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Hirewell has enjoyed continued growth since we opened our doors in 2001, and we're once again looking for the next round of superstar recruiters to join the team! If you're ready to love your job, read on!

About the Organization

Since 2001, Hirewell has partnered with growing companies to strategically build world-class workforces in a large range of industries.  Our unique blend of service offerings allows us to make a tremendous impact with our clients and continue to help them as they evolve.

Hirewell's Senior Recruitment Lead, Lauren Lackovich, gives us her take on why it's an exciting time to be a Human Resources professional in Chicago:

Tell us about the company (or positions) you are recruiting for?  

Brendan O'Brien - Partner, IT Recruiting

We are excited to announce our new Managed Recruiting Programs (MRP) staffing engagement with one of our long-term partners, with kCura Corporation!

In the 2015 LinkedIn Talent Trends Report, 75% of the 18,000 full time employees surveyed considered themselves passive candidates. 85% of those said they would be willing to talk about a new career opportunity, however only 61% of companies today are actually focused on recruiting passive candidates. Does yours?

James Hornick - Partner, IT & Digital Recruiting

One trend we are seeing across many clients in Hirewell’s Marketing practice is the desire to see a marketing portfolio, and not just from design/UX candidates.  Hiring companies are asking to see portfolios across all areas of marketing, and this trend is fast becoming the norm.  A strong resume and LinkedIn page are no longer cutting it for many companies. 

A strong, updated LinkedIn profile is one of the most important tools in your job search arsenal.  It makes it easier for recruiters and potential employers to find you, helps you make an outstanding first impression with them, builds your professional brand and expands your professional network.

Below are tips from the LinkedIn experts on giving your profile a facelift.

  1. Update your photo – Use a professional headshot whenever possible. If you don’t have a professional photo, follow these guidelines:

Bill Gates - Vice President of Recruiting

Congratulations! You've made it to the interview, a time when you and the hiring company have the opportunity for mutual assessment. The key ingredients for a successful interview are preparation and performance.  Boost your confidence before your next interview by reviewing the preparation tips below and rehearsing the sample questions out loud.

Preparation

Hirewell's Dawn Pizarroz, a Senior Recruiter in Marketing & Technology, gives us her unique perspective on recruiting for Chicago’s marketing scene:

Tell us about the positions you are currently recruiting for?   

Hiring top talent is hard. Calculating the cost of hiring top talent shouldn't be. Knowing how your company stacks up is now easy.

We invite expanding companies to use this tool to find out what they are really spending on hiring. As we collect data, we'll share it and let you know how your company stacks up.

Hirewell's Cost-to-Hire Survey: How much are you really spending on Recruiting?

Bill Gates - Vice President of Recruiting 

A variety of things can make or break an interview, and few of them have to do with your resume. Interviewing is not a mystical process, but most people simply don't do it enough to be comfortable in the situation. However, with a little preparation and mental evaluation of the circumstances, you can turn a nerve-wracking situation into a new job. Follow these tips below and set yourself up for success:

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