Blog

How to Make Your Resume ATS-Friendly

Posted by Elyse Gonsalves on May 19, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Many employers today use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help with their recruiting and hiring processes. These systems parse through thousands of resumes for selected keywords to save recruiters and hiring managers a lot of time by weeding out less ideal candidates for job postings. Making your resume ATS-friendly can greatly improve the chances that your resume will be seen by the hiring manager. Here are three tips to create a resume that is ATS-friendly.

READ FULL ARTICLE

Questions To Ask In An Interview For A Remote Job

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on Apr 21, 2022 12:36:38 PM

The past two years have seen dramatic changes in workplace dynamics and it could be said that none have been more significant than the increase in the number of, and demand for, opportunities to work remotely. Management and staff alike have learned that they can be as effective and efficient working from home as they can in the office and, therefore, the option to work remotely is becoming more and more popular. According to Forbes, remote work is here to stay and the number of opportunities will continue to increase into next year. So, if you are considering switching to a remote job now is a good time to start interviewing.

READ FULL ARTICLE

5 Company Culture Questions to Ask During an Interview

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 24, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Millions of employees are joining the Great Resignation and this movement is undoubtedly impacting the new world of work. High turnover is expected to continue to remain elevated this year. Not only are employees quitting at a staggering rate, but employees are quitting within the first few months/ first year of the job. Recent studies have shown that as high as 40% of newly hired employees alarmingly leave almost right after they start, and an additional 10% to 20% leave within the first year. Many different factors are driving this but one of the main influences for making a move so early within the job is poor workplace culture.

READ FULL ARTICLE

Leaving Your Job? Here’s How to Handle a Counteroffer From Your Current Employer

Posted by Ally Daglio on Feb 24, 2022 11:01:13 AM

It is not uncommon in this candidate-driven market to be in a position where you are incentivized to stay with more money or a promotion when giving your two weeks’ notice. It is an extremely difficult position to be in because you are torn between the organization you are working at, where you have built trust and relationships, and a new and exciting opportunity. It can seem like an even more difficult decision to leave your current job when you are offered more compensation, a title change, or both when you tell them you are leaving. Before you make a final decision, ask yourself these few questions.

READ FULL ARTICLE

How to Answer: “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?”

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 27, 2022 10:32:52 AM

Time and time again interviewers ask the question, “where do you see yourself in five years?” This can be a trick question depending on your response, but more often than not, the hiring manager is merely trying to uncover your career aspirations and determine how well they align with the organization and position you’re applying for. Even if you don’t see yourself at the company in five years that is something you want to avoid mentioning during the interview. Continue reading to learn tips on how to answer this question like a pro so you land the job (even if it is just for now).

READ FULL ARTICLE

The Benefits of Temporary Work (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Aug 24, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Taking a temporary job can offer many benefits — both short and long-term. Whether you're ready to get back to work, gain real-world work experience, or make a career change, temporary work could be for you. And in today's changing employment landscape the market for Temporary/ Contract work is on the rise. The need for temporary employees is more pronounced than ever! Check out our infographic to learn just some of the advantages of temping.

READ FULL ARTICLE

Recruiters Answer Common Questions Asked By Job Seekers

Posted by Alli Kuchy on Jul 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM

If you have never worked with a recruiter before, you may be wondering what specific questions you should ask regarding your job search. A recruiter’s job is to help a candidate as much as possible by providing insight into a potential employer and the job opening. Both recruiters and candidates strive to achieve the same outcome; getting you a job! Recruiters not only connect you with employers and opportunities, but they also provide job search advice, review and edit your resumes/cover letter, and share interview tips and specifics that employers are seeking.

READ FULL ARTICLE

How to Find a Summer Internship Fit for You

Posted by Alli Kuchy on Jul 1, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Finding summer internship opportunities can be challenging right now due to COVID-19 restrictions still in place for organizations and the current state of the job market. If you’re a student or recent college graduate looking to gain real-life work experience, consider these tips to help guide you to find an internship you love this summer.

READ FULL ARTICLE

How to Answer the Question: “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on May 20, 2021 10:30:00 AM

At some point in your interview, you can be assured that you will be asked “why do you want to work here”. This question goes straight to what your motivation is for pursuing a particular position. Like most interview questions, there is a right way and a wrong way to answer. To make sure you impress the interviewer and stand out from the competition, follow these simple steps.

READ FULL ARTICLE

Why You Should Accept a Temporary “Bridge” Job Right Now

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on May 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

After a year of change and challenge, many people are rethinking and reflecting on what they want from their careers. Job seekers have had to be extremely patient with their job search journey due to the unsteady job market. The labor market has experienced numerous shifts throughout the pandemic, with an increased demand for temporary workers - especially in certain industries. While job seekers search for their dream job, many have pursued temporary work as a way to get back to work, earn money, or as a pathway to get to the next step in their career, even if it is only for a short period of time.

READ FULL ARTICLE

Subscribe by Email

 

The Job Seekers Survival Kit

Looking for a job is hard work but JOHNLEONARD can help!
Use our Job Seekers Survival Kit to survive your next Job Search.

GET STARTED NOW!