Tag - Resume

January 2019

Identification

4 Tips to get Call Backs from Good Headhunters

According to Forbes, connecting with 3rd party recruiters (headhunters) is one of the top 6 methods to find a job after utilizing your personal network and looking on the job boards.  Many candidates who we interviewed have expressed their extreme frustrations over the hours of time spent on job boards with little to show for it.  Headhunters can be an excellent alternative by helping you by skipping many steps in the interview and application process and set you up...

Phone

How to do a “Real” Reference Check

A 2017 HireRight employment screening benchmark report tells us that 85% of employers have caught lies on a resume. A good way to be sure that your candidate is who they say they are is to do a reference check. However, many employers don’t want to discuss the performance of a past employee because it can open their company up for liability. Candidates may be able to request copies of a reference check which can make employers reluctant to...

October 2018

Interview

Hiring a Professional vs. a Professional Interviewer

How do you differentiate between a good candidate and a candidate who looks good on the surface but may not be a good employee? It is right to be skeptical. According to HireRight's 2017 employment screening benchmark report, 85 percent of employers caught applicants fibbing on their résumés or applications. Sometimes people are so skilled at interviewing that it distracts from their actual qualifications. Sometimes the best candidates have little to no practice at interviewing. Here we will explain...

October 2017

Is Your Resume Stuck in the 90's?

Abandon these 7 Things to Avoid a Stale Resume

Antiquated Email Accounts Our recruiters look at hundreds of resumes a day. When they see a resume that has an “AOL” or “Hotmail” email address, it prompts them to think that the candidate may not be versed in current technology. While that may not be the case, it is the perception. If you don’t have other evidence within your resume that indicates that you are well acquainted with current technology, it could take you out of the running for certain...

June 2017

When your resume portrays you as a specialist rather than a jack of all trades, hiring managers will find you easier. You can land an interview and quite possibly a job.

5 Ways to go from Jack of All Trades to Specialist using your Resume

You’ve probably heard the phrase “jack of all trades” to describe a person who has a vast quantity of skills. While this can often be viewed as a high compliment, unfortunately the second part of that phrase, “master of none,” is the element that keeps many candidates from getting an interview. As recruiters, we have yet to receive a request from an employer for someone who has dabbled in a little bit of everything. Employers want specialists who will...

April 2017

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Best Laid Plans: 5 Things to Do Before Starting a New Job Search

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the number of people who quit their jobs reached 3.2 million in January of 2017. The unemployment rate is steadily dropping this year as well. Job-seekers are feeling justifiably confident in their ability to make a career change in this current market. According to a recent Gallop poll, 51% of employees are actively looking for new positions or watching for job openings.  It’s not surprising that many employees would be eager...

March 2016

4 Biggest Differences Between a CV and a Resume

Depending on the job that you are applying for, you might see a request for a resume or a Curriculum Vitæ (CV). Curriculum Vitæ, which means the course of life in Latin has many differences from a resume.   Below are our top 4 differences between a CV and a resume:   1)    Length. Resumes are typically not longer than a page to two pages depending on the length of your work experience. CV’s are longer documents that are usually 2 or more pages.   2)    Content. The...

February 2016

How To: Properly Prepare For A Career Fair

It’s that time a year again. Graduation is fast approaching and students are looking for their first career opportunities. Career fairs and networking events are important parts of the entry-level job search. Below is how to properly prepare for a career fair:   Research the company list. Schools may distribute a company list for the career fair. Researching the companies on the list and what job opportunities they are looking for can help narrow down which tables you may want to go...

December 2015

Top 4 Capitalization Rules for your Resume

5 to 7 seconds on average is the amount of time you have to impact a recruiter or hiring manager with your resume. (business2community.com) Grammar plays an important part in making that first impression. Take a look at our 4 capitalization rules for your resume: 1) Job titles. When you are listing your job experience on your resume, the titles should be capitalized. Although, if you are not speaking about a specific role, but generic titles they should not be capitalized. –...

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