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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Why Being Dishonest on Your Resume Will Backfire

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According to Inc.com, as many as 85% of job applicants are not totally truthful on their resume. As tempting as it may be to adjust a few details here and there on your resume to make yourself look better and improve your chances to get a call back and an interview, the risks of doing so are not worth it. You could end up losing a job offer, damage your reputation or get fired if found out.

 

We ...

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Conversation with an HR Manager: How to Stand out Against Other Candidates

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We talked to the HR Manager at one of our West Michigan clients about what they look for in an ideal candidate during the interview process. They’re a manufacturer providing metal processing, metal finishing, powder coating, assemblies, and supply chain management at our three facilities.  They primarily manufacture custom furniture and automotive parts.

 

  1. What do you look for in an ideal candidate?

I look for the obvious things such as longevity with previous employers, relevant experience, etc. Other things ...

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We Asked Our Client: What Do You Look For In a Potential Candidate?

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One of the most frustrating parts of the job application and interviewing process is knowing what the hiring manager or recruiter is looking for in a candidate, or what will impress them enough during an interview to want to call you back for a second interview. We asked a few of our clients to give some insight into what they are looking for in a candidate.

 

We asked the Human Resource Manager of one of our client companies. ...

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How to Negotiate a Higher Salary [March Job Talk Webinar]

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View the webinar recording here:

Join us for an interactive and engaging webinar on March 28th to learn more about how to approach a salary negotiation. iMPact’s Partner Matt Peal will discuss best practices, share inside advice and take all of your questions live during this webinar. If you’re not able to attend live, no worries, go ahead and register, and we will send you a link to the recording.

Presenter: Matt Peal, iMPact ...

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Ways to Research a Company Before an Interview [Recruiter Video Tip]

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Preparing for an interview is one of the most important, and sometimes overlooked aspects in the interviewing process. iMPact’s recruiter Philip Champion shares a few insights on what job seekers should do to research a company prior to an interview.

  • Company strengths
  • How they compare to their competition
  • Common connections
  • How’s their financial health

When working with iMPact Business Group, our recruiters will help you prepare for your interview and share relevant information about the company ...

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6 Steps to Negotiating a Higher Salary

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Don’t leave money on the table. Here are 6 things to keep in mind when negotiating for a higher salary with your new employer.

 

Know your value

Before you can negotiate a salary with an employer, you’ll need to determine how much you’re worth. If you’ve held similar positions you may already have a good idea of what your salary should be. There are also numerous resources online where you can see how much others who hold similar positions ...

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February Job Talk Webinar: How to Connect with a Recruiter for Opportunities

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Join iMPact Business Group’s Partner Matt Peal for our February Job Talk [Free Webinar] on Thursday the 22nd from 1 – 1:30pm to get help with your job search. In our focus topic for this month we will talk about how you can position yourself for the best chance to connect with a recruiter for job opportunities.

Topics include:
– Resume tips 
Common resume red flags and how to avoid them
– Interviewing tips 
What employers are looking for and how ...

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12 Signs That Your Job Interview Went Well

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It’s difficult to know exactly how a job interview went, and how you compare to other interviewees in the eyes of the interviewer. But there are a few signs to look out for to give you an idea if the interview went your way. Even if you had a great interview and feel like you knocked it out of the park, make sure to follow-up with the employer after the interview.

 

  1. Interview went longer than planned

    Hiring managers ...

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5 Things Employers Look at When Choosing a Candidate

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Before you find yourself in a situation where you will receive a job offer from an employer, there are many things that have to fall into place. You’d be surprised how many applicants stumble right out of the gate and immediately end up on the no pile, or, the delete folder without any further consideration. Here are 5 things that recruiters and hiring manager will be looking for when deciding whether to move your application to the ...

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