What’s the Point of a Cover Letter?

By Kimberly Spikes I get asked a lot about whether a cover letter is still important in today’s world of work. The short answer (as with many things job-search related), is, it depends. The key determining factor in whether orContinue reading

The Game

by Ginger Robitaille, PHR COO & HR Generalist On a weekly basis, I hear the question from job seekers, “Why do I have to play a game to get a job? Between the cumbersome online systems, the painstaking keyword matches,Continue reading

Recruiters, Respond!

By Ginger Robitaille, PHR COO & HR Generalist We all know what it is like to be a job seeker; scouring the internet sites for the perfect position, connecting with old colleagues to see if they may have a leadContinue reading

A Game Changing… Mistake?

By Kendra Prosper CEO and Founder, Turning the Corner, LLC
Remember that strategic decision in your company’s history that was going to be a game changer? I hope that it was for the better, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes a critical decision the business makes sends it into a tailspin with a long climb back up.

Marketing 101 for Job Seekers

By Mark Popenhagen, CMO, Turning the Corner, LLC What does marketing and looking for a job have in common? Everything! If you’re a job seeker, then you must become a professional marketer. The good news is, you’re finally marketing somethingContinue reading

Would You Wear Pants that Don’t Fit? Then Why Would You Hire the Wrong Person?

By Drew Bonder, MSIODirector of Business Services, Turning the Corner, LLC
I’m sure that many of you are aware that the unemployment rate in Colorado was under 3% nearly the entire year in 2017. That has meant that most of the skilled workers had at least 3-4 opportunities available to them at any given time. AND, businesses are moving here in droves from San Francisco and Silicon Valley because leases are even more CRAZY in those areas. Thus, we’re all fighting for the same pool of talent, and more businesses on moving here to join the competition.

Really, Recruiters are Good People

By Jessica Meglio Senior Recruiter, Turning the Corner, LLC Recruiters can get a bad rap. I’ve heard of recruiters being criticized for being uncaring, late for scheduled calls, mass messaging people for jobs, poor follow through, being impersonal and unengaged.Continue reading

What Are You Afraid Of? Discover and Become Who You Are with Career Coaching!

By Mark Popenhagen, CMO, Turning the Corner, LLC What Are You Afraid Of? I love doing career coaching. There is something amazing about seeing the light in people’s eyes when they discover what they are passionate about. It’s even moreContinue reading

I Hate My Job

By Mark Popenhagen, CMO, Turning the Corner, LLC I Hate My Job Honestly, I love my job, but as a career coach, I hear people tell me everyday, I hate my job. In fact, I’m still amazed so many peopleContinue reading

The Job Application Process: What Do You Need To Have Ready?

By Jessie Roller, Ed.D., LPC If you feel ready to apply for jobs online, think twice! The better prepared you are before moving towards online job boards and submitting your application, the more efficient you can be. When working withContinue reading

Can Running “Lean” Destroy the Modern Manager?

By Drew Bonder, MSIO Director of Business Services, Turning the Corner, LLC Here’s a story. Debbie is a key member of a company, who has added tremendous value, both as an individual contributor and as a manager. Debbie really enjoysContinue reading

Family Friendly Work Places Help Keep Your Best Employees

By Shana Gerson, PHR As a Career Coach, I work with too many people who aren’t happy at their jobs. From CEO’s to barista’s the reasons vary, but the vast majority of my clients want a family friendly work placeContinue reading

Stop The Epidemic of Bad Management

By Drew Bonder, MSIO Director of Business Services, Turning the Corner, LLC You’ve Been Promoted – NOW WHAT? Envision this. You’re an “A” player at your company. You exceed quota month after month, quarter after quarter, year after year. You’reContinue reading

Use a Recruiter to find Top Talent even during Low Unemployment

By Jessica Meglio Senior Recruiter, Turning the Corner, LLC Unemployment is at an all-time low. In Colorado, the unemployment rate is at a staggering 2.3%, the lowest we’ve seen in a very long time. As a recruiter in the BoulderContinue reading

