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The Importance of High EQ
June 14, 2024

The Importance of High EQ

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? Emotional Intelligence, often abbreviated as EQ (Emotional Quotient), refers to the ability to recognize, understand, manage, and use emotions effectively in ourselves...

The Importance of Team Get-Togethers and Building a Positive Company Culture
May 21, 2024

The Importance of Team Get-Togethers and Building a Positive Company Culture

In today’s culture centered business environment, fostering a positive company culture is more important than ever. A strong company culture not only enhances employee satisfaction but also boosts...

Importance of Resume and LinkedIn Consistency
May 7, 2024

Importance of Resume and LinkedIn Consistency

Ensuring that your work experience on LinkedIn matches your resume is crucial when you’re searching for a job for several reasons: Consistency and Credibility: Recruiters and hiring managers often...

Why Catering Your Resume Is Crucial for Every Job Application
April 30, 2024

Why Catering Your Resume Is Crucial for Every Job Application

In today’s highly competitive job market, submitting a generic resume for multiple job applications simply doesn’t cut it. Instead, tailoring your resume for each specific role is crucial. Here’s...

The Impact of a Positive Interview Process
April 17, 2024

The Impact of a Positive Interview Process

In today’s competitive job market, the interview process is not just about evaluating candidates; it’s also about showcasing your company’s values and culture. A positive interview experience...

Culture Index Tests: Pros and Cons
April 8, 2024

Culture Index Tests: Pros and Cons

Culture index tests, or cultural fit assessments, are used during job interviews to evaluate whether a candidate’s values, behaviors, and personality align with the organization’s culture....

Engaging With Recruiters: What You Should Know
March 25, 2024

Engaging With Recruiters: What You Should Know

In a world dominated by “easy apply” across countless job boards, it may be in your best interest to use a recruiter if you are not getting the results you are hoping for. Here we will discuss...

COVID-19: What Has Changed 4 Years Later
March 18, 2024

COVID-19: What Has Changed 4 Years Later

Covid-19 has impacted the workforce heavily over the past 4 years. Here is an overview of what has changed and how the job market will never be the same because of the pandemic. The Beginning In the United...

Resume and LinkedIn Checklist
March 11, 2024

Resume and LinkedIn Checklist

Keeping your resume and LinkedIn profile up-to-date is more important than you think, whether you are searching for a new job or not. Here is a list of things to keep in mind when you are freshening up...

Job Descriptions: Do They Help or Hinder?
March 4, 2024

Job Descriptions: Do They Help or Hinder?

Job descriptions can play a crucial role in the hiring process, and their impact can vary based on several factors. Here are some ways in which job descriptions can both help and potentially hinder the...

Maryland 2024 Job Forecast
February 21, 2024

Maryland 2024 Job Forecast

The Maryland Job forecast is based on information from trends seen in 2023 and economist forecasts. 2023 Look Back Maryland’s unemployment rate reached 1.6% in September and only climbed one-tenth of...

2023 Maryland Job Report Recap
February 12, 2024

2023 Maryland Job Report Recap

The information provided below is an overview of the last 12 months. In 2023, Maryland reached an all-time low for unemployment rate. The above graph shows the total employment numbers in Maryland throughout...

Test Your Knowledge – 1983
September 5, 2023

Test Your Knowledge – 1983

How many of the top 5 Account Firms in Maryland can you identify from 1983? Arthur Andersen & Co. – Arthur Andersen was one of the “Big Eight” accounting firms at the time and had...

Local Loyalty:  Why Local Companies Are Gaining Preference Over National Giants
November 13, 2023

Local Loyalty: Why Local Companies Are Gaining Preference Over National Giants

In an era dominated by global markets and large corporations, more and more consumers are choosing to support local businesses over their national counterparts. The following is information on the reasons...

Navigating the Silence: Effective Communication in Today’s Non-Communicable World
October 11, 2023

Navigating the Silence: Effective Communication in Today’s Non-Communicable World

In an age dominated by technology and shortened attention spans, effective communication seems to be facing an unusual challenge. Recruiters are finding it increasingly difficult to engage with candidates,...

Gen X vs. Gen Z in The Workplace
September 28, 2023

Gen X vs. Gen Z in The Workplace

The workplace dynamics between Generation Z (born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s) and Generation X (born between the mid-1960s and early 1980s) can be influenced by their different experiences,...

