Monthly Archives: May 2013

What to do before you start looking

When job searching, it’s often difficult to stay focused and directed in your activity.  There’s many things you need to start doing such as establishing a network, polishing your brand and cleaning up your online presence.  This article helps illustrate the items you need to take care of:

Success

http://www.recruiter.com/i/4-things-to-do-before-you-even-start-looking/

What else should we add to the “to do” list?

The top 5 Qualities you must bring to any job application

We’re always on the lookout for the inside scoop and wanted to provide some insight on the top qualities recruiters look for.  Here’s an article on a recent study:  http://www.recruiter.com/i/the-five-star-qualities-that-todays-employer-wants-to-see-in-candidates/

Young businessman

Now, think about your resume and try to work in examples of these attributes into your deliverables:

Professionalism, High-Energy, Confidence, Self-Monitoring, Intellectual Curiosity

If you’re stuck, ask former colleagues on how your demonstrated these traits.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to demonstrate them on the job, are there other organizations or environments you’ve displayed them (volunteer organizations, associations, school, etc.)?

Any thoughts / ideas?