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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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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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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February Job Talk Webinar: How to Connect with a Recruiter for Opportunities

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Join iMPact Business Group’s Partner Matt Peal for our February Job Talk [Free Webinar] on Thursday the 22nd from 1 – 1:30pm to get help with your job search. In our focus topic for this month we will talk about how you can position yourself for the best chance to connect with a recruiter for job opportunities.

Topics include:
– Resume tips 
Common resume red flags and how to avoid them
– Interviewing tips 
What employers are looking for and how ...

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6 Recruiter Resume Pet Peeves

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Recruiters receive hundreds of new resumes every week and only a few make it to consideration for one of their available positions. There are a few things that they encounter on a regular basis that will make a resume get discarded to the no pile more quickly. Here are 6 of the top resume pet peeves among recruiters.

 

Update and refine your resume. Don’t just add to it.

Your resume is a living document. It should be ...

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Get Found On LinkedIn. 9 Ways to Improve Your Profile.

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When applying for jobs, one of the most important things you can do is to keep your LinkedIn profile up to date. Recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers WILL be looking at it, and having an outdated or incomplete profile will leave a bad impression.

We came across a situation where a candidates LinkedIn profile picture resulted in a lost job opportunity. One of our clients called and left a message, sounding quite alarmed, telling us to look ...

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5 Holiday Job Search Tips

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Contrary to popular belief, the end of the year can be a great time to apply for jobs. Many job seekers have the incorrect impression that employers aren’t hiring during the end of year holidays, and hold off on their job seeking activities until January. This makes January a much busier month, resulting in more resumes and competition for open positions. Here are 5 tips for how to find job opportunities during the holiday season.

  1. Networking

    With all the ...

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5 Things Employers Look at When Choosing a Candidate

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Before you find yourself in a situation where you will receive a job offer from an employer, there are many things that have to fall into place. You’d be surprised how many applicants stumble right out of the gate and immediately end up on the no pile, or, the delete folder without any further consideration. Here are 5 things that recruiters and hiring manager will be looking for when deciding whether to move your application to the ...

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Things NOT to Say on a Job Application

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We receive hundreds of resumes every week. On some of the applications we ask individuals to let us know why they would be a good fit for the position they’re applying for. A response to a question like this is the first impression a job seeker will have with a potential employer, and can be the difference between getting your resume looked at, or getting immediately discarded. So, let’s take a look at a few actual examples ...

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4 Resume Tips for Job Hoppers

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It’s become more common to change jobs and even careers more frequently than in previous generations when it was common to stay with the same employer for several decades. Even though it’s more acceptable with more frequent job changes, it will still raise a red flag with hiring managers to have too many job changes in a short amount of time. The hiring manager might be worried that you lack commitment, have no patience or that you ...

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