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 »

How to Manage a Team of Conflicting Personalities

  The American Management Association once surveyed 250 executives and managers and found that they spend approximately 24 percent of their time dealing with conflicts. That’s a huge investment of time — which equals a huge amount of payroll dollars being wasted! Let’s not forget the potential effects of conflict on retention and turnover. Poorly… Read More »

High Tech Hiring Heats Up

Great news for IT professionals (but not so great for employers): according to Dice.com’s most recent monthly survey, competition for qualified IT workers is continuing to heat up. Dice.com, the United States’ leading career website for technology and engineering professionals, says the latest surge in hiring has pushed the tech sector’s unemployment rate to below… Read More »

Should You Hire a Candidate With an Online Degree?

As online degrees become more popular in our increasingly wired world, human resources personnel and hiring managers have to decide: how do they view online courses and degrees? Should they give equal credence to job candidates based on whether their academic credentials are online or traditional? Are there any circumstances where online degrees are viewed… Read More »

Social Networks Are Creating New Marketing Jobs

Five years ago, Twitter didn’t exist and Facebook was mostly used among college students as a way to connect with their friends and classmates. Today, Facebook has more than 500 million active users and Twitter reported in April 2010 that new users were signing up at the rate of 300,000 per day. Large companies and… Read More »

5 Questions You Must Ask When Interviewing a Candidate

When you have gotten through the initial screening of job candidates, it’s time to bring in the top two or three in for an interview. What questions should you ask them? What answers should you be looking for? From a general perspective, you want to ask questions that tell you whether the person has the… Read More »

7 Tips for Transitioning from IT into Management

While an IT career can be very fulfilling, it may become a dead end, depending on your career aspirations. There may come a time when you will have to take a serious look at the possibility of moving into management. Why? You may feel that you have hit a glass ceiling. You may think you… Read More »