When & Why to Use a Creative Resume

When & Why to Use a Creative Resume

General Job Search Advice
Have you ever seen a resume that grabs your attention with a burst of color? Creative resumes are a great way to get noticed, however, you don't want the wrong kind of attention. Dressing up your resume with colors and graphics can be a smart move, but only in certain situations. You have to be careful, because you risk distracting from your qualifications and achievements. Today we'll be discussing when it is appropriate to use a more creative resume, and why you should (or shouldn't!).  (more…)
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How to Succeed in a Phone Interview

How to Succeed in a Phone Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
Initially, you may be happy that your interview is over the phone instead of in person. While you may only have to take a call for this form of interview, it's more difficult to make a good impression. A phone interview is also typically used as a way to thin out the candidate pool before moving on to in person interviews. This makes it all the more important that you take the proper preparations before sitting down for the phone call. We'll discuss the pros and cons of phone interviews, and then get into specific things you should do to prepare. (more…)
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5 TED Talks to Guarantee You Succeed

5 TED Talks to Guarantee You Succeed

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
At this point, most people have seen a TED Talk, or at least heard of what they are. TED is a non-profit that is dedicated to sharing ideas in the form of free video talks. These talks are usually no longer than 20 minutes (although there are exceptions) and make for easily digestible advice and/or inspiration. While there are TED talks in almost every possible topic area, today we are focusing on one: success. These 5 TED Talks will guarantee you become a smarter, more driven, and more motivated professional. (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/3/16

Link Roundup 6/3/16

Link Roundups
Friday at last! Well, if you're reading this the day it's posted, that is. Every Friday from now on, we at Walrath Recruiting will be bringing you a weekly link roundup to gather a few of our favorite snippets from blogs, news, and websites. These links may contain helpful advice, a great new tool to use, or just an enjoyable read. This week we have a good mix of job hunting advice as well as some exciting content and analysis tools for businesses. So if any of those interest you, check out the links past the break. (more…)
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Industry Spotlight: Accounting

Industry Spotlight: Accounting

How to Survive the '9-5'
As recruiters, part of our job is making sure we're proficient in knowing the trends of the industries in which we operate. Being familiar with these trends, whether you're in or entering the workforce, can be extremely valuable. Keeping your ear to the ground will allow you to keep your accounting firm ahead of the trends, or demonstrate proficiency as a potential hire. There are multiple influencing factors in 2016, and we'll start by looking at the most impactful: technology. (more…)
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