Are You Using the Right Type of Resume?

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There are 4 different types of resumes. Depending on the type of job you are applying to and your career situation, different resume formats may apply. The four standard types of resumes include:

  1. Chronological
  2. Functional
  3. Combination
  4. Targeted

Chronological Resume

This is the most commonly used resume format, and what most people traditionally think of when they hear the word resume. It starts by listing your work history, with the most recent positions listed first. Employers tend to prefer this style of resume because ...

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A Personal Brand and Why Every Job Seeker Needs One

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Hiring managers and recruiters receive large amounts of job applications, so it is essential for job seekers to stand out from the crowd in order to be considered for a position. Your personal brand  is how you market yourself to others. You are your own brand. Think of yourself as a solution to a problem your potential employer is having. Your goal is to make sure that your customer (potential employer) is aware what you can do ...

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13 Reasons Why It Might Be Time for a Job or Career Change

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  1. Lack Passion

Has the honeymoon phase long passed? If you’re not waking up feeling excited about going into work anymore, and your enthusiasm for the contributions you are making is gone, it’s a good reason to look for a new, exciting opportunity. It could be a new position within the company, or perhaps time to look for a fresh start in a new environment to invigorate your career.

  1. Company not doing well

This one is pretty obvious. Are the ...

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Find Your Next Career Opportunity [VIDEO]

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 Why Work With iMPact Business Group?

  • Cost
    There are no costs or fees for you to work with iMPact Business Group.
  • Resume review
    We will go over your resume with you to make sure it is optimized for the positions for which you are applying. Prior to an interview, we will also discuss your resume and qualifications with the hiring manager.
  • Interview Coaching & Negotiation
    Prior to an interview with a hiring manager, our recruiters will ...
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How Do Your Candidates Measure Up?

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Are the candidates you are ‘interviewing’ meeting the requirements of your open position?  Do you find yourself meeting with candidates who don’t meet the minimum requirements?   Are you reviewing countless resumes that don’t align to the job opening?

Resume Review
In today’s world, it is difficult to effectively screen candidates on the technical, function and the cultural elements of your open position.  While every business is doing more with less, we expect more from the candidates we consider ...

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4 Common Hiring Mistakes

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Making your search too narrow

Don’t keep your search too narrow to only include people like yourself or people currently on your team. Having a diversified workforce will improve the chances that you will receive applications from talented applicants who would otherwise not consider your organization. A diverse workforce will build your employer brand, increases productivity, encourages personal growth and makes employees think more independently.

Not knowing what you want

You can’t expect to interview candidates about what they want, ...

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5 Quick Ways to Make Your Tech Resume Stand Out

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When reviewing resumes for technical positions, there are certain things recruiters will look for that are different from other kinds of resumes. When composing your resume for a tech position, here are 5 quick and helpful tips to make sure your resume will provide the accurate information and meet their expectations.

 

1. Technical Summary

A resume for a technical position, such as a Network Administrator, Developer or Engineer, should clearly show the candidates technical skills. A great way to ...

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Top 5 Reasons People Leave Their Jobs

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Our recruiters talk to thousands of job seekers, and one of the first questions they ask is “Why did you, or why are you thinking of, leaving your employer?”. We compiled the top reasons given for why people leave their employment. Although this is a list of top answers, there will most likely be a combination of reasons at play when someone decides to leave their current job. Some of the reasons are out of the employers ...

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Avoid Asking Leading Behavioral Interview Questions

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One of the biggest mistakes interviewers make when using behavioral questions is to give away the answer in the question. There are a few things to avoid, such as using loaded, and presumptuous language (adapt, successfully, balance, persuade etc) and instead using less presumptuous language. Here are a few questions to ask that will help identify job candidates that will solve instead of cause problems. To do this, stay away from leading questions, and ask more open ended questions ...

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[Video] 7 Resume Dos and Don’ts

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  1. Do: Include approximately 5 bullets under each job showing your responsibilities. The bullets should also include your role in any projects, the tools/technology you worked with and any achievements.
    Don’t use the same responsibilities for each job.
  1. Do: According to Monster.com you should keep your resume at 1-3 pages max. I agree with this! You want to hold the audiences’ attention.
    Don’t: If your employment does not fit on three pages, then ...
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