How I Lost My Dream Job in 30 Seconds

By Mark Popenhagen, CMO, Turning the Corner, LLC     It began as a normal day. I had no special plans, meetings, or obligations. I was simply running errands and enjoying life. Then it happened, as unexpected as a springContinue reading

What I Learned from Harassment Training

By Shana Gerson, PHR     Yes, Even a Trainer can Learn from Her Class As an HR professional, I am constantly challenged in my role, but I love my job for many reasons. People are always challenging me andContinue reading

Never Use These Words On A Resume!

By Ginger Robitaille, PHR COO & HR Generalist, Turning the Corner, LLC   Your resume is your main ticket to getting hired. It sets the first impression — ALWAYS. It is important that you tailor your resume to the job postingContinue reading

A Candidate’s Horror Story

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Recently a friend of mine was interviewing with a major healthcare company in Denver. She successfully made it through the phone interview and was invited to come interview with the hiring manager. When sheContinue reading

Never Say “Deserve” When Asking for a Promotion

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Pouring into people and guiding them as they advance in their careers is something I deeply enjoy and take seriously. Watching individuals earn new responsibilities and promotions excites me! But, there is one littleContinue reading

Invest in Yourself

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP What Have You Done for Me Lately? Remember the Janet Jackson song, “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” It’s a tune that many of us sing when we think about our professional development.Continue reading

Proud of our Boulder Area Human Resource Association (BAHRA) Board Members

We are very proud of our Turning the Corner colleagues who also contribute as board members for the Boulder Area Human Resource Association (BAHRA). Both Turning the Corner and BAHRA continue to support HR professionals, advance the HR profession, andContinue reading

Analytics and Human Resources. What Can Numbers do for You?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Carrie Ahmad provides her response to a recent article from the Society for Human Resource Management. We hope you find this useful. Janine Milne provides helpful insight into a recent Society for Human ResourceContinue reading

Scared of your Next Job Move?

By Shana Gerson, PHR We’ve all been there at one point in our careers, watching the clock slowly tick away, waiting for work to be over so we can breathe again, never wanting Sundays to end and dreading Mondays. OrContinue reading

Networking: 2,4,6,8 – A System that really Works!

By Jodi Reiter     I’m sure you’ve heard many professionals talk about how important it is to network when you are looking for a job. Well, we agree! People are powerful resources, especially the ones you know! We aren’tContinue reading

Enough is Enough!

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP   Interview Tips from a Recruiters Perspective I thought the web was saturated with too much information on how to interview well, but based on the interviews I’ve participated in recently, and stories I’veContinue reading

A Cup of Joe = Getting to Know You

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP “Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.” These song lyrics from The King and I say it all when it comesContinue reading

Where’s My Money?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Picture this…in 1996 you and a friend graduated from a reputable college with business degrees. You both joined high profile accounting agencies. You both spent the next 20 years working hard, earning accolades, beingContinue reading

PO’d at Your PEO?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC   Is Your PEO Giving you the HR Support You Need? In recent months I’ve been asked by several businesses what the difference is between a PEOContinue reading

Are Stereotypes Killing Your Culture?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP     Do any of these comments sound familiar? “Millennials are entitled and not willing to work hard.” “Gen Xers are so cynical and critical.” “Baby Boomers are out of touch and can’t thinkContinue reading

Why I Cringe when Someone Tells me they Hate their Employees

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC     I work with a lot of high powered CEOs and managers, and every time I hear someone mutter “This job would be great if it weren’t for the employees”, IContinue reading

10 Questions You Need to Know How to Answer for your Next Interview

Be Prepared to Answer these Interview Questions Here are some common questions you should be ready to answer when interviewing. Take time to rehearse you answers or work with a friend. Make sure it feels natural and not forcedContinue reading

Career Counseling for Grown Ups!

