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How to Stay Courageous in Your Job Search

For the past few months, I’ve been writing a series on TYGES’ core values: integrity, respect, accountability, determination, and courage. In continuing the series this month, I will address my favorite of the five values: ...

Keep a Success Log for a Better Resume-Writing Experience

One of the best tips I ever received was to keep a “success log.” You may think a recruiter would have no issue writing their own resume. You’d be wrong. While I have an editor’s ...

How to Stay Determined in Your Job Search

As I’ve shared in recent articles, TYGES has a set of five core values, and I am working to explain each over the next few months. Last month we discussed Respect. Today DETERMINATION is up! ...

Almost Halfway

As I write this it is closing in quickly on the end of May and Memorial Day Weekend is practically here. June marks the end of the 2nd quarter and many people are thinking of vacations ...

Managing Expectations

Are you looking for the perfect candidate right now? Your candidate is looking for you. When you are hiring it’s easy to focus on your traditional way of doing things. Whether your tradition is “always ...
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How Respect is Key in the Interview Process Part II

On our website, you can find that TYGES is guided by 5 core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Determination, and Courage. Over the next few weeks, I will be looking at each value and its importance. ...

Sometimes It’s Just Fate

I work with people every day who struggle to make a decision. When I call people I often get this vibe that they are asking themselves, “Should I stay in my current job where I am ...

7 Tips for Dealing with Burnout

Where did the term burnout come from? (When I was in high school we used the term burnout to mean the classmates who spent most of their day behind building 10 smoking….something.) According to verywellmind.com, ...

How Respect is Key in the Interview Process

On our website, you can find that TYGES is guided by 5 core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Determination, and Courage. In your interactions with any TYGES team member, you can expect us to act in ...

Scarcity in Recruiting and Hiring

My boss shared a blog post with me about scarcity recently and it really resonated. The blog post discussed how Steve Balmer of Microsoft fame had purchased the NBA franchise L.A. Clippers for a heap ...

It’s All About the Relationship

Right now, we’re watching the deep south get pummeled by an unprecedented winter storm while we’re trying to come out from under the heaviness of a pandemic that has pushed us all to the limit ...

LinkedIn Tips From a Recruiter

Just like with resumes, LinkedIn profiles can be intimidating to create. I wanted to share some tips and tricks from a recruiter’s point of view that could help instill some confidence in those looking to ...

How We Make it Easy to Care for Our Communities

At TYGES we take pride in our operating model because it is governed by our mission statement and core values. Yes, we are a for-profit business, but we are also one that understands its responsibility for ...

Everyone Deserves to be Happy at Work!

If you’ve had a conversation with me, you know that this is my motto. Being happy at work is not only possible, it’s imperative in a world where the ground seems to be shifting in ...

Tips to Stay Strong with Your Resolutions

“New year, new me!” How many of us have heard or said that phrase over the past week and a half since the start of 2021? If you are like many, you might have taken ...

The Evolution of Interest

I find myself scratching my head at times when it comes to the pace and process of interviews and hiring. Imagine for a minute that you are gainfully employed in a job that you enjoy, ...

New Years Resolutions for Job Seekers

Well 2020 has been different hasn’t it? There is no denying that I’m a glass-half-full kind of gal and there’s been no better time to pull on that internal mindset than this year. Still, it ...

Making Good Things Happen for Other People During the Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us I find myself thinking even more about those in my community who are struggling for various reasons, maybe even more so now due to the pandemic. That “holiday cheer” ...

End of Year Interview Reflections

It’s the holidays and people are very busy with year-end, vacation, and whatnot. I want to be sure to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a wonderful New ...

Thankfulness and Paying it Forward

In late November of 2018, I was let go from my job. As a single mother of two young children, I had not been able to build very much in my savings account and I ...

What are You Thankful For?

As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to take stock and remember the things that make us feel thankful. Yes, it has been a tough year for many, but I take solace in the little ...

You Can Rebuild Manufacturing in the USA

For the past decade and recently with the need to restore the US Economy, there has been much said about rebuilding the manufacturing segment in the USA. There is no doubt about the importance of ...

What to do With Job Hops on Your Resume

I read through dozens of resumes every day, and something I always look for is a candidate’s tenure at a company. In the ABA world, I find it is common for BCBAs and other ABA ...

Halloween Costume Contest

This contest is closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! We're giving away a $25 gift card just in time for the holidays! Let's be honest, it's been a long year and we could all ...