September Job Report
September 5, 2023

September Job Report

According to the latest preliminary survey data from the Maryland Department of Labor, Maryland gained 2,000 jobs in July. Maryland’s unemployment rate decreased 0.2 points to 1.8%. This is the sixth...

Answering the Top 5 Most Difficult Interview Questions
September 5, 2023

Answering the Top 5 Most Difficult Interview Questions

Interviews are a nerve-wracking experience for many. While many interview questions are straightforward and can be prepared for in advance, there are always those curveballs that catch you off guard. To...

Navigating the Modern Job Market: The Appropriateness of Cold Calling Candidates About a Job
August 22, 2023

Navigating the Modern Job Market: The Appropriateness of Cold Calling Candidates About a Job

In the ever-evolving landscape of the job market, effective communication is the linchpin that connects employers and candidates. One question that often arises is whether cold calling candidates about...

Benefits of Using a Recruiting Firm
August 10, 2023

Benefits of Using a Recruiting Firm

Using a recruiting firm can offer several benefits for both job seekers and employers. Here are some of the key advantages: For Employers: Time and Resource Savings: Recruiting can be a time-consuming...

Cameras On!
August 7, 2023

Cameras On!

After conducting a poll on the Sudina Search LinkedIn page regarding cameras being on during meetings, the results were as expected. Many employees do not have their cameras on and do not want to have...

Maryland Job Report – July
July 24, 2023

Maryland Job Report – July

The following information can be found on the Maryland Department of Labor website as well. This information was released on 7/24/23. Jobs According to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics,...

Self Awareness in a General Interview
July 10, 2023

Self Awareness in a General Interview

In a general interview, self-awareness plays a crucial role in making a lasting impression on the interviewer. Being aware of oneself and reading the audience can greatly enhance your chances of success....

Maryland Job Report – June
June 27, 2023

Maryland Job Report – June

Below is the latest job report for Maryland (Released June 16, 2023). Jobs Maryland gained 2,500 jobs in May, 2023. In comparison to May 2022, this is 8,000 less jobs added (10,500 in May 2022), Unemployment...

Maryland Job Report – May
May 24, 2023

Maryland Job Report – May

Below is the latest job report for Maryland (Released May 19, 2023) Jobs Report According to the preliminary survey data from the Maryland Department of Labor, Maryland gained 8,000 jobs in April. This...

The Future of Remote Work
May 17, 2023

The Future of Remote Work

Since early 2020 work-from-home (WFH) roles sky rocketed throughout every industry. 3 years later the market is beginning to shift back towards in-person opportunities. Is the future of remote work on...

Candidate Catfishing
May 9, 2023

Candidate Catfishing

In today’s job market, candidate catfishing has become a major issue. This article will cover what candidate catfishing entails and ways to combat this from happening during the recruitment process....

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (4/4)
April 27, 2023

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (4/4)

When you’re looking for a new job, one of the most common questions you’ll be asked is “Why are you leaving your prior job?” It’s important to answer this question in a way that reflects positively...

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (3/4)
April 19, 2023

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (3/4)

In this article, we will discuss how to answer the question “Why should we hire you?” so that you can make sure your message is clear and convincing. We’ll cover topics such as highlighting...

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (2/4)
April 11, 2023

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (2/4)

Answering the question “What is your biggest weakness” can be one of the most challenging questions to answer in an interview. It requires you to be honest and open about your weaknesses, while also...

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (1/4)
April 4, 2023

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (1/4)

Answering the question “Tell me about yourself” can be one of the most difficult questions to answer during a job interview. It’s often hard to know what exactly the interviewer wants to hear and...

Maryland Job Report
March 27, 2023

Maryland Job Report

In the past two(2) weeks, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released both statewide job reports for Maryland (January and February). Jobs January 2023: According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained...

Our Process
March 16, 2023

Our Process

Sudina Search was founded on the concept of building lasting relationships. With almost 40 years of a combined variety of experience, we pride ourselves on being able to build relationships at all levels....

How to Write the Perfect Resume
March 1, 2023

How to Write the Perfect Resume

Writing the perfect resume is key to getting the job you want. It can be a daunting task, but with the right strategies, you can make sure that your resume stands out from the rest and showcases your skills...

Tech Layoffs – February 2023 Update
February 20, 2023

Tech Layoffs – February 2023 Update

The beginning of 2023 brought a wave of tech layoffs. Per our previous blog – Here is an updated list of companies that have conducted layoffs or plan to in February 2023. Yahoo Announced on February...

