career growth

Landing your dream job in 2024 depends on more than just your qualifications - it's about capturing the attention of busy recruiters with a powerhouse resume. In this fast-paced job market, your resume serves as your first and most crucial impression, a concise snapshot of your skills and experience that needs to scream "hire me!" But with the plethora of online resume builders and conflicting advice, crafting a winning resume can feel like navigating a minefield. Don't worry, we're here to equip you with the tools and know-how to build a resume that will stand out from the crowd and land you in that coveted interview chair. Should I Use a Free Resume Builder Online? Free online resume builders can be tempting...

In today's competitive job market, landing your dream role can feel like navigating a complex labyrinth. Unfortunately, alongside legitimate opportunities lurk the shadows of predatory individuals and organizations operating recruiting scams. These scams can drain your finances, steal your personal information, and damage your professional reputation. So, how do you differentiate a professional recruiter from a cunning scammer? How can you ensure your job search is safe and productive? In this article, we'll break down some of the biggest signs of recruiting scams and give you tips that can empower you, both professionals and candidates, to navigate the talent pool with confidence and avoid costly falls into the abyss of recruiting scams. Are Recruiting Scams Still on the Rise? A Sobering...

In the world of recruiting and talent sourcing, the relationship between candidates and recruiters is crucial. It can help shape careers for applicants and for employers who rely on recruiters to help them locate specialized talent. However, the downside is that not every interview leads to immediate success and a successful hire. Not every application even ends up as an interview! The job market is unpredictable, and the talent pool is as flooded as ever, with opportunities coming and going just as quickly as they show up. But a strong bond with a recruiter is a valuable asset for a job seeker, and the same is for the recruiter. It keeps candidates in the loop for future job prospects...

In today's world of talent recruitment, the way we find and hire top talent has changed. Along with the traditional in-person interview, there is now the option of video interviews. This has become an important part of the recruitment process, with advantages and challenges for recruiters and candidates. In today's globalized world, remote work and adaptability are highly valued. Mastering video interviews is crucial for both recruiters and job candidates. This blog post will cover all aspects of video interviews, including their benefits, drawbacks, and best practices. Do Businesses Prefer to Conduct Virtual Interviews? The landscape of recruitment and hiring has undergone a significant shift, with virtual interviews now being a key component of the process. However, determining whether businesses prefer virtual...

After successfully placing a candidate in a job, the journey doesn't end there. Building lasting relationships is crucial for both recruiters and candidates. The dynamics between recruiters and candidates continue even after the offer letter is signed. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of post-placement relationships, including ways recruiters can build and maintain these relationships, and whether recruiters still have a role after a candidate is placed. The Importance of Building a Strong Relationship with Your Recruiter as a Candidate Establishing a strong and lasting relationship with your recruiter is important for both the candidate and the recruiter. It goes beyond just helping you find a job, as a recruiter can also serve as a mentor and career partner....

In today's fiercely competitive business landscape, exceptional customer service stands as the cornerstone of any successful organization. Companies are acutely aware that customer satisfaction and loyalty hinge on the quality of their customer service teams. Consequently, the interview process for customer service roles has become more rigorous than ever before. To help both job seekers and employers navigate this critical aspect of the hiring process, we've compiled a comprehensive guide featuring some of the most common interview questions for customer service job interviews. In this post, we will delve into these thoughtfully crafted inquiries, offering valuable insights to candidates seeking to ace their interviews and employers seeking the most capable individuals to join their customer service ranks. So, whether...

The role of a finance manager is crucial in the world of finance. They must have a diverse skill set to handle the ever-changing financial markets and regulations. In this blog, we explore the key competencies that exceptional finance managers possess. From analytical prowess to communication skills, we will discuss the ten essential skills that every finance manager needs. Whether you're starting your finance career or a seasoned professional, this guide offers valuable insights and strategies for success in finance management. What are finance manager responsibilities? The responsibilities of a finance manager include managing and analyzing financial data, examining statements, trends, and projecting future performance. They develop and implement financial strategies aligned with company goals, ensuring prudent planning and risk management....

In the modern business world, sustainable success relies on more than just obtaining deals and expanding market reach. It also necessitates fostering the growth and development of a company's employees, who are its most valuable asset. A thriving workplace culture aims to create an environment that empowers individuals to reach their full potential, contributing to business development and ensuring employee retention, going beyond mere profitability. Organizations are recognizing the importance of talent retention for long-term success, leading to a greater emphasis on employee satisfaction. In this blog post, we will explore the strategies used by companies to create cultures that support employee growth and well-being. What does it mean for a company to foster an environment of growth and development? The...

The United States unemployment rate has always been a reflection of the country's economy. By definition, the unemployment rate is the number of workers in the labor force that is not currently employed but could be. Throughout the years, the unemployment rate has been a constant topic of discussion among leaders in a variety of industries and in politics. In today's working environment, the unemployment rate is at one of its lowest rates in years, due to many workers returning to work after the pandemic. Over time, we've seen waves of high unemployment and low unemployment, but are the current trends in unemployment pointing in the right direction of a healthy economy in our near future? How is Unemployment Measured? In...

