August 12th, 2014
In today’s online world, the resume takes a new role when it comes to impressing employers. While many executives have a general expectation of what a typical resume should look like, it’s important to grab their attention with subtle differences that make your resume pop. In order to create a professional resume that is appropriate for your field, we’ve come up with three essentials to include.
3 Things to Include on a Professional Resume
1. State A Clear Objective
It’s easy to lay out a general objective that covers a wide array of jobs and opportunities. At the top of your resume, write a clear and specific objective that matches the job you are applying for. Employers don’t want to see another general resume that could work for anything; they want to know why this job specifically grabbed your attention.
2. Use Appropriate Key Words
A great way to tailor your resume to a specific job is to use keywords that are included in the job description. If an employer were to look at your resume next to the job description, they would relatively match. Show how your experience meets the qualifications desired of the position and you will make the interview process fairly easy. Read the rest of this entry »
August 5th, 2014
Having an open position at your company can be a stressful occurrence. There is additional work to be done all around and you’re missing the value of a good employee. Just as stressful as that vacant spot is, going into the hiring process can be just as daunting. Collecting resumes and interviewing candidates is work in itself, but what if there was someone to help you with that? Over 90% of businesses hire a staffing agency to give them a hand. If you’re interested in an agency, here are five ways they can help your company.
5 Reasons to Invest in a Staffing Agency
- Save Time
Going over resume after resume is a time consuming process that can leave you feeling drained and exhausted. You are overwhelmed with applications and cover letters trying to find the best fit for the job. A benefit to hiring a staffing agency is that they do that for you. Staffing agencies spend the time combing through resumes to determine whether or not they are right for your business. This allows for you to continue your work while the hiring process forges on.
- Find Top Talent
Another benefit of staffing agencies looking over resumes for your open position, is that they will find you top talent. By going over the qualifications of each applicant, they can determine whether or not they match what your needs are before they ever reach your door. Read the rest of this entry »
July 15th, 2014
Nothing is more discouraging in a job interview than to be judged and deemed “unfit” for the job minutes into the discussion. When it comes to interviewing strangers, the “incompetent until proven worthy” system leaves little wiggle room for top talent that isn’t getting the chance to show their skills. Instead, mediocre employees with namedrop-worthy networks land the job simply because they know people.
So how do you level the playing field?
Instead of a, “Tell me what your weaknesses are,” approach, try your next job interview using performance as a base and a detailed job description as your guide to hire true talent.
5 Steps to Hire Top Talent
1. Make a proper introduction.
The purpose of this introduction is to take control of the job interview and find out what the candidate’s true motivation is for finding a different job. The “why” is more important than the “what” here because you have to be able to see the potential as well as the demonstrated ability to live up to that concept. Give a quick overview of the job, and then ask the candidate to respond with a quick overview of their skills that are relevant to specific requirements of the job. Read the rest of this entry »