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Important Qualities Job Candidates Need

We’ve spoken a bunch about how important it is to stand out from the crowd when you’re looking for a job. On average, 118 people apply for any given job and only 20% of those will get an interview.

If thinking about how you can differentiate yourself gives you anxiety, perhaps just focus on a few […]

July 1st, 2016|Interviewing, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Important Qualities Job Candidates Need

Why You Should Always Make Your Resume Stand Out

The ugly truth of any job search is that you often need to do something to make yourself stand out. The key is finding the right “stand out method” that will correctly capture the attention of a hiring manager.

That’s exactly what a woman in Australia did while searching for a market research job. Renata Chunderbalsingh knew […]

June 24th, 2016|Job Hunting, Resumes and Cover Letters|Comments Off on Why You Should Always Make Your Resume Stand Out

Questions Hiring Managers Ask Themselves

Sitting through a job interview is no easy task. You’re constantly worrying if you’re sitting up straight, if you wore the right outfit and if you’re answering their questions correctly.  All while wondering if this is really the job you want.

Have you ever put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer and thought, what he or she […]

June 17th, 2016|Interviewing, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Questions Hiring Managers Ask Themselves

Jobs with the Highest Pay Increases

Sure your perfect job challenges you, allows you to pursue your career dreams and leaves you fulfilled every day. But it also pays well and offers sufficient annual salary increases.

So if earning a decent paycheck is high on your list of “wants”, then it’s important to keep up with salary trends.

Randstad – a staffing agency and […]

June 10th, 2016|Jobs|Comments Off on Jobs with the Highest Pay Increases

College Student Gets Hired Using Snapchat

Going to a good college, having an incredible GPA, and acing a job interview are the typical ways to land the job of your dreams. But it’s 2016, long gone are the days of searching online job sites and sitting back waiting for a phone call.

It’s time to get creative. And that is exactly what […]

June 3rd, 2016|Job Hunting, Jobs|Comments Off on College Student Gets Hired Using Snapchat

A Look Into the Best Jobs for 2016

Earlier this year we featured a list of the Best Jobs for 2016. As an IT staffing agency, we were happy to report 11 of the top 25 were tech jobs.

The list, which was originally compiled by Glassdoor, included job titles, how many openings were available and the median salary. Now we’re looking into some of […]

May 27th, 2016|Job Hunting, Jobs|Comments Off on A Look Into the Best Jobs for 2016

Job Search Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Let’s be honest, there is no one-size-fits-all, foolproof method to searching for employment. There are many variables – the industry you’re in, the level of employment you’re searching, your location, etc.

However there are universal job search mistakes that perspective employees often make. Lifehacker recently shared 10 of them and we’re going to summarize our favorites:
Searching the […]

May 20th, 2016|Interviewing, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Job Search Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Simple Networking Tips for Introverts

Even the most gregarious person can sometimes get nervous when it comes to networking. Walking into a room full of strangers to help further your career isn’t the rockin’ Thursday night plans college-you envisioned having, is it?

Regardless of whether or not you enjoy these forced social gatherings, they are important if you want to get ahead […]

May 13th, 2016|Job Hunting|Comments Off on Simple Networking Tips for Introverts

“Why Do You Want this Job?”

Answer this job interview question with ease
While there are many questions that get asked in a job interview that you’re not expecting, there are also many interview questions you should be prepared for.

Inevitably, a hiring manager is going to ask you “Why do you want this job?”. Now the answer may seem obvious, but is it […]

May 6th, 2016|Interviewing, Job Hunting|Comments Off on “Why Do You Want this Job?”

Thank-You Note Mistakes

Most articles written about job interviews or job search tips recommend writing a thank-you note after you meet with your interviewer. It’s just one of those extra steps you can take to make sure the hiring manager remembers your name.

But can writing a thank-you note after a job interview ever be a bad thing?

Mashable recently […]

April 28th, 2016|Interviewing, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Thank-You Note Mistakes