Collectors play a vital role in the financial and service industries. For those looking to start their career, an account recovery position can be a great way to get your foot in the door as well as gain essential professional skills you can carry into other positions down the road. Although a … [Read more...] about Considering a Role in Collections? Consider These 7 Soft Skills!
Conducting references is one of the many steps in an employer’s interview and hiring process. References allow potential employers to speak directly to people who know your work ethic and character. As a job seeker, who you choose as a reference can make or break your chances of getting the job, so … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: How Do I Get a Professional Reference?
You have an interview coming up and a scheduling conflict arises. How do you reschedule or cancel an interview while remaining professional? 1. Notify Your Interviewer as Soon as Possible Changing the date and time of your interview will impact more than just you and your interviewer. Try to … [Read more...] about How to Professionally Cancel (or Reschedule) an Interview
The average person spends about six to ten seconds reading a resume, so it is important your resume catches an employer’s attention. Buzzwords or other attractive, descriptive adjectives and adverbs can help you grab your reader's attention, but some of these words make hiring leaders … [Read more...] about The Basics of Buzzwords: When Should You Use Them and When You Should Avoid
Often, employees refuse to accept second shift positions, claiming the hours are inconvenient for a work-life balance. Here are 4 benefits of having a work shift outside of the 9-5 traditional work schedule. Open Your Appointment Schedule Many family-owned businesses (i.e. doctor’s offices, … [Read more...] about A Case for Non-Traditional Work Hours
Starting a new job can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time! It is a chance to make an awesome first impression and kick off your new career with a bang! There are a few very important things you need to do beforehand to be prepared. Below is a list of important items to complete prior to … [Read more...] about Forgetting Something? Preparing for Your First Day at a New Job
Have you ever gone into an interview and left feeling like you gave TMI? When an interview is going well, having a high level of confidence can be a bit of a double-edged sword: Confidence can lead to comfort, and comfort can lead to being overly casual in your conversation…and overly casual is … [Read more...] about …How Should I Say This? Navigating Through Tough Interview Topics
Everyone goes through it at some point in their life: quitting your job. When this time comes, there are some important things you need to remember in order to make the transition (and those tough conversations) as seamless as possible: Be Professional Regardless of what you think an employer … [Read more...] about Leaving a Job? Here’s What You Need to Know
You realized your active listening skills need work. Great. Now how do you improve them and practice before that next interview or important conversation? Here are 4 techniques you can do to improve your active listening skillset: 1. Summarize Content A good way to practice active listening is to … [Read more...] about Listen to This! Four Tips to Improve Your Active Listening Skills
You have just submitted your application for your dream job! What are the next steps? There are a few things you can do to help stand out in the crowd. Stop Screening Your Calls Although it may seem silly, make sure you are answering your phone when it rings. In today’s world, the typical … [Read more...] about I’ve Submitted My Application, Now What?
Staffing agencies help businesses and candidates connect with one another and make long-lasting, mutually beneficial connections. One type of hiring solution that staffing firms provide is Direct Hire Staffing. Some businesses and job seekers prefer the direct hire staffing model, while others find … [Read more...] about Is Direct Hire Right for Me?
You have spent hours searching for your dream job and just came across a posting that matches your skillset perfectly. You have your resume ready to go, but you notice the application process requires a cover letter. The panic starts to set in; you are not a professional writer, but you need to … [Read more...] about A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Cover Letters
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, commonly known as the ADEA, officially banned employers from discriminating against candidates due to age. Despite this law, some employers may subconsciously pass on candidates due to their perceived age from clues on their resume. With the rise of the … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Resume From Generation Bias
Not all interviews go as smoothly as we would like, or sometimes, as well as we think they may have gone. There are so many factors that play a role in how successful an interview is. Things like preparedness and interview question responses can be easy to assess, but then other things are a bit … [Read more...] about How Well Did You Do on That Interview?
It’s never a call anyone wants to receive. Your resume was great, you were prepared for your interview, but an employer decided to move on with someone else. If this happens once you may think, “I wasn’t a great fit”, but if you find yourself consistently being passed on, that may be a sign it’s … [Read more...] about 9 Ways You’re Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Job Interview
When an interviewer asks about your skills and experience, it can be confusing exactly how to answer. Beyond making sure your professional presentation is air-tight, what exactly is your interviewer looking for? Surely, they're not looking for you to repeat the information listed on your resume. … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Hard Skills and Soft Skills
Active listening is an important skill in both personal and professional life. From helping you interview to remembering important information, being an active listener is a more necessary quality than some would think. So how do you show you care? Are an active listener? And how can you improve … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Say You’re Actively Listening
Preparing to get into an internship can be overwhelming. If you are new to the internship world, you probably have questions like, Where do I look for one?, What should I be looking for?, and “How do I get started?” Internships serve as a way to test out the talent pool. Let's dive into the more … [Read more...] about How to Land an Internship