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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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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We Asked Our Client: What Do You Look For In a Potential Candidate?

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One of the most frustrating parts of the job application and interviewing process is knowing what the hiring manager or recruiter is looking for in a candidate, or what will impress them enough during an interview to want to call you back for a second interview. We asked a few of our clients to give some insight into what they are looking for in a candidate.

 

We asked the Human Resource Manager of one of our client companies. ...

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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%

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How to Negotiate a Higher Salary [March Job Talk Webinar]

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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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