According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Employers slowed hiring and handed out smaller raises in recent months, signs of fading momentum in the job market that have some forecasters expecting unemployment to rise in 2024.”


This is being done to help the U.S. economy have a soft landing, meaning the Fed is trying to avoid a recession. The Fed is trying to have the labor market cool without it collapsing.


What does all this mean in lay terms? It means that if you are looking for a job right now, it is a tough labor market. And this tracks with the conversations I’m having with my dear friends and other colleagues out there looking for jobs.


They are interviewing, interviewing, and interviewing some more without hearing back from recruiters. Their confidence is taking a hit. They wonder if they have the chops to get hired.

And while this is happening, we have a changing work environment with continued demand for hybrid or remote work, human resources professionals being battered and bruised from the challenges of COVID and beyond, and recruiters getting a bad rap.


My guest today, Theresia Intag, is setting the record straight on all these issues.


During my chat with Theresia, we discussed:

1.     The story behind Theresia’s companies, IntagHire and Tag4HR.

2.     What Theresia is seeing in the recruiting industry right now.

3.     Why you may not be contacted after your interviews right now (and hint, it’s not your fault).

4.     How you can stand out from the crowd when interviewing.

5.     How you can stay confident and engaged when it’s taking a long time to find the next best role in your career path.

6.     What’s going on with hybrid work and how companies can attract top talent in the changing face of work.

7.     Why middle managers are facing burnout. Theresia also shares some creative and interesting ways that companies can support their employees.

8.     And the benefits that top talent is expecting moving forward.

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