Due to an editing error, the story "Welcome back, finance pro," posted to the wire Friday, misidentified the business of the company PeopleClues. The story has been amended on the wire.
The ninth paragraph now reads:
Indeed, failing to keep abreast of industry trends "is where I see people fall out of being in the top tier of candidates," said Bryan Wempen, executive vice president of PeopleClues, a global assessment provider specializing in improving the candidate experience and HR technology applications.
The tenth paragraph now reads:
Wempen, who also is an expert at Focus.com, a business professionals social network whose members offer advice on a range of IT and business topics, advises candidates to use social networking sites, take classes, read national financial periodicals -- and even tune into earnings calls -- to stay connected. Potential employers need to see that job seekers spent their "off time" filling in career gaps with knowledge on topics "that are interesting to the people that you're talking to," he said.