6 05, 2021

Resume Gaps: Fighting the Battle

2021-05-06T11:35:01-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Explaining an employment gap in your resume can be extremely challenging. It’s something that may raise flags to employers, so you will almost always be questioned about it. Whatever the reason for your absence from the workforce, a potential employer will typically want an explanation. While a gap in employment isn’t great to have on your resume, it’s certainly not a deal-breaker. It’s just important that you approach it correctly, and we’ll explain the best way below. […]

6 05, 2021

The Elevator Pitch

2021-05-06T11:28:48-04:00Categories: Networking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Networking is a staple of every career. Attending events such as job fairs or open houses for different companies serve as a great way to make new connections. However, if you’ve ever been to one of these events, you know that the time allotted to actually make these meaningful connections is very short. To make the most of this, many individuals opt to prepare an elevator pitch. […]

4 05, 2021

What is a Phone Screen?

2021-05-04T14:42:08-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So what exactly happens after you submit your application materials to a job? How long until you hear back? When will you know if you’re chosen for an interview? Well in many recruitment processes, employers narrow down the applicant pool before scheduling interviews by conducting phone screens. Not to be confused with a phone interview, phone screens occur after employers and hiring managers have reviewed resumes and cover letters. Typically, those who appear to be qualified for the position will be phone screened and potentially invited to schedule an interview later on. So while it’s not a guaranteed interview, it’s [...]

29 04, 2021

Writing a Letter of Interest 

2021-04-29T08:44:54-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve been eyeing a particular company for quite some time with great interest and would give just about anything to work there. But, they have no positions open for application. Where do you go from here?  Sure, you could wait until they do have a job opening, and apply with one hundred other people. Or, you can be proactive and reach out to the company on your own with a letter of interest.   […]

30 03, 2021

Virtual Career Fairs: A Guide

2021-03-30T08:46:43-04:00Categories: Networking, Pandemic, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Career fair is an event in which employers, recruiters, and universities provide information and opportunities to job seekers. Job seekers attend career fairs intending to meet new companies and potential co-workers, speak about upcoming opportunities, fill out resumes and applications and, ask questions regarding their industry. Career fairs have always been a big deal, and can definitely spark some nerves for those who have never attended one or are really trying to get their foot in the door. With all of the change in our world due to COVID-19, A large majority of career fairs are now being held [...]

5 01, 2021

The Year Ahead: Top Industries Entering 2021

2021-01-05T08:58:47-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, General News, In the Community, Pandemic, Resources for Job Seekers, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This past year, many businesses either tanked or rose to success amid the pandemic. Those who took advantage of the opportunity climbed to the top, and 2021 will be no different. For anyone looking to get involved with a fast growing, successful and profitable industry, here are some ideas. […]

24 12, 2020

A Guide to Outplacement Services

2020-12-24T10:34:17-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What is Outplacement? Outplacement services have become a rapidly growing and almost required part of every company. An outplacement service helps a terminated employee transition into a new job by guiding them through the job search. Employers typically have this in play for when they are forced to make cuts. There are many different types of outplacement services with different options. Some are as cheap as $750/employee but others range into the thousands. If a company has an outplacement service, it should be mentioned in the severance package. So what’s that? A severance package is an agreement made at the [...]

8 12, 2020

Making Connections on LinkedIn: A Guide

2020-12-08T08:51:11-05:00Categories: All About Recruiters, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers, Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

LinkedIn is a vital part of any job search. Earlier in the year, we discussed all of the ways that LinkedIn is of value to job-seekers. There are so many features that help individuals network and increase their chances of getting hired, but we pin making connections as the most important part of LinkedIn. This is something that some may struggle with as it is hard to be the person initiating things. That’s why we’ve compiled a guide on how to make these oh-so valuable connections on LinkedIn! […]

3 12, 2020

Building A Positive Company Image

2020-12-03T09:50:16-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News, Networking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Corporate Image plays a huge role in a company’s success. The way people view a company and its products or services is what creates its image. Performance, media coverage, and activities can all impact people’s views. The reputation a company has within a market can attract new customers, shareholders, or business partners. That is why it’s so important to consistently be working to improve your companies image. […]

17 11, 2020

Is Too Much Experience a Bad Thing?

2020-11-17T10:21:28-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Typically, you would think that having a wealth of experience on a resume is always a good thing. However, there are cases where being over-qualified or having too much experience will actually hurt your chances of landing a job you may be interested in. This is due to many reasons and while not always the case, it is relatively common. […]

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