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC     One of the most common phrases we hear during career counseling sessions is, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up”. While we are prepared toContinue reading

Outplacement and Your Organization

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP We recently partnered with several organizations to provide outplacement resources and support to their employees in the midst of layoffs due to restructuring and acquisitions. Reductions in force create a stressful time for everyoneContinue reading

Where’s The Gratitude?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP I have found myself recently wondering where our sense of gratitude has gone. Nothing is absolutely perfect. To live in contentment is to be grateful for what you have, for the good in life,Continue reading

Are You A Relevant Candidate?

By Ginger RobitailleDirector of Operations, Turning the Corner, LLC   Your Resume is Your First Impression-Make it Relevant Are you interested in finding a job as a Mechanical Engineer, Software Developer, or Digital Marketer? Does your resume look like this?____________________________________________________________________________________Continue reading

Ghosts in the Workplace

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC     Recently, we had a truly remarkable man reach out to our company because he felt like he was virtually worthless to his employer. He had been very successful in hisContinue reading

Burnout Got You Down?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP   Employee Burnout Could Be Costing Your Company Thousands of Dollars in Lost Productivity & Costing the US Economy Millions! I was in a meeting recently and listened as an employee lamented about hisContinue reading

Pay Me What I’m Worth!

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP   Large Companies are Leading the Way for Higher Wages Starbucks, Whole Foods, Ben & Jerry’s, IKEA, The Gap, Aetna, McDonald’s, Walmart, TJ Maxx, and Costco. What do these highly visible brands have inContinue reading

How To Answer the Dreaded Salary Question

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC   I Hate that Question! Ug. The most dreaded question when interviewing is the, “So what are your salary requirements?” Nobody likes to hear it and most employers ask it in suchContinue reading

Spring Cleaning for Your Business

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP     As we enter the 2nd quarter of 2015, this is a great time to do a little spring-cleaning for your organization. If you were audited by the Department of Labor or EEOCContinue reading

Moving to Boulder?

By Ginger Robitaille, Certified Professional Recruiter Director of Recruitment, Turning the Corner, LLC   Boulder is Awesome Do you enjoy the Great Outdoors? Have you been dreaming about a place that receives over 300 days of sunshine a year? ThenContinue reading

Are Your Employees Leaving?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP     A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 45% of employees who feel satisfied in their current jobs are open to seeking a new position. That’s almost half ofContinue reading

A Recruiter’s Perspective on Resumes

By Ginger Robitaille, Certified Professional Recruiter Director of Recruitment, Turning the Corner, LLC   You have three to seven seconds to make a first impression. Is your resume up to the challenge? How Recruiters See Your Resume As Recruiters weContinue reading

Are Your Employees Happy?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR     My husband and I went to a concert of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado recently and I witnessed an inspiring phenomenon occur. As I watched the faces of the musicians, I couldContinue reading

Climbing the Mountain to Success

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP     Can We Make it to the Top? I recently climbed my first 14er and for much of the hike I was thinking how similar mountain climbing is to a job search. WhenContinue reading

Dress to Impress for your Interview

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP     You’ve landed the on-site interview, now the big question…what to wear?  In today’s casual work environments, it can be tough to know how you should dress for the interview.  Too often IContinue reading

3 Points the Millennial Generation May be Missing

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP     Recently I interviewed a candidate for an entry-level job and was so pleasantly surprised by her “will do anything to learn” attitude that I actually called it out at the end ofContinue reading

My Dubious Relationship with my Gut

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC   What are Your Hiring Decisions Based On? When people say “I trust my Gut” I feel like I am going to throw up. Ok, that may be too strong of aContinue reading

5 Strategies to Find a New Job while you’re Still Employed

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC   Tips to Look for a Job While Still Working If you have the best job in the world, your company is growing at breakneck speed or there is no danger ofContinue reading