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Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week – September 4, 2015

Here is your Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week!

Some companies put in place a lot of hurdles prior to making a hiring decision - interviews, drug tests, background checks, reference checks, aptitude tests...

Rest assured, the corporate recruiter on the other side of the desk is just as nervous about this daunting process as you are. They need to fill the job, and if they find the right candidate but they don't pass one of these hurdles, they need to find somebody else. Time and effort down the drain.

The more you know about the hiring process, the more you can put the recruiter at ease that they have nothing to worry about. Being proactive with presenting data like references and a solid work history can make the recruiter feel more comfortable with you as a candidate, and more willing to help expedite through the process. As can making sure you fill in every field on the application, so there are fewer questions about what you opted to leave off.

Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).

Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at scott.singer@insidercs.com, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.

 

Three Weekly Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Job Hunting Tips – August 31, 2015

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Here are three simple job hunting tips for you to begin your week!

  1. Some jobs require you to fill out a job application, and don't ask for a resume. It's still helpful to have a resume in these situations - let's say you want to apply for jobs at the mall, and there's 150 stores. If you have copies of your resume with you, you can leave one with the manager on duty. This way, they'll call you if they're interested (and a good resume might make them interested), and you won't get finger cramps from filling out dozens ofjob applications. You'll most likely only need to complete applications for the jobs for which they call you for an interview.
  2. Brush your teeth before an interview. Nobody wants to smell that pickled herringand onion sandwich you ate for lunch. Unless you're applying for a job at that deli on the Lower East Side. In which case, they'll be proud of you for your in-depth product knowledge.
  3. Have a cover letter prepared to accompany your resume. Not only does it help when mailing a resume, but many online employer applicant tracking systems ask for them as well.

Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).

Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at scott.singer@insidercs.com, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.