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Are you truly ready to leave your current company?

Are you truly ready to leave your current company?
So, you’ve made it all the way through the interview process in flying colors, the company loves you and you’re nearing the home stretch. In fact, they want to offer you the position. But now, you’re starting to second guess yourself and the position that you thought you wanted so badly. You begin to ask yourself, "Am I truly ready to leave the company I've been with for so long?" Jumping ship and diving into the unknown is always a scary thing. Job offer drama I recently worked with a candidate who made it all the way to the job offer. She had been with her current company for ten years...

What Makes You Happy in Your Job? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Do you know what would make you happy in your work life? You might think it's about having a high salary, but there's more to it than that. If you're not sure if you love what you do, ask yourself some of these questions: Enjoying Your Work. Do you like the actual day-to-day tasks involved in what you do? Are you excited to get to work? Work-Life Balance. Do you have a long commute? Are you able to leave early for appointments and take time off occasionally? Feeling Connected to the Organization. Does upper management know you by name? Do...

JFK anniversary has special significance for Minnesota business owner Tim Doherty

JFK anniversary has special significance for Minnesota business owner Tim Doherty
Certain birthdays are milestones, but for some people who are born on a significant date, every birthday is a milestone. This year, Tim Doherty's 60th birthday is approaching, and like every other birthday he's had over the past 50 years, it's never an ordinary day. On November 22nd, 1963, Tim Doherty turned 10 years old, and the President was killed in Dallas. Meeting JFK in Wisconsin Three years earlier, on February 26, 1960, Tim and his father met Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy as Kennedy's nomination campaign toured through Bloomer, Wisconsin. The photos show Tim's father, George Doherty...

How to catch a recruiter's eye . . . and ear

How to catch a recruiter's eye . . . and ear
At a recent Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association meeting, the presenters asked the group to raise their hands once she reached the percentage of calls that they felt were returned to recruiters. She started at 90% and worked her way down. At 50% there was 1 person with their hand up, at 25% about a dozen hands went up, around 10-15% the majority of hands were raised. Keeping doors and options open How does this affect you as a candidate looking for work? Well, in today’s technology driven society, nearly everything is tracked. This means that if you have been called multiple times...

Doherty VP presents to the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Doherty VP presents to the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Doherty Vice President Gauher Mohammad addressed the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism as the featured speaker for an October 2013 lunch & learn discussion event on workforce issues in the region. His presentation, "Addressing the Recruitment & Retention Challenge in Steele County," focused on the demographics, recruitment and retention challenges faced by manufacturers and employers in Steel County, Minnesota.

The job posting isn’t exciting—so why would you connect with the recruiter?

The job posting isn’t exciting—so why would you connect with the recruiter?
You’re browsing through job postings and aren’t finding anything that appeals to your interests or fits your background. At this point, most candidates would get frustrated and possibly give up their search. However, there is another option you may not have considered, and that is reaching out to a recruiter. Reaching out to a recruiter, even if they don’t currently have a position for you, can be surprisingly helpful in your job search and networking. Connecting says a lot about you As a recruiter, I can attest that it speaks volumes about you as a candidate when you make that extra...

Accepting a Counter Offer: Not Always the Answer

Accepting a Counter Offer: Not Always the Answer
So you are currently working, but are considering new career opportunities. Once you land a new job and put in your two weeks, your employer calls you in to meet with you. They present you with a counter offer. What do you do? Although a counteroffer can make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, it may not be the best decision in the long run. Let’s put this into perspective; when you inform your company you have accepted a better opportunity, then and only then, they tell you everything you want to hear. They tell you, you’re an essential part of the team, they share with you all the changes...

Doherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce event

Doherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce eventDoherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce event
Doherty VP Gauher Mohammad addressed the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce on October 29 as keynote speaker. Mohammad focused on Steele County employment and his presentation outlined steps to help employers recruit and retain employees in Owatonna, Steele County and Southern Minnesota in a recovering economy and tightening labor market. Read the entire article from the Owatonna People's Press at this link: http://www.southernminn.com/owatonna_peoples_press/news/article_36dd8600-3094-56b2-94f5-827afff0aeef.html?mode=image&photo=0

Doherty joins volunteer packing team for Feed My Starving Children

Doherty joins volunteer packing team for Feed My Starving Children
On October 17, Doherty staff participated in a volunteer event for the charitable organization, Feed My Starving Children. Over 40 Doherty employees joined volunteer teams in Coon Rapids and Chanhassen to pack 164 boxes providing 35,424 free meals destined to feed nearly 100 children for an entire year. By scooping, measuring, and packing containers of MannaPackRice, an easy-to-prepare rice-based food blend developed by Twin Cities food scientists, volunteers enable nourishing meals to be sent efficiently to at-risk families and children around the world. In addition to joining in the...

Doherty helps "Light the Night" for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Doherty helps "Light the Night" for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
On September 22, Doherty Career Solutions staff took a two-mile walk at Target Field in Minneapolis as part of the Light the Night event supporting LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). Doherty's team, the "Doherty Divas," walked with hundreds of people carrying illuminated balloons (white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer). According to the Minnesota Chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website, the "Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable...

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