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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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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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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5 Ways to Stay Positive During a Job Search

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Searching for jobs is not always pleasant; and going through what can be frustrating a bit of an emotional roller coaster while applying for jobs, can have in impact on your job search and how you come across to employers both in applications and in interviews. It’s important to keep your mind focused and in a positive state to avoid coming across as frustrated or desperate to potential employers and hiring managers. Here are a few things ...

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Job Application Do’s and Don’ts [Recruiter Video Tip]

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Many job applications never make it past an initial review. iMPact’s Doug Koetsier shares insights into what job seekers can do to improve the chances of their application making it further into the application process.

  • Create master list
  • Education
  • References
  • Questions
  • Be positive
  • Re-read and review
  • Job suitability
  • Abbreviations
  • Salary
  • Match resume
  • Job movement

When you’re working with iMPact, one of our recruiters will help you through the application and interview process. View our job board for all available positions or click the ...

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