73% of college grads work in jobs that have nothing to do with their major. People are often surprised to learn how easy it can be to be successful in the construction trades. In WNY, many professional tradesmen earn well over $80,000, and managers often command wages well into the six-figure range. Sure, you start […]
In just 83 days it will be Thanksgiving. Everyone knows that construction hiring mostly happens before Thanksgiving and after Easter. Your next best bet to get a great job in construction might not happen until April 4th 2021! Now is the best time to negotiate a great job in construction. We are smack dab in […]
I was in Home Depot yesterday and overheard one employee telling another, “Don’t look for a better job now. You should wait until this whole thing is over and then see what’s out there.” At a recent staff meeting, we were talking about just how few resumes were posted on ZipRecruiter and how it appeared […]
Making your resume be the one that gets moved to the yes folder is not that difficult. You just need the right hook statement. Once you have it, the hook statement should be used wherever it is most relevant.
Our strategy meeting this morning was about what companies want in an employee. Nikkie, our newest team member jumped in, “Why is no one is asking what job seekers want?” So we talked about that for a minute and I have to say, the answer was not so obvious. As professional recruiters maybe we’ve lost […]
Truth #1: Don’t get sloppy with your job search. Don’t spam your resume. Rather, be meticulous. Read, invest time, thought and care into your search. Truth #2: What you’ve done is the foundation on which you build your potential. It is so much easier to talk about what you can bring to a company if […]
Over the last 21 years, I or my staff have interviewed a cumulative 45,000 job seekers. It’s easy but often dangerous to draw random anecdotal conclusions about things like industry wages and why simply from our experience. Ideally, we would be able to collect real verifiable data. So I built my first survey..which I’ve learned […]
If you want your resume to get noticed, then stop making it read like a thousand other people who want the same job. Job Coaches who advise you to sell yourself are giving you bad advice. The act of selling implies that you are trying to convince hiring managers to trust that you are a good […]
When I talk to someone who is unemployed and I bring up a ten dollar an hour opportunity it’s really hard for me to not get upset when it is dismissed as “not worth someone’s time” because I know from experience how much trouble that attitude has cost me. When I finished college I was […]
I’ve interviewed people for jobs, who themselves were very skilled and very qualified in terms of the job criteria, who were about as transparent as a brick wall. They had good looking resumes, said all the right words, came across well, but because I couldn’t see into their world and they were blocking me out, I didn’t have confidence in sending them in for an interview with my client.
What’s your strategy for getting your resume out? If you’re like so many, it’s to blanket the planet with your resume. When you’re sending out hundreds of resumes, custom cover letters may feel like a burden. My suggestion—send less, but put more into them. More than likely your objective statement tells your prospective employer that you are […]