Interview Questions and Tips For Employers

Today we’re sharing interview tips for employers so that you can hone in on hiring the right candidates.  We’ll also share some of the best interview questions to ask potential candidates. We often hear from clients that it’s difficult to ensure they’re interviewing the right people with the right skillsets. This can be even more … Continue reading Interview Questions and Tips For Employers

Summer Job Market Success Tips For Employers And Job Seekers

Lance here today shooting a quick video with tips for success for both Employers and Job Seekers in this hot summer job market. For Employers: If you are an Employer looking to add to your team, its important to take a few simple steps to make sure you have a competitive edge in the current … Continue reading Summer Job Market Success Tips For Employers And Job Seekers

Tips For Negotiating Salary For Employers And Jobseekers

TIPS FOR NEGOTIATING SALARY  Today we’re sharing tips for both employers and jobseekers who are considering accepting or negotiating a salary offer. You should know there are different strategies to take depending on your situation for both employers and jobseekers. Your strategy depends on if you are negotiating with each other directly or if there … Continue reading Tips For Negotiating Salary For Employers And Jobseekers

Interview Tips For Employers

Many of our clients come to us seeking advice on how to improve their interview process. They are seeking the right candidates to find the right employees that will get the job done and last for a long time with their company. Interviewing is tricky because prospective candidates are often better at interviewing than they … Continue reading Interview Tips For Employers

Tips For Headhunting And Recruiting For Your Team

This week’s blog is about tips for headhunting and recruiting new employees for your team. Headhunting and active recruiting is distinct from posting on job boards and in taking incoming resumes. This article is about the best ways and tips for proactively acquiring top talent, otherwise known as headhunting. Proactively recruiting or head hunting will … Continue reading Tips For Headhunting And Recruiting For Your Team

Pros And Cons Of Posting On Job Boards

NAVIGATING JOB BOARD OPTIONS Today we’re talking about posting on job boards and what posting on a job board is worth. With so many choices available, there are pros and cons to using job boards and I want to go over some of those here in this post. If you’re looking to hire talent, there … Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Posting On Job Boards

Hiring Remote, Partial Remote, and Telecommute Workers

Today we’re talking about the pros and cons of hiring remote workers or employing remote or telecommute workers. It’s important to keep in mind that all businesses are different and this may not work for everyone. Some businesses are prone to work very well with remote workers while others are not designed to have remote … Continue reading Hiring Remote, Partial Remote, and Telecommute Workers

Interviewing, Hiring And Working With A Headhunter Or Recruiter

CONSIDERING WORKING WITH A RECRUITER Knowing when the appropriate time is to bring in extra help is key to getting the most bang for your buck. Having an effective relationship with your recruiter is also very important. Many companies are in different situations and circumstances from a human resources perspective. On one end of the … Continue reading Interviewing, Hiring And Working With A Headhunter Or Recruiter

Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in Seattle

RECRUITING IN SEATTLE Today’s post is about recruiting Marketing, Media, PR and Sales professionals in the Seattle market. Seattle is currently a fast growing market, especially in the technology space. Many people think that Seattle is going to be the next Silicon Valley with a lot of technology based companies being started. We may also … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in Seattle

Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in San Francisco (SF)

RECRUITING MARKETING, MEDIA, SALES, PR IN SAN FRANCISCO Recruiting professionals in the San Francisco Bay area certainly has its challenges. We’ve got some important pointers for finding the best talent for your company. The San Francisco bay area market is an extremely competitive market and one of the fastest growing in the country. There is … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in San Francisco (SF)

Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in San Diego (SD)

RECRUITING IN SAN DIEGO Recruiting for marketing talent in San Diego can be very challenging. There are a few important points to consider if you are committed to hiring the best talent in San Diego. One of the good things is that it’s a small market with amazing companies, schools and talent right at your … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in San Diego (SD)

Recruiting Marketing And Sales Candidates in Los Angeles (LA)

