[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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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.

 

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How to Address Job Hopping on a Resume [Video]

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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.

  • Resume
  • Contract jobs
  • Permanent roles
  • Recommendations
  • Company description
  • 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 ...

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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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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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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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Recruiter Video Tip: How to Get Around Appearing Overqualified on a Resume

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In this short video, iMPact’s Paul Kujawsi discusses how to get around appearing overqualified on a resume.

  • Education: Focus education to job description
  • Experience: Align  with job description
  • Language: Tone down language
  • Cover letter: Include for more detail
  • Long term: Convey your plans to stay
  • Recruiter: Help with hiring process
  • Bored: Relay enthusiasm for the job

If you’d like to connect with one of our recruiters, click the link below to submit your resume.

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Reasons You Should Customize Your Resume for Employer Consideration

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Many job sites now allow users to “quick apply”. Just click a button and your resume is in the hands of a recruiter or hiring manager. Unfortunately, it’s probably just moments away from being greeted with the click of a delete button. However, by taking a few extra minutes to customize your resume, you can place yourself ahead of most other applicants.

 

  1. Is your resume relevant to the position?

    Carefully read through the job description, and ask yourself if ...

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