Job Seekers

November 2018

5 More LinkedIN Jobseeker Pitfalls

Last month we published an article titled Top 5 LinkedIN Jobseeker Pitfalls. We chose the top 5 LinkedIN mistakes we see with candidate profiles and offered our professional insight on how to fix these mistakes in order to make LinkedIN part of a successful job search. In this article we will list 5 more common pitfalls and explain how they can be avoided. Remember: 70% of employers screen candidates on social media before hiring, according to a CareerBuilder survey. [...]

October 2018

Top 5 LinkedIN Jobseeker Pitfalls

LinkedIN is one of the best tools available for job seekers. It allows professionals to brand themselves and connect with others within their industry to build a valuable network. A well cultivated LinkedIN profile can attract interest from employers and potentially your next job offer. That being said, it’s important to know what makes a good profile and what pitfalls to avoid. We have identified five common LinkedIN pitfalls that we see from candidates. Read below to learn how [...]

5 Red Flags to Look for in Your Next Offer Letter

So you’ve had your interview, they want to hire you, and your job hunt is coming to its conclusion. You may think it’s a done deal. However, once an offer letter is presented to you, it could become apparent that the job may not be for you. Whether it’s lackluster benefits, or grammatical errors, your offer letter is a good indicator of how much a company values you. Here we’ve identified the 5 biggest red flags we’ve seen in [...]

September 2018

5 Questions to Ask to Avoid High Turnover Jobs

Avoiding high turnover jobs may not be so cut and dry, and companies can be intentionally misleading with their job postings in order to attract as many applicants as possible. There are certain patterns to look out for in order to spot these job postings. Luckily in the age of technology we have the means to do plenty of research before accidentally committing to the wrong opportunity. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Below is our expert advice on [...]

Supercharge Your Job Search

As the summer winds down and vacations come to an end, it’s time to get serious about your job search. You might be ready to jump back in and start applying for jobs again, but you shouldn’t go in without a plan. Winging it can lead to mistakes, disorganization, and frustration. All of that is easily avoided with some careful planning and preparation. Here we’ve outlined our recommendations on how to conduct an organized and successful job search. Update Your [...]

May 2018

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So, You Have a Degree…Now What?

Don’t feel bad if you don’t have your career path planned out after graduation. Not everyone knows exactly what they want to be when they graduate. A report from the U.S. Department of Education revealed that almost 1/3 of first time college students change their major at least once within the first three years. A LinkedIn study found that graduates will change jobs an average of four times in their first decade out of college. With graduation right around the [...]

April 2018

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Choosing a Recruiter or Staffing Agency: 5 Tips for Jobseekers

A quick LinkedIn search will reveal that there are nearly 700 recruiters in the Greater Philadelphia Area. If you expanded your search to account for those in the industry who may be using more crafty titles such as “sourcing wizard” or “staffing guru”, you’d discover well over 1,000 people in this geographic region alone. Many jobseekers are unfamiliar with the process of working with a recruiter or agency. They don’t know what questions to ask, or what to expect. [...]

February 2018

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How to conduct your Job Search like a Secret Agent

Perhaps the best time to search for a new job is when you don’t really need one. If you’re already in a job, the pressure isn’t as great for you to take just anything that comes along. You can take your time and find the right position to suit your lifestyle. Searching for a job when you are still employed can be problematic. Here are some suggestions from our veteran recruiting team about how to keep your search confidential [...]

January 2018

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell? Salary disclosure has been a hot topic in our industry lately. Recruiters and candidates both have very strong opinions on this. Maybe if both sides understood each other’s motivations better, this would not be such a controversial question. But that is easier said than done. You’re probably going to encounter a lot of articles and blogs offering advice on this topic. Some of them will be more helpful than others. Should [...]

December 2017

Graphic illustrating 12 Pains of a Job Search

The 12 Pains of a Job Search

In the spirit of “The 12 Days of Christmas”, we take a look at 12 of the most painful things about job searches, and how to make them a little less agonizing. 12. Finding Time to Search Job hunting is time-consuming if you’re going about it the right way. Finding the right position with the right company can be daunting. The more crucial your need is to find a job, the more apt you are to apply for jobs that [...]