Mind the Gap: How to Explain an Employment Gap in An Interview

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The pressure to get the answers ‘right’ during a job interview can be overwhelming, especially when you aren’t sure what they’ll ask. You want to make a good impression that shows you’re qualified, knowledgeable, and capable of doing the job. Even if your answers and resume support these points, there could be another hurdle in… Read more »

What You Can Take Away from Working on Contract in Talent Acquisition

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New year, new you, perhaps a new career path too. If you’re a talent acquisition specialist looking to make a change in 2020, we’ve got an idea for you – consider becoming a contract worker! Our clients are looking for talented and experienced professionals like yourself who can help them meet their hiring goals. If… Read more »

Want to Improve Your Employee Retention? This is How AI Can Help!

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As technology in our workforce continues to expand, companies are using AI to their benefit in several ways. One of these areas is an issue most employers are familiar with – employee retention. For many companies, artificial intelligence has been a solution when it comes to this topic. Here are a few ways AI can… Read more »

Advice for Excelling as a Sourcer

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There is some disagreement in our industry as to what a Sourcer does. You can find a lot of information on this debate,  if you are interested, this is a good article to start with. Regardless of where you feel a Sourcer’s role begins and ends in the Recruiting lifecycle, typically, the same skill set… Read more »

How You Can Stay Focused at Work During the Holiday Season

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As the holiday season ramps up, you may find it more challenging to stay focused at work. With so much going on with planning meals, trips, and shopping, your mind can easily wander. Here’s how you can stay motivated and manage your productivity. Create a line between your work life and your personal life This… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving from Search Wizards

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Thanksgiving is a special day that we take the time to gather with friends and family, pause for a moment, and give thanks. At Search Wizards, we are grateful year-round for the role we play in partnership with the Talent Acquisition community. As a community, we are a group of passionate, brilliant, talented, hard-working, sharing,… Read more »

Your Contract Assignment is Coming to an End – What is the Next Step?

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Eventually, your contract with a client is going to come to an end. It’s the nature of contract work, and something you can prepare for in advance. Here are a few steps you can take as the end approaches for your current contract assignment. See if the client is looking to extend the contract The… Read more »

Being Ghosted? How Your Company Can Keep Applicants from Disappearing

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The term “ghosting” first became popular in the dating world, explaining how a potential romantic partner just vanished without any further communication. Since then, it’s become a term used in many situations, including hiring, because sometimes people stop responding and seemingly disappear. If you have ever had a candidate ghost you during the process, here… Read more »

8 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Recruiter

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When a recruiter at a staffing agency is trying to connect you with a project, you want to make sure you’re asking the right questions to determine if it is the best role for you. If it is your first time working directly with a staffing agency to identify your next position, you might be… Read more »