Job Seekers

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...

December 2018

4 Tips for Addressing a Layoff

The Bureau of Labor Statistics measured layoffs in the U.S. to be close to 1,700 in the month of October which remains relatively consistent with the monthly totals recorded so far in 2018. Layoffs happen across a number of industries for a number of reasons. If you’ve ever been laid off, you might worry about how it could affect your ability to secure your next job. Read about our four biggest tips on how to handle a lay-off in...

November 2018

4 Signs of and Employment Scam

According to the Better Business Bureau, employment scams are on the rise due to economic growth and the abundance of jobs. This year through October, more than 3,700 incidents were reported across the country which is double the number of reported incidents last year. This rise in fraudulent activity is cause for concern during a job search, and unfortunately, we see these scams becoming an issue for candidates. Below we have outlined the most recognizable signs of an employment...

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...