Monthly Archives: February 2010
When you interview people for equestrian jobs, listen carefully to what a candidate says to you. Watch for these warning signs.
1. If the candidate stresses how dependable, hard-working, and competent they are, but cannot present any facts to back up these claims, there may be a problem.
2. If you ask a [...]
Things YOU need to do BEFORE you interview:
1) RESEARCH – Educate yourself
WHO- learn who it is you are about to‚ apply for a job‚ with, look at the company’s (or personal) website, “google” them and see what comes up, ask around in the equine community.‚ ‚ Parents of young job seekers may even [...]
At Equimax I see new ways all the time that people seeking equine employment sabotage their own efforts and essentially “shoot themselves in the foot.” Here are six quick things that you can easily avoid and improve your chances of finding an equestrian job.
1. Don’t use one name on your resume and then [...]
Appointment of CEO & Executive Director
Larry Langan, President of the Board of Directors for REACH Huron (Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron Inc.) is pleased to announce that the ideal candidate has been found and secured to take over executive leadership of its $7-million facility located in Clinton, Ontario.
“We have had several important [...]
Everybody wants to know what a job pays or what an employee should ask. Salaries and compensation in horse jobs are a touchy subject. With out data, everyone is in the dark. Employers don’t know what to pay and applicants don’t know what to ask.
Equimax has come to the rescue with the Horse [...]
Horse industry employers often say they would love to provide health benefits for the jobs with horses, but they just can’t afford it. Traditional health insurance is getting more expensive all the time, and it is beyond the reach of many equine industry employers, especially employers with a large staff. On the other [...]
The wrong clothing can ruin the impression you create in a horse job interview. If you are applying for a job as a Barn Manager, and you show up dressed like a Wall Street Secretary, or a Mortgage Banker in a coat and tie or a pants suit, you will probably blow the interview [...]
How is the Horse Industry economy really doing? I hear all sorts of hopes and complaints, but what is really going on?
Is the horse industry economy still getting worse, has it leveled out, is it starting to get better? What do you think? Do you think we are suffering more than other [...]
Here are some words and phrases that should never be used when advertising a job or writing a resume. Can you figure out why?
Good with People
These words and others like them describe “subjective qualities.” They represent qualities that are definitely desirable in an employment relationship. However, advertising for these qualities [...]
Both job seekers and employers ask “Do I need an employment contract for my next horse job or employee?” Usually this question comes up right after a bad experience with an employer or employee. When things don’t go well, we naturally ask, “How can I avoid this situation in the future?”
We live in [...]