We’ve written many different blog posts about how to write and format a resume that will have a better chance to get the attention of a hiring manager or recruiter. When it comes to IT specific resumes there are a few common areas of mistakes candidates make, and a few recommendations to make your resume stand out.
Know your Audience
When writing an IT resume, keep in mind that you’re likely writing for two different audiences. The first ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
In our recruiter video tip this week, iMPact recruiter Casey Coretti shares some advice for job seekers who have had several jobs in a short amount of time, and are appearing as job hoppers to potential employers.
What’s important to you?
If you’d like to connect with a recruiter about potential job opportunities in Information Technology, Engineering or Accounting/Finance, click the ...
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.
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 ...
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
Re-read and review
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 ...
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 ...
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.