Monthly Archives - December 2015

December 2015

Top 4 Capitalization Rules for your Resume

5 to 7 seconds on average is the amount of time you have to impact a recruiter or hiring manager with your resume. (business2community.com) Grammar plays an important part in making that first impression. Take a look at our 4 capitalization rules for your resume: 1) Job titles. When you are listing your job experience on your resume, the titles should be capitalized. Although, if you are not speaking about a specific role, but generic titles they should not be capitalized. – [...]

Top 5 Hiring Trends for 2016

As the 2015 chapter closes and 2016 begins, it is time for management to design and set their 2016 hiring plans and goals.   Before making your hiring plans, take a look at our top 5 hiring trends for 2016:   1) Unemployment rate decreasing. According to CBSnews.com “If we keep adding jobs at a decent pace, it will eat away at slack in the market,” said Elise Gould, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute. The natural unemployment rate lies between 4.5% and [...]

2016 Resume Must Haves

Is your 2016 new year’s resolution to find a new job position? With 2016 right around the corner, looking through and updating your resume is a must! Take a look at our 2016 resume must haves: 1) A consistent resume format and standard font. PDF format are highly preferred due to the fact that no one is able to make changes to your resume without your knowledge. Keep your resume writing clear and concise with no paragraphs all in the same professional [...]

5 Reasons Not to Hire a Freelancer

35% of the entire US workforce is made up of freelance workers (according tofreelancersunion.org). Freelancers can be a great asset for companies, but hiring freelancers can be very risky. Below are a few considerations to take into account: 1) IRS Violations. Freelancers are categorized as 1099 employees. According to the IRS Factor Test, many 1099 workers are not properly classified.  If the IRS finds that a 1099 employee is actually a W-2 employee, you will get hit with a large tax [...]

5 Tips on Post Interview Thank You Notes

In a close competition for an open job, the candidate with the better thank you note will typically win.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind when writing a thank you note. 1) The 24 hour rule. Always send your thank you note within 24 hours of your interview. This shows the hiring manager that you have a high level of interest in the position. 2) If you meet with multiple people in the organization, personalize the thank you [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Company Holiday Party Under Control

‘Tis the season for holiday parties!  According to metro.us, 78% of employers think holiday parties are an important part of company culture. Although, companies have to take important steps in ensuring a positive holiday party experience for everyone. Take a look at our 5 ways to keep your holiday party under control: “Where” and “when” does affect how your employees act. Having an early evening or afternoon holiday party can encourage a more business like environment. Holding the holiday party somewhere [...]

Is Permanent, Permanent? Top 5 Ways Contract Work Can Benefit You

According to aboutcareers.com, the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times (with an average of 12 job changes) during their career. Candidates who like flexibility or are looking to fill gaps on their resume should highly consider contract working assignments. Contract work can be considered from working for a few days to years with a company. Here are the top reasons how contract assignments can benefit you: 1) Learning new skills for your next position. In a contract position, you [...]

6 Tips for Designing a Hiring Plan

At this time of the year, many companies are in a planning mode.  Having a properly sized workforce will allow you to meet the demands of customers while ensuring labor costs are kept under control.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind when designing a hiring plan. 1) If you are growing, review cash flow statements and plan to hire more workers at certain levels of sales. This will ensure you will be able to meet customer demand [...]