The Power of AI Resume Writing
February 2, 2023

The Power of AI Resume Writing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is revolutionizing the way resumes are written. AI-powered resume writing tools can help job seekers create a professional and effective resume quickly and easily....

Maryland Job Report
January 25, 2023

Maryland Job Report

Yesterday(1/24), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the job report for the month of December. In December, Maryland saw the lowest unemployment rate since mid 2022. Jobs In December, Maryland’s...

Notable Tech Layoffs for 2023
January 19, 2023

Notable Tech Layoffs for 2023

The end of 2022 brought a wave of layoffs into the workforce and 2023 shows no sign of slowing down. The current employment market in the US is strong — with low unemployment rates and high job growth...

How To Approach A Virtual Interview
November 8, 2022

How To Approach A Virtual Interview

Virtual interviews are still more common than in-person interviews. For many people, this is a huge learning adjustment. The interview process as a whole is the most stressful part of a job search. Leaving...

Quiet Quitting
August 25, 2022

Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting. What is it? What does it mean? This social media “trend” is generating millions of views daily. Here’s a closer look at what we know about this current trend. What Is...

Difficult Interview Questions
July 26, 2022

Difficult Interview Questions

Uncomfortable interview questions are a candidate’s worst nightmare. Some candidates have a difficult time talking about themselves in interviews. Here is Sudina Search’s input on how to navigate...

Notable 2022 Tech Layoffs
July 19, 2022

Notable 2022 Tech Layoffs

After a booming year for tech, layoffs are flowing in. As of mid-July, more than 28,000 workers in the U.S. tech sector have been laid off in mass job cuts so far in 2022, according to a Crunchbase News...

Candidate Benefit Preferences
June 30, 2022

Candidate Benefit Preferences

Perks and benefits are a major deciding factor for candidates when applying for jobs. Here are some of the top benefits candidates want to receive when applying for a job. WFH vs. In-Office Schedule flexibility...

2022 Maryland Job Report Graphs
June 23, 2022

2022 Maryland Job Report Graphs

The job reports each month this year have been sporadic for Maryland. Inconsistency in job numbers but very consistent in the decreasing unemployment rate. Jobs Added/Lost Maryland has regained a total...

AI Content Creation
June 14, 2022

AI Content Creation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world everyday, especially in the workforce. Many companies are now using AI to automate their content creation process, saving their business time and money....

Salary Transparency
June 7, 2022

Salary Transparency

With the current competition for talent in the job market, salary transparency has become a controversial issue. When a new hire is brought in at a higher salary than a current employee with the same title,...

How Much Content to Post on Social Media
June 3, 2022

How Much Content to Post on Social Media

Social media is the most vital source of communication in today’s era. Companies who are publishing content and engaging with followers build their credibility through these interactions. However, posting...

Virtual Call Etiquette
May 24, 2022

Virtual Call Etiquette

Attending virtual calls has become part of almost every professional’s daily routine. Whether an internal meeting or a meeting with clients, proper video etiquette is always something to pay attention...

Social Media Screening: Invasive or Insightful?
May 17, 2022

Social Media Screening: Invasive or Insightful?

Social media is used by almost everyone in today’s world. People use social media for a variety of reasons whether it be personal, professional, or social. Is it too invasive for a recruiter or hiring...

AI in Recruiting
May 11, 2022

AI in Recruiting

Business priorities in 2022 have shifted around talent recruitment. Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) the future of recruiting? What do studies show about the success of AI in recruiting? Here is Sudina...

Post Interview Questions
May 3, 2022

Post Interview Questions

Nervous to ask questions at the end of an interview? Don’t be! Interviewers will appreciate your questions whether they are about the company as a whole, or personal experiences at the company. Here...

Maryland Job Report
April 28, 2022

Maryland Job Report

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the job report for the month of March. In March, Maryland saw the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of Covid-19 in 2020. Jobs In March,...

The Cost of a Bad Hire
April 26, 2022

The Cost of a Bad Hire

Finding a perfect candidate for a job is a steep task to face. The cost of a bad hire can end up costing more money and time than you can imagine. Here are a few facts about the consequences of a bad hire....

The Future Is Hybrid
April 19, 2022

The Future Is Hybrid

Companies are clear that post pandemic working will be hybrid or work from home (WFH). Other than that, the details are spacey. Many people expect fully remote positions, but is that the healthiest option...

Why You Don’t Need A Fancy Resume
April 13, 2022

Why You Don’t Need A Fancy Resume

A resume is a way for people to express their professional careers. Many people have different formats, colors schemes and themes for their resumes, but is this all necessary? Having a very complex resume...

