Dear Recent College Graduate

Posted by on Dec 7th, 2015 in Recruiter's Insight | 0 comments

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 need to include your GPA on your resume.  When I see a 2.4 listed as a GPA, it’s a huge deterrent. 2)      If you come across as disengaged...

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How can I make my Resume stand out?

Posted by on Mar 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“How can I make my resume stand out?”- The Million Dollar Question I get asked this very question time and time again. However, there is not one simple, straightforward answer. Every recruiter/hiring manager is different and each has their own triggers when searching for the right candidates to fill their open positions. While this isn’t the answer that candidates want to hear, I can offer some help. Below are several tips on how to improve your chances of getting noticed: 1) Your resume needs to be written in a simple format with...

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

Posted by on Nov 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  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 resumes.Dates can vary, titles vary, etc.Inconsistencies create doubt, and doubt could very likely be the reason you don’t get hired. Here are some steps...

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Networking events- The 411

Posted by on Sep 17th, 2014 in Recruiter's Insight | 0 comments

  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 really need to network, but are too shy to approach someone.  Next, I see the “clicks”.  Those are the groups that always run in the same...

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Does the squeaky wheel always get the grease?

Posted by on Aug 21st, 2014 in Recruiter's Insight | 0 comments

“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 follow-up after an interview to show interest to be remembered in sea of applicants. However, that fine line I mentioned earlier is something I see...

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Why should we hire you?

Posted by on Jun 9th, 2014 in Recruiter's Insight | 0 comments

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 interview questions in order to gauge your personality and how well you will fit into the company culture.  These interview questions may consist of...

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Resume writing- 101

Posted by on Jul 16th, 2013 in Recruiter's Insight | 0 comments

Do you ever wonder why you don’t get very many responses after sending out your resume over and over again? Well, its probably your resume.  As recruiters, we have seen it all… the good, the bad, and the ugly!!  It  could be the content of your resume, it could be the format of your resume, or, it could be what you DIDNT include in your resume. Here are 5 basic tips that are very important when writing your resume: 1) If you are going to include an objective on your resume, make sure it is relevant to the position you are...

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