25Jun 2017

No matter how diligently companies advertise they abide by Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, many still can’t avoid the personal and cultural biases their HR and recruiting staff bring to the workplace. EEO sounds ideal in theory, but is hard to enforce since most people do not willingly admit to their innate biases. With that said, it is imperative that job candidates at risk for these types of biases protect themselves. The candidates most affected by this vicious form of discrimination typically fall within a protected class. In the United States federal anti-discrimination law, a protected class is a group of people with a common characteristic who are legally protected from discrimination on the basis of that characteristic. Continue reading

11Jun 2017

Losing one’s job is one of the most stressful experiences an individual can go through other than divorce and the death of a loved one. The impacts of downsizing and reduction in workforce can be unnerving and scary for everyone involved.  While it may be difficult for the HR professionals responsible for delivering the bad news, it is even harder for employees on the receiving end. Companies have found it can make a world of difference offering outplacement services instead of the traditional handshake and last pay check. This is the reason many companies offer outplacement services to employees, to ensure a smooth transition for those negatively impacted. In times like these, outplacement services provide valuable resources and support to help job seekers successfully maneuver the job market. Continue reading

28May 2017

A Recruiter’s job is very fast-paced and often times a thankless job.  The job of a recruiter is to source and identify qualified candidates which can be like searching for a needle in a hay stack. Though as a job seeker it may seem as if recruiters don’t care and never respond to you, think about all the jobs they fill with candidates on a daily basis.  Sometimes it takes a little patience on your part and some timely follow up to ensure you grab the attention of recruiters in a positive way. Believe me, recruiters want nothing more than to fill open positions so they can move on to filling other positions. Not only do they have to try to please candidates, but they also have hiring managers with a different set of demands directed at them. It is your responsibility to try to work with recruiters and become their ally in ensuring you get their attention and ultimately the job you desire.  Here are some steps you can take to build a favorable relationship with recruiters Continue reading

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.