Pack Some POWER in Your Words for the Job Search

Imagine a hiring manager… Long day ahead. Desperately needing to fill the open position in his company, but wanting to find the right person for the job. Piles of resumes on the desk. Not enough time to give each individual document his or her attention. Therefore, the manager must resort to sifting more rapidly through the resumes, stopping only when there is a particular word, phrase or style that catches their attention. So, the question at hand is how to guarantee that your resume will be an attention-grabber?  One that causes the hiring manager to pause and consider you, your talents, your reputation, your potential as a company employee.   We’re seasoned at helping our clients do just that! We have studied and researched the ways in which to format and style your resume to stand out. We have seen results after having joined with clients to help amp up their resumes and find the [...]

Pack Some POWER in Your Words for the Job Search2015-05-01T18:41:47-05:00

Don’t Settle in Your Job Search, You Are More Qualified Than You Think!

Do you find yourself ready to give up on the job search? Are you ready to settle for the job that is your last choice? Don’t lose heart! You have worked too hard to get this far, and you owe it to yourself to keep fighting for the job you really want, the job you deserve. In her article, “You Are More Qualified Than You Think!”, LinkedIn writer, Liz Ryan, shares her personal experience with job descriptions, proper qualifications, and why, in the end, it doesn’t really matter.   Ryan writes that, “In the business we drink a lot of toxic lemonade. We hear a lot of things that are not true and we start to believe them. We think that we can't apply for a job unless we have all the qualifications and Essential Requirements listed in the job ad.” She goes on to say that, “Job ads are nonsense. I'm an HR person [...]

Don’t Settle in Your Job Search, You Are More Qualified Than You Think!2015-04-16T20:48:13-05:00

Interview Tips to Enhance Your Confidence

“Interview invitations should really come with a warning: Strong feelings of excitement changing suddenly into dread are imminent upon receiving this invitation.” This statement, made by Lily Zhang, is the summation of the feelings that so many have journeyed through in the job search process.  You spend weeks searching and hoping to get a call or some semblance of interest from the jobs for which you have applied, but, when that phone call finally comes, you suddenly find yourself with knots in your stomach.  Wait…now they really are interested.  What’s next?  Now it is time to prepare yourself for the interview and prove that you are the best choice for this job.  There are several questions that are commonly asked in interviews that often leave the interviewee stumped if he or she has not done the proper homework.   Zhang discusses such questions in her article, 4 Common Interview Questions (and 4 Perfect Answers).  When [...]

Interview Tips to Enhance Your Confidence2015-04-12T17:08:38-05:00

Judging a Book By Its Cover…Don’t Neglect Yours!

Have you ever zipped quickly through a stack of books, ditching the ones that didn’t seem appealing?  Or perused the bookshelf looking specifically for words or titles that jumped out to you?  Judging a book by its cover.  It’s the token “no-no” that we are all taught while growing up, yet how many times daily do we do just that?  Whether it’s a literal book or just the surface glance toward whatever we are thinking about, we are all guilty of falling for first impressions.  An employer seeking out a new employee is no different.  Stacks of paper cluttering his or her desk, little time to get the necessary work done, and a ton of applicants waiting to be considered.  Whether you want to admit it or not, you, as the job seeker, will be quickly judged and must stand out in the appeal and verbage of your cover letter.  This is your first, and [...]

Judging a Book By Its Cover…Don’t Neglect Yours!2015-04-03T16:23:56-05:00