December is a great time to look for a new job.

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There is a popular myth that December is the worst time to look for a new job.  Recruiters and Human Resource Executives will tell you this is false.

Many companies are facing pressure to fill vacant seats before heading into the New Year to ensure Q1 company business objectives are met. In my experience, companies work harder this time of year to engage top talent and will speed up their hiring process due to the pressure to make the first quarter soar. That means you as a candidate can get screened and interviewed in a much shorter time frame.  Just last month on Thanksgiving Eve, one of my clients extended an offer to a candidate to make sure the candidate could start as soon as possible and be trained before the kickoff of the New Year. Over the course of my career, I myself have started two positions in December.  Many of my colleagues report December as the strongest month for placements!

As a candidate starting your search, beginning now will let you stand out in a few ways. There will be less competition this time of year since many job seekers believe the myth that ‘no one is hiring in December’.  Additionally, as the holiday season gets going, many managers and recruiters have lighter schedules and so communication and scheduling will actually be easier until around Dec 23rd.   By starting your career search this time of year you show that even during the holiday season you maintain a sense determination and commitment that many employers will respect. Last but not least, the holiday season tends to put us all in a friendlier mood.

2016 will be here in the blink of an eye and if you want to make a career change and take on new challenges next year, now is the time to start.  Dust off your resume, contact a recruiter, scan the job listings and get your ‘interview suit’ ready. History shows that starting your search in December can help you ring in the New Year celebrating a new job.

Best of luck in your search,

Elizabeth2

 

 

Elizabeth Dinette
Executive Recruiting Manager

Check out the Careers page on CVirtual.com today to see what our clients are looking for right now.

“Reno Sees Future, and It Isn’t Casinos” misses mark on one key point…

While I don’t believe it can be definitively attributed to a specific individual, I certainly agree with the statement that, ‘any publicity is good publicity’. To this end, I appreciate Mr. Carlton’s WSJ piece (Available Here) on growth in Reno. I bristle however at the comment that Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada’s (#EDAWN) CEO Mike Kazmierski has ‘cajoled’ businesses to relocate their operations to the Reno/Sparks area. For example, I have a hard time believing that CEO Elon Musk (#TESLA) or CEO Rob Roy, (#Switch) are ‘cajoled’ into any business decisions. To suggest that Kazmierski exerts any control over these or other savvy business people is folly.

Northern Nevada is the ‘real deal’. The business leaders who have decided, or who are deciding to relocate their operations to the Reno area are doing so because they understand the dynamic here and the valuable business climate that Reno, its environs and the State of Nevada as a whole have to offer. Has Nevada attracted enterprise through tax abatements, incentives and by offering ‘cherry’ business conditions? You bet. Other states use similar strategies.

Mr. Carlton’s article correctly points out that in 2009, Reno’s unemployment rate was a whopping 14%. Residents who lived in the area during those hard times remember it all too clearly. Those tough times prompted a very concerted effort by local and state officials, EDAWN (et al) and the existing business community to combine creativity and resources to fix a severely damaged local economy. Becoming a healthy, diversified economy takes more than Mr. Kazmierski and one “cowboy-hat-clad brothel owner turned civic booster” rolling the dice. Mr. Kazmierski, Mr. Gilman and many others have worked tirelessly to pull Reno out of a decades-long slump. Let’s not cheapen their efforts and achievements or those of others by implying snake-oil sales or the use of chintzy monikers. The growth and revitalization currently underway in Northern Nevada is a breath of fresh of air.

Susan Moreno

 

Susan Moreno
CVirtual CEO

Two Trends Tesla is Spearheading in Nevada

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Here’s a bit of wisdom for your Wednesday.

In a recent Yahoo! Finance article, Tesla was given credit for two major trends it is inspiring in Northern Nevada due to impact the factory is already having on the region’s economy.

“…Tesla is amplifying the two biggest labor trends in the US right now: Wage growth is coming, and companies can’t find enough qualified workers.”

