The 5 Best Hiring Tools of Today

Aug 08, 2018

Attracting and hiring the best talent is a task that requires major strategy. With increasing candidate volume, and less time to manage it all, remaining focused on your hiring goals is a significant challenge.

Here are some tips to help you optimize your candidate experience while also saving you time:

LINKEDIN. We all know about LinkedIn these days but are you using its features to their peak ability? My favorite features of LinkedIn include:

Sponsored Content: Running ads from your company’s LinkedIn page allows you to speak directly to those already engaged with your brand. Because LinkedIn demographics are so precise, you can rest assured that your dollars spent, are highly targeted.

Sponsored InMails: Sponsored doesn’t have to mean impersonal. Promote relevant content, including job openings, directly to your ideal audience.

Recruitment Ads: According to LinkedIn, recruitment ads on their platform see upwards of 50x higher click through rates than just a simple job...

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Make Today's Hiring Tools Work for Your Job Search

Jul 26, 2018

It often feels as though companies have the upper hand when it comes to hiring, especially with all the fantastic tools at a hiring managers’ fingertips. Did you know there is a multitude of ways you can reverse engineer these tools, to your benefit?

Here are just a few of my favorite tips and tricks to making today’s best hiring tools work for you:

EMPLOYER REVIEW SITES. It’s a fact - hiring managers are checking you out on social media. Return the favor by visiting employer review sites such as GlassDoor, Great Place to Work, Comparably, Vault, The Job Crowd, and Kununu.

The more you know about your potential employer, the more data you have in your arsenal during your interviews. It’s time candidates more thoroughly vet their future employers before signing on the dotted line; wouldn’t you agree?

JOBSCAN. Word clouds, optimization, and algorithms, oh my! is a tool that uses the same smart algorithms applied by the world's’ top...

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Get Your Professional Edge On

Jul 25, 2018

We are so excited to Get Our Professional Edge On with you!

Join us for Knowledge and Networking in NYC!

August 14th, 6pm-8pm

The Yard, Herald Square

Chat with the best INSIDE Fashion, including Britta Cabanos, David Brown, Shenhav Kimhi, and Red Carter, about what it takes to succeed in fashion today and what it will take 5-10 years from now...

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Are You a Modern Hiring Manager?

Jul 05, 2018

Are you a Modern Hiring Manager?

Major players such as Google and Apple are turning their backs on top-down organizational models to create a more sustainable, flat business structure. This restructuring means fewer levels between staff and the organizations’ top leaders. Companies now generate a culture that promotes employee involvement in decision-making and growth efforts.

With these changes, comes a significant shift in the traditional hiring manager role. As a hiring manager, you are now a people leader, not just HR. This is exciting news! Whether your organization is still hierarchical or working to embrace a more horizontal approach, you can do your part by embracing your role as a modern hiring manager.

Dr. Dave Ulrich says in his book, HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources, “HR professionals play three roles: Storyteller, Strategic Interpreter, and Strategic Facilitator.”

In his book, Dr. Dave Ulrich goes on to...

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How to Ensure Long-Term Job Retention

Jun 18, 2018


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.3 million US residents currently struggle with long-term unemployment. Although unemployment rates may be static the past few months, we are still seeing major economic strain, mass layoffs, and inequality when it comes to hiring and firing decisions.

I have spoken with thousands of job seekers, and I hear the same thing again and again, “Amy, I don’t know why I lost my job. I thought I was doing everything right.”  I know that it is not only hard to get a job, but it’s also equally as difficult to KEEP your job through these changing times.
Here is the secret: staying relevant.  

These are some ways to ensure that you remain relevant in today’s employment climate:


Offer Innovative Ideas- If the organization you work for is looking to make a broad sweep to save costs, the best way to ensure that you are kept is to keep your eye out for cost savings and present your ideas to the...

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Proven Strategies to Retain Your Best People

Jun 15, 2018


According to, the cost of hourly employee turnover is about 25 percent of their wage. Salaried employee turnover costs can range from 1.5 to 14 times their annual salary. The scariest fact of all is that this is a conservative estimate!

