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The resume and cover letter are important aspects to any job application. However, the list of references is sometimes overlooked, but a very impactful piece to an application. There’s more to references than putting down contacts of people who have worked with you in the past. Here are tips to help you prepare contacts for… Read more »

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Chances are you will or have already participated in a phone interview. Many companies and recruiters use phone interviews as an initial screening before an in-person interview. You might even have one if the company is out-of-state or in a different country. In a phone interview, you have two assets: your voice and your preparation…. Read more »

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When you think of a brand, you might think of your favorite brand of clothes, food, or even technology. However, a brand is more than that. It can be anything… a symbol, name, reputation, tone, or even an emotion. Job seekers and other professionals can learn from “brands” because they are recognizable and separate themselves… Read more »

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The difference between in-house and staffing agency recruiting. Let’s start with a story. One of our recruiters, Kandace, took on a client who needed to fill a top management position. After talking with the client and discussing the position and their requirements, she set out to find someone to fit the description provided by the… Read more »

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Figuring out what to put and how to phrase things on your resume can be intimidating. Sometimes the most difficult part is keeping it one page without looking too cluttered. To make this easier, here are 4 things to eliminate: 1. Objective Statement Usually an objective statement starts out by saying “I’m looking for a… Read more »

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Anybody who has had a job has been asked a form of this question, “Why did you leave your job?” If you left because of something dissatisfying, it’s easy to share information that would emit a negative vibe. The negative vibe won’t sit well with the interviewer. Why they want to know There are 3… Read more »

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With the economy growing and the unemployment rate slowly diminishing, finding quality people to hire is getting more difficult. Hiring employees can be a hit or miss. You might even have a job posting up for several months before you receive a good candidate. In most cases, it’s in your best interest to hire through… Read more »

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It’s an election year and the presidential race is now narrowing down to the top candidates. In an episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” we made a logical comparison of the presidential race and interviewing for a job when Jimmy Fallon said to Donald Trump, “I mean, you’re running for the biggest job… Read more »