Do you ever look at that friend of yours who has accomplished more before noon than you got done all week, and after loathing them, wonder how they do it? We’re all given the same amount of hours in a day and we all need to sleep, so what…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Rich Peterson shared that all those meaningless interview questions actually have a purpose. That’s why everyone uses them. The interviewer is testing your ability to interact with others. By putting you on the spot, your answer gives the interviewer an idea of how you present yourself in a social and professional setting and a glimpse of what you think the most important facts about yourself…Continue
Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It’s no longer as simple as typing up a resume and faxing it in. The virtual considerations that now go into the job hunt cannot be overlooked. To stay competitive in your job search, you need to consider how technology plays into that search. There is far more to consider now that we have virtual footprints everywhere. Getting ready to look for a new position now comes with a few more…Continue
Presenting a title, job duties and pay is pretty simple. Anyone can do that. Creating a job ad that is actually targeted toward qualified candidates is tougher. There are an estimated 5 million jobs posted online. The idea is to let…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on July 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Being prepared for an interview is one of the most important aspects of the job hunt. If for no other reason than not wasting time, you should take the interviewing process seriously. You have spent time and energy on the job hunt and the HR side has spent time and money setting this interview up. Taking steps to ensure a smooth interview is just another bullet in your…Continue
Published April 9, 2013
Abe Cano, Therapist Recruiter, WSI Healthcare
I am one of the lucky few that has the ability to place a new graduate with relatively little to no real world experience.
There is often the chance that someone else's candidate with more…
Added by Abe Cano on April 9, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Job interviews are already stressful enough as it is. Now we're hearing that the time of day you take your interview can affect your chances of being accepted for the next step! In fact, there are even studies that say the day of the week matters.
Whatever is a jobseeker to do? Let's dissect these new findings and then figure out some super stealth ways to ensure your interview goes well, no matter WHEN it is.
According to a…Continue
Added by Angela Yu on March 22, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments
There are days when I love my job as a Talent Management Pro.
There are days when I want to end my own life by throwing myself into a cage full of wild animals, ideally gorillas who are under the influence of amphetamines, and let them rend my body limb from limb. …
Added by Michael Wright on February 13, 2013 at 3:51am — No Comments
‘Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure’ Confucius.
There is no way I can over exaggerate how important it is to make sure you have prepared well for an interview. This must be the rule whether you are a senior level candidate or someone starting out in your career.
Many people blame…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on October 17, 2012 at 6:53am — No Comments
“I am seeking the opportunity to expand my skills, knowledge and experience in a challenging professional environment. I am honest,…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on September 4, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
You always hear the same old tips about how to research into the company, interviewer, role and question preparation. Well we’ve already covered those off in depth in our Ultimate Interview Guide, so we wanted to give you some basic but lesser known tips to get you through your interview and see you into round two.
Added by Lipton Fleming on August 28, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
If you are a current job seeker you no doubt have one more thing to stress about – writing the perfect resume. The resume is often regarded as one of the most difficult documents to develop. An effectively written resume will get the reader’s attention within the first 20 seconds. However, with such demand for jobs, 20 seconds…Continue
From today's RBC Daily:
"Change just one word and you can sometimes change your entire approach for the better." This is a great quote from Jeff Harden's new article on Inc. entitled The 5 Most…Continue
It is 2012 and the economy has not completely recovered—particularly in the legal sector. As a legal recruiter, I’m in the tough position of placing a select few candidates from a highly-saturated, highly-qualified pool of available attorneys. There are more attorneys available than there are available seats on projects. Law firms remain cautious about hiring; many attorneys continue to experience layoffs; and, new attorneys…Continue
Added by David King on February 21, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
You have read many politically correct publications on how to write an effective resume broken down by industry, level of experience, geographic culture, style and presentation. They are all correct, but are they meeting your needs? We are going to take a slightly different approach to resume writing, identifying the pitfalls so you can avoid a recipe for disaster.
At the end of this piece, you will have to ask yourself this question: Is my resume a wimp? We will…Continue
Firstly it’s important to remember that your cover letter is your introduction/preface, it is almost akin to the first steps into an interview room. It’s the first impression we create so we must remember it is important to make it a good one. The main purpose of your cover letter is to entice the reader to want to learn more about you with a view to actually reading through your CV.…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on February 15, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
The resume services team from ResumeEdge, a Nelnet company and leading online provider of resume writing services, today released a new resource, “Top Ten Interview Blunders.” People often spend countless hours working on their cover letter and resume to secure a coveted interview, but then make mistakes during the interview that can’t be undone. This new guide…Continue
Added by Crystal T on July 26, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Regular readers of the Rockwood Blog already know how important it is to avoid typos.
But sometimes even perfect spelling and grammar aren’t enough – there are some things that should be left off a resume.
Here’s a great article from Yahoo! Finance discussing 10 things…Continue
Added by Dan Ogden on July 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Like most sequels, this is not as good as the original, but I hope this is a better sequel than Revenge of the Nerds II. Please read #4 first if you are pressed for time.
1. Cold Calls on Voicemail. Keep the pitch short. Find out the delete # in my system and say "Don't hit the 9 key! My friend Julie is a top notch SharePoint developer and asked me contact you about yesterday's posting. I'm Julie Carr with Blobert Blaf Blechnology (or any company that just…Continue