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Bringing Candy to Work

We’ve all been faced with the “candy” dilemma. We’re sitting at our desks, trying to mind our own business, working on a project, when we see Jane from HR walking down the hall with that ever so crisp catalog, smelling of school and ink, that’s about to be placed directly under our nose. The dreaded […]

Tailoring Your Resume For A Position

Tailoring a resume is different than patching it! When you apply for a role that you know you are a good fit for why aren’t you getting a response back? Could be they can’t see that you are a good fit because what they are looking for is buried in your resume. When you are […]

Don’t Mess With a Good Thing

When updating your resume make sure that you start with the right foundation. Too often when looking at resumes I see sections that look like they were tacked on. If you make a change to your resume you need to make sure that the formatting and alignment stay consistent throughout the entire resume. This is […]

Working From Home: The Pros and Cons

For the past seven months, I’ve had the great opportunity to be a work-at-home mom and in this blog, I’d like to explore the pros and cons of such a lifestyle. Sure, waking up in the morning and going to your own coffee pot with your favorite coffee (not the one that was on sale […]

Looking At vs Reading Your Resume

There is a difference between reading and looking at a resume. When you are writing your own resume you are actually reading it. Making sure that there is appropriate sentence structure and wording; correcting for spelling and punctuation. You read each word carefully and contemplate its importance and only after hours of arduous work are […]

Are you LinkedIn?

Remember when status updates, tweets, hangouts, pinning, and being linked in didn’t mean anything to us? Now they are staple words in our everyday life and if we haven’t yet joined the party, we are going to get left behind. Professionally at least, we have to be LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the professional in the midst […]

Keep It Positive People!

It’s my job as a recruiter to prepare candidates for interviews. Sure, candidates have to support their resumes and what they put forth on the resume, but as a recruiter, I must take some responsibility if they fall on their face during an interview, so here is my one interview tip for the season (well […]

Get That Spring Back in Your Job Seeking Step!

We saw a huge jump in our website traffic and sales after the first of the year. Folks were all excited to get that job search started and we were happy to accommodate. Now that Spring has sprung there are even more folks venturing into the job search market and looking to get their resumes […]

Who Are You, And Why Are You Here?

When you send your resume in to a company for consideration they are going to review your resume and forward it to the hiring manager if they like it. Some may call you first to ask questions, but for the most part your resume gets a couple of viewings before they invite you in for […]

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Everyone at some point has been at an interview that has gone amazingly well. Or so it would seem. The manager and you click and everyone in the office seems friendly. An amazing interview doesn’t mean that you should stop looking for new opportunities. Heck, even a job offer doesn’t mean that you should stop looking for […]

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