Should You Move for a Job? By Leah O’Flynn, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Redfish Speaks

Leah O'Flynn, Tech Recruiter

Leah O’Flynn, Tech Recruiter

Should You Move for a Job?

By Leah O’Flynn, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

 

Moving is a big undertaking for most folks. There are a lot of things hanging in the balance when you get an offer that requires relocation.

 

The most important thing to consider is the job itself.

 

Is this your dream job? If not, what is the driver? It should be pretty compelling, for example: The job is in your dream location; the opportunity to grow your career is clear; the team dynamic is perfect. Read more »

Resume Dos and Don’ts

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Resume

Resume Check ListResume Dos and Don’ts

There are a number of things you want to consider when it comes to resumes.

Make sure your resume is up to date.  Craft it to respond directly to the position or company you are trying to engage. Quantify your results. Brand yourself with the take-away you want your reader to retain.

Don’t forget your relevant contact information and make sure that your resume is easy to read. Don’t go off point, in most case people do not want to hear about your political leanings, religious beliefs, or personal campaigns. Don’t fudge dates or lie on your resume.

Your resume is your key to getting in the door, make sure you do and don’t include certain things. To read the top seven dos and don’ts and other articles on resumes, check out the Job Seeker Resource section of the Redfish website.

 

Tell us what you think the top resumes dos and don’ts are in your experience!

Become the Solution To The Job Interviewer’s Problem

Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview, Job Search

Become the Solution To The Job Interviewer’s Problem

by Carole Martin, The Interview CoachCarole-Martin-the-Interview-coach

The absolute worst way to go to an interview is with the attitude of: “Please, please – hire me.”

When you go to an interview with that attitude you appear desperate. And even though you actually may be desperate in a difficult job market, you don’t want to appear that way.

The demeanor and attitude that you bring to the interview will set the tone for the entire interview.

Let’s look at it from the employer’s/interviewer’s point of view. Read more »

The Reality TV Career Shows for Job Seekers

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Job Search

The Reality TV Career Shows for Job SeekersTV addict

The last thing anyone would suggest to a recent grad or seasoned professional is to spend their free time watching TV when they should be out building a new career, but the truth is most of us are going to watch from time to time.

Reality shows grew to become one of the most popular genres on television, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The “reality” within these shows needs to be taken with a bit of skepticism, but there are some lessons to be learned in the world of business if you know where to look.

‘The Job’

The new competition show from CBS pits job seekers against each other to compete for spots with companies like the Palm Restaurant Group and Cosmopolitan. One of the twists in the show is that a trio of related businesses can swoop in and hire a candidate out from under each week’s featured company. Read more »

The Top 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Finding a New Job or Advancing Your Career – From Redfish Technology Recruiters

Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Recruiter / Recruiting

The Top 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Finding a New Job or Advancing Your Career

From Redfish Technology Recruiters

 

At this reflective time of year, the Redfish recruiters have made their personal New Year’s Resolutions. Next, they offer some ideas for you, whether you are actively seeking a job or not.

 

Here are the top 8 resolutions for active and passive job seekers:

 

“Be available. Oftentimes, candidates looking for a new career opportunity are surprised by how much time it takes to find the right fit. When starting a career search, try and set aside a predefined block of time every day for interviews, follow up emails and resume submittals. Doing so will help to land the right opportunity, quickly.” – Joanna Bradley Read more »

Jumping Back Into the Employment Marketplace. By Greg Schreiner, Technology Recruitment Manager

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Redfish Speaks, Resume

Jumping Back Into the Employment Marketplace

Greg Schreiner, Recruiter Redfish Technology

Greg Schreiner, Technology Recruitment Manager, Redfish Technology

By Greg Schreiner, Technology Recruitment Manager

 

 If you’ve been unemployed, is this the right time to jump back in? The short answer is yes. In our view, it is always the right time to be employed! If you are a manager or executive, unless you are pursuing an advanced degree, nursing a loved one, climbing Everest, or making a lifetime trip across the globe, what would you rather be doing than keeping your skills sharp and making an impact in your favorite industry?

Read more »

5 Reasons Why You Need More Than a Good Resume to Stand Out from the Crowd

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5 Reasons Why You Need More Than a Good Resume to Stand Out from the Crowd

Source: CareerAlley
http://CareerAlley.com

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” – Whitney M. Young

 

You’ve probably heard hundreds of times that your resume is the most important document in your job search, and, that is so. But if you want to stand out from the competition, I say you need more than a great resume. In the end, only technically qualified candidates will get to interview for any open job. And, while your resume may (or may not) help you get in the door, you will need more than your resume to get the job. So, you may ask, what else do you need? Lots of research, interview preparation and (unfortunately), additional “documentation”. Read more »

The Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Job Seekers

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The Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Job Seekers

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

By Jessica Hernandez

Do you ever wonder why other candidates are bombarded with calls for interviews and are fielding offers for jobs left and right … while you’re struggling to garner any attention at all from hiring managers? It could be as simple as the resources these candidates have available to them and how they utilize them. Read more »

How Do You Evaluate Compensation At A Startup Company?

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Job Search, Salary

How Do You Evaluate Compensation At A Startup Company?

Salary evaluation is an initial part of looking at any new opportunity. And despite the various salary calculators and Bureau of Labor Statistics tracking, compensation evaluation is not cut and dried by any means.

Large companies and public corporations often make available salary information based on roles, experience, and tenure. It may be fairly easy to compare remuneration between some of the large players because of this. But how do you evaluate the right level of compensation at a startup company? Read more »

The Long Road Back – 5 Links for Starting Your Job Search

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search

Article Title: The Long Road Back – 5 Links for Starting Your Job Search
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://CareerAlley.com

Journey

It’s not about where you started, it’s about the journey” – Joey Trebif

Losing your job sucks. There’s just no other way to put it. Whether you are part of a downsizing, merger, “job mismatch” or plain old Read more »