Job Search Insights

Cracking Open the Elevator Pitch

How many times have you walked away from a conversation and wish you had taken the opportunity during the interaction to expand your professional network? These opportunities happen often in corporate settings or even just during a trip to the grocery store -- they can all be perfect situations to use the famed elevator pitch.

Interview Tips, Job Search February 01, 2017

You've Got This: How to Ace Your Next Interview

Interviewing for a job can definitely be a nerve-wracking experience. However, candidates have a lot more control over the process than they think. As with many things in life, preparation is the key to success when it comes to interviewing. Here are a few tips for setting yourself up for success in your next big interview:

Tips for Stand-Out Cover Letter Writing

Job Search, soft skills February 11, 2016

Soft Skills Employers Look for in New Hires

When looking for a new job, it’s easy to focus on the hard skill requirements for a given position and automatically rule yourself out if you don’t meet every qualification. Although particular hard skill sets might be non-negotiable for certain positions, soft skills are equally as important.

Job Search, Changing Careers February 11, 2016

Streamlining Your Job Search: Sifting Through the Milieu

It’s no secret that finding a new job can be challenging. The most important thing to remember is this: you can’t apply to a position that you don’t know is available.

Job seekers, Job Search February 10, 2016

How to Prepare for your Interview

Interviewing for a job can definitely be a nerve-wracking experience. But job candidates have a lot more control over the process than they think. As with many things in life, preparation is the key. Here are a few tips to a successful interview prep.

Job Search, temporary job December 04, 2015

Turbocharge Your Career with a Temporary Job

If you have been out of the job market for an extended period of time due to unemployment, child care, or an illness, the temporary job market is a great way to get back into the business environment and reboot your career.

Job Search, Job Offers November 20, 2015

Knowing When to Turn Down a Job Offer

Securing a job offer is always an exciting development, no matter if it’s your first official offer or the fiftieth. But what if there were some “red flags” during the interview process or the details of the job offer aren't what you thought they would be? Here are a few reasons why turning down an offer could actually be the right move for you.

Job Search, cover letter November 06, 2015

The Dos and Don'ts for Cover Letter Writing

Whether you’re a recent graduate entering the job market for the first time or a seasoned professional looking to make a career move, having the skills to write a stand-out cover letter is key to landing your new job.

Job Search October 27, 2015

Why Can't I Get A job?

The job search process can often be long and exhausting, and many days can end with this frustrating question: “Why can’t I get a job?” It’s a question that most people ask themselves at somepoint or another, but often goes unanswered. And perhaps the key to finding an answer it is to get more specific. Could there actually be something you’re doing during the interview process that’s preventing you from getting a job offer?

Job Search, entry-level jobs October 27, 2015

How to Successfully Navigate through the Changing Job Market

With the unemployment rates steadily dropping in the past few years, the job market has begun to significantly change. Until recently, we had been living in a primarily employer driven job market that gave companies a majority of the power when hiring and retaining their employees. Unfortunately for them, the recent changes in our economy are causing more positions to become available with less talent to fill them, especially in the architectural, engineering and financial industries. And although this labor shortage isn’t ideal for employers, it can be great for jobseekers that are able to use it to their advantage.

Recruiting, Job Search October 19, 2015

What Recruiters Wish You Knew

Recruiters look for the best fit for every position they manage, which typically means screening multiple candidates who seem to be a strong match based solely on their resumes. After a discussion occurs, we are able to better evaluate the candidate’s skills and how they relate to the role. Candidates who are a good fit are passed along to the client – and just like the candidates – we wait for feedback. Below are a few things to keep in mind when working with a recruiter:

Interview Tips, Job Search October 06, 2015

The New Rules of Dressing for Success

There are a few times in your life that your clothes will give you an added boost and a job interview is one of them. When you look good, you feel more confident and are able to project that during the meeting. As a recruiter, it’s my job to make sure that candidates are well-prepared. This means that they know the job inside and out, and look the part. Below are a few tips that I like to share with candidates:

Job Search, First Job October 01, 2015

Back to Basics: Successful Interview Tips

Congratulations! You got the interview. Now it’s time to prepare for success. Below are a few interview tips for making a great impression.

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