How do recruiters find candidates?

5 Ways Recruiters Find Candidates

Recruiters succeed where applicant tracking systems (ATS) fail. While ATS have the ability to store and sift through resumes based on desired skills, they alone cannot make final judgment calls about candidates. Because applicant tracking systems have flaws, thankfully, recruiters do not rely solely upon them for finding candidates. Recruiters use a variety of sourcing techniques […]


8 Words or Phrases Never to Include in Your Resume

According to a CareerBuilder survey, 17% of hiring managers spend an average of 30 seconds looking at a resume before deciding if they’re interested in a candidate. Having too little time to read each one in depth, obvious resume red flags, like an outdated resume format, typos, or too many unmatched resume fonts, are immediately eliminated. Even those that pass […]


How to Avoid the Holiday Job Search Slump

If you’re in a job search slump this month, you might think that a Q4 job search would be a wash. In fact, the opposite is true. Holidays and job searching go together, hand in glove. Fewer people are applying during the holidays, giving hiring managers fewer resumes to sort. Additionally, all that holiday cheer – and […]


6 Steps to a Glamorous Resume Makeover

Does this sound like you? You’re casually browsing different opportunities because your current position isn’t a great fit. Or, you’re occasionally browsing job boards, but you’re not actively sending out application packages. Even if you’re not in full job-hunting mode, it sounds like you’re almost there and could use some resume help. Here are six steps […]

personal branding

6 Ways to Use Personal Branding to Enhance Your Job Search

Personal branding is what sets you apart. It’s what makes you more hirable – and more likable – than someone with similar qualifications. According to career experts, if you’re in the running for a new job, you will be Googled. Make sure you’re crafting a consistent, professional, and original personal brand across your social media […]


How To Show Off Your Communication Skills On Your Resume and in an Interview

One of the soft skills employers request the most is communication. What are soft skills and how do I demonstrate them in my job search? Soft skills are sometimes difficult to demonstrate to others because they’re personal attributes, like teamwork, punctuality, and listening skills. But during your job hunt, they’re certainly not impossible to demonstrate […]


5 Things Recruiters Look for in a Resume

Each recruiter will only spend about six seconds skimming a potential applicant’s resume. Six seconds. While conveying your persuasive work history in this length of time could seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Recruiters who read resumes aren’t doing anything surprising: if your resume seems like it could persuade a hiring manager, they’ll forward it […]