With the best in the industries already working, Northern Nevada businesses are going to have to get creative to attract and retain their key talent. Elon Musk recognizes that “We have a workforce that will have to be upgraded.”

See the article here.

Want to know how much Tesla plans to pay? Find out here.

What are your thoughts on securing and keeping the best in the workforce?

Biggest Little Company of the Month

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For immediate release
March 19, 2015

 

Media Contact
Eric Playford, Marketing Manager
(775) 200-0550 Ext. 216
Eric@CVirtual.com

CVirtual Recognized as EDAWN’s “Biggest Little Company of the Month” for March 2015 and Nominated for Nevada Business Magazine’s
“Out of the Box” Award.

Reno, NV – CVirtual, a unique Talent Acquisition and Technology firm, was selected by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada as their “Biggest Little Company of the Month” for March 2015. The recognition, published in the EDAWN Executive Update (Volume 4, issue 3, March 2015), salutes CVirtual’s innovative combination of their proprietary digital video interviewing platform and advanced candidate engagement model to deliver their clients the best talent quickly.

The month of March brought additional acknowledgement of CVirtual and their innovative business practices throughout the Northern Nevada business community. The “Biggest Little Company” has been nominated the for Nevada Business Magazine’s Family Owned Business “Out of the Box” Award; an award aimed to recognize companies with products and services unique to Nevada.

About CVirtual:
CVirtual is a technology-based, full-service talent acquisition and recruiting company based in Reno. CVirtual’s proprietary video interviewing platform and candidate engagement process enable companies to quickly select the best fit and win the best candidates faster. The company has grown from 3 employees to 14 over the past year and is actively engaged in recruiting business professionals to the region across multiple industries.
https://www.cvirtual.com/

 

About EDAWN:
EDAWN is a private/public partnership committed to recruiting and expanding quality companies that have a positive economic impact on the quality of life in the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe region.
http://www.edawn.org/

 

 

CVirtual NCET Tech Awards Announcement

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For immediate release
March 19, 2015

Media Contact
Eric Playford, Marketing Manager
(775) 200-0550 Ext. 216
Eric@CVirtual.com

CVirtual and CEO Susan Moreno, Recognized as “ Tech Startup/Entrepreneur of 2015” by NCET 2015 in addition to Receiving a Nomination for Nevada Business Magazine’s “Out of the Box” Award.

Reno, NV – CVirtual, a unique Talent Acquisition and Technology firm, and CEO Susan Moreno, were recognized by the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) and the Reno Gazette Journal as the “Tech Startup/Entrepreneur of the Year ” in their 2015 Tech Awards. The announcement was published in the NCET Tech Awards Newsletter, and is to be followed up with an official award ceremony April 09, 2015 at Reno’s Atlantis Casino Resort Spa at 5:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom.

In other news, CVirtual recently gained additional recognition of their innovative business practices throughout the Northern Nevada business community. The “Tech Startup of the Year” has been nominated the receive Nevada Business Magazine’s Family Owned Business “Out of the Box” Award; an award aimed to salute companies with products and services unique to Nevada.

About CVirtual:

CVirtual is a technology-based, full-service talent acquisition and recruiting company based in Reno. CVirtual’s proprietary video interviewing platform and candidate engagement process enable companies to quickly select the best fit and win the best candidates faster. The company has grown from 3 employees to 14 over the past year and is actively engaged in recruiting business professionals to the region across multiple industries.
https://www.cvirtual.com/

About Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology:
NCET is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology.
http://ncet.org/

About Reno Gazette Journal:
The RGJ is Northern Nevada’s leading source for local news and information. The RGJ’s extensive family of print and digital media provides engaging, relevant and timely news and information for the communities they serve.
http://www.rgj.com/

CVirtual: Biggest Little Company of March 2015!

Biggest Little Company CVirtual is proud to have been recognized by Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) as Reno’s “Biggest Little Company of the Month” for March. This is truly an honor and our sincere thanks go out to everyone who has been with us and supported us.