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 »

The Latest Trends in Salary and Benefits

With so many changes rocking the corporate world over the last 3 years, it’s only natural that companies have had to reconsider their salary and benefits programs. While experts are projecting a slight uptick in salary increases in 2012 compared to 2011, many companies are continuing to focus on variable pay. According to the U.S.… 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 »

Job Search Tip: Use tools to sell your story

When it comes to reviewing résumés, the sheer volume of résumés received in their inbox can overwhelm a recruiter. Think about it: a recruiter could get hundreds upon hundreds of résumés for a single job posting. And with that amount, it can be difficult to differentiate one from the other. That is why it’s important… Read More »

Is It Okay To Ask If You Got The Job?

  Like so many other aspects of the job search process, if you want to find out whether you got the job after a successful interview, you need to be professional. It shows initiative and a desire for the job if you follow up, but you don’t want to be inappropriate, annoying or pushy. First,… 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 »

5 Tips for Applying for Out of State Jobs

Applying for a job in a different state can be tricky. There is a myth that most recruiters or HR managers won’t even consider an out-of-town candidate because they’re afraid they’ll be asked to pay for interview trips or relocation costs. They might be worried that they’ll go through all the trouble of hiring you,… Read More »