Tag Archives: third-party recruiters

Filtering Resume Feedback: Who Should You Listen To and Who Should You Ignore

 

resume feedback listen ignore“Show your resume to 50 people and get 75 opinions”
~Lisa Rangel

Everyone has an opinion about your resume.

Yet all resume advice is not created equal.

Here are some points to use when evaluating solicited or unsolicited feedback on your resume. You will be surprised that some of the well-intentioned people you will ask, should not be offering advice:Continue Reading…

How YOU Can Get Hired During the Holidays

 

get hired durig the holidaysDo companies hire during the holiday season?

You may be hearing, “People are busy,” “No one is in the office,” or “Companies are dealing with end of year taxes”.

But what if I told you that you can get hired during the Holidays?

Between business critical positions needing to be filled and the urgency of using up the company budget before the end of the fiscal year, there are plenty reasons why companies need to hire new staff in December. The key is to know how to use this time of year to your advantage.Continue Reading…

7 Logical Reasons Why You Have Zero Results From Your Job Hunt

 

reasons why you have zero results from your job huntIt’s the most frustrating scenario an executive can experience. You’ve spruced up your resume, sent it off to open jobs and after a few weeks you are still hearing crickets. Nothing seems to work and trying to get a hold of HR has been useless.

You scratch your head wondering what could possibly be wrong. After all, you’ve got great experience! Could you be overqualified? Did you format your resume incorrectly? Did you not use enough keywords?

It’s probably none of the above. In fact, if you’re still getting zero results from your job hunting efforts it’s because you may be making one of these all too common mistakes.Continue Reading…

Why You CAN Get Hired During the Holidays (and How)

 

get hired during the holidaysYou may have heard a million times that no one ever hires during the holiday season.
Excuses like “People are busy,” “No one is in the office,” or “Companies are dealing with end of year taxes,” run rampant through the job market this time of year.

But what if I told you that you can get hired during the Holidays?

Between business critical positions needing to be filled and the urgency of using up the company budget before the end of the fiscal year, there are plenty reasons why companies need to hire new staff in December. The key is to know how to use this time of year to your advantage.Continue Reading…

Why do Recruiters Post Fake Ads?

Do Recuiters Post Fake Ads? “Why do recruiters post fake ads?” I receive this question from executive job seekers on a pretty regular basis through direct emails, on job search coaching calls and through the LinkedIn Premium Job Seeker Group that I moderate. Job seekers are perplexed by corporate and third-party recruiters will post “fake ads” – ads that do not seem to be for real, open jobs. Well, I can assure you the ads are not fake—ads cost money. Ad money is not being spent to play with the hearts and minds of executive and professional job seekers. Given that third-party recruiters often have to pay for ads before receiving a fee, they are most often being posted with purpose and not to waste your time. However, I know that it definitely does not reduce your frustration. So I was hoping to shed light on what may be happening. (FYI: I was a 3rd party recruiter for 13 years).Continue Reading…