Let’s say that your average employee earns $80,000/year. At 1.5 times their salary, we are talking $120,000 of cost to your company, per employee lost.

What could your company do with that $120,000? I know what I would do - most definitely hire another Search Associate, onboard a Marketing Coordinator and sneak in a surf vacation.

What if you took a fraction of that money and invested it into your employees as a pre-emptive strike to keep them? Now that $900 e-course they asked to take, but you said no, doesn’t seem so costly, does it?

Here are proven strategies to keep your best people because; frankly, you cannot afford to lose them to your competitors.

Excitement - You want your employees to be excited...

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School’s Out for Summer: How to Attract Top Notch Interns

May 02, 2018

Summer is internship season! There are many benefits to hiring an intern, and if you want to attract the best-of-the-best, I can help you to get the ball rolling.


In addition to my 6 tips for attracting the right intern, I have a fantastic BONUS for you at the end of this article so keep reading, doll!


Pay Them. It’s important to understand that having an intern doesn’t mean having someone working for you, for free. There are still laws surrounding pay and, if you want to attract the cream of the crop, you need to be competitive. You are best to position yourself as a generous employer so that you can attract the right people and keep them!


Connect with a Recruiter. You may think it’s crazy to pay a fee to a recruiter for finding your rockstar intern, but digest this for one sec. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers reported converting an average of 51.7% of their eligible interns into full-time hires....

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Avoid Getting Passed Up for Slam Dunk Job Opportunities!

Apr 25, 2018

Are you feeling more like a classic car these days? Does it seem as though hiring authorities like the experience that you bring but still pass you up for newer models?


We hear this situation from our candidates all the time. Age discrimination exists and, rather than ignoring this fact, I want to help you leap into the driver's seat and kick up the horsepower.


Here are some ways to show that your expertise is a must-have for any organization:


Position Yourself as a Thought Leader. When you are positioning yourself as a real expert, age quickly becomes a moot fact. Log into LinkedIn and publish some articles related to your industry. Pick up a small speaking gig with an industry association, or choose to mentor someone newer to their career.


Harness Your Fashion Sense. Have you seen the male model, Philippe Dumas? He is reaching 62 years old and has turned everything upside down when it comes to age barriers in the fashion and modeling industry. What...

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Cover Letters. Do You Need One?

Apr 03, 2018

What I know about cover letters:

  • 100% of candidates dread writing them.
  • 100% of applicant tracking systems comb them for related keywords.
  • I have a formula that makes them a breeze to write.

Unless a job posting says explicitly no cover letter necessary, it is always a great idea to send one. It’s important to note that you want to target the cover letter for each specific role.

Here is why I recommend sending a targeted cover letter with each application:  

  1.    A cover letter is an expression of interest.

Just like when you are trying to date someone new, you need to compliment them, tell them why you are interested, and close with a qualifying statement.

Julie, I have had the biggest crush on you for the longest time. I think you are brilliant and, the fact that we are both into marine biology is something that we can talk about for hours. Dinner?

Let’s try that technique on an employer:

Hiring Manager,
After carefully reviewing the...

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How to Keep Millennial Employees Engaged 2.0

Apr 03, 2018

You guys asked for it, so here it is! Part two of our discussion on millennial employee engagement. Why is this a two-part convo? Because it’s fascinating, complicated, and incredibly important!

Last month we talked about how to keep the “Job-Hopping Generation” from leaving your organization.

We discussed ways to lay the solid groundwork that included:  

  • Making authentic connections.
  • Linking work and contributions to a broader purpose.
  • Providing access to a diverse array of learning and development opportunities.
  • Demonstrating fairness in promotion and advancement decisions.

As discussed last month, research shows that by the year 2025, millennials will make up over 75% of the workforce. What I want to talk about today are more tangible day-to-day activities that will attract, and keep, millennial employees.

 From the discussions I have had with thousands of clients, and a gazillion candidates, here is what I know works best:  

Nix the 9-5....

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