Entries by Essence

Assessing Leadership: 3 Reminders When Evaluating Your Leadership

“True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence.” Influence can make or break the success of your ability to lead well and determine the direction of a company itself. However, we too often move through the motions without thinking about ways to increase in influence. Leadership is tough. Growing is […]

Celebrating 5 Years!

Today is an exciting day for Essence Recruitment. Believe it or not, today marks 5 years since opening the doors and taking a leap into life as a small business owner. It’s crazy to think about how the years have flown by, but I am proud of what has been accomplished in those years! In […]

5 Signs Your Company Culture May Actually Suck

Great company culture is visceral. We’re talking about the type of culture that is so real, it envelops you from the minute you step into the office. It’s refreshing, like splashing cool water on your face in blistering hot weather. It radiates from every person in the business. Having a strong company culture is the […]

Everything You Need To Know About Resume Writing

When you haven’t updated your resume in a while, it can be hard to know where to start. What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new resume rules and trends should you be following? And seriously, one page or two? Well, search no more: We’ve compiled […]

How much money to ask for in a salary negotiation?

How much can I ask for in a salary negotiation without leaving a bad taste in the employer’s mouth or losing the job offer? When you’re finally down to the wire on your impending job offer, there will come a time to talk numbers. That one last conversation — where you negotiate salary — can […]

4 Ways to Test “Cultural Fit” During the Hiring Process

As workplace structures evolve, finding candidates who are the right “cultural fit” is now a top priority of recruiters. In the business world (and in life), we tend to gravitate toward people similar to us. Our hiring practices are no exception — if you’re an introvert, you might find extroverted candidates off-putting. A detail-oriented recruiter might be […]

Top 10 Questions a Candidate Should Ask in an Interview

Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to ask questions, too. Asking the right questions at an interview is important for two reasons: First, when done correctly, the questions you ask confirm your qualifications as a candidate for the position. Second, you are interviewing the […]

Build a Corporate Culture for All Ages

We live in a unique time. It’s getting more and more difficult to predict trends in the labor force. We have Generation Z at one end of the spectrum, the youngest of which are just starting to graduate college and enter the job market (depending on where the generational line is drawn). On the other end, […]

The Importance of Soft Skills in Leadership

What used to be called “soft” skills are now some of the most coveted skill sets in the business world — now and for the foreseeable future. As Boomers retire for next decade at a rate of 10,000 per day, they will be replaced by female leaders — many of them Millennials. Both women and […]