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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Resume Do’s and Don’ts – June Job Talk Webinar

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Date: Thursday, June 7th
Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm
Presenter: Matt Peal, Partner, iMPact Business Group

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 will share 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 ...

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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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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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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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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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Resume Tips for Overqualified Candidates

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When applying for jobs, most candidates try to lift their skills, experience and education to convey to a potential employer that they are qualified for the position. But some candidates are in the opposite position, where they have a work history and or education that goes well beyond what a job description calls for. It may seem counter-intuitive that having too much experience would be prohibitive when applying for a job, but there are a few different ...

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