May 2023

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The Top 5: Ways Job Seekers Self-Sabotage

No one wants to see job seekers self-sabotage! Avoid these common pitfalls to increase your chances of making a positive impression and landing the job you want. Remember, first impressions matter, and the interview is your chance to showcase your skills, experience, and personality.

  1. Arriving late or unprepared. Showing up late and scattered can send the signal to the interviewer that you’re not taking the opportunity seriously, which can undermine your chances of success.
  2. Excessive negativity. Focusing on the negative aspects of your previous job or speaking poorly of former colleagues can create a negative impression. Remember to watch your body language!
  3. Arrogance. While confidence is important, coming across as overly arrogant or dismissive can be a major turnoff for hiring managers. Strike the right balance between talking about your accomplishments and showing interest in the company and the position.
  4. Inappropriate attire. Dressing too casually or inappropriately can give the impression that you are not taking the opportunity seriously or are not a good cultural fit for the organization.
  5. Forgetting to follow up. After an interview, it’s important to follow up with a thank you note or email. Failing to do so can make you appear uninterested or unprofessional. Send a brief note thanking the interviewer for their time and reiterating your interest in the position.

Industry News

Jessica Crowley, our Senior Vice President, is featured on The Cannata Report discussing jobs in the Office Technology Dealer Channel. Watch below!

Ricoh and Toshiba will combine their office equipment production into a single company in 2024. Ricoh will reportedly take the majority stake in the new company.

“This marks the first deal between rival office equipment manufacturers to integrate production,” Nikkei reports. The Ricoh-Toshiba merge for manufacturing “could prompt others to pursue similar arrangements.”

According to Nikkei, Ricoh holds 15.2% of global market share for A3 MFPs (second only to Canon) while Toshiba Tec holds 7.2%, projecting the new combined company to be the dominate OEM for the industry.

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Take the May 2023 Poll

What’s the biggest interview blunder you’ve witnessed or experienced?

  • No-show / ghosting (27%, 2,252 Votes)
  • Badmouthing previous employers or coworkers (24%, 2,002 Votes)
  • Inappropriate jokes or sharing too much personal information (15%, 1,251 Votes)
  • I don't have any interview horror stories (11%, 918 Votes)
  • Dirty Clothes (8%, 667 Votes)
  • Monosyllabic answers (7%, 584 Votes)
  • Forgetting the company name (4%, 334 Votes)
  • Hours Late (3%, 250 Votes)
  • Webcam Debacle (1%, 83 Votes)
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Poll Results
Take the April 2023 Poll!

Are behavioral assessments an effective hiring tool?

  • They should be a fraction of the decision-making process (32%, 2,518 Votes)
  • They can be effective if used correctly (32%, 2,516 Votes)
  • They are not effective at all (18%, 1,412 Votes)
  • I’m not sure (10%, 798 Votes)
  • Yes, they are very effective (7%, 552 Votes)
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Featured Comments:

  • “When building teams, behavioral and personality profiling is a great tool to create a well rounded and diversified group.”
  • “You can calculate an response to show you are a self-starter, non- judgmental, people-person who loves to do a good job for personal satisfaction.”
  • “Truth is I do not believe in them. I tried several but in my forty years I think the test are minimally useful.”
  • “Assessments can sometimes reveal problem things about a candidate that might be missed by resumes and interviews. But the assessment’s bias must be recognized and accounted for. Badly worded assessment questions can put words into a candidate’s mind/mouth they wouldn’t say, think or believe. This results in good candidates being passed over and the hiring company missing out. If the hiring company will not (or cannot) recognize the reality of assessment bias… Well, that probably indicates they have more blind spots they aren’t dealing with either. However, a good assessment paired with a good interview and hiring process and job description can help a company feel more at ease about a potential new hire.”

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