Going through school, it seemed your grades were going to determine the kind of job you receive. But what are recruiters really looking for when they are hiring besides grades? Surprisingly, your GPA isn't top of mind for recruiters. Chances are they are more interested in your soft skills. So, what are soft skills exactly and how can you best showcase them?
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January 13, 2021
December 9, 2020
The road to landing your first job can be arduous even without the mayhem caused by COVID-19. If you find yourself struggling with finding a start to your career while in quarantine. The following may provide insight, as to how working with recruiters can help you land your initial position.
November 11, 2020
For quite some time, online interviews have provided a convenient way for employers and potential employees to meet virtually when onsite interviews aren’t practical for one reason or another. Recruiters have also been using this method to screen candidates prior to submitting their resumes to clients. What has changed recently though is how widespread and commonplace online interviews have become. So, it’s very likely that the next time you interview, it will be online.
These times are unprecedented amidst the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and have forced many to make adjustments to their lifestyle. routine, work situation, along with many other life-changing decisions. Being stuck in these types of situations can be stressful especially when it comes to finding a new opportunity for employment when things seem so stagnant. I’m here to tell you that a new career search doesn’t have to be as stressful as it made out to be. Working with a recruiter can help ease the pain!
March 18, 2020
Spring cleaning and updating your resume: two ideas that probably invoke feelings of dread. While the tasks are comparable in enjoyment to waiting at the DMV or visiting the dentist, they are nonetheless equally important. So, what are some ways we can clean the cobwebs out of your old, dusty resume and help you spring into that new job?
Clothing choices play a vital role when it comes to making a good first impression at a job interview. These days dressing for job interviews is a lot more complicated than it used to be. To help make sure you're prepared and looking sharp we have a few reminders for you to keep in mind.
When I speak with job seekers, my goal is to determine the right job fit and to make sure any opportunity we discuss will make sense to both my candidate and my client. From the first greeting I do my best to establish open communication about any and all matters related to their job search, their overall situation, personal preferences and most importantly, I promise to keep them informed throughout the process and ask my candidates to do the same with me. I assure each candidate that I understand they’re on the job hunt and will continue searching, going on interviews and entertaining job offers while I’m in the process of submitting their resume to our clients. All I ask is that they keep me informed if anything should change on their end, and I promise to do the same for them.
December 11, 2019
Fear of the unknown. The first thing that often comes to a candidate’s mind when considering working with a staffing firm is uncertainty. Before jumping into business with them there are several factors you should consider, including their company’s culture, their reputation and their process. Choosing to try working with a good staffing agency can sometimes be just what is needed to advance your career. From college graduates to senior-level professionals, job seekers can gain great opportunities when they utilize the right company to get them in.
November 27, 2019
Starting the hunt for a new job? Or putting feelers out to see what's available? Whatever the case may be, your resume needs to properly reflect not only the jobs and work you’ve done but also targeted on what you are looking for.
November 13, 2019
Recruitment and staffing should seem like an easy fit for a company. Companies that require a third party often will just send out jobs to an agency, then said agency seeks out qualified candidates. However, some things tend to get lost in the translation. Why? It’s a fair and simple question.
October 30, 2019
"Ghosting" has been a term many on the dating scene are familiar with, but did you know it’s more and more prevalent regarding hiring as well? For the sake of a definition, we look at ghosting as when a candidate suddenly no-shows interviews, does not return voicemails or worst of all doesn’t show-up after accepting the job offer.
October 16, 2019
A recent CNN Business piece declares, “The job market is so good, new hires aren’t showing up for their first day of work.” They cite candidates receiving multiple offers and then simply no-showing on their first day of work. As if you needed further convincing that we are in a job market firmly in the favor of the candidate.