Dear Recent College Graduate

Dear Recent College Graduate:   Now that you are entering the workforce, it’s very important to make sure to stand out during your job search.  As a recruiter I come across many mistakes that recent grads make in both their resume content and their interview techniques.  Take note of some tips listed below:   1)      Unless you graduate at the top of your class, there is no...

Its very important to maintain a consistent social media image when looking for a job.

  Many people don’t realize that recruiters do not just look at one’s resume when considering them for a job. Recruiters look at everything…the resume, the interview, LinkedIn profile, Facebook, etc.We like to see how the candidate portrays themselves across all areas, including social media. What I have found, quite often, are inconsistencies with people’s profiles and their...

Networking events- The 411

  Over the years I have been to my fair share of networking events; some good, some not so good.  One thing is for sure, they are only as good as you make them.  And, with each event I attend, I always find some things to be relatively the same across the board.  It’s a little like high school, with various groups of people.  I always see the “wallflowers”.  They are those people who...

Does the squeaky wheel always get the grease?

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” What does this metaphor really mean? Well, essentially it means that the most noticeable (or loudest) people are the one that are most likely going to get the attention. In the recruiting world, this can be effective; however, persistence is a fine line and can back fire it not done properly. “Follow-up, follow-up, follow-up, we are told.” You must...

Why should we hire you?

So, its interview time!  (Just like game time, only less enjoyable for most.)  You are prepped and ready to go!  Now what? Typically during the interview process, you will get asked a series of typical interview questions relating to you job history, your experience and why you left various positions when you did.  More sophisticated interviewers often ask several behavioral/situational...
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