a complete work history for the past 10-15 years without omitting…

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Tips for Closing an Interview

Considering the amount of preparation a job seeker puts in the process, closing an interview deserves to be more than an afterthought. Effective questions and a strong closing statement can help set a candidate apart. It’s clear, you should establish a strategy for closing any interview. As a part of this strategy, you will want…

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Phone and Video Interview Tips

In an effort to save time and streamline hiring, more and more employers are choosing to conduct interviews via phone or video. These interviews are just as important as in-person formats and are often more challenging because candidates don’t have the advantage of giving and receiving clear visual cues. With that said, we’ve compiled some…

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3 Keys to Employee Retention

By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director Employee retention is one of the most pervasive issues today’s employers must face.  The average time spent at a job for employees between the ages of 25-34 (a key labor group) is 3.2 years, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.  Tenure and longevity have seemingly gone the way of…

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