Job Search Insights

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, 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.

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.

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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