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President of The Smith Consulting Group, Juli Smith, Featured in GoodCall

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President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Juli Smith, Featured in GoodCall, 40% of Women Engineering Students Earning Degrees Quit or Never Enter the Field, MIT Study Finds

Dallas, 9/22/2016

Engineering remains one of the highest-paid fields requiring only a bachelor’s profession, and much has been done to try to open the field to more women. But a recent study at MIT shows that 40% of women who earn engineering degrees either quit or never enter the field.

Juli Smith, president of the Smith Consulting Group, which specializes in civil engineering and IT, tells GoodCall that she’s spoken with many women engineers and the reasons for leaving the profession often vary by age. “Many experienced women hit the ‘good ‘old boy’ glass ceiling, rarely making it into the executive suite; they become disenchanted and they get into other careers.”

Read more: https://www.goodcall.com/news/40-women-engineering-students-earning-degrees-quit-never-enter-field-mit-study-finds-08493

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Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group, Featured in GoodCall

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Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices Featured in GoodCall, Companies Struggle Finding Workers in Five Fields

Dallas, 9/7/2016

While many college grads lament the difficulties of finding meaningful work with good wages, there’s another side to the employment story. Companies lament the difficulties of finding workers – especially skilled ones – and keeping them. According to Randstad’s 2016 Workplace Trends Report, 79% of hiring managers say it’s difficult to find applicants who meet the job description for open positions.

It’s a sentiment shared by Juli Smith, president of the Jackson, MI-based Smith Consulting Group – especially in civil engineering. Smith tells GoodCall, “If you were going into your freshman or sophomore year of college during the recession or graduating during the 2007-2011 years, there were very few civil engineering firms hiring interns.” As a result, she says many engineers went back to school and earned a degree in another field. “So now, there is a large vacuum for talent in the market for civil engineers with 5-10 years of experience.”

Read more: https://www.goodcall.com/news/companies-struggle-finding-workers-five-fields-08445

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Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices Featured in Recruiter

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Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices Featured in Recruiter, 7 Ways Hiring Managers and Recruiters Can Work Better Together

Dallas, 2/12/2016

Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A!

Today’s Question: The relationship between recruiters and hiring managers isn’t always so amicable. Let’s fix that: What are your top tips to help recruiters and hiring managers work better together?

It’s All About How You Communicate

“Set and share expectations for how you will communicate with each other. Don’t be afraid to share negative feedback about candidates with each other, and be prompt with your communication. Dragging the process out with delayed communication just hinders the relationship. Also, don’t communicate bad news by email. If you want to grow the relationship, pick up the phone,” says Juli Smith, The Smith Consulting Group, LLC.

Read more: https://www.recruiter.com/i/7-ways-hiring-managers-and-recruiters-can-work-better-together/

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Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices Featured in LadyLUX

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Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices Featured in LadyLUX, The Best Careers for Women in 2016

Dallas, 2/5/2016

Opportunities for women in 2016 and beyond are far more vast than our grandmothers could have ever anticipated. And while women want to believe that wage inequality and workplace harassment are things of the past, it isn’t always the case.

Top careers to consider

Executive Search

“With all the press about glass ceilings and equal pay for women, there is no greater pay equalizer than executive search as a top career choice for women. As an executive recruiter, I have had the joy of personal and financial success based on pure meritocracy, independent of what a male boss thinks of me. If I work hard, I succeed,” said Juli Smith, president of The Smith Consulting Group.

Read more: http://www.ladylux.com/articles/the-best-careers-for-women-in-2016/

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Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices Featured in Jobvite

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Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices Featured in Jobvite, How to Decline the Wrong Job Applicant

Dallas, 2/2/2016

By Matt Singer

Selecting the best candidate for a position means turning down dozens of other applicants that you interviewed or spoke to about the job. What, if anything, do you owe the ones you don’t select? Should you offer an explanation? What if they ask? How much feedback should you give?

Email is fine for candidates you never met with, but go the extra mile and pick up the phone for the people who made it to the final rounds of interviews. As President of The Smith Consulting Group, Juli Smith helps businesses find the right executives, and takes her personal experience into her own business.

“I interviewed for a sales position with a Fortune 500 company. I made it through four rounds of interviews, and it was between me and another candidate. I did not get the job, but I clearly remember how grateful I was for the personal call from the VP. He explained the reasons why they selected another candidate, and it allowed me to have closure. This was just prior to taking a job with MRI as a recruiter, so I remember what that felt like. I vowed when I became a recruiter to always tell the candidate something about why they didn’t get the job—to give them the dignity to move on. The VP had the courage to personally call me on the phone and not hide behind an email.”

Read more: http://www.jobvite.com/blog/how-to-decline-the-wrong-job-applicant/

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The Smith Consulting Group, LLC Joins the Sanford Rose Associates® Executive Search

August 13, 2015

The Smith Consulting Group, LLC Joins the Sanford Rose Associates® Executive Search

Sanford Rose Associates® Executive Search Network expands its footprint with the partnership of The Smith Consulting Group, LLC, the newest member of the Sanford Rose Associates (SRA) network of offices. The Smith Consulting Group is an executive search firm specializing in mid to senior level opportunities in the civil engineering industry.

“With over fifteen years of experience in the search industry, the tenured recruiters of The Smith Consulting Group are proven and relied-upon experts in the art of making successful matches. Juli and her team have an incredible knowledge of their niche, a complete dedication to their commitments, genuine enthusiasm for the advancement of their clients and candidates, and complete sincerity in their actions. There is no doubt that when you combine the solid foundation of The Smith Consulting Group with the resources of Sanford Rose Associates, both organizations will benefit tremendously,” says Jeff Kaye, Co-Senior Managing Director of Sanford Rose Associates International, Inc.

SRA International, Inc. awards a limited number of independently owned franchises each year; this high level of exclusivity has ensured the brand and reputation of Sanford Rose Associates remain unparalleled in terms of professionalism, performance, and service that exceeds their clients’ expectations.

“The Smith Consulting Group has enjoyed steady growth in the past nine years serving our clients in the civil engineering industry. We feel our new alliance with Sanford Rose Associates is a win-win for our clients and our candidates as we leverage our intimate knowledge of the A/E/C/ industry by joining the top talent in the search industry. Jeff Kaye has built a dream team of professionals and we could not be more excited to be a part of that!” says Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group.

Executive Search Review recognized the totality of the Sanford Rose Associates network as being one of the Top 10 Search Firms in North America. Over the course of the past five decades, the Sanford Rose Associates network has expanded to over 60 offices worldwide with offices in North America and Asia.

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