After the pandemic took a large toll on the United States economy, employees who had previously lost their jobs have made a return to the workforce and employment in the country has made a comeback. Despite the return to work, inflation has become a serious issue and the economy is on the brink of another recession, something that has not happened since 2020 due to the COVID-19 recession. As costs for goods and services continue to rise, American workers are feeling the strain on their wallets. Incomes for workers have stayed stagnant while prices for things like food, gas, and household goods continue to grow at a high rate. The U.S. remains in a tight labor market that is...

As the return to work for many after the global pandemic has started, a new phrase or "phenomenon" has been coined by business experts and business news pundits. It has to do with employees starting to set boundaries within their role in their company. For the longest time, workers have been told that if they go the extra mile and they put everything they have into their careers, they will move up the corporate ladder and be successful in both their job and their life. In today's world, however, many people struggle balancing work and life in this post-COVID world and employees are having to not only work their normal job, but also work second or even third jobs...

For the everyday worker, utilizing time wisely and being organized can lead to more productivity and a better overall life and career. A lot of people struggle with staying organized and focused during their work weeks, but there are many things that you can do to help improve your organizational skills and be a more organized person and employee. In this article, we will take a look at five great ways to improve your organization and make your work day a little less hectic. Doing even one of the things on this list on a regular basis can make a difference in your work! What are some of the biggest distractions that workers face during the day? Every day we are...

For job applicants that find themselves getting an interview for their dream job, they find themselves in a competitive field battling against other candidates that may come from a similar background or may seem to be more qualified for the position. Because of this, it's important for you to stand out as much as possible to the hiring manager or the human resources employee that is conducting your interview. In such a competitive job market with many different candidates coming in for job interviews, it can be a bit overwhelming to think about your answers to common interview questions as well as having to think about how you portray yourself as a legitimate candidate for the role. It's very...

At Scion Staffing, one of our core values is the belief that every level of our organization should operate with a strong lens for diversity, equity, and inclusion, also known as DEI. We firmly believe that diverse teams are much more than a strength, but rather are essential for overall success. This spans across our staffing and recruiting services, as well as our executive search services, but especially within our internal staff and leadership team. We don't just promote these values throughout our firm and our partnerships we create with our clients, we practice them at every level as well. Six months ago, we produced a blog explaining the impact that DEI had on Scion in 2021 and what it...

Operations roles are some of the most important jobs for success in a company. Operations jobs can be defined as positions that focus on helping an organization run smoothly by using interpersonal, communication with individuals and teams, and project management skills. Typically, people who work in operations need to learn how to implement various business strategies and experience to help strengthen business performance. While operations positions aren't industry-specific, this means that there is a plethora of opportunities in different industries for a number of roles. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most popular operation roles and jobs that are currently hot in the market. Recently, we dove into the hottest roles for finance and...

For those looking to find their next career move in the world of finance or accounting, it may be difficult to know which direction to go. With the "Great Resignation" movement in full swing and a market shift on the horizon, employers are having to fight to find quality employees. Offering more or better benefits and better pay is becoming the norm in order to attract better candidates for open positions. Right now, there are several career paths in financial services that can be considered to be "hot" roles that are highly sought after. In this article, we'll cover a few of the hottest roles in finance and accounting in 2022 and what makes them so attractive in this...

Due to the global pandemic that has affected many businesses around the world, many large companies had to either close their doors or adapt to our new virtual way of life. With many choosing to adopt using remote teams, work was still getting done even when offices remained quiet and empty. Due to COVID-19, 80% of global corporate remote work policies had shifted to virtual and mixed forms of team collaboration. Teams and individual employees had to turn their morning coffee breaks and conversations into getting coffee from their own kitchen and logging into their workflow chats and channels for communication. Whether their company chose Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, or some other digital form of communication, some teams have...

As more companies begin to roll out their plans to return to the office, one of the biggest concerns that managers may face is the lack of in-person camaraderie between their team members. In order to reach certain team goals, communication and teamwork is crucial. When an entire team has been away from each other for almost two years in some cases, building back strong teams can prove to be difficult. In this article, we'll discuss some ways you can build back your high-performing team, as well as some team building activities that will help you reach that common goal of success in the workplace. Why is team building so important? A team is only strong when all of the team...

Great recruiters can add a tremendous amount of value to you on your job search. However, like any professional industry, be it Real Estate Agents, Accountants, Lawyers etc., there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Every recruiting professional has their own processes and specialty. Thus, it’s important to take an active approach not only in building a relationship with your recruiter, but also in choosing who will ultimately be representing you for a job opportunity. Scion Staffing's recruiting team helps candidates land their perfect job match and has excelled at placing quality talent with quality companies. In this article, we will break down a few tips and tricks to ensure you’re working with a high-quality recruiter: Tip #1: They focus on your...

A job description is a document that describes the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. This document is usually written by hiring managers or human resources professionals. The purpose of writing a job description is to attract qualified candidates who are interested in the position. Job descriptions are often used by recruiters and hiring managers to screen out applicants who don’t meet the requirements of the position, but they can also be a helpful tool that can end up attracting the best candidate. They also provide information about the qualifications required for the position. Writing a good job description can be challenging because it requires skills such as creativity, organization, and attention to detail. If you want to get...