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.”
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November 21, 2018
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?
October 10, 2018
The job search and interview process can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. You filled out the application, underwent a personality test, took a phone interview, went through a multi-person panel interview and had lunch with the President. You now find yourself with a job offer in hand and you want to make sure you're making the right decision.
September 26, 2018
What’s being conveyed to potential hiring prospects, clients or business partners during the first three seconds of your encounter? Some studies show that it only takes three seconds for an opinion to be formed about you. Here's why appearance in the workplace does matter.
You find yourself in the job market and in need of a resume update. Your resume is your biography, inclusive of your employment history, skills, education, certifications and accomplishments. It is your first impression to a prospective employer, your 30 second commercial about yourself.
July 18, 2018
Making a career change can be a very frustrating and isolating task. Spending countless hours searching through job postings, updating your resume and filling out applications can feel like a full-time position itself. So why not get a helping hand and let a staffing agency do the heavy lifting for you? Many people think that a staffing agency is a waste of their time because they only provide entry-level, temporary jobs. Others believe that agencies don’t provide many benefits to job seekers, neither of which is true.
February 12, 2018
Engineering has been and will continue to be one of the top career choices among many people. When you look at the numbers, it's the industry to be in with a steady growth rate of 10.3% over the period 2008 to 2018. Still, engineering is a broad industry and can be broken down in smaller fields, so which niche job is considered to be on the rise to success?
June 16, 2017
Online job hunting has become the one of the most popular ways to land a new position. While there are positives to using this method, it isn’t always the best option. In this blog, we outline the good, the bad and the ugly of online job hunting.