Posts tagged “hiring manager”

How To Interview: 7 Things You Should Never Do

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard the statement – “If I can get the interview, then I’ll get the job”. Many people tend to be very confident about their interview skills. When they don’t get the position, they assume they didn’t have the skill level the employer was looking for, but the real reason may be that they broke some major interview rules. When it comes to interviewing, most people are concerned about what they’re going [...]

6 steps to making the perfect first impression

They say that making a good first impression is everything when it comes to winning over the affections of a new acquaintance. Make the wrong first impression – especially in a recruitment environment – and you could lose that job opportunity before you can say “I’ve lost that job opportunity”. The thing about a first impression is that you only get one chance to make it - and you don’t get long to do it either. In fact, it’s debated that [...]

The 5 Biggest Cover Letter Mistakes

The employment market is tough. Anyone looking for a job will tell you that. Think about this: hiring managers sometimes receive thousands of applicants for the few jobs they post. Are you wondering why you’re not getting noticed? It’s highly likely that you are shooting up a red flag somewhere in your resume and/or cover letter. Besides the obvious - which includes making sure there are no typos and that your cover letter is addressed to the right person - [...]

10 Lessons on Developing a Job Search Strategy

We often mention the concept of a job search strategy on our blog, because it really sums up all of the avenues you need to travel down in order to land a new position. However, it has come to our attention that some of you are unaware of what an effective job search strategy really entails. You cannot simply take your existing resume and cover letter, change around the information and fire it off to hundreds of companies and somehow believe [...]

Resume writing advice for career transitions

When attempting career transitions, one of the most difficult aspects is explaining to an employer how the skills from your current job can apply to your new one. Since many employers are looking for people with exactly the right skills and qualifications, it can be hard to get noticed when your experience doesn't completely match what the employer is looking for. While this can be difficult - it is certainly not impossible, and with the right tips, your resume can [...]