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.


Bachelor’s degree 83%

Associates degree 7%

Some college, no degree ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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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