JOB SEEKER TIPS  

 Job Boards

You can build profiles on various job boards such as CareerBuilder, Monster, Ziprecruiter Indeed and LinkedIn. Recruiters use a wide variety of online job boards to find candidates, make sure you are on all of them.

Update your profiles and resume regularly with new information about your job experience, training, and relevant keywords for the jobs you are pursuing.  If you need a couple of pointers check out our success in resume building section. Job boards deliver results to recruiters based upon resume match and resume age (activity) so make changes and updates to your resume regularly.

Proactively apply for jobs instead of waiting for recruiters to search for your resume on a job board. Feel free to apply to multiple jobs with an employer as long as you are a fit for each of them, don't assume they will naturally think of you for a similar position they might be trying to fill.  Keep your name out there for the recruiter to remember you.

Resume

There is no single resume format that is required or will guarantee success. However we recommend a very clean bullet formatted resume that's easy to read.You should constantly be fine tuning and customizing your resume for each position you apply for. Read the job description and make sure you include relevant sentences and keywords the job description would require for a candidate to be qualified.  Recruiters look for specific keywords and phrases but typically don't make assumptions about a candidate if the candidate fails to leave off particular things. You don't have to have a one page resume, but unless you have many years experience and held many positions,  your resume should not normally exceed 3 pages. Stick to one format and style of writing on your resume.

 Interview

Study the company and particular group you are interviewing with by viewing their website, checking them out on linkedin, and any other sources on the internet you can find. Make sure you talk to anyone you know who works there to give you tips on what the culture is like.  Show up early for the interview. Bring 2 copies of your resume one for the recruiter and one for yourself in case they refer to anything on your resume. Dress professionally, do not chew gum during the interview, and be sure to make eye contact.

References 

References should be left off resumes unless the particular post or recruiter asks for them to be sent in with a resume. Most of the time recruiters expect a professional work reference not a personal friend or family. Make sure you give them current references of managers or coworkers within the last few years if possible.  It is best to get consent from your references and let them know to expect a call so they can also be prepared to talk about you.