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

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Date: Thursday, June 7th
Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm
Presenter: Matt Peal, Partner, iMPact Business Group

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 will share 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 ...

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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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Top Engineering Jobs of 2018

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One of the core areas we staff in is Engineering. Below are 7  of the top* Engineering jobs, including what type of education respondents** in each field hold as well as the national average salary.

 

Mechanical Engineer

Average salary (nationwide): $84,190

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree 83%

Associates degree 7%

Some college, no degree ...

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Why You’re Not Getting a Response to Your Facebook Job Application

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We receive quite a few job applications via Facebook. It’s a convenient way to apply for jobs, with the click of a button, maybe answer a quick question or two and off the application goes. But on the other end, someone is reviewing your application and deciding whether or not to take action on it, and more often than not it will not get a response. Once in a while a good resume comes in that will ...

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Recruiter Video Tip: How to Get Discovered by Recruiters on LinkedIn

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One of our recruiters, Drew Kunkel, gives some helpful advice on what candidates should do if they’d like recruiters to find their profiles on LinkedIn and consider them for potential job opportunities.

  • LinkedIn: Online resume + job portal
  • Profile picture: Keep it professional
  • Employment: List detailed content
  • Connections: More = better. Target 500+
  • Posts: Consider your content
  • Groups: Join to network
  • Job board: Explore job opportunities

Here are a few additional articles with helpful tips about how to better ...

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How to Manage and Grow Your Personal Brand During a Job Search

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You’re a brand

What will potential employers think of you when they search for you online? The way you present yourself will determine if you’ll be considered for the job or not. Just like a company takes great care of how they present themselves online, on social media, in videos, at events etc, you need to do the same.  Think of all the different ways a potential employer might find information about you whether it be on sites ...

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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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6 Recruiter Resume Pet Peeves

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Recruiters receive hundreds of new resumes every week and only a few make it to consideration for one of their available positions. There are a few things that they encounter on a regular basis that will make a resume get discarded to the no pile more quickly. Here are 6 of the top resume pet peeves among recruiters.

 

Update and refine your resume. Don’t just add to it.

Your resume is a living document. It should be ...

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