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Take a Break

November 23, 2016 by



A job search is a tiring and stressful task, it can be long and frustrating.  It’s important, when the opportunity presents itself, to step back from it and give yourself a short break.  One of the most important things you can do during a job search is remember to take time for your most important asset, yourself.  What better time to recharge and re-energize yourself than this time of year?  Back away from the stress of the search and give yourself permission to just relax.  Enjoy and be thankful for what you have; family, great food and all the sports you could possibly want.  When the time comes to get back into the search you can hit the ground running, hopefully with a renewed focus and energy.  Sometimes the best way to move forward is to just stand still.

Come to think of it, taking a break to re-energize yourself is good advice whether you are searching for a job or not. Have a great holiday!

Factors Recruiters May Consider During the Hiring Process

November 15, 2016 by


You are searching for that perfect job and are wondering how the company’s recruiter feels about you as a candidate for their company. What do they care about and how can you improve your chances to get the position for which you feel qualified? Rachel Bitte’s company, Jobvite, surveyed a number of HR professionals and recruiters nationwide to find out exactly what they are looking for and “what makes them tick.”  Here are a few suggestions you may find helpful:

• Believe it or not, interviewers care about who you’re voting for. With that in mind, be careful about what you post on social media platforms. What you post may influence (even subconsciously) the person making the decision. Avoiding any discussion on political topics is a good rule of thumb.

• Recruiters will judge you on how you dress. The workplace today is more casual than ever. You need to make sure you can differentiate between interview attire and workplace attire and dress appropriately.

• Hiring managers rely heavily on employee referrals to fill positions. Being a good cultural fit within the company is the number one factor for an individual being hired over another candidate who may be just as well qualified for the position. When you have an employee referral, you have a vote of confidence in being a capable employee and a good fit.

For more detailed information, please click or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.themuse.com/advice/fair-or-not-heres-what-recruiters-really-think-about-you