Take Charge of Your Career with a Compelling Cover Letter

We’ve all heard the saying you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. In reality, however, opinions are influenced heavily by our first impressions. In the case of a job application, the recruiter’s or hiring manager’s initial reaction can make the difference between getting an interview or being passed over. A well-crafted cover letter is […]

Perfecting your Elevator Pitch & Elevate your Career

Picture this: you’re waiting for the elevator at work. The doors open, you walk inside and someone follows behind you. As you turn around you realize it’s none other than the CEO of your company. The doors close and the elevator begins to move. You know you want to say something but what should it be? […]

Tips to Rock your Video Interview

Meeting with potential candidates using video conferencing tools like Zoom has become standard due to the changing landscape. Remote interviews can take place as the first part of the screening process or when you are about to receive an offer, but need to meet with someone who is out of town.  Below are a few […]

Basic Tips for Your Interview

Congratulations! You got the interview. Now it’s time to prepare for success. Below are a few interview tips for making a great impression.  Distractions: Social Media, Tattoos and Piercings Most companies will conduct an online search before inviting you to interview or immediately afterwards. Remove any compromising photos and secure social media accounts with privacy […]

Dress for Success for your Job Interview

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 talent acquisition firm, we like to ensure that our candidates are […]

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 […]

Veterans: How to Translate your Experience for your Resume

US veterans receive incredible hands-on training and certification while in the service. Whether it is in the form of logistics management or healthcare administration, they are well prepared to enter the civilian workforce. However, the sticking point for many vets is the heavy use of acronyms on resumes – and during interviews. The good news […]

The Do’s and Don’t of Cover Letters

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. Here are some cover letter Do’s and Don’ts to help differentiate yourself from the pack. Do: Use an interesting […]

Debunking Top 5 Resume Myths

Resume styles go through cycles based on the stage of your career. Below are five resume myths and how to best present your skills. With professional social sites like LinkedIn, resumes are no longer necessary Resumes are still a requirement. LinkedIn may connect you with a recruiter, but they will want you to send your […]

Top 8 Soft Skills employers look for in 2021

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. Soft skills are personality driven and based on […]

7 Bad Work Habits that Have No Place in the Office

Picture this:It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Monday morning and you’re at your desk hammering out a project that’s due to your boss by 9:00 a.m. You made the extra effort to come into the office early, but notice that your teammate for this project didn’t feel the same. You are vigorously wrapping things up when […]

5 Tips for Job Offer Negotiation

Getting a job offer is exciting, rewarding and oftentimes met with a huge sigh of relief. But what if the offer isn’t all it was cracked up to be? According to “Women Don’t Ask – Negotiation and the Gender Divide” by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, individuals will stand to lose upwards of $500,000 by the […]

Top Resume “Must Haves”

When applying for jobs, being able to stand out among the mass of applicants can feel insurmountable. However, getting a recruiter to notice your resume is actually easier than you think – especially if your resume is missing something or has obvious mistakes. Whether you’re looking for an internship, contract work or a permanent opportunity, […]

4 Benefits of Contract Work

Despite the allure of certain benefits like health insurance or 401k matching, contract work has remained a vital and steady part of America’s unpredictable labor market, especially in the recent years. According to the American Staffing Association, “U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.08 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2016, […]

6 Tips For Effective Salary Negotiation

According to a recent survey from PayScale, 57 percent of their respondents said they have never negotiated for a higher salary. While there will always be a portion of the working population who has never felt the need to negotiate their salary (about eight percent of respondents) – in general, the most common reasons for why […]