LOS ANGELES MARKET Recruiting for Marketing, Media, Public Relations and Sales folks in the Los Angeles area is an interesting animal that you have to stay on top of. As one of the largest cities in the country, Los Angeles is a very competitive market, especially when you’re looking for high quality candidates. Particularly in … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing And Sales Candidates in Los Angeles (LA)

Recruiting Marketing And Sales Candidates in New York City (NYC)

New York Market We’ve got some tips here for you in regard to recruiting for people in New York. We’re talking specifically about recruiting for marketing, media, public relations and sales professionals in the New York market, specifically in the New York City area. There are a lot of businesses and competitive candidates in a … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing And Sales Candidates in New York City (NYC)

Drew Auker, Real Estate Broker Extraordinaire! – Meet A Business Influencer E03 – Lance Winsaft

Happy Friday! “Meet A Business Influencer” E03 is now live on our Youtube channel. This interview is with Drew Auker, Broker and Real Estate Consultant at The Auker Group. In this episode of “Meet A Business Influencer” Lance Winsaft sits down with Drew Auker and they cover some incredible topics for those of you interested in Real … Continue reading Drew Auker, Real Estate Broker Extraordinaire! – Meet A Business Influencer E03 – Lance Winsaft

Men Getting Paid More Than Women – Even Millennials?

  The Gender Pay Gap So it looks like the gender pay gap may not be changing any time soon, can Millennials make a difference? The pay gap between men and woman has always had a significant gap between the two. In history, men have always been paid more than women.  Some states are creating … Continue reading Men Getting Paid More Than Women – Even Millennials?

How To Be A Powerful Leader, Conscious Leadership

  Archetype Archetype concepts are intriguing to me and I believe them to be extremely powerful in creating new realities. I was first exposed to the concept of archetypes when I was a very young girl. My father taught me that if I wanted to live the life of an extraordinary human being, it was … Continue reading How To Be A Powerful Leader, Conscious Leadership

What Questions To Ask During My Interview

So you are going to interview for that great job you found – but what are the best questions to ask to determine if it’s a fit for you? You may only get to ask a couple, so make them count! This is a major opportunity to interview the interviewer. You want to take advantage … Continue reading What Questions To Ask During My Interview

Aaron Keith And Lance Winsaft, Business Coaching, Achieving Balance, Power Of Mindset – Meet A Business Influencer E02

  We hope everyone is enjoying their Valentines Day! “Meet A Business Influencer” E02 is now live on our Youtube channel. This interview is with Aaron Keith, Founder and CEO of Ascension Programs.   In this episode of “Meet A Business Influencer”  Lance Winsaft sits down with Aaron Keith and they cover some awesome topics for business … Continue reading Aaron Keith And Lance Winsaft, Business Coaching, Achieving Balance, Power Of Mindset – Meet A Business Influencer E02

How To Hire The Best Talent And Candidates

The best talent on the market will likely not find you on their own. You must find a way to find them and court them into joining your team and organization! Check out the video below that our Sr. Partner Lance Winsaft put together about finding talent. The market is competitive and it’s critical you do … Continue reading How To Hire The Best Talent And Candidates

Michelle Weinstein And Lance Winsaft, Sales Coaching – Meet A Business Influencer E01

We hope your January is off to a good start! In this email we are launching a new video series where you’ll get to meet a variety of business influencers who will be covering some exciting topics! “Meet A Business Influencer” Video Series, E01 launches today!   Michelle Weinstein is our first guest to sit down with … Continue reading Michelle Weinstein And Lance Winsaft, Sales Coaching – Meet A Business Influencer E01

Corporate Sustainability And Responsibility Matters

Turnover is known to be the biggest expense to companies throughout the nation. At Aldebaran Recruiting we have one of the highest retention rates you will ever come across for when placing candidates. What’s our secret you may ask? It simple. We listen to our candidates. Money is not the only motivating factor for a … Continue reading Corporate Sustainability And Responsibility Matters

