Job Search Insights

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.

Staffing, Recruiting August 07, 2015

Meet the Recruiter: Jenni McBride

Why am I a recruiter? It sounds cliché, but I really enjoy helping people.  Recruiting is an emotional job. The first person who I placed in a new job cried, which made me cry. It is an unbelievable experience to help someone land a new position. And the journey to get to that point is different with every candidate. Some of my candidates get new jobs within days and for others it can take weeks or months. 

July 31, 2015

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

Picture this: you’re waiting for the elevator at work. The doors open, you walk inside and someone follows behind you. As you turn around you realize it’s none other than the CEO of your company. The doors close and the elevator begins to move. You know you want to say something but what should it be? Should you introduce yourself, try to make a positive impression, maybe even be so bold as to tell him a joke? Unfortunately, as you’re figuring out how to capitalize on this opportunity, the elevator stops, the doors open and your chance walks out the door. 

How to Sell Yourself During A Job Interview

You’ve got a pressed suit, fully-vetted resume and stellar interviewing skills, yet you’re not getting offers. What’s happening? Job seekers must realize that they are in sales. 

Job Search April 07, 2015

Keeping the spark alive: how to fall back in love with your job

Starting a new job at any point in your career is exciting, refreshing, and another chance to keep improving. However, maintaining that same level of initial excitement isn’t always that easy. Overtime, your work environment and your personal life can undergo change, both of which can significantly impact your attitude towards your job and the work that you do every day.

Networking in the New Year

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for a new you. Whether you’re unemployed, employed, a recent college graduate or an experienced worker, your professional identity is something that should always be a top priority. Revamping your skill set is a great way to keep your professional persona on track and ahead of the game. And doing some professional network maintenance from time to time not only benefits your future opportunities, but can also open some new doors in your present circumstances.

Recent Graduate, Job Search, First Job November 04, 2014

Lack of Experience Isn’t the Biggest Roadblock For Recent Graduates

A recent column from The New York Times points out that the jobless rate for college graduates younger than 25 was 8.2% in 2013, compared with 3.2% for college graduates age 25 and older. While there are certainly many factors at work causing this disparity, the younger graduates’ relative lack of interview experience, business professionalism, and communication skills are often what keep these younger people from landing jobs.

Job Search, Consulting September 29, 2014

Take Charge of Your Career Story with a Compelling Cover Letter

We’ve all heard the saying that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. In reality, however, opinions are influenced heavily by our first impressions. In the case of a job application, the recruiter’s or hiring manager’s initial reaction can make the difference between getting an interview or being passed over. A well-crafted cover letter is the perfect tool for shaping those first impressions.

Architectural, Engineering September 29, 2014

Hitting the Sweet Spot for Architectural Staffing

When the credit crisis hit in September 2008, every industry was affected. But in no sector was the impact as swift and complete as it was in the architectural staffing industry. Seemingly over night, every development project was put on hold, and every day you’d hear about another round of massive layoffs.

Job Search, How to Network June 05, 2014

Networking with Purpose: Where do you live? What do you do?

These are two of the leading questions at any social event. Wouldn’t it be great to use this lead-in for job prospecting and networking? Make it happen. Some of the easiest ways to do so include prompting questions:

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