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Five Reasons Why Working With A Recruiter is A Better Return on Investment Than Using Hiring Software

You’ve crafted a detailed job description, received enough funding in the yearly budget to grow your team, and are ready to hit the ground running to start the hiring process. Now, it’s time to find the perfect candidate. But… where do you start? With hundreds of online job boards, the hiring process can seem overwhelming even for the most seasoned [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|

Not Just The Number Crunchers: The Uncovered Hobbies and Talents of Greater St. Louis Area Financial Professionals

As a financial and accounting recruitment firm, Burchard & Associates focuses on one thing: People. Every day, we meet with members of the St. Louis financial community. We learn why they want to make a move in their career, the qualities they are looking for in a company and peers, and why they decided to enter the financial industry in [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|

Digital Detox: What It Is And How To Achieve It

See if this scene feels familiar: Your phone alarm goes off, and you immediately turn it off only to fire up your email app. You scroll and you scroll, and eventually you switch apps to scroll some more. You eventually hop out of bed and put on your favorite podcast as you are getting ready. Once you sit down for [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|

Keeping Your Work Sanity During the Holidays

The end of the year can feel like a mad sprint to the finish line. Between various holidays, family get-togethers and crowds everywhere you look, stress levels can easily rise. And that’s before you factor your work into the equation! In order to stay calm, cool and collected both in and out of the office, be proactive when it comes [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|

3 Questions To Keep In Your Back Pocket at Job Interviews

There are a couple of givens when it comes to preparing for job interviews. You research the role for which you are applying and to whom you will be speaking; you prepare your answers to questions you might get; and you ensure your resume is in tip-top shape. This is, of course, a great checklist to go through before you [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|

Why Personal Branding Is So Important

Personal branding might sound like it is thrown around like an overused buzzword, but it’s actually an important strategy to hone in on and nail down. Your personal brand speaks before you do and can have a measurable impact on your professional life and the opportunities you come across. Without one, your professional image isn’t as clear and complete as [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|

Networking For Introverts

When introverts hear the word networking, a slew of reactions can present themselves. A look of terror or disgust might cloud faces, or the introverts might wave off the suggestion as an absurdity, like putting a cat on a leash. It’s just not done. Or is it? (Please don’t put your cat on a leash.) Networking benefits everyone, even those [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|

5 Qualities That All Leaders Share

5 Qualities That All Leaders Share Leaders have no shortage of responsibilities at their respective organizations. They must corral workers while also attending to their own work responsibilities. Suffice to say, they have plenty on their plate at any given moment. In order to lead to the best of their abilities, they must also possess certain intrinsic qualities that set [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|

Why You Should Fill Out Your Summary on LinkedIn

We all know by now how important a robust, detailed LinkedIn profile is for any professional. Whether you are explicitly looking for a job, a filled-out profile is a must in the connected age. LinkedIn acts as your digital resume, so you always want to be putting your strongest self out for the world to see; you just don’t know [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|

Office Newbie? Here’s How You’ll Fit In In No Time

You know that anxious feeling you had on the first day of a new school? You didn’t know anyone; you weren’t entirely sure where your classes were; and most frightening, you didn’t know who you would eat lunch with. That’s what it can feel like to start a new job. Those pre-office butterflies might feel awfully familiar to your first [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|
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