Job Seekers

May 2019

3 Reasons You Don’t Get Hired (& How to Overcome Them) [1 of 3]

Interviewing without receiving an offer in the end can be extremely discouraging, and it may be difficult to know what exactly went wrong. In our years of experience, we have seen how common mistakes can ruin a candidate’s chances of getting hired. Below are 3 of the many reasons we see candidates don’t get the job. 1. Not Researching the Company In our experience we have found that failing to research a company before the interview can severely hurt your chances of getting hired. It’s important to [...]

How to Convert Your Temporary Job to Direct Hire

A temporary assignment can sometimes act as trial run for both you and your employer. During an assignment you learn as much about the company as the company learns about you as an employee. If there is a good fit in personality and culture, and you excel in your temporary role, your chances of landing a direct hire job are high. While a good staffing agency should tell you upfront whether or not a direct hire is possible, your time with the company can be [...]

April 2019

4 Ways to Prove You Really Want the Job

Selling yourself during a job interview is important. Employers want to know that your interest in their opportunity is more than just superficial. Candidates should give the impression that they want this job specifically over others. Luckily there are some strategies that can be extremely helpful in this. Proving to an employer that you want the job and have an interest in the company can help you to secure an offer. 1. Research the Company Background One very important step when it comes to preparing for [...]

4 Common Thank-You Note Pitfalls (2 of 2)

Candidates often struggle with one of the most important steps of the interview process: the thank-you note. A thank-you note is an opportunity to put a spotlight on your candidacy and address any doubts that may have cropped up during the interview. Our last tip sheet included 3 common thank-you note pitfalls. Here we’ve gathered 4 more in order to help you avoid these mistakes and write a solid thank-you note that will help get you hired over your [...]

March 2019

3 Common Thank-You Note Pitfalls (1 of 2)

Sending a thank-you note after an interview is an important step that candidates often neglect. A thank-you note can help you stand out from your competition, show your interest in the position, and leave a positive impression. A thank-you note should be an opportunity to put yourself in the spotlight instead of just going through the motions. We have gathered a list of common pitfalls in order to offer our professional advice on how to avoid them. A stellar [...]

5 Ways to Lose a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer is an exciting moment that should never be taken for granted. However, there are several ways in which a candidate can lose a job offer before they even start. Candidates who are prepared, professional, and respond in a timely manner usually avoid this problem, but mistakes during this stage of the process are common. Prospective employers can easily lose interest when they encounter any of the 5 behaviors listed below that can lose you a [...]

February 2019

Reasons to Leave Your Job (A Checklist)

Making the decision to leave your job is not often simple or easy. There are several factors that go into determining whether or not your current job is fulfilling your needs in terms of job satisfaction, work-life balance, and compensation. You’ll also want to be informed about the status of the job market in order to determine your chances of landing a new opportunity. We have put together this checklist as a guide for potential candidates to help the [...]

How to Recognize Job Scammer Strategies

The Better Business Bureau reports a rise in employment scams due to increasing activity in the job market. With over 7 million open jobs in the United States, scammers are taking advantage. Unfortunately, we have seen scams becoming an issue for candidates during their job search. Employment scams take many forms and it’s important to recognize the signs and to be aware of the strategies used by scammers. Below we have listed some of those strategies so that you [...]

January 2019

Organizing Your Job Search

When it comes to searching for the perfect job, organization is key. Imagine putting in a few dozen applications and getting a call a week later. Will you know who’s on the other end? Staying organized and keeping track of your applications will help you stay on top of your job search when the calls start rolling in. Set Goals and do Your Research Having a goal in mind can help give direction to your job search. What are your career [...]

4 Tips to get Call Backs from Good Headhunters

According to Forbes, connecting with 3rd party recruiters (headhunters) is one of the top 6 methods to find a job after utilizing your personal network and looking on the job boards.  Many candidates who we interviewed have expressed their extreme frustrations over the hours of time spent on job boards with little to show for it.  Headhunters can be an excellent alternative by helping you by skipping many steps in the interview and application process and set you up [...]