14Jan 2018

The job market is on the up and up, and companies are doing well and hiring. Standing out in interview is of utmost importance, especially with tough competition. With an influx of information on the internet and elsewhere, there is a definite influx of sometimes confusing and contradictory info.  You might be wondering what is good career advice, and what advice you should downright ignore.  There are a number of common misconceptions related to interview best practices. Below are tips that can help you stand out from other candidates and avoid frequent mistakes so you get hired. Continue reading

24Dec 2017
  1. Determine your own destiny

Before you embark on a job search, make sure you have a true understanding of your qualifications and the types of jobs you are seeking.  Simply applying online by uploading your resume and cover letter is not always the most effective way to job hunt. As you may have experienced, your resume often gets lost in the sea of resumes. In order to stand out, you need to apply online, then locate and follow up with the recruiter or someone at companies where you have applied. This is a great way to make connections with inside connections who may be able to fast track your resume to the right person. These contacts can be very helpful in propelling your resume up the pipeline. Not sure how to connect with recruiters and other company insiders? Try LinkedIn! It a great tool for connecting with other professionals.     Continue reading

05Nov 2017

It is no mystery that the job search process can be very stressful. It takes a great deal of inner strength, dedication, planning and self-control to be successful in your job search. Regardless of the struggles you face in your job search, it is up to you to go above and beyond to ensure your success!  Playing the victim or giving up at the slight sign of a challenge or struggle is unacceptable, and will surely guarantee your failure.  People all around the world struggle daily with wide-ranging visible and non-visible challenges, so that cannot be the excuse or reason you fail. A truly committed job seeker, always views the glass as half full, with endless possibilities.  A true champion stays attentive and committed to ensuring his or her success.  If you find yourself always coming up with excuses as to why you can’t meet deadlines, follow instructions, keep appointments, and just always have an excuse for everything, then you may want to rethink your attitude.  Here are bad habits to watch for in order to prevent self-sabotage: Continue reading

17Sep 2017

With the recruiting process being conducted with the assistance and use of social media platforms and vast online sources, job seekers are finding an abundance of unethical sales people disguised as recruiters offering non-existent jobs in an attempt to build a pipeline for their own benefits. These “recruiters” are basically salespeople with sales goals in mind and quotas to meet, not actually a plan to help job seekers with finding actual jobs. Typically working for staffing agencies throughout the U.S. and around the globe, these questionable recruiters are aggressive in gathering job seekers’ info, scheduling phone calls, meeting in person, and even prematurely gathering references to make their process look legitimate. Continue reading

03Sep 2017

Resume format is all the buzz.  Many clients rant and rave about all the online research they have done, but still feel confused as to which resume format may be best for their particular situations.  It is wise for job seekers to have all the facts and industry knowledge before settling on or committing to a particular resume format. Continue reading

13Aug 2017

Having a professional and optimized LinkedIn profile is great for your personal brand, as it is one of the first places prospective employers and colleagues go to learn more about your background, education, skills and qualifications. Your profile should sell you well as a viable candidate and qualified professional who has something to offer any company you choose to join. Here are some steps you can take to make a good impression on LinkedIn: Continue reading