Meet The Team – Jackie Kellam With Lance Winsaft – Aldebaran Recruiting

As the latest installment of our “Meet The Team” Video series, today Lance Winsaft sat down with Jackie Kellam, one of our awesome Senior Associates in San Diego. They chat about where Jackie is from and also about important changes with laws around disclosing salary. Feel free to connect with Jackie Kellam on LinkedIn at: … Continue reading Meet The Team – Jackie Kellam With Lance Winsaft – Aldebaran Recruiting

Finding Your Ideal Career: Where Do I Start?

Finding your ideal career is not easy, but the fact that you’re reading this article means that you’re a driven, motivated individual that’s willing to work hard for it. Good job! You’ve already gotten the first step down: To find the motivation. So what’s next? Well, here are some essential steps to start finding your … Continue reading Finding Your Ideal Career: Where Do I Start?

What to Do When a Recruiter is Being Unresponsive

  Did a recruiter suddenly stop responding to your emails? Are they not responding to you after you went to multiple interviews? Have you sent them polite emails and multiple phone calls for a month, but they’re still not getting back to you? Then you have been ‘ghosted.’ Ghosting is a pretty common occurrence not … Continue reading What to Do When a Recruiter is Being Unresponsive

What to Do About Job Hoppers

  Some recruiters do not like candidates who job hop. They believe that job hoppers only cause an unnecessary increase in their turnover expenses. However, that is not always true. It’s usually not a good idea to judge a book by it’s cover, so to speak. A resume is only a visual representation of someones … Continue reading What to Do About Job Hoppers

Negotiating An Offer – Salary Isn’t Everything

Your negotiation position depends on your alternatives. When all else fails, don’t be discouraged! Take ‘No’ as an answer and recognise that it’s part of the growth process. ‘No’ can also mean ‘Not yet’. There are still other alternatives to salary that you can negotiate. Salary really should not be the prime motivator for make … Continue reading Negotiating An Offer – Salary Isn’t Everything

Interviewing And Hiring An “Inexperienced” or Junior Candidate

Everyone is unique. Each one of us have our own strengths and weaknesses. We’ve all lead different paths in life. In truth, no one can be said to be actually “inexperienced.” Whether an applicant is fresh out of college or looking for a career change, you shouldn’t be worried about them being inexperienced. There are … Continue reading Interviewing And Hiring An “Inexperienced” or Junior Candidate

How To Improve Your Candidate Experience

What is candidate experience? Candidate experience is how a job seeker reacts to a company’s recruiting process. There are hundreds of articles out there on how to improve candidate experience. It’s a topic that’s been gaining much popularity in the recruiting world, but why does it matter? There are billions of people out there looking … Continue reading How To Improve Your Candidate Experience

Easy Ways To Retain Employees And Decrease Turnover

Employee Retention Should Be A Top Priority Retaining employees can have a huge impact on your company. Dr. John Sullivan from San Francisco State University has found that employee retention can lead to huge changes to your turnover. As we all know, turnover is a huge issue and the ability to impact turnover is a … Continue reading Easy Ways To Retain Employees And Decrease Turnover

Achieve Small Business Success By Lily Winsaft

Forrest Gump, the movie, greatly impacted me when it came out several years ago. I still remember its many inspirational scenes and messages. Of course, there’s the very famous line, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” That expression has almost become an icon in our culture, and … Continue reading Achieve Small Business Success By Lily Winsaft

Meet The Team – Brandi Wheeler With Lance Winsaft – Aldebaran Recruiting

  We hope you are having a great week and easing into Autumn. In this latest installment of our “Meet The Team” video updates, Lance sat down for a brief chat with our Georgia sweetheart, Brandi Wheeler. Brandi is a rockstar recruiter and is also a huge football fan… GO DAWGS!   Feel free to connect … Continue reading Meet The Team – Brandi Wheeler With Lance Winsaft – Aldebaran Recruiting

