Working with a Recruiter
Recruiters have access to roles with employers that sometimes never make it onto job boards. We call this the “hidden job market” and it’s one of the many benefits of working with a recruiter. A skilled recruiter can also provide job search advice, resume and interview tips, and more!
Networking might seem intimidating but reaching out to your connections for advice is an effective way to explore your career options, and often “who you know” will guide you towards your dream more than simply applying through job boards. Polishing up your elevator pitch and learning to conduct informational interviews are key to networking success!
Resumes & Cover Letters
Your resume is the dynamite in your job search toolkit. Often supported by a well-crafted cover letter, the purpose of your resume is to sell you to a prospective employer and convince them to bring you to the next stage of the hiring process.
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Job interviews are a crucial step in the hiring process, but unfortunately they often strike fear in the hearts of candidates. But fear not! After many years of conducting literally thousands of interviews, we’ve collected our top tips on how to ace them.
Once you’ve made it through the interview process and an employer is ready to hire you, your final step is to negotiate salary, benefits and other forms of compensation.
Job & Culture Fit
People are usually looking for jobs that aren’t just the right match for their skillset, experience and education, but are also the right fit for your working style, values and goals. We use our Workstyle & Performance Profile to bring a scientific approach to assessing fit.
Social media is a key part of job hunting and hiring. It allows job seekers to learn more about potential employers and vice versa. In some cases, social media sites also offer their own online job boards, such as LinkedIn Jobs and Facebook Jobs. As a candidate, you should be mindful about what you post on social media (what impression are you leaving for a potential employer?) but you should also think of social media as a powerful tool to help in your job search.