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1 11, 2019

Link Roundup: How to Decline A Job Reference Request

2019-11-01T14:16:00-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve been asked to provide a job reference – but the circumstances may not always pan out in a positive way. You may not feel comfortable vouching for someone, or your reference wouldn’t be a positive one. So is it offensive to decline a reference? Today we’re sharing all the different possibilities, positive and negative, and how to go about them, below! […]

29 07, 2019

How to Include References When Applying for a Job

2019-07-29T12:19:01-04:00Categories: Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Having references when applying for a job can be extremely beneficial in increasing your chances of being considered. They are a way to provide the hiring manager or recruiter with people who can share more information about the type of person or employee you are. However, including references on your resume isn’t always the best idea. But how do you know when to include references, and when to leave them out? […]

9 07, 2019

How to Follow up after a Job Application

2019-07-10T08:06:06-04:00Categories: All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There are a few ways you can follow up post-job application. But as the saying goes “the fortune is in the follow up” rings true. Not only does following up show your interest, but it also displays your assertiveness and persistence. Here are a few ways to follow up post-application. […]

5 11, 2018

How to Ask Someone to Be a Reference

2018-11-05T11:19:29-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Just like any other favor, asking someone to be a reference can seem daunting. You’re putting yourself out there and there is always the rare chance that the person may turn you down. We can’t predict the person’s response, but the more thought you put into the person you ask, the better the chances of them helping you. Choose people you work/worked closely with and trust. Once you’ve decided on who to ask, it’s important to approach the topic with these helpful tips below! […]

2 11, 2018

Link Roundup: All About Resumes

2018-11-02T08:56:02-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Your resume is your first impression before meeting a hiring manager or recruiter face to face. Make it stand out and count! This means no errors, accuracy, and an easy to read template. If you need some help with that, we’ve got you covered! Check out the links below for tips on building your resume and more. […]

25 05, 2018

Link Roundup: Crucial Advice For Early In Your Career

2018-05-25T11:59:38-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The beginning of anyone’s career is usually one of the most challenging times they will experience. You don’t yet have experience or a network of connections to help you. With that in mind, we thought we’d gather the most helpful articles we could find for someone early on in their career. Check them out below! […]

23 04, 2018

7 Components of a Strong Resume

2018-04-23T12:06:52-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

There is a lot that goes into building a compelling resume. Everyone has a different background, so the way you set up your resume will always be somewhat unique. However, there are certain basic rules that should be followed, and components that should be present. Today, we'll walk you through what those are, and how you can implement them in your resume. 1. Legible Font No matter how amazing your resume is, it won't do any good if recruiters can't read it. When you are deciding which font to select, don't get too crazy. Go back to basics with common [...]

28 03, 2018

How to Make Your Resume Computer Friendly

2018-03-28T12:20:38-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Working in recruiting, we see hundreds of resumes every week. It can be hard to keep up with all of them, so we utilize an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). This machine pulls all of the relevant pieces off of a resume, and processes the data. Instead of having to read the whole resume, it’s conveniently placed into a database. The way your resume is formatted greatly impacts how well the information is processed. Taking certain steps to format your resume will make it significantly more ‘friendly’ to these programs. Since most large companies are using the systems to help them [...]

26 03, 2018

3 Points Your Cover Letter Should Make

2018-03-26T13:48:48-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Writing a cover letter can be overwhelming, because you are trying to accomplish so much with so few words. Trying to think of everything you want to say and trimming it down to fit into a short note can be challenging. So in today’s blog, we’ll explain three core points that every cover letter should make. No matter the industry or field, these points are the foundation of a strong cover letter. […]

12 03, 2018

3 Proofreading Tips to Keep Your Resume Mistake Free

2018-03-12T10:59:11-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It goes without saying that your resume is one of the most important documents you will write. It’s the item that an employer will use to judge whether or not they should interview you. So your resume could be the path to many great opportunities in your career. However, if there are mistakes on your resume, that path will be much longer. Today, we’re going to share some of our favorite proofreading tips for keeping your resume mistake free. These don’t take too long, and while some of them may seem odd, they are effective! […]