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Tips for Job Seekers Archive

NASCAR, Frogs, and Bunnies, Oh My! What Your Email Address is Saying About You.

Leaving an impression is good, right? Well, that depends. How, exactly, are you leaving a memorable impression? With a charming personality? Perfect. With a sharp suit and a good handshake? Fantastic. With an email address that causes an employer to do double take? Not so good.

The Great Lost Art of the Handshake

We tweet. We text. We IM, but the ultimate “Instant Messenger” in an interview is the Handshake. Technology is fantastic, but don’t be quick to dismiss the perennial stand-by for introductions; the handshake. For the most part, we’ve gone far beyond the origins of this gesture, which in Medieval times provided a way to demonstrate

Tips for Job Searching in Today’s Job Market

The job market is tricky right now. Employers see the unemployment rate and stick with the perception that qualified candidates are available for the choosing. Job seekers are suffering the old catch-22 similar to the very first time they ever searched for work: Must have experience, but unable to get experience without a foot in

Risky Business

As a recruiter, I am in the business of helping people change. Whether it’s their choice or not, changing jobs can change a person, and certainly change a lifestyle. In my role, I have started to notice how most people will let their fears get the best of them. They settle with the cards they

How the Rules for Dating Apply to Your Job Hunt

While talking with a candidate one day, I couldn’t help but be turned off by the words and actions they were displaying. I knew they were a good candidate for some of the positions we were working on, but everything they were saying and doing told me there was no way I could set

First Impressions Start Before the Job Interview

Applying for work is like a job in itself! You have to keep track of so much information: names of the places you’ve applied, passwords for applications, names of contacts and phone numbers of each company, resumes you’ve emailed or mailed, and then there’s all that follow-up. All of this can become very tedious, monotonous

Do you Have the Luck of the Irish When it Comes to Finding Your next Job Opportunity?

In the world of sales, it is a numbers game. The more calls a salesperson makes often equates to more sales. A person might ask, “Is there a certain number of calls a salesperson has to hit to close more deals?” Or, is it the luck of the draw? Some people may think

Interview Faux Pas

According to an oft repeated phrase, sometimes "the devil is in the details." Perhaps you went to a job interview feeling you had the exact qualifications needed to ace the interview. Yet, no offer was forthcoming. You rack your brain for what could have led to this disappointment. Was it the lack of an Ivy

A Practical Guide to Landing a Job ‘Audition’

Much like dancing, working as a temp or supplemental employee takes ability, flexibility, dedication, and overall quality performance. To outshine the competition takes know-how and delivery. So you think you can dance temp? The art of the temp audition takes a common sense approach.

Job Search Secrets from a Pro

As an individual who spends my entire professional life screening, interviewing, and referencing potential candidates for a variety of industries and career tracks, I have seen first-hand the good, the bad, and the downright ugly when it comes to employment seekers. With the recently released stats that the United States has reached double digit unemployment