Focus On YOU This Summer!

In the past, Staffing Talk has covered a lot of professional topics such as interviewing tips, updating your profile and resume etiquette. This month I want to share with you articles and videos that are about personal growth and development. The articles and videos shared this month have been viewed by most of our internal staff. If you have questions on any topics shared in this newsletter, please reach out directly to me at!

EQ Over IQ

“EQ is a measure of your emotional intelligence and reflects your ability to identify and manage your own emotions. EQ also enables you to empathize with others and adapt your behavior accordingly.”

As you go through an interview process, you may find yourself focusing on the positions day-to-day functions. Something that may slip your mind is how important it is to cover your emotional intelligence in an interview. The article below is written by a recruiter who talks about what she looks for as it relates to EQ in an interview.

Candidate of the Month

This month, Mike Triana has recommended the candidate of the month. Mike is a Recruiting Manager for the Brilliant Financial Staffing team in the Schaumburg office. This month, Mike recommends, Ljiljana D!

“Ljiljana D. is my MVP. Here’s a quick story on her: Ljiljana worked on a couple opportunities with us, and the first opportunity was not smooth sailings. The company went through a huge restructure and Ljiljana was unfortunately stuck in the middle of it. We felt badly about what happened, and we were able to find her another opportunity right away. She is doing awesome in her role at this employer! In fact, they talk very highly of her and she enjoys working there, as well. Even though the first role was tough, she stuck it out and worked with Brilliant. We wanted to make sure we found her something that would align with her goals and objectives, and it was great finding her a role that makes her so happy! Thanks for all your hard work, Ljiljana!”

Mike Triana

Hot Topic – TED Talks

Below are the links to two Ted Talks. If you are not familiar with Ted Talks, this site shares motivational presentations from various speakers on influential topics which led to their slogan, “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Both videos are from Brene Brown, PHD, a motivational speaker who has spent most of her career focusing on research around courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. A lot of our internal colleagues have watched these videos, and have had some major take-aways for their personal and professional life. I encourage you to watch both videos and let me know your thoughts.

Refer a Colleague!

Brilliant is always looking to meet more talented accounting, finance, and information technology professionals. By referring a friend or family member to meet with one of our recruiters, you can make a friend or family member happy, and you get rewarded! If we secure an opportunity for someone you refer, Brilliant will send you a $30 gift card.

Please click on the link below and list the name of the person you are referring as well as the best way to contact them (email or phone number) so that a Brilliant Recruiter can reach out ASAP. Let’s continue to grow and develop as a company, together!

Brilliant Financial Staffing Team List

Don’t forget if you have any questions about your opportunity, please refer to the contact list. You’ll be able to know who to direct your questions to and who can give you the quickest response!

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