Emailing a Cover Letter and Resume

Basic Information for Emailing a Cover Letter and Resume You definitely need a cover letter. Even a short cover letter is better than nothing. Email has become one of the quickest and easiest ways to submit your resume. I know it is often seen as a casual method of...

Artistic Expression and First Impression

How does what you consider an artistic expression come across as a first impression during an interview? Tattoos, non-traditional hair styles, non-conservative dress and body piercings; it’s important to know your audience. If only the entire world did not judge a...

Considering a New Job Offer

Are you considering a new job offer?  While, it’s not in my job description, I find myself advising people on how to make a decision on a new job offer, or deciding between two. There are so many things to consider when you get a job offer: Where are you now?  Are you...

Be Yourself

I’m often asked for job interview advice. “ Be yourself ” sounds trite, but it means so much more than that. Show your passion, show your enthusiasm. Don’t go over the top, but if you are interviewing without a smile or any level of excitement in your voice…is that...

Your Resume Kept in Confidence

I include the expression “your resume will be kept in confidence” on