Job Search Insights

November 06, 2015

5 Resume Myths Debunked

Resume styles go through cycles based on the stage of your career. Below are five resume myths and how to best present your skills.

October 29, 2015

What HR Thinks of Halloween Costumes at Work

Below is an info-graphic that answers the question: Should employees wear Halloween Costumes at work? 

Job Search October 27, 2015

Why Can't I Get A job?

The job search process can often be long and exhausting, and many days can end with this frustrating question: “Why can’t I get a job?” It’s a question that most people ask themselves at somepoint or another, but often goes unanswered. And perhaps the key to finding an answer it is to get more specific. Could there actually be something you’re doing during the interview process that’s preventing you from getting a job offer?

Job Search, entry-level jobs October 27, 2015

How to Successfully Navigate through the Changing Job Market

With the unemployment rates steadily dropping in the past few years, the job market has begun to significantly change. Until recently, we had been living in a primarily employer driven job market that gave companies a majority of the power when hiring and retaining their employees. Unfortunately for them, the recent changes in our economy are causing more positions to become available with less talent to fill them, especially in the architectural, engineering and financial industries. And although this labor shortage isn’t ideal for employers, it can be great for jobseekers that are able to use it to their advantage.

meet the recruiter October 22, 2015

Meet the Recruiter: Anna Miller

A diverse career can make a great applicant. As a former swim coach for NCAA Division I team, I have a unique job history. However, most of the skills in my background easily transfer to my position at Messina Group – IT recruiting and business relations.

Recruiting, Job Search October 19, 2015

What Recruiters Wish You Knew

Recruiters look for the best fit for every position they manage, which typically means screening multiple candidates who seem to be a strong match based solely on their resumes. After a discussion occurs, we are able to better evaluate the candidate’s skills and how they relate to the role. Candidates who are a good fit are passed along to the client – and just like the candidates – we wait for feedback. Below are a few things to keep in mind when working with a recruiter:

Interview Tips, Job Search October 06, 2015

The New Rules of Dressing for Success

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 recruiter, it’s my job to make sure that candidates are well-prepared. This means that they know the job inside and out, and look the part. Below are a few tips that I like to share with candidates:

Job Search, First Job October 01, 2015

Back to Basics: Successful Interview Tips

Congratulations! You got the interview. Now it’s time to prepare for success. Below are a few interview tips for making a great impression. 

Interview Process, Job Search September 30, 2015

7 Ways to Rock a Skype Interview

More companies are using Skype and Google Hangout to meet with potential candidates. 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 tips to help you put your best foot forward.

Networking, Recruiting, Job Search September 28, 2015

New Job – Same Employer

Knowing when to change jobs is vital to your personal and professional growth. Opportunities to try something new are all around us – even at our current employer. Such is the case for me. I started at Messina Group as a recruiter and am currently transitioning into a business development role.

Networking September 16, 2015

Networking Tips for Taking Advantage of Fall 

With the fall months upon us, its time to take advantage of the last few weeks of warm weather and the network opportunities that they provide. The spring, summer and fall months often bring vacations, weekend plans and hyperactive social lives, but they also bring a myriad of networking opportunities. Many businesses tend to slow down once the summer hits. However, that doesn’t mean your networking has to as well. The seasonal downtime you might have at work combined with your increased social activity outside of the office can pay huge dividends for your professional network - especially if you take advantage of these networking tips.

Recent Graduate, Interview Tips September 04, 2015

Job Fair Etiquette from a Recruiter 

Everyone working for a startup will tell you that the “old way” of searching for a job is dated – after all t-shirts and dogs are acceptable at the office. The reality is that most recent graduates will find employment at a traditional company. Sure, you may have a stocked refrigerator and pool table, but the normal rules of interviewing still apply.

Networking, Job Search August 18, 2015

The Alumni Connection: Expanding Your Network

Students returning to school may bring back memories of your time at college – or even high school. However, the only people who truly want to reminisce with you are fellow alumni. The good news is that alumni events take place around the country – and offer prime employment networking opportunities.

Staffing, Recruiting August 10, 2015

Meet the Recruiter: John Dewar

As a recruiter since 1988, I have helped nearly 700 people secure their next job. It all started with an electrician named Don, who was my first placement.

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