If you’re an owner, human resources (HR) manager or engineering manager, you may have looked at a resume or two...thousand in your time. I’ve had clients tell me stories of agencies pushing resumes on them where the candidate lacked the needed skill-set or even had no correlation to the open position. On the other end of the spectrum, I've had candidate tell me how agencies have wanted to shoehorn them into jobs or positions that were no interest to them or even too far from where they wanted to live.
May 15, 2019
Years and years ago, people tried to get the attention of a recruiter by making their paper resume/CV “stand out.” They’d try fancier paper, special fonts, columns, formatting, bold headlines and putting their picture on their CV. I personally like the fellow who mailed one new shoe to an employer with his resume and a note stating, “I’d like to get my other foot in the door.”
November 7, 2018
As a recruiter, I often hear candidates complain about not receiving responses to their job applications. The first question I always ask is, "Have you checked your resume to make sure your contact information is correct?" Most will say, "Yes" or "I’m pretty sure it’s correct," and that’s when I walk them through their resume.
October 24, 2018
I’m a big believer in tailoring your resume for the job opportunity you want. As you look at a job description, you see the skill and technologies requirements for the job. Why would you not add some of those keywords if you have that experience in your background?
Nearly every position requires candidates to have a well-written cover letter. A strong cover letter can make you stand out from the pile of applications, and is a great way to let an employer get to know you. If you don’t know where to start or simply want to improve yours, check out these tips for writing a successful cover letter.
March 21, 2017
Networking is one of the most valuable tools you can use when searching for a job. Networking is a great way to connect with people, whether you know them really well or you’ve never met. With successful networking, you can get personal introductions to potential employers and greatly increase your chances of getting an interview—and a job. Here are 6 steps to follow to use networking to find a job.
June 15, 2016
You’ve sent out your resume to numerous companies and applied to endless amounts of job openings. But, for some reason, you just can’t seem to secure an interview (or even get a response). Your resume is probably getting lost in the sea of resumes that recruiters receive each and every day. Have no fear – TriMech Services is here to inform you about how to make yourself stand out on paper!