Aldebaran Recruiting Team in NYC For AdWeek – The Power Of Networking

  Two members of our San Diego recruiting team have been spending the week in New York City for AdWeek. Brandi Wheeler and Jackie Kellam have been enjoying the networking opportunities, conferences, talks, and meeting with many of our amazing clients.    Networking is critical in any industry and events like AdWeek provide not only … Continue reading Aldebaran Recruiting Team in NYC For AdWeek – The Power Of Networking

Meet The Team – Mark Kapov With Lance Winsaft – Aldebaran Recruiting

This is a continuation of our “Meet The Team” video updates. Today I sat down with Mark Kapov, one of our rockstar senior recruiters. Mark is an all around great guy! More to come in the future with other team members. Keywords: executive recruiting, recruiting, advertising, marketing, media, sales, pr, public relations, business, financial, hiring, … Continue reading Meet The Team – Mark Kapov With Lance Winsaft – Aldebaran Recruiting

Introducing The San Diego Team – Aldebaran Associates Recruiting

This is a quick video making some formal introductions of our team members here in San Diego. More to come on each team member individually! Keywords: executive recruiting, recruiting, advertising, marketing, media, sales, pr, public relations, business, financial, hiring, ad agency, san diego, miami, atlanta, new york, los angeles, chicago, san francisco, long beach, lance winsaft, … Continue reading Introducing The San Diego Team – Aldebaran Associates Recruiting

Hello From The San Diego Aldebaran Recruiting Team!

Hi everyone, Here is a quick video introduction of our Aldebaran Recruiting San Diego office team. We started to record a series of different videos that gives you a closer look at what our team looks like.  We want everyone to put faces to our name. Hope you enjoy!   Keywords: executive recruiting, recruiting, advertising, … Continue reading Hello From The San Diego Aldebaran Recruiting Team!

Tips For Entrepreneurs – Accessing Solutions to Your Business Problems – Part 2

Below are my top three tips to bring truth and wisdom to your life so you can succeed in your business in the way that you have always dreamed possible: 1.   Spend at least 15 minutes a day in silence, 30 minutes is even better.  This sounds easy and almost silly. But I can … Continue reading Tips For Entrepreneurs – Accessing Solutions to Your Business Problems – Part 2

Tips For Entrepreneurs – Accessing Solutions to Your Business Problems – Part 1

Consultants are expensive. When you contract a consultant, you are paying for expertise that you do not have. This can be very valuable. Indeed, I have benefited greatly from “selling” my knowledge to those that do not know what I know. And I have earned every bit of financial reward gained through helping others where … Continue reading Tips For Entrepreneurs – Accessing Solutions to Your Business Problems – Part 1

Our CEO, Lily Winsaft On The Brink Of Getting Published – First Novel, See Link!

Wake the F*ck UpA Young Man’s Souljourn SynopsisYoung people are faced with all kinds of turbulent experiences. So many of our children today are battling depression, anxiety and addiction. Suicide rates among children and young adults is skyrocketing. This is alarming. We must teach our young people that suffering is not necessary. We must teach them to … Continue reading Our CEO, Lily Winsaft On The Brink Of Getting Published – First Novel, See Link!

Salary Negotiations, What Is The Right Approach In Todays Job Market? Learn From A Recruiter!

  Salary isn’t everything, although yes it is important. There are many ways to negotiate a strong offer, and one should always keep in mind that the main focus should be “is this the right career move for me?” Too often do candidates get caught in a myopic view of an offer and lose sight of … Continue reading Salary Negotiations, What Is The Right Approach In Todays Job Market? Learn From A Recruiter!

Can You Ever Get Enough Interview Tips? Avoid Interview Mistakes.

