Reasons Why Recruiters Pass on Your Resume

You’ve done your homework, customized your resume for various job descriptions and included ATS-friendly keywords, but you still aren’t getting any interviews. What’s the problem? Even if your resume makes it out of the database and onto someone’s desk, you must impress the hiring manager to move to the next round. Here are four (fixable)… Read More »

Four Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Job Interviews

Even for the most confident and extroverted among us, interviews can be nerve-racking. After all, the pressure is on. However, don’t let fear get in the way of opportunity. Here are four tips to help you stay cool, calm and collected during your next interview.         1. Plan for Success If you… Read More »

What to Do If You’re Not Getting Called for Job Interviews

Job hunting can be frustrating. Does this sound familiar? You find an interesting position, write your resume and cover letter, enthusiastically apply, and wait and wait and wait … only to hear nothing. Few things in life are more aggravating than sending your application into a black hole. Were you an obvious NO? Or, did… Read More »

How Can You Differentiate Yourself From Other Candidates?

When companies hire, the more memorable candidate often receives the job offer. How can you stand out from the crowd? Here are four ways to highlight both your strengths and your individuality. Sell Your Soft Skills Organizations are looking for well-rounded employees with transferable skills. Soft or people skills often distinguish one candidate from another.… Read More »

Are You Ready to Interview Your Interviewer?

In the excitement of landing an interview, you may begin rehearsing answers to commonly asked questions. However, don’t forgot a question you need to ask, “Is this job a good fit for me?” Although many people view interviews as one-sided with a manager or committee asking most of the questions, the idea of an interview… Read More »

Five Types of Follow-Up Emails to Send After a Job Interview

You know you should send an email after an interview. But, what should it say? Here’s our quick guide on writing effective follow-up letters to stack the odds in your favor. 1 – After a Phone Interview Send all thank-you letters as soon as possible. Don’t delay longer than 24 hours. As phone interviews are… Read More »

Five Common Job-Search Mistakes College Grads Make

As a recent or soon-to-be college graduate, you are ready to start on a new adventure. It’s time to find a job! Put your best foot forward by avoiding these five common pitfalls. Not Knowing What You Want to Do Most people don’t find their perfect job immediately upon graduating from college. That’s OK. Interests… Read More »

Why You Should Use a Staffing Firm in Your Job Search

We’ve all heard stories of someone who landed a fantastic position on a whim. But, for the rest of us, job searches can be challenging, time consuming, and even discouraging. Maybe in a true do-it-yourself spirit you have vowed to find employment on your own. That works for some. But if you are looking for… Read More »

How Temporary Work Allows You To “Try Before You Buy”

Companies know hiring can be risky, but for workers, accepting a job can be risky too. Even when everything seems perfect, sometimes things don’t work out. What can you do to avoid the wrong job, company or boss? The answer involves some work on your part. Learn as much as you can before signing on.… Read More »

How to Evaluate Your Job Interview Performance

After an interview you are unlikely to receive any feedback other than “You’re Hired” or “Thank you for your time.” This makes it difficult to determine how well you did. Were you the second or the third choice, or not even in the running? To get better at interviews (and eventually land that job), you… Read More »