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No Response? Here's How to Ensure a Hiring Manager Replies

Posted by Madison Norman on Mar 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Typically the job search involves reaching out to hiring managers via email which can often leave candidates waiting for a response and discouraged. Frequently, organizations fail to reply and inform candidates of their rejection or application status which is understandably frustrating and confusing. With an estimated 280 billion business emails sent every day, it has become harder than ever to get noticed by hiring managers and receive a reply. If you are trying to reach a busy decision maker or follow-up after an interview, follow this advice to increase your response rates in order to advance your job search.

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5 Critical Tips for Crushing a Phone Interview

Posted by Robert Harvie on Mar 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In this difficult employment market, recruiters and key decision makers are putting much more of an emphasis on phone interviews in determining who moves forward in a more in-depth interview process. These days, phone interviews are unavoidable as it saves decision maker's time in identifying true, top candidates.

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6 Unusual Interview Questions and What They Reveal (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Mar 5, 2019 9:58:51 AM

Often times, hiring managers turn away from asking traditional interview questions to gain greater insight into candidates. While you never know exactly what questions will be asked, you can expect a few unusual questions that may throw you off.

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The First Three Steps You Should Take After Losing Your Job

Posted by Kelly Murphy on Feb 28, 2019 10:47:36 AM

Losing your job is tough. No matter the circumstances, it is a major life change that can take an emotional and financial toll on yourself. There are many reasons and factors as to why you may have lost your job. For example, your company may have downsized, your position could have been eliminated, a budget cut could have led to massive lay-offs, or termination may have occurred. Regardless of the reason, the aftershock of this event may make you feel like your world has been flipped upside down.

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The Top 5 Reasons to Work with a Recruiter (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Feb 26, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Working with a committed recruiter allows you to advance your job search, as you will have someone to advocate on your behalf from start to finish. Whether you are just starting your job search or are currently employed, it’s beneficial to get in contact with a recruiter so that you are aware of future employment opportunities.

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Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Hiring Process

Posted by Madison Norman on Feb 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In recent years, organizations have been utilizing and taking advantage of artificial intelligence to alter their hiring process. This has resulted in changes as to how candidates are discovered, reviewed and even interviewed. As a job seeker, it is important to understand how these technological changes can affect the hiring process to ensure that you are prepared and well-adapted so you land your dream job.

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How to Properly List Temporary Work on Your Resume

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Feb 19, 2019 10:50:58 AM

Referencing temporary work on your resume can make the difference between impressing hiring managers or turning them away.  Listing your contract work on your resume should highlight your skills, experience, and flexibility as a candidate. Just because temp positions are typically short-term, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give as much attention to these jobs as you would a full-time position. It’s important that you don’t discount your work but instead, appropriately list and explain it. Follow the tips below so you best display the value of your temp experiences to employers.

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6 Easy Ways to Give Your Resume an Effective Refresh (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Feb 7, 2019 9:37:12 AM

Your resume can make or break your first impression with a prospective employee and often is the determining factor upon whether or not you will receive the opportunity to interview. If you are on the job hunt, it is essential to ensure that your resume is up-to-date and free of errors. This includes altering your resume to the job you are applying to and making sure that it is easy to find important, relevant information.


The following infographic displays six easy ways to update your resume and communicate your qualifications effectively. Follow these strategies to increase your chances at landing an interview!

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Providing Valuable Information as a Professional Reference (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 31, 2019 9:44:03 AM

Frequently, employers ask for references as a way of fact-checking a potential candidate’s past experiences so they can better evaluate how they might fit into their work environment. If you are asked to serve as a professional reference for someone, make sure that you are prepared in order to be as informative as possible when speaking on their behalf. Take a look at the following quick video below for four tips to ensure you are providing valuable information when serving as a reference.

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How to Personalize Your LinkedIn Invitations (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Whether you are a job seeker, recruiter or currently employed, it has become increasingly important and beneficial to build your social network. Taking the extra time to personalize your opening message on LinkedIn can make all the difference when standing out and creating solid connections. Allowed only 300 characters, it is important to focus on your goal and the similarities between you and the person you are trying to connect with.

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