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Chicago, IL (August 20, 2015) – Hirewell is proud to announce that it has been ranked in the 2015 Inc. 5000 List, America’s most prestigious ranking of fast-growing companies, for the fourth time. From 2011-2014, the agency experienced a growth rate of 49% reaching $7.2M in revenue and 48 employees in 2015. Hirewell previously made the list in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The post-interview thank you note is a small but essential step in the interview process.  It doesn’t have to be complicated, it just has to be sent, and when the competition is tight, not doing so can cost you a job. Check out our thoughts on the rules and what your note should include, then review our other interview follow-up tips. 

A good recruiter can be an invaluable partner throughout your career. Whether you are actively seeking a change or happily employed, it is valuable to work with recruiters as they can keep you in mind for career-advancing opportunities you would miss on your own.

Every quarter Hirewell updates its candidate and client contacts with company and industry news as well as the top jobs we're recruiting for currently. Copy and paste the links below into your browser to see the latest additions:

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A good employee referral program should be an integral part of any corporate recruiting plan. On average, forty percent of hiring comes from employee referrals. Referred employees fit the company culture better, are usually much more satisfied and stay longer at companies. However, generating a strong employee referral program is not something that can be done overnight. It takes time, commitment from leadership and it must be ingrained in a company’s DNA.

Here are 6 steps to get you on the right path:

1. Start by valuing your employees

Immediately Following the Interview

As soon as you are able after an interview, send a short, polite thank you note to each person you met during the interview process.  While handwritten notes are a nice touch, an email is perfectly acceptable.  Using your notes, take the opportunity to support the statements you made in the interview on how, specifically, you will add value to the company and position. Add any significant information you may have forgotten to say in the interview. 

Before we dive, check out these great high level tips for effective interview preparation.  In case the interview will be a behavioral interview, check out our post on how to prepare, general topics and sample questions.

We are excited to announce that Hirewell has been named a finalist for Best Service Provider for the 4th Annual Moxie Awards, presented by Built In Chicago. Over 7,000 nominations were received and we are proud to be among the prestigious group of finalists for the 4th consecutive year!

We need your help to win this year! Please vote for us once a day during the voting period - May 12th to June 10th, 2015 - using the following link: http://moxieawards.builtinchicago.org/vote

Every company has a culture. And the right culture will almost certainly affect your happiness at work as much as your job description and pay. Therefore, as you begin the process of applying for a new job, it is absolutely necessary to spend time trying to learn about a company’s culture.

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