Know How You Will Make an Impact

Showing your recruiter that you’re the right candidate for a job and how you’ll make a positive impact on the company are both important. When you’re able to tangibly prove your worth, eliminate any doubt a recruiter may have and stand out from other candidates, your odds of landing a job increase significantly. Here are… Read More »

Avoidable Interview Mistakes

Nailing a job interview and impressing your recruiter isn’t always easy, and even the most seasoned job candidates make mistakes. The problem is that doing the wrong things can really hurt your chances and squander a perfectly good opportunity. But fortunately, many mistakes are avoidable, and planning ahead of time should prevent you from making… Read More »

The Benefits of Temporary Work Experience

While traditional, full time jobs make up the vast majority of employment, temporary jobs are on the rise. According to CareerBuilder, “temporary help services were among the first industries to add jobs when the recession officially ended, growing 15 percent from 2009 to 2010 and 57 percent from 2009 to 2014.” Although some people are reluctant… Read More »

Strategies to Connect With Your Interviewer

There’s a lot that goes into having a successful interview, and some people get so wrapped up in the preparation that they overlook one of the most important aspects – connecting with an interviewer on a personal level. While it won’t guarantee that you’ll get hired, it can significantly increase your chances of landing a… Read More »

Selecting Professional References

There are several things that recruiters look at when considering whether or not to hire a job candidate. While relevant experience, educational background and industry skills are important, references play a considerable role as well. In fact, the references you choose can sometimes be a deciding factor and mean the difference between getting the job… Read More »

The Importance of Following Safety Guidelines

Workplace injuries are something that plagues many industries, and create a host of problems each year. Although injuries and fatalities have decreased significantly over the past 40 years, they still happen on a consistent basis. According to OSHA, “there were 3.3 injuries and illnesses per 100 workers and 12 fatalities per day in 2013.” Let’s… Read More »

How to Prepare for a New Job

The first day of a new job can be a time of anticipation, excitement and nervousness. Not knowing exactly what to expect and how you’ll fit in can be a little stressful. However, by taking the right steps to prepare, you should be able to make your transition a smooth one and get started out… Read More »

Resume Writing: How to Properly Incorporate Keywords

The way in which employers browse through resumes and select job candidates has changed dramatically over the past decade. Rather than sifting through piles of physical resumes, many now use software and databases. To ensure that you’re not overlooked, it’s important to incorporate the right keywords into your resume. Here’s how to do so and… Read More »

LinkedIn for Online Branding as an Active Job Seeker

Regardless of your industry and the specific position you’re applying for, the odds are good that you’re faced with many other applicants vying for the same job. Accordingly, it’s highly important to differentiate yourself from the pack. One effective way to do this is through online branding to express and communicate your unique skills, personality… Read More »