Virtual Interview – Guide To Success
April 8, 2022

Virtual Interview – Guide To Success

Virtual job interviews are one of the biggest challenges candidates have to face due to COVID. With over 72% of interviews still being held via video call, it is safe to say this is the new interviewing...

Maryland Job Report – February
March 25, 2022

Maryland Job Report – February

Maryland gained 16,700 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.0% in February. Compared to this time last year, Maryland jobs are up by 92,100. That is an over-the-year increase of 3.5% Jobs Added...

Importance of Updating Your LinkedIn
March 10, 2022

Importance of Updating Your LinkedIn

How often do you update your LinkedIn? Should you be updating your career achievements? Should you be sharing more content? Here is a guide to updating your LinkedIn profile whether you’re searching...

Salary vs Schedule : What is more important to candidates?
March 4, 2022

Salary vs Schedule : What is more important to candidates?

Covid-19 has severely impacted the way candidates view jobs. Many candidates nowadays would rather choose a WFH job vs. a job that is in-person with better pay. Why is it that people would rather work...

Candidate vs. Employer Market
February 17, 2022

Candidate vs. Employer Market

Going into 2022 the media has portrayed the job market as candidate driven, is this still true? Where is the job market headed in 2022? Candidate Driven The candidate-driven market is when candidates have...

4-Day Work Weeks. The Future of The Workforce
February 11, 2022

4-Day Work Weeks. The Future of The Workforce

There’s been discussion about the potential benefits of working a four-day week instead of a five-day week. Making 32 hours the norm instead of 40 has both pros and cons. Here is an argument for both...

Maryland Job Report
February 8, 2022

Maryland Job Report

According to the preliminary survey data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics , Maryland gained 4,700 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.0% in December. This is the lowest unemployment rate since...

How To Write A Job Description In Today’s Market
February 1, 2022

How To Write A Job Description In Today’s Market

Capturing candidates in today’s market can be a difficult task. Using the correct language, the right amount of bullet points, the appropriate amount of requirements etc. all play a key factor in a proficient...

How Salaries Changed In 2021
January 24, 2022

How Salaries Changed In 2021

2021 was an unpredictable year for the job market. With increasing work from home (WFH) positions, The Great Resignation, and the lasting effects of COVID-19, no one could accurately predict how the year...

2022 Salary Increases
January 19, 2022

2022 Salary Increases

In 2022, companies are planning to hand out the most extensive raises the nation has seen in over a decade. Reasons for Wage Increase The American population are awaiting their biggest wage increase in...

Maryland Job Report
December 27, 2021

Maryland Job Report

Another positive month for Maryland as jobs were added and the unemployment rate is still decreasing. Jobs Added Maryland gained 8,400 jobs in the month of November. That is 5,600 less jobs added compared...

QuitTok: A Controversial Social Media Trend
December 14, 2021

QuitTok: A Controversial Social Media Trend

The great resignation has taken over the popular social media platform “TIk Tok”. Individuals are using this platform to publicly announce they are quitting their corporate jobs. Why are they leaving...

November National Job Update
December 6, 2021

November National Job Update

November brought the 2nd lowest amount of jobs recorded in 2021, but the unemployment rate is on a steady decline. What does this mean for the current state of the economy? Here is an in depth look of...

Maryland Job Update
November 22, 2021

Maryland Job Update

Unemployment Rate Maryland gained 14,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.7% in October. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of COVID-19. The unemployment rate has been...

Mistakes When Working From Home
November 9, 2021

Mistakes When Working From Home

Working from home is the new wave that every employee wants to be a part of. Whether it be a full-time work from home position or a hybrid schedule, employees are taking every opportunity they can to get...

Maryland Job Report 3rd Quarter 2021
October 25, 2021

Maryland Job Report 3rd Quarter 2021

In September, Maryland gained 1,200 jobs and the unemployment rate has started to die down. The main concern right now is the national hiring shortage due to potential candidates staying unemployed and...

Underqualified with High Expectations
October 21, 2021

Underqualified with High Expectations

A growing issue in the current market. The salary demands for job seekers are turning many employers sour on the market. Many candidates in today’s market have ambitious salary requests/demands, this...

Hiring Talent in 2021
October 11, 2021

Hiring Talent in 2021

As we emerge from the pandemic, employers face the challenge of hiring qualified and dependable talent. The talent deficiency pre-pandemic still exists, and the competition to hire is rising at an uncontrollable...

