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In This Issue

 2013 – Hiring is moving in the right direction!
 Recent Articles of Interest
• Proceeds from Q1 IPOs up 34%
• 17 ways to be happier at work
 Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
This quarter the STRe Solutions team discusses the importance of having an elevator pitch.
 STRe Fun – What does your office look like?

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STReWay Spring 2013 Newsletter

2013 continues to show improvement in the economy and in particular, on the jobs front.

April Jobs Report from Money Magazine:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/03/news/economy/april-jobs-report/

• Silicon Valley Bank Report: 87% of Tech Startups Plan to Hire This Year http://www.svb.com/News/Company-News/Looking-For-a-Job--Try-a-Tech-Startup/.

Recent Articles/Blogs of Interest

Proceeds from IPOs Priced in 1st Quarter Up 34% from Year Earlier
http://english.capital.gr/News.asp?id=1765742.

17 Ways to be happier at Work:
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/17-ways-to-be-happier-at-work.html?fb_action_ids=10200614171664318.

Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters

Our highest priority at STRe Solutions is building long-term relationships with both jobseekers and hiring managers. The Recruiter Relations section of our newsletter offers ongoing tips to help you maximize your experience with a recruiter, regardless of whether you're seeking top talent to seamlessly join your team or searching for your next ideal position.

In this section we will address the need for both the hiring manager and the candidate to have an elevator pitch.

Wikipedia defines an elevator pitch as a "short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition." An elevator pitch should answer the following questions:
            1. Who are you?
            2. What do you do?
            3. What makes you special?
            4. How can you make a difference?

Candidate Tip #121

What is my Elevator Pitch?

As a candidate it is important to tailor your elevator pitch to the audience. Remember to consider the old adage "WIFY" --What 's in it for you? (i.e. the person you are speaking to) You only have 30 seconds so you need to get the attention of the person you are speaking to.

If you are at a networking meeting, questions 1 and 3 are most important. If you are interviewing for a job then your answers should address the context of why you are a good candidate for the position. It is important to practice your elevator pitch – write it down, and rehearse in front of the mirror. And ...perhaps ask a trusted advisor to listen to you.

Hiring Manager Tip #121

Why is an elevator pitch important in the hiring process?

As a hiring manager a part of the interview process is to assess the candidate for the position, but hiring managers often overlook the selling part of the interview. It is important to be clear and concise about why someone should come to work for you and your company. Addressing the company message should be easy, you work there and you know the company. Equally important is why the candidate should work for you in your department. So...be prepared to describe yourself and your organization. The good news is that you probably have more than 30 seconds during the interview to get your messages across.

STRe Fun – What does your office look like?

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