Posts Tagged: hiring

The Art of Writing a Cover Letter

As recruiters, we field cover letters and résumés on a daily basis. While some are extremely well crafted—perfectly showcasing all of their skill and attributes—some just fail to hit the mark. We understand that many of you may have a family, a second job and other obligations, but you must invest time and effort to… Read More »

In The Trenches: “Older” Versus “Younger” in the Global Recession

The job market is a cut-throat place these days, but is it extra difficult for older workers? The consensus seems to be “yes”. The questions that arise may include: are they less qualified? Less hardworking? Or is it that younger workers are less expensive?  These are the questions that are instigating conversations across the job… Read More »

What to Look For in a Marketing Job Candidate

Looking for a strong marketing candidate is a little like looking for a strong sales candidate. You want to find someone who is good at forming relationships and can tell you the strengths and unique features of a product. Since marketing is so web-reliant these days, marketing candidates also need a lot of tech savvy… Read More »

A Financial Interview

Advancing—or even jumping headfirst into the finance industry—can prove to be a monumental task. It’s vital for you to gain a competitive edge over other candidates by standing out and properly preparing yourself for the recruiting and interviewing process. We’ve put together some insights into the dynamics of for a career in finance.

Make It or Break It

It’s a war out there—figuratively, of course. Job seekers and hiring managers are battling tooth and nail to come out on top. Recruiters want to hire the best candidates and candidates are battling to be the best prospect. The pool of candidates, although substantial, lacks volume when it comes to experience. It is our job… Read More »

It’s All About Who You Know

It’s not news that networking is a vital to jobseekers on the hunt for a new career. It’s said regularly by professionals and job seekers alike, “It’s all about who you know”. Do you know the right people? Whether you are just starting your networking venture or consider yourself a networking veteran, there are five… Read More »

Real Recruiters Win Out

Well-rounded, dedicated recruiters know the difference between sourcing and recruiting; they also know the difference between passive candidates compared to the active ones. To be an effective, successful recruiter, there are several characteristics you must possess that help define you from hiring average employees to hiring candidates that reside at the top of the talent… Read More »

The Financial Market Speaks to Entry Level Job Seekers

AAFA (American Association of Finance & Accounting) is an alliance of executive search firms that focuses on recruiting and staffing finance and accounting professionals. They support over 45 offices across the United States that are staffed with more than 200 specialized accounting and finance job recruiters. AAFA offers every accounting and finance job candidate national… Read More »

What Type of Resume is Best for Me?

One of the first things you need to do when embarking on a job search is create a strong, concise resume. Your resume needs to be more than a list of what you’ve done. It needs to be a document that represents who you are and tells employers what you can do. Your resume often… Read More »

IT Hiring Remains Strong Despite Economic Fears

IT hiring has been on the rise since 2011 began, and that growth should continue into 2012, despite recent rumblings that the economy may take another downturn. “Despite the economic woes we’ve been hearing about, I haven’t … seen any change in demand [for IT workers],” says Shane Bernstein, managing director of IT staffing firm… Read More »