Job Search Insights

Job Search, Job Offers November 20, 2015

Knowing When to Turn Down a Job Offer

Securing a job offer is always an exciting development, no matter if it’s your first official offer or the fiftieth. But what if there were some “red flags” during the interview process or the details of the job offer aren't what you thought they would be? Here are a few reasons why turning down an offer could actually be the right move for you. 

Veterans November 11, 2015

Decoding Your Resume for Military Veterans

US veterans receive incredible hands-on training and certification while in the service. Whether it is in the form of logistics management or healthcare administration, they are well prepared to enter the civilian workforce. However, the sticking point for many vets is the heavy use of acronyms on resumes – and during interviews.

Job Search, cover letter November 06, 2015

The Dos and Don'ts for Cover Letter Writing

Whether you’re a recent graduate entering the job market for the first time or a seasoned professional looking to make a career move, having the skills to write a stand-out cover letter is key to landing your new job.

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.

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