6 Steps to Start Your Job Search

Before you start your job search, it’s time to get your head in the game about who you really are and why you are looking for each particular job. Having a plan and understanding not ...
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Why Asking Great Questions Makes You a Great Listener

Let me first start by saying the text below is taken right from one of my daily devotionals written by Rick Warren so I cannot take any credit for it.  It reminds me of something ...

The Dreaded Money Question!

Nothing can strike fear in the hearts of job seekers as much as the dreaded salary question.  There are plenty of reasons to hate this question – You don’t want to sell yourself short.You are ...

Two Tips for Starting Your Job Search

When you decide it’s time to look for a new opportunity, it might seem like an overwhelming task. It’s often a long process, and whether you choose to tackle the search yourself, or work with a ...

The Hiring Process: Resources to Assist Employers through Hiring, Interviewing, and Onboarding

Recently a contact of mine saw a post on LinkedIn directing people to a page on our website at https://tygesmfg.com/job-resources/. Here, we have created resources to help candidates who are searching for a new role.  ...

How to Leverage Your Network to Find Your Next Career Opportunity

Unless you’ve been in a time-warp, you’ve noticed that the economy is shifting rapidly. Great employees are looking for new jobs and employers who need to fill critical positions are now wading through more applications ...

The Trifecta

Recruiters spend a lot of time working to find that perfect person who fits a very narrow set of criteria and has the intangibles that make them a good fit for the client.  I’m constantly ...

Halftime 2020

As an organization, TYGES typically brings everyone together in Williamsburg, VA for a few days every July for a mid-year conference. During the conference we: Review our progress from the first half of the year ...

5 Ted Talks to Inspire Your Career

Whether you’re planning your staycation or hitting the road for a long drive, here are 5 TED talks to keep you inspired and help you find a new way to think about your job search, ...

Building High Performing Teams at Work

I’ve been thinking a lot about teams and how they interact lately, and I’ve found a few articles worth mentioning on the subject. I thought that rather than write a new article I would share some ...

Are You Tired? I am! But That’s Not Going to Stop Me.

We’re now at the halfway point of 2020 and it has been quite memorable for mostly the wrong reasons. It has affected me physically, mentally, and spiritually. My mental health has been the biggest challenge. Whether it’s ...

Top 6 Resume Red Flags and How to Avoid Them

At TYGES we know a thing or two about resumes because we read them all day. In fact, that’s one of the things that puts us ahead of other firms – our attention to detail ...

Behavioral Interviewing

If there are two words in the English language that strike fear in the heart of a Job Seeker more than “Behavioral Interview” then I am not aware of them.  I prep people for interviews ...

Expect More from Your Talent Acquisition Partner

TYGES has been blessed to be in business for nearly 18 years. We got in right at 9/11 and thrived. We survived the 08-09 recession. We are now faced with the repercussions of COVID-19. We continue to work ...

Go Ahead. Take the Call.

We’ve all grown suspicious. Modern technology brought us closer and then less than stellar folks figured out how to use it to take advantage of others. Whether you’ve ever gotten an email purportedly from your ...

Maybe I’m Crazy but I don’t Want to go Back to Normal!

Over the past week, I’ve heard people make statements like, “I can’t wait to get through this” or “I can’t wait to get back to normal.”  As I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on the ...

Winners & Losers in the Industry During this Time Period

Companies will either come out of this time as a WINNER or a LOSER when we move past the virus and the effects it has had on the economy end. What are the WINNERS doing ...

Career Evolution in the Time of Pandemic

One of the gifts of the pandemic has been the opportunity to gain clarity about what you do, and do not, want to do with your career. Thinking back to that infamous September 11th day, ...

We’re Here to Make Good Things Happen For Other People

Just when you start to wonder what your purpose at work and in life might be, we get a reminder. Here at TYGES, we were recently reminded of why our mission at TYGES is “We’re ...

Results vs Activity

My biggest challenge when I was job hunting was articulating the RESULTS I had achieved across my career. This was definitely a stumbling block. I'd been a recruiter for years and still, I struggled. I'm ...

Choose Gratitude

Most likely we’ve all heard the song Gravity by John Mayer, and the line where it says, “Gravity...it’s working against me.” In this time of fear and uncertainty, I choose Gratitude and have my own ...

Helping People is What Recruiters are Hard-Wired to Do

Now is the time for recruiters to shine. As companies shut their doors in order to combat the fast-moving COVID-19 threat, people are facing fear and uncertainty about their livelihoods. In recent memory, forest-fires, drought, ...

