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US job openings rise to record high, layoffs hit record low

2021-07-08T18:01:10+00:00 July 8th, 2021|

By: CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted a record-high number of open jobs for the second straight month as a rapidly rebounding economy generates intense demand for workers. The number of available jobs on the last day of May rose slightly to 9.21 million, from 9.19 million in April, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That is the highest since records began in December 2000. The previously-reported figure for April of 9.3 million was revised lower.The number of people quitting their jobs slipped in May from a record high in April, but remains elevated. And the percentage of workers getting laid off hit a record low in May, the report said.The figures point to a tight job market, with employers forced to pay more to attract workers yet still struggling to fill open jobs. And many workers are leaving jobs for better-paying positions at other companies. It’s unusual for such dynamics to have kicked in with the unemployment rate still elevated at 5.9% in June, as the government reported last week.In May, there was essentially one open job for every unemployed American, a situation that is far more typical of an economy with a much lower unemployment rate.But the lingering [...]

Time to Celebrate!

2021-07-08T15:33:15+00:00 July 8th, 2021|

“Life is too short not to celebrate the nice moments”-        Jurgen Klopp Happy 11th year Anniversary to Sherri Nemirow and Jill Tobias, Partners of CMC Consultants, Inc., an Executive Search firm, who want to share a few words to commemorate their milestone... “The journey began 35 years ago with us working our way up at the same organization as friends and colleagues and subsequently buying the business from the founder. The ride has been wonderful and truly we owe our success to both our dream team and wonderful clients! We are so grateful and appreciative to be surrounded by impressive professionals who believe in the process just as much as we do!”   Cheers to 11 years and counting! Here’s to the future and more ground-breaking achievements!

How To Be Personable During A Virtual Job Interview

2021-02-25T18:00:22+00:00 February 25th, 2021|

Welcome to CMC’s Corner! CMC would like to share a “Social Grace” from Hannah Herrera Greenspan, Chicago Tribune, to help put your best self forward by being personable for an interview… “Q: How can you come across as personable during a job interview on the phone during the pandemic? A: Simple — stay upbeat and positive. Likewise, be empathetic and take a genuine interest in others: Ask how your interviewers are doing, let them know that you hope they are staying safe and busy, and inquire as to what’s new and happening at their firm. Times are challenging for everyone, but it’s important to remember: While change and disruption can be scary for many, they can also prove powerful catalysts for growth and innovation. Noting this, it pays to be an optimist, and relentlessly practical here — after all, interviewers are always on the lookout for clever problem-solvers and go-getters who can find ways to turn lemons into lemonade. A can-do attitude and honest concern for others will take you far here, as will finding common topics of interest or shared experiences to build kinship. For example, millions of us have been on an “extended vacation” working from home since last March, [...]

Hopes for 2021

2021-01-26T19:24:42+00:00 January 26th, 2021|

“Passion is the log that keeps the fire of purpose blazing.”~ Oprah Winfrey CMC is more passionate than ever! Here are the top goals… Expand our recruitment strategy in not only the city of Chicago, but nationwide…Exceed our 95% repeat and referral rate...Demonstrate how CMC Consultants can take the digital strategy to a new level with our tender, love, and care...Showcase what CMC is all about by showing YOU our recruiting insights of 30+ years experience through multiple different platforms...CMC continues to keep our clients more than satisfied as exemplified… “CMC have helped us place many people, in quite a range of positions.  We’ve had a lot of successes, with many of those people advancing in the company.” ~ Vice President of Finance for a specialty chemicals division   “It has made a tremendous difference.  Rather than redesign a job to fit the person because of CMC  we were better able to find a person to fit the job.” ~ President of a ground transportation company based in Chicago “CMC have saved us a tremendous amount of time.” ~ Office Manager for a law firm with offices in Chicago and Florida Interested in working with CMC Consultants Inc. for staffing & recruiting? Feel free to reach out [...]

