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Blog posts from February 2014

The next generation of engineers and inventors

The next generation of engineers and inventors
The young minds of the world are absolutely incredible. I came across this article about a 7th grade California boy (and possible future engineer!) who is just looking to help those in need. What he came up with is absolutely amazing, check it out. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/12-year-old-lego-genius-invents-low-cost-braille-printer-article-1.1699215

Resume Hack: Don't get lost in the HR forest

Resume Hack: Don't get lost in the HR forest
2 Quick Tips to Keep Your Resume on Top of the Pile In HR and everywhere else, there's been a gradual migration away from paper resumes and file cabinets, and toward digital documents and virtual folders. However, one thing will never change in HR‒the critical need to stay organized. Something as simple as the type or name of your resume document can play a big part in helping managers store and access your resume. After all, why make things difficult for the person who might hire you? Tip #1: PDF or Not? In today’s world, HR departments use Applicant Tracking...

Doherty presenting to Minnesota Women in Marketing & Communications, Feb. 26 in Minneapolis

Doherty presenting to Minnesota Women in Marketing & Communications. Topic is “Interviewing and Recruitment: Advice and Tips for Hiring Managers and Job Seekers”
Minneapolis, Minnesota—February 20, 2014 Doherty Director of Marketing Amy Giessinger, Service Manager Aryel Hatton, and Human Resources Manager Katie Soens-Adams will be addressing the Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications (MWMC) members and guests in a seminar on February 26 titled, “Interviewing and Recruitment: Advice and Tips for Hiring Managers and Job Seekers.” The evening event will be held at Padilla CRT, 1101 West River Parkway in downtown Minneapolis from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. High cost...

Engineers and engineering at the Olympics

Engineers and engineering at the Olympics
I hope everyone is enjoying the Olympics! I found this fascinating article about engineers and engineering at the winter Olympics in Sochi and I thought I would share it with you. Hard to top that! What’s the coolest project you’ve been a part of? http://www.cbsnews.com/news/winter-olympics-2014-team-usa-bobsled-luge-and-skeleton-get-high-tech-tune-up/

Doherty expands footprint in Mankato mall, welcomed by Mankato Chamber of Commerce

Doherty expands footprint in Mankato mall; welcomed by Mankato Chamber
Mankato, Minnesota—February 12, 2014 Eight ambassadors from the Mankato Chamber of Commerce welcomed Doherty | The Employment Experts into their new space at the Madison East Mall on February 12. The 34-year old staffing company has been part of the Mankato employment scene since they opened their first office in the city over 20 years ago. This is their 3rd move inside the Madison East shopping center, each office a little larger than the previous one to accommodate the growth of Doherty and the surge in temporary staffing in the city and surrounding communities. Central Mankato location...

How job interviews are changing: Gamification and other tech tools

How job interviews are changing: Gamification and other tech tools
I read an interesting article from Forbes the other day, "Want To Work Here? Play This Game First!" It describes a new “interviewing” method in which a hiring manager hands you a tablet and asks you to play some games for an hour. You are left in the room alone, interacting with the tablet rather than the interviewer. Supposedly, it tracks your moves, and can show the hiring manager how fast you learn, your processes, behaviors, and even how you approach risks. It is a very interesting...

Social Media: How it affects you as a job seeker

Social Media: How it affects you as a job seeker
Employers look at more than your resume You might not think your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram would every have a negative effect on your career advancement, but think again. I recently found out that someone I know made it all the way to the job offer stage, and then was turned away before her first day because of something she posted on her social media site. Recruiters also taking a look According to Jobvite’s 2013 Social Recruiting survey results 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in...

Dress code on Mars

The dress code on Mars
In an article on CNN, I read about a newly engineered spacesuit that contains 10,000 parts and takes roughly 3 hours to put on. They call it Aouda.X, "a wearable spacecraft." Austrian Space Forum astrobiologists and engineers are hoping that it will one day be the spacesuit worn during trips to Mars! Imagine putting this suit on everyday . . . http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/30/tech/innovation/the-spacesuit-inspired-by-medieval-armor/index.html
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