Our Response to Coronavirus and Its Lasting Impact

As I sit here enjoying my coffee while spending time with the Lord, it struck me how fortunate I am. It also struck me that we are at a tipping point as a nation and ...

The Coronavirus Could Impact Recruiting

The Coronavirus could impact recruiting, hiring, and working in general. Imagine the following – Flights have been cancelled indefinitelyWe are restricted to our geographical locationsWe have to work from home and avoid daily contact with ...

Recession Preparation

It’s an interesting time to be in business.  As a manufacturing & supply chain centric recruiter, we tend to have a different set of lenses into the things that are happening both on Wall Street ...

How did we come up with the name “TYGES?”

Every once in awhile someone asks me how did we come up with the company name – TYGES? As the story goes, I bought a franchise from MRINetwork back in the summer of 2002 after ...

BBQ for a Cause

This past Sunday (June 30, 2019), the Rotary Club of The Historic Triangle out of Williamsburg VA put on its 2nd Annual Williamsburg Pro-AM BBQ Cook-off. TYGES was a primary sponsor again this year and ...

fernweh

I love words.  Words can be compelling enough to lift people up and help them realize their dreams.  Foreign words that are unique in their meaning and without an English equivalent absolutely fascinate me. “Fernweh” ...
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What’s in a mission statement?

Over the years, I’ve been asked a common question in many different forms – What do I stand for?  Since starting TYGES back in 2002, my goal was to change the approach and deliver a ...

Military Brats

At TYGES, we honor those who have sacrificed so much for our great nation. Today we are honoring an often unspoken group of people who are so vital to our military members, and that group ...

Shark Tank Virginia

At TYGES, our mission is “We’re here to make good things happen for other people.”  Yes we are recruiters but we do so much more than just help clients find people. We impact the communities ...
Ted Talk Leadership

Our Top 3 TED Talks on Leadership

https://www.ted.com/talks/chieh_huang_confessions_of_a_recovering_micromanager Think about the most tired you've ever been at work. It probably wasn't when you stayed late or came home from a road trip -- chances are it was when you had someone looking ...
Purple Squirrel

Where have all the candidates gone?

Throughout my recruiting years, I’ve noticed that qualified and interested candidates are becoming harder and harder to find. I’ve often wondered, "Are employers being too picky or not paying enough for talent?" Purple squirrel is ...
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Core Value – Courage

We are wrapping up our series in highlighting the TYGES core values that help us achieve our mission of “We’re here to make good things happen for other people.” Over the past month, we spoke ...
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Supporting Colonial CASA

If you know anything about TYGES, you know our mission is “We’re here to make good things happen for other people.”  Yes, this applies to the client, companies, and individuals we assist with on a ...
Millennial

What Do Millennials Want?

I grew up in a middle-class family where my dad worked for the same corporation for 35+years. He worked hard, had a predictable way about his everyday life, and instilled in me a work ethic ...
Determination

Core Value – Determination

As we continue to spotlight our core values here at our TYGES to help us achieve our mission of “We’re here to make good things happen for other people,” determination is up next.  We stay ...
Accountability

Core Value – Accountability

As we continue to spotlight our core values here at TYGES to help us achieve our mission of “We’re here to make good things happen for other people”, accountability is up next. Accountability is a ...
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Core Value – Respect

Spotlighting the second of five core values at TYGES is respect. ”We are mindful of our conduct and its impact on others”.  This value aligns well with our mission – “We’re here to make good ...
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Talking about Core Values

The first of our five core values, integrity, is a major pillar in supporting our overall mission: “We’re here to make good things happen for other people.” Yes, we will be honest and ethical in ...
Budget and planning

The budget is approved. Now what?

This is the time of the year when most business leaders are getting their budgets approved and reviewing last month’s progress toward their new annual goals. Many leaders will find out that results are not ...

Clarity and the New England Patriots. What do they have in common?

  Let me start this conversation by saying I'm not a Patriots fan. In fact, they are considered the enemy to my lowly Miami Dolphins who have brought nothing but disappointment for the past three ...
Donations to Humane Society

Animals need donations too

Bring on the puppy breath! Last week, our Georgia office played Santa to some adorable puppies and kitties. You can give back in many forms and Katrina, Carol, and JT decided to donate treats, food, ...
Santa's Workshop

Backpacks for the homeless

And the backpacks were packed and placed under the tree with care. In Williamsburg, we stepped away from our desks and spent #NationalGivingDay in our own Santa’s Workshop. We assembled backpacks filled with necessities like ...