Contacting Recruiters for the First Time

Job seekers often find themselves at a wits end with recruiters.  Whether it be trying to contact a recruiter for the first time, or staying in touch about a job opportunity for which they interviewed, job seekers often hit a brick wall or radio silence in response to messages or phone calls. If you are

Keywords That Define you: Why They Work

Letting Keywords Work for you A resume and cover letter is designed to get your foot in the door when a company is looking for talent; so what if a machine looks at your information first in order determines who gets an interview?  Keywords in your resume and cover letter are the ticket to moving

By |2018-08-24T13:04:42+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Resume Tips, Social Media Tips|0 Comments

Your LinkedIn Summary is Your Digital Bio

Recently my sister asked me what needs to be done to get found on LinkedIn. Her question arose after she received email notifications from LinkedIn “You appeared in xx searches this week”. She wanted to know what we as sourcers and recruiters are focused on when looking for desired but passive candidates. What determines our

By |2018-08-24T13:04:47+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Social Media Tips|2 Comments

LinkedIn Basics

As Talent Acquisition specialists, we often utilize LinkedIn and there are always best practices to remember. Here are ways to leverage LinkedIn to attract and interact with top candidates. Is beauty really Skin Deep? A LinkedIn profile needs to be attractive to candidates. Your LinkedIn profile is the first impression you make on a

By |2020-03-02T09:00:00+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Social Media Tips|0 Comments

What Do Your Social Media Profiles Tell Recruiters?

Got poked by a recruiter on Facebook? Yes, it may happen to all of us. Be ready! It is no longer a secret that candidates, when approached, still get surprised. Yes, we researchers, recruiters, sourcers – the folks working in the recruitment industry – do our job using social media channels. Although Twitter, Facebook

By |2020-03-02T16:17:09+00:00August 4th, 2017|Categories: Social Media Tips, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Building Your Professional Image

Fine feathers make fine birds – we hear it very often nowadays. And it is actually true. People are constantly observing our behaviour and forming theories about us. Whether you like it or not, you do have an image. A positive professional image is essential to a successful career, no matter your age or

By |2020-03-02T09:29:07+00:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Networking, Social Media Tips|0 Comments

Five Social Media Steps to Take When You’re Job Hunting

Social media is more popular than it has ever been with billions of people connecting online. When it comes to your job hunt, it can be a valuable tool, but it can also destroy your chances of getting a job. Follow these steps to make sure your social media can work for you. Google Yourself

By |2020-03-02T09:32:36+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Social Media Tips|0 Comments

Is Having An Updated LinkedIn Profile Necessary? The Answer: YES!

Not only is having a LinkedIn profile necessary, it’s crucial in building your professional brand, building your network – and if you’re job searching – it’s essential for landing a job. LinkedIn is a social media powerhouse that provides countless benefits for job seekers. I remember about 10 years ago when LinkedIn was just gaining

By |2018-08-24T13:05:17+00:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Social Media Tips|0 Comments

Your Brand: The Personal and The Public

Social media is inescapable and it’s hard to not participate in some form of it, as we are tied to technology from personal shopping trips to how we conduct business meetings. However, when you’re a candidate or an employee your personal brand is as important as your public brand. If both are not considered,

By |2020-03-02T10:12:00+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Networking, Opinion, Social Media Tips|0 Comments