Full of Gratitude

2020-12-01T19:38:43+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|

CMC is Full of Gratitude... We would like to share our gratitude in the month of November. There’s a lot to be thankful for at CMC. We have truly missed our “High Touch Recruiting” at our headquarters. CMC is striving hard to make personal happen in 2020. We had the pleasure to brainstorm and collaborate with our new intern Zoe in person. We were able to get great work done with our clients, update our fabulous digs, and share our love of coffee! Fun fact: a good cup of Joe is actually healthy! Coffee increases energy levels which result in improving brain function!!Overall, it was a great day being together. CMC has grown together more than ever in 2020. Teamwork definitely makes the dreamwork. We are still hustling and bustling to find the finest talent for our clients. So far in November, CMC has filled THREE positions with fantastic candidates. Our team is so thankful to have the opportunity of doing what we love and work with great clients. Today we are grateful because of you and would like to thank you. Wishing you a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! With gratitude, The CMC Family

CMC’s 5 PIECE PUZZLE…THE BEST TALENT MATCHMAKERS AT ALL LEVELS

2020-08-05T21:24:08+00:00 August 5th, 2020|

IN ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, BANKING, RETAIL, HEALTHCARE, ENGINEERING, SALES, LEGAL DATA STRATEGY, REAL ESTATE, NONPROFIT MARKETING, MANUFACTURING, ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AND MORE….  Here are the 5 pieces to get the perfect match with CMC: TIME Great organizations have great people and it can be very difficult and time consuming to find the best fit. We take pride in our methods to identify the highest qualified candidates in the enormous pools of talent having over 500 applicants in most job posts.  Time is extremely valuable! LASER FOCUS 100 % focus to identify the finest talent. We put a team of exceptionally qualified individuals who give you our undivided attention. Our team ensures the best possible match in terms of experience, education skill set and culture. VAST NETWORK With over 35 plus years of executive search experience, our professional network is exponential… comprised of a database of the highest quality talent in all industries at all levels. EXPERIENCE Team with us for our 35 years of our expertise. Since 2010, we have placed over 970 candidates with our clients. FACE TO FACE IN A DIGITAL WORLD We have now transitioned to digital interactions through various communication platforms ensuring personal connections with every candidate. Our “high-touch” [...]

Reflection From A CMC Intern

2020-07-22T20:12:12+00:00 July 22nd, 2020|

By Emily Fiesman Working at CMC Consultants with Jill and Sherri was one of the best college internship experiences I could have ever asked for. When I began working at CMC, I was an incoming college senior who knew very little about the recruiting industry. I feared my lack of experience would prove to be difficult; but Sherri, Jill, and the rest of the CMC staff instantly welcomed me and nurtured me professionally. The team included me in everything they worked on from start to finish. They guided me with every single aspect of recruiting, from identifying talent to conducting interviews in a wide variety of industries. They approach every task with positivity and excitement that continuously inspires me. I am beyond grateful to have learned from such a kind, intelligent and successful group of individuals. In one of the most challenging years with unfortunate circumstances, CMC never stopped pushing forward. Sherri and Jill worked tirelessly to not only continue to provide excellent service to their clients, but still focused on my development as a recruiter. Their guidance during an unprecedented time was so special, especially when they had much bigger things on their plate. CMC Consultants is so passionate [...]

For Better Or Worse…Two Friends Survive and Thrive in Friendship, Business And The Pandemic

2020-07-22T18:54:02+00:00 July 22nd, 2020|

Welcome to CMC's Corner At CMC Consultants, we are continuously finding new opportunities to engage in this digital world to create and maintain relationships in the industry of recruitment. We hope that you will check in regularly for our fun posts on life, career advice, and more. For our first blog post, we want to focus on our wonderful CEOs, Jill Tobias and Sherri Nemirow, who have made CMC what we are today. Jill and Sherri have shown how two friends can have an exceptional business. Here is a snapshot of their experience and values of CMC: Interested in working with Jill & Sherri for staffing & recruiting at CMC Consultants? Feel free to reach out to us at search@cmcconsult.com!