The Forever Changing Workforce: Upskilling
September 30, 2021

The Forever Changing Workforce: Upskilling

Upskilling is not a new idea in the workforce, but it is a subject that everyone is talking about! So, what to do? Offer more training courses to employees? Read more in our final blog (3/3) of the Forever...

The Forever Changing Workforce: Reskilling
September 24, 2021

The Forever Changing Workforce: Reskilling

As technology is forever advancing, some tech skills will become less relevant while others become pivotal. Here is blog two (2/3) of our three blog series on The Forever Changing Workforce. Importance...

The Forever Changing Workforce: Skilling
September 14, 2021

The Forever Changing Workforce: Skilling

The world is constantly throwing curveballs at businesses. Every week there is a new technology, app, trend or method of working that puts the prior idea in the dirt. Your company should be prepared for...

The Great Resignation: A Solution for All
September 9, 2021

The Great Resignation: A Solution for All

Is the era of The Great Resignation directly affecting you? What can employers and employees do to combat the effects of the Great Resignation? Find out in part 3 (3/3) of our Great Resignation blog series!...

The Great Resignation: Market Impact
August 31, 2021

The Great Resignation: Market Impact

The Great Resignation caught so many employers on their heels because it contradicted everything traditional management thought they knew about labor markets. So, how is The Great Resignation really affecting...

The Great Resignation: Introduction
August 26, 2021

The Great Resignation: Introduction

What is The Great Resignation? Why is it happening? How is it affecting the market? What are some solutions to this era of uncertainty? Here is part one of three (1/3) of The Great Resignation Introduction...

The “Golden Window” in Recruiting
August 6, 2021

The “Golden Window” in Recruiting

When is the best time to recruit? When is the “Golden Window” for recruiters? The answer is when lots of good candidates are available, actively paying attention and willing to talk to you. You also...

5 LinkedIn Hacks That Will Get You Noticed by Recruiters
July 29, 2021

5 LinkedIn Hacks That Will Get You Noticed by Recruiters

Having troubles getting noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn? Here are a few tricks to help boost your portfolio and make you stand out to recruiters. Promote Yourself and Your Achievements Promoting yourself...

Boutique vs National Search Firms, Why Boutique Is The Best Decision
April 29, 2021

Boutique vs National Search Firms, Why Boutique Is The Best Decision

In this dynamic era of the job market, choosing the best search firm can be a tough decision. Do I use a national firm? Or do I stay local? Here are some reasons why using a boutique, local recruiting...

Understanding the Gen-Z & Millennial Candidate
December 18, 2020

Understanding the Gen-Z & Millennial Candidate

Whether you’re looking for an experienced or entry-level candidate, understanding the differences between the generations is vital to successfully place a candidate. What attracts Gen-Z and millennial...

Why Some Companies Are Being Forced to Outsource
December 16, 2020

Why Some Companies Are Being Forced to Outsource

When you hear “outsourcing,” you probably think of a warehouse-esque call center overseas. While this is an example of outsourcing, it is an extreme and less-common form of it. The practice of outsourcing...

Candidate Ghosting: Why They Might Be Disappearing
December 16, 2020

Candidate Ghosting: Why They Might Be Disappearing

When your firm is looking to expand, publishing a job posting online is only the beginning. The hiring process entails coordination with your HR personnel and the candidates themselves, as well as orchestrating...

The Top Skills Accounting Firms Are Looking for in 2021
December 3, 2020

The Top Skills Accounting Firms Are Looking for in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way recruiting, finance and accounting firms do business, in ways we hadn’t anticipated.  Employees and employers all around the world adjust to working-from-home...

Should I Meet with A Recruiter If My Company Isn’t Hiring?
October 19, 2020

Should I Meet with A Recruiter If My Company Isn’t Hiring?

Even if your team is currently at capacity, it’s important to establish a relationship with a recruiting firm so when unforeseen hiring needs arise, you’re prepared. At Sudina Search, our goal is to...

Why Relationships Matter in Recruiting
October 19, 2020

Why Relationships Matter in Recruiting

At Sudina Search, our approach isn’t about finding the largest quantity of candidates. It’s about establishing the relationships with the right talent so we understand what motivates them, what they’re...

How Has COVID-19 Transformed Recruiting?
September 21, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Transformed Recruiting?

The pandemic has shifted the workforce in ways we hadn’t anticipated. For many organizations, remote work is the ‘new normal.’ Employees are adjusting to remote work and homeschooling, companies...