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21 05, 2020

Prepping Yourself Before an Interview

2020-05-21T15:59:11-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Motivation|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When you’re prepping yourself for an interview, there are a few things you should keep in mind.  For example, remembering that it is just as important for you to be happy with the company and the position, as they are to hire you. Keep in mind factors such as the commute time, the hours, the company size, as well as how you feel about the position itself. Here are a few questions to ask yourself beforehand. […]

10 02, 2020

When Do Employers Reach Out to My References?

2020-02-17T13:53:33-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Although your resume holds a lot of weight when applying to a new position, you also need previous references who will attest to who you are as an employee. Putting in the extra time and effort to select and provide references is imperative. But when do companies conduct the reference checks? […]

15 01, 2018

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Job Interview

2018-01-15T11:35:39-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you get nervous before going into a job interview, don’t worry- you’re not alone. It’s easy to think that this job interview and the opportunity it represents is the be all and end all of your career. That mindset will just lead into more worrying, and won’t help your performance at all. In today’s blog, we’ll give some tips on how you can calm your nerves, and go into your next job interview cool and confident. […]

13 03, 2017

Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

2017-03-13T10:10:53-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

If you’ve ever hesitated to post something controversial on social media, you may have been smart to pause. A study by CareerBuilder.com illustrates just how significantly social media can impact your chances for a job. The study showed that 60% of employers used social media to vet their potential hires in 2016, an increase from 52% in 2015. That number has likely risen even further since last year. Many employers are trying to find out if the new hire would be a ‘culture fit’ as well, which can be determined through social media research. The study also found that not having [...]

8 03, 2017

How to Ask for References

2017-03-08T10:51:04-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

To many employers, references represent one of the last remaining checks before hiring a candidate. Subsequently, good references are the lifeblood of your candidacy for employment. It makes sense then that you choose them wisely. A reference can make or break your candidacy with an employer, so it’s important that you also approach asking correctly. We’ll outline the best way for you to approach someone and request a reference below.  […]

7 11, 2016

The History of Recruiting

2016-11-07T15:42:10-05:00Categories: All About Recruiters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Over 2,000 years ago, Julius Caesar was amassing his Roman army. To bolster his ranks, he decreed that any soldier who could recruit another to their cause, would be receive a bonus equivalent to 30% of their annual pay. This large sum encouraged many soldiers to seek out others to join their ranks. Thus employee referrals were born. Since then, recruiting has come a long way. However, the journey from then to now is incredibly interesting. We’ll follow the recruiting business from it’s humble beginnings to present day. […]

28 10, 2016

Link Roundup 10/27/16: Creating the Perfect Resume

2016-10-28T13:57:16-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This week we’ve got some great resources to share, and we’re starting off strong. Hubspot posted some of their favorite free resume templates, and LinkedIn posted a guide to help job seekers highlight their skills. These are only a few of the great links we’re excited to share this week, so keep reading to see them all! […]