Job Search Insights

Recruiting September 26, 2017

Meet the Recruiter: Brenda Penney

Meet Brenda Penney … a recruiter for Messina Group, a people person at heart, with a sense of humor that brings levity to any tough situation. She has a fresh approach and insight from a career spent in customer facing roles. At Messina Group, Brenda specializes in understanding and meeting the needs of the Architecture, Design and Engineering clients and candidates in the Chicagoland area.

Recruiting, Job Fairs September 06, 2017

Job Fair Tips: How to Get Noticed and Remembered

With your future just around the corner, putting your best foot forward with recruiters at your next job fair is imperative. Job fairs can be stressful as you stand in endless lines among your competition, waiting to make a lasting impression on a recruiter. Whether you think you’re almost ready to tackle this next event or you’re finding  yourself questioning even the basics of the business world, we’ve got you covered with this quick guide to nailing your next job fair.  

Recruiting, Job Search October 19, 2015

What Recruiters Wish You Knew

Recruiters look for the best fit for every position they manage, which typically means screening multiple candidates who seem to be a strong match based solely on their resumes. After a discussion occurs, we are able to better evaluate the candidate’s skills and how they relate to the role. Candidates who are a good fit are passed along to the client – and just like the candidates – we wait for feedback. Below are a few things to keep in mind when working with a recruiter:

Networking, Recruiting, Job Search September 28, 2015

New Job – Same Employer

Knowing when to change jobs is vital to your personal and professional growth. Opportunities to try something new are all around us – even at our current employer. Such is the case for me. I started at Messina Group as a recruiter and am currently transitioning into a business development role.

Staffing, Recruiting August 10, 2015

Meet the Recruiter: John Dewar

As a recruiter since 1988, I have helped nearly 700 people secure their next job. It all started with an electrician named Don, who was my first placement.

Staffing, Recruiting August 07, 2015

Meet the Recruiter: Jenni McBride

Why am I a recruiter? It sounds cliché, but I really enjoy helping people.  Recruiting is an emotional job. The first person who I placed in a new job cried, which made me cry. It is an unbelievable experience to help someone land a new position. And the journey to get to that point is different with every candidate. Some of my candidates get new jobs within days and for others it can take weeks or months. 

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