What do you think is one of the biggest mistakes candidates make while interviewing? One very common mistake we see candidates make time and again is that they don’t let their enthusiasm and excitement for the role and company really shine through during their interview. Hiring mangers want to hire team members that are enthusiastic … Continue reading Can You Ever Get Enough Interview Tips? Avoid Interview Mistakes.

The Millennial Generation And Today’s Workforce – Making It Work

With so much negative thought out there on the millennial generation it’s good to see more articles looking at the millennial generation holistically – and I’m not talking about a defense of the generation. Does the millennial generation deserve to be vilified? No. Do millennials need to be responsible for how they operate in the … Continue reading The Millennial Generation And Today’s Workforce – Making It Work

Hiring Top Talent – Negotiation Skills for Small Business Owners – Hiring Tips

Talented professionals, the right ones for your company, are not so “easy” to come by as most small business owners can attest. Heck, hiring in general is not an easy task for any size company, even those with marquis brands. In a relatively strong economy, top-notch professionals have choices. So when you find a good … Continue reading Hiring Top Talent – Negotiation Skills for Small Business Owners – Hiring Tips

How To Survive Corporate Politics

“Survival of the fittest” is a phrase that originated when Charles Darwin wrote on his theory of natural selection. The phrase was actually coined by Herbert Spencer after reading Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species.” Basically, the theory is that nature will consistently ensure the survival of a species through the “natural selection” if its … Continue reading How To Survive Corporate Politics

Behaviors to Avoid When Pursuing New Business

Your clients basically sign your paychecks. So if you think you don’t have a boss because you own your own business, you are sadly mistaken. Once you acquire a client there is a host of matters you and your staff must attend to in order to keep that client happy and returning to buy more … Continue reading Behaviors to Avoid When Pursuing New Business

Balancing Professional And Personal Lives Is A Continual Challenge.

In the very beginning I worked almost eighteen hours a day. It was not a pretty sight, to say the least. As the business got more stabilized, actually, as I personally got more stabilized…it became apparent if I didn’t work on balancing my life with my work that I would burn out. One way I … Continue reading Balancing Professional And Personal Lives Is A Continual Challenge.

Corporate Culture – A Values View From the Outside In

Human Resources and the professionals that carry out this function play a key role in how companies develop the values that ultimately express themselves in the culture of an organization. Corporate culture is important because it is the bedrock on which a company grows and sustains the most important asset it possesses…its people. Unfortunately, culture … Continue reading Corporate Culture – A Values View From the Outside In

Message from The Founder and CEO

I’ve always known I wanted to make the world a better place, even if it was by reaching out and making a difference in just one person’s life. Searching for and wanting to know my purpose (as many of us do for much of our young adult lives) consumed me. Then one day it occurred … Continue reading Message from The Founder and CEO

Our Philosophy:

We believe in the true alignment of client and candidate. While we look for the required skills and experience, we concentrate on matching personalities and core values. Corporate cultures vary enormously and companies strive for balance within their existing teams when they are adding staff. We meet every client and practice sound due diligence when … Continue reading Our Philosophy:

Our Values:

We value long-term relationships with clients and candidates. We work as partners to facilitate that rapport and continue the relationship long after the engagement is complete. We keep our word and assure you of the highest ethical standards at all times. We are committed to: Integrity, honesty and direct communication Mutual respect and confidentiality at … Continue reading Our Values:

Testimonials

K.C., Director Human Resources Fortune 100 Company

"Aldebaran Associates brings an energy and focused-approach that is unique and refreshing. They build trust and integrity with their clients across all levels of the organization. Even while our organization was going through a difficult transition, she kept the employees motivated and focused on achieving maximum results."

C.G., Advertising/Media Project Manager and Copywriter

"I've worked with several recruiters, and Aldebaran outshines them all. Lily did more than just match my skills with an opening--she helped me see beyond my experience to determine what I really wanted in a job. She's a consummate professional with a broad network of contacts, and she really knows her business."