14May 2017

Most job seekers do not give themselves the best chances for success during the job search and hiring process. They often use generic and uninspiring resumes to market themselves. Job seekers typically get just one chance to wow recruiters and hiring managers with their resumes. Recruiters usually take only 10 to 15 seconds to scan resumes in order to make a quick decision as to whether or not a candidate is a good fit for open positions. For that reason, it imperative that job seekers invest in resumes that will market them to the best of their abilities. Resumes need to set candidates apart, and must be eye catching, unique and tailored to the positions employers are seeking to fill. Recruiters and hiring managers do not have time to waste reviewing candidates that are not qualified. Continue reading

30Apr 2017

Many employees and job seekers fail to keep their skillsets sharp and up to date. Ongoing training ensures that employees are prepared when promotion opportunities arise. Most job seekers do not place great importance on training and preparing for a new job placement in advance as they should. The decision to proactively learn more to improve job chances is just as important as hiring a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) to help craft a resume and prepare for job interviews. Investing in your career development is extremely important in improving your chances of career growth.  Here are a few reasons below to support why you should proactively gain new knowledge. Continue reading

16Apr 2017

If you are a current job seeker or looking to change careers, career assessments can be very effective tools to help you achieve your career goals. Career Assessments can help job seekers identify their work style, their true strengths, as well as what they really want to do with their careers. The Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory (Strong) assessments are excellent tools to help identify: Continue reading

02Apr 2017
Resume Distribution

Are you a busy professional or executive who needs help with applying for jobs? Are you ready to land that dream job but have no free time to do an effective and targeted job search? Did you just hear about a new position opening and wish you could just pass it on to someone else to apply for you?  We can help! Let APEX Career Services do the work for you. We will do a targeted job search and submit your resume to positions based on your skills, education and your specific requirements. Continue reading

19Mar 2017

Let’s face it, most people hate job hunting. The thought of searching and applying for jobs, interviewing and dealing with rejection can scare even the toughest of us. For this reason, many job seekers will procrastinate to avoid this process entirely. Some job seekers will devise all sorts of reasons during the procrastination phase to do anything but focus on their job search.  Procrastination can lead to frustration, further creating more unnecessary barriers to success. This is where accountability comes in.  By taking personal accountability for your own job search, you can turn an awful experience into an incredible job search success story. The steps below can help you take control of your professional life by helping you stay on target until you land your ideal job. Consistency is key, so staying on track will definitely have a positive impact on your job search.

  1. Start facing reality and get out of a state of denial
  2. Develop measurable and actionable job search goals
  3. Document everything you do towards your job search
  4. Find a trusted but brutally honest accountability partner
  5. Prioritize your job search just as you would an actual job
  6. Be creative and don’t just settle for the status quo
  7. Network as often as possible
  8. Hire a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) & Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) 

Your job search plan should include rewriting your resume and preparing for interviews. The two go hand in hand as a good resume will get you in the door, and solid interview skills will help you land the job. You must prepare in advance if you want to be ready for interviews. It doesn’t matter how great your qualifications are if you lack strong interview skills. You must communicate your knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) if you want employers to see your true value and potential. You are expected to sell and justify all info included on your resume, so you need to be very self-aware when you interview.  A well-written resume coupled with impressive interview skills can really change the trajectory of your job search.

A Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) at APEX Career Services can help you improve your chances of getting hired. We will help you prepare for your job search by coaching you on the latest interview techniques that will help boost your confidence. A well-written resume combined with top-notch interview skills can help propel you to the top of the candidate pile. You owe it to yourself to invest in your career by hiring the best to help you reach your career goals. Change your life today! Contact APEX Career Services to get started today at  www.ApexCareerServices.com/services. Learn more about our services and how we can help you at www.ApexCareerServices.com.

05Mar 2017

It seems LinkedIn keeps changing things up every time you log in. This can be very frustrating to say the least! As soon as you feel you have mastered LinkedIn…something else changes. Well, LinkedIn has recently made even more changes.  Though the recent changes are quite frustrating, the new profile changes are actually clean, simple, and tactical. The new format may require you to make a few changes that are well worth it. This blog has been written to give you an overview of some of the changes so you do not have to figure it all out on your own. Here are some key changes to the new LinkedIn profile.

More distinct headline

You have 120 characters to really pitch yourself to the world. This is probably the most important section on your LinkedIn profile, as it truly enables you to use the best slogan possible to sell yourself.

More creative profile sections  

You can now add icons and even more logos for organization that you are affiliated with outside of work.

Larger profile photo

With the ability to add a larger photo, your photo will now look better as a result of better resolution.

Better ease of marketing yourself

LinkedIn has made it much easier to add additional sections to your profile. You can now showcase your experience, expertise, and accomplishments in a more compelling way.

Better visual appeal

You can now add a personal gallery of presentations, videos and other graphics you would like to add to better showcase your talents.

More pronounced activity feeds

LinkedIn has repositioned activity feeds so you can broadcast whatever you would like so you can keep your audience engaged and coming back for more.

New endorsements feature

Endorsements are now more noticeable, so it is very important to start getting those endorsements.

It is very important that your LinkedIn profile compliments your resume, as recruiters and hiring managers do not want to see conflicting information. APEX Career Services works hard to help you develop a strategic and targeted personal brand that includes a compelling and optimized LinkedIn profile.  We will help you refine your online presence and help you create an impressive professional online footprint that attracts recruiters and hiring managers. Let us write a job-winning LinkedIn profile for you. Contact us today to get start working on your new LinkedIn profile at https://www.apexcareerservices.com/services/.

19Feb 2017

Do you often dream about going to a job you love, one that allows you to do exactly what you enjoy doing? Is your current job so far off from your dream job that you are confused about how to make the transition? Do you wish there was a way out of your current miserable job, but have given up on making your dream a reality?  You are not alone! This is not the time to give up. You can find challenging and meaningful work by starting with a strategic and detailed action plan. Continue reading

05Feb 2017

The most recent unemployment rate is down to 4.6 percent. This is great news for job seekers everywhere who are prepared to embark on a successful job search in 2017. The New Year brings new priorities for employers who are seeking the best candidates in a competitive job market.  With companies relying more and more on applicant tracking systems (ATS), the candidate selection process will be faster than ever. Continue reading