How to Apply for a Job When You Don’t Meet All the Qualifications

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One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is shooting off resumes for jobs they are not qualified for. On the other side of the spectrum, another major mistake job seekers make is NOT applying for jobs because they don’t perceive themselves to be qualified enough. There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate that will meet every single criteria set forth in the job description. Most job descriptions are written by hiring managers and HR personnel ...

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Interview with the Owner: What Candidates Should Know

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Mike Trewhella is a 25-year veteran of the specialty staffing industry. He formerly served as a Group President of a $1 billion staffing organization and has been an owner of Impact Business Group from its inception 14 years ago.

 

  1. What makes someone a good candidate for one of iMPact’s job opportunities, and what’s the best way to engage with a recruiter?

    The clients determine the type of candidate that they seek from a technical, personality and communication standpoint. We ...

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Things Not to Do When Working with a Recruiter

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Working with a recruiter during your job search has many benefits. They can help you uncover new job opportunities and get your foot in the door with companies that you may not otherwise have been able to. To get the most our of the relationship with your recruiter, here are a few things you should avoid doing.

 

Not listen to your recruiter’s advice

The role of a recruiter is to help match a job opening with the best possible ...

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7 Creative Ways to Search for Jobs

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There are many convenient ways to search for jobs such as Ziprecruiter, Monster etc. Although the vast majority of jobs can be found on the most popular job boards, the problem is that everyone else is searching them, and applying for the same jobs as well. Here are 7 few ways you can “search outside the box” and find different job opportunities you may not have found otherwise.

 

  1. Twitter
    Many companies, and especially staffing agencies will share their ...
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5 Ways to Prevent Your Online Image from Derailing your Job Search

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The way you present yourself online as well as the way other online sources depict you can quickly derail your job search without you even knowing it. Employers can find all kinds of information about you with a quick google search, and even the slightest bit of information that gives off a negative image of you can cause a recruiter or employer to scrap your application. The way you are represented online is largely in your control, ...

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Staffing Agency

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Working with a good staffing agency can have many benefits and provide great value to your organization. But be sure to choose wisely as working with a staffing agency that hasn’t taken the time to get to know your business and is not in tune with your needs can be both time consuming and costly. Here are 3 mistakes to avoid when researching and choosing an agency that will best meet your needs.

 

Not knowing your business
It ...

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6 Tips for Advancing Your Career

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Are you looking for ways to advance your career? Whether you’re looking for ways to position yourself for an upward career movement, or an advancement into a new job field or job role, there are a few things you can do to position yourself for the next stage of your career.

1. Plan ahead
Regardless of if you’re looking to make an immediate move, or planning a future career move in the next 6-12 months, sit down and ...

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[Webinar Recording] Resume Do’s and Don’ts – June Job Talk

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6 seconds – that’s the average time a hiring manager or recruiter will review your resume before deciding whether to give it further consideration, or place it in the no-pile. In our June Job Talk webinar, iMPact Partner Matt Peal shared insights on the top resume do’s and don’ts. Learn about the most common mistakes you should avoid on your resume and the best practices that will help get your resume noticed and considered by hiring managers and recruiters. Please ...

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15 Top Paying Accounting and Finance Jobs

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Vice President, Finance

Direct financing strategies, analysis, forecasting and budget management. Direct all aspects of accounting operations such as receivables, payables, payroll and financial reporting.

 

Skills: Strategic Planning, Risk Management / Risk Control, Senior Financial Management, and Financial Modeling. Most people in this job have more than five years’ experience in related jobs.

Median salary: $132,702

Education level: Master’s in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance.

 

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief financial officers (CFOs) oversee the financial operations of their companies and provide leadership ...

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6 Ways to Avoid Appearing Untrustworthy to an Employer

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One of the most important things an interviewer will try to determine during the interview process is how trustworthy you are as a candidate. Before a potential interview even takes place, they will be looking for signs as to how reliable a candidate is. They may ask some questions directly aimed at finding that out, but there are also many indirect signals you’ll send that you may not be aware of that could give off the wrong ...

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