Posts Tagged “melissa ripp”

Community Spotlight: Dane Buy Local

Dane Buy Local logo When Drake & Company was founded by Leanne and Gary Starr over 36 years ago, Paul Soglin was Madison’s mayor—the first time around, The Eagles’ “Hotel California” won “Record of the Year” at the GRAMMY’s, and John Irving’s The World According to Garp was the book that no one could seem to put down....

Drake & Company Get Fit Challenge Update: The Inevitable Backslide

Get Fit Challenge progress chart Anyone who has tried to lose weight—whether it’s five pounds or 50—has been through it. Yep, you guessed it—the inevitable backslide. When our Drake & Company team met with the other participants in the In Business Get Fit Challenge in mid-March, we were excited to get started....

Cover Letters: Why Are They So Hard to Write?

If you asked me to rate the top five things that are difficult for me, I’d probably say, in this order...

Olympic Athletes: What They Can Teach Us About the Job Search

The first weekend of activity has officially wrapped up at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and it’s absolutely impossible not to get sucked into the action. While I can’t say that I follow the world of figure skating, biathlon, alpine skiing, or slopestyle snowboarding on a regular basis, it’s the competition and the athlete stories that consistently draw me in....

Hiring for Cultural Fit: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

Before I started my position as Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company, I worked as a Marketing Manager for a small co-ed independent PreK through Grade 8 school in Lake Forest, Illinois. Last summer, my husband found a job in Madison, and we jumped at the opportunity to get back to Wisconsin....

7 Misconceptions About Working With Staffing Firms

At Drake & Company, applicants come to us through several channels. Sometimes we’ve worked to place them in a temporary or full-time position before. Other times, they come to us as a referral from someone we’ve placed. However, the majority of the applicants registering with us are new to the staffing industry. Whenever we speak with a new applicant, we are reminded of the many misconceptions there are regarding the staffing industry—and we thought we’d take the time to dispel them here with regard to Drake & Company:...