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Can Someone Feel Like They Belong After an Interview?

This post is authored by Linda Nguyen Over the past four years at Movement Talent, we have sat in on many an interview, and have seen what works and what does not. There are obvious things for video interviews like logging on early to test your audio and video, keeping your camera on, avoiding doing other work while interviewing, and turning off any other apps or digital distractions. Then, there are the not-so-obvious things like creating more time, space, and flexibility to allow interviewees to share openly.  When we have questions for candidates about motivation, we empower interviewees to [...]

May 30th, 2024|Categories: capacity building|0 Comments

Spring Cleaning for Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

It’s officially springtime, and our thoughts turn to tidying up.  No, not our home offices or the junk drawer in the kitchen. Instead, the Movement Talent team is taking some time to focus on rearranging our resumes and polishing our professional presence on LinkedIn. None of us are looking for new jobs. Still, we know it’s always easier to make little changes at regular intervals than to carry out a major overhaul when a new opportunity arises.  With that in mind, we’re offering a few tips to keep your resume relevant and effective. 1. Edit ruthlessly. We know it [...]

March 25th, 2024|Categories: capacity building|0 Comments

For Hiring Managers: Crafting and Promoting a Quality Job Announcement

You carefully examine your organization's needs and thoughtfully develop a new role.  You write a position description.  Everything gets approved. You post the listing on your website.  You share it on social media.  And… nothing happens.  Where are all the applicants? We see this all the time: organizations devote significant resources of time and people to create a description for a new position or to fill a current vacancy.  Hours of collaboration and feedback result in a comprehensive document that does a great job of capturing the details of the position.  However, you’re missing out on potential applicants without [...]

January 29th, 2024|Categories: capacity building|0 Comments

Dealing with Moments of Malaise

ma·laise (noun) - a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify Most of us have been on at least one side of the “search table,” either looking for great candidates to fill a role or being the one looking for a great role yourself. While often an exciting time filled with potential and anticipation for both the candidate and the hiring organization, these moments can also be the source of ire, angst, anxiety, and even dread. We know that malaise can set in during the search process - we have been there [...]

October 30th, 2023|Categories: capacity building|0 Comments

Meet Our 2023 Summer Interns!

Movement Talent is excited to welcome our first-ever summer interns in 2023.  We've learned so much from working with Nihar and Leticia - who you'll get to know a bit more about below - and look forward to continuing to expand our internship opportunities in the future. We've also learned a lot about creating meaningful internship experiences along the way. Here are our top tips: Ensure your interns are compensated! Ideally, all organizations would have the budget to pay interns competitive salaries. But we do not always operate in an ideal world.  If the ability to pay a salary [...]

July 26th, 2023|Categories: our people|0 Comments

What We’re Reading, Watching, and Listening to This Summer

Looking for something new to discover this summer?  The Movement Talent team has some great suggestions! We chatted with our staff, advisors, and ambassadors to see what they're looking forward to reading, watching, and listening to all summer long.  Here are our suggestions.  What would you add to the list? Read Indigenous DC: Native Peoples and the Nation's Capital by Elizabeth Rule The Daughter of Dr. Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia All About Love by bell hooks Babel, or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R. F. Kuang The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande [...]

June 23rd, 2023|Categories: just for fun|0 Comments
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