The Cover Letter Gets a Thumbs-Up!

Some might say that cover letters are pointless and a thing of the past, but are they? I quite like to skim-read a well-thought out, concise cover letter. If it is put together correctly, it should quickly show that you are the ‘right’ person for the job and entice the reader to give your

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Opinion, Resume Tips|0 Comments

ABC Back to Basics: Interview Preparedness

Always be Prepared! I interview candidates quite often that have little to no idea what the company they are interviewing with actually does. How can one confidently walk into a room and sell themselves, if they aren’t familiar with what the company is all about. How can you show that you will be a

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Opinion|1 Comment

Understanding the Behavioral Interview

Almost all large companies now employ what is called Behavioral Interviewing (aka Structured Interviewing), which is a specifically geared question requiring a behaviorally based answer.  What that means, is that employers want you to answer a pointed question such as ‘Tell me about a time when…’ with an answer that is based on the actions

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|0 Comments

Simple Job Searching Tips That Are Often Overlooked

I could give job searching advice all day long. After all, I’ve been in the recruiting industry for the greater part of my career since graduating college. I’ll skip providing the math and exactly how long that’s been in an attempt to not feel old today. Let’s just say it’s been long enough to see

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Networking, Resume Tips|1 Comment

Three tips to Prevent Stressing out Before the Interview

I get it. Interviews can be stressful. Uncomfortable. Maybe even painful. Most of us don’t tend to look forward to them. Like a lot of things in life, we know we probably need to experience interviews at one point or another, but we wish we didn’t. Before the interview, many of us would like to

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|0 Comments

Common – and Uncommon – Courtesy in the Hiring Process

Displaying common courtesy, having good manners, being polite, and treating others as you would like to be treated, are all ways of saying we should be nice to our fellow human beings.  Saying please and thank you goes a long way, as does holding doors open for others.  Courtesy can also mean greeting others warmly

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, Before the Interview, During the Interview, Opinion|0 Comments

Don’t Stop Believin!

I find myself saying this a lot to those around me, and singing it too…it is such a catchy tune: “The job market is hot, but for whom?” For those who are very experienced, but not in management, they seem to have hit some barriers. They get interviews but don’t end up getting the job. They

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview|1 Comment

What’s up with all the Interview Questions?

Most active job seekers will recall a number of interview instances where they felt stupefied by weird, rude, irrelevant questions asked during interviews. Being a recruiter, I can say that there is, most often, a perfectly reasonable explanation for the questions we ask; that beings said, there are also questions we ask because of obligations

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Set the Right Goals to Get the Right Job

Here are a few attainable goals that every job seeker can use to start their search. 1. Create a list of companies Having a targeted list of businesses that you want to work for can effectively narrow down your job search. Randomly applying to anything and everything that you could remotely be qualified for means

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview|0 Comments

5 Mistakes to Avoid After You Graduate

In the recruitment industry, the summer period is closely linked to new graduates who seek to enter the labor market after many years spent on school benches. Some of them already have professional experience, since they held student jobs; while others have chosen to devote 100% of their time to their studies, preferring to gain