Resume Resolutions

Resumes & Cover Letters
Many will include job-related goals as part of their plan for 2013. Resolutions like "get a new job", "explore new career paths" and "work harder toward a promotion" will be made, and people will set out to achieve these goals full-force in a couple weeks. As far as a career-related goal is concerned, why wait? Get started now - and rather than focus entirely on the big picture, work on something basic that will help lead you to bigger and better things. It's time to dust off that old resume and give it a makeover! (more…)
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Methods of Submitting a Resume & How They Impact the Job Search

Resumes & Cover Letters
Submitting a resume sounds simple enough, but with so many methods of doing so - and different preferences from one company to the next - it can have a major effect on the progression of your application. You may or may not be considered for a job depending on how quickly you can get your resume to the hiring manager, and in today's job market, timing is everything. (more…)
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I Want That Job! Fun Careers in Film

Behind the Scenes, Pop Culture Perspective
[caption id="attachment_87" align="alignright" width="214"] Moneyball focuses on the careers of an MLB team owner and a sabermetrics analyst.[/caption] When you think about the jobs you wanted as a kid, who - or what - influenced your choices? I remember idolizing Clarice Starling, famed 90's movie heroine who made the struggle of training as a new FBI agent look downright awesome in Silence of the Lambs. I wanted to be just like her - independent, strong-minded, brave, intelligent, and pretty to boot. For years I dreamed of being the next Clarice, but eventually learned that movies weren't a realistic source of inspiration when it came to actually choosing a career. Plus, it was Silence of the Lambs... sort of gross, really. Still yet, the dream consumed my mind for much of…
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Find Your Ideal Work Atmosphere

How to Survive the '9-5'
Your work environment is a crucial element of overall productivity, and should be taken into consideration when assessing job performance. A constant state of feeling out of place or uncomfortable can lead to dissatisfaction and disinterest in your position - whether you're outside in the elements or inside at a desk. Avoid or eliminate a negative work environment to maximize your potential! (more…)
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Hire a Veteran

All About Recruiters
The hiring process is never easy. With varying levels of education and experience scattered among thousands of area job seekers, hiring managers spend a lot of time reviewing resumes and looking for the perfect candidate. Among the sea of applicants are returning veterans, who if given the right opportunity, can help lead a team to great success! We've had the pleasure of meeting several returning veterans who have extensive backgrounds in areas such as technology and medical care, well qualified for positions in the region. (more…)
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Staffing During Sandy

All About Recruiters, Behind the Scenes
This past Monday, many area businesses opted to play by the "better safe that sorry" rule and dismissed staff early, while others were forced to close due to power outages and other Superstorm Sandy-related issues. Many mothers and fathers checked out of the office early as local schools dismissed around noon, while others scurried to make arrangements with relatives, friends and neighbors to pick kids up, provide lunch and/or dinner, and ensure the kids' safety during the storm. At the office, we treated Sandy as a touch-and-go situation by keeping tabs on weather forecasts as we plugged along, business as per sort-of usual.  As the trees swayed and clouds loomed over head, we pieced together our emergency plan should Sandy decide churn to her heart's content in Albany during the evening…
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Spicing up the Average Resume

Spicing up the Average Resume

Resumes & Cover Letters
Ideally, the resume should be an ongoing project. Whether you're happily employed, a successful professional at the top of your game, or you're just starting out at entry level, your resume should be revisited on a regular basis (not just before you hit the market, or the day after you've been laid off.) Updating a resume isn't the most exciting of tasks, and a complete revision is about as tedious as watching a coat of sealant dry on the back porch floor - but there are ways to spice things up a bit. And we're talking, hot spice. Really, really spicy. For you, we present, some of the most creative resumes crawling career pinterest boards and blogs to date: Charts and graphs, subway maps and infographic-style resumes? We're inspired! What…
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Sharing your URL with Recruiters

All About Recruiters
We receive a number of resumes from applicants with web development, graphic design, and many other technical backgrounds. Eagerly seeking opportunities, they are confident in their work, and on occasion, proudly display the URL of their portfolio within the header of their highly stylized, impressively formatted resume. We love and appreciate this. Applicants may often wonder if we visit the URLs they provide. The answer is: yes! We look at every website, blog, online portfolio, and anything/everything else included within the resume. It's actually one of my favorite stages in reviewing a technical resume, as I "get to know" the applicant through his or her work in addition to the summary typed out on a piece of paper. I certainly learn a thing or two in the process; there's amazing…
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