The Electrical Industry’s Professional Recruiter

How to Present a Strong Offer Letter

The importance of a strong, timely offer: I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “time kills all deals”, and it’s certainly true in recruiting. If your company takes days (or even weeks) to make an offer to a candidate, you’re sending a po

Compensation Laws

By January 1, 2018, we will have at least four states and four cities that have enacted a new regulation that stipulates you cannot ask a candidate for employment, how much money they make. There is no equivocation there…you cannot ask them how muc
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9,000,000 Businesses for Sale

The estimates vary widely, but there are around 15,000,000 businesses in the US. Of that number, at least 9,000,000 are currently owned by Baby Boomers; i.e. anyone who was born between 1946-1964. There are 75,000,000 boomers. This generation has had
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New Law Restricts Employers

New laws are starting to take effect in several states that will now ban employers from asking “orally or in writing, personally or through an agent” about a potential employee’s compensation history. The goal is to narrow the gender wage gap a
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What Your Resume Should Look Like

Resume writing assistance is not offered at Egret Consulting, however, we do get asked often, “please let me know if my resume needs to be tweaked.” There are a few key components to include in your resume: Contact Information •phone number


We deal regularly with clients who have test regimens as part of their qualification process. We’ve seen a lot of testing services and in general, we’re not sold on most of those tests. We’ve seen $12,000 psych/competency interviewing services
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Job Hopping

Are you the Tortoise or the Hare when it comes to job hopping? We have all heard the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare, slow and steady wins the race and that can be true in your career too!  A report from 2014 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Gender Stereotypes from age 6, Perpetuated in the Electrical Industry

Did you see the NBC News story “Girls May See Boys as Smarter starting at age 6” this summer? I did, and it really struck a chord with me. [

First Job

Every one of us can remember our first job. It’s seared into our memory; we can tell you how much we were paid, what our specific job was, what hours we worked and most details of our boss at that time. It’s a notable part of our lives. For many

Professional Recruiter Fees – Return on Investment, Not an Expense

You have a vacancy in a sales, operations, marketing or engineering role.  One of your top performers left unexpectedly or you need to replace an underperforming team member.  In either case, you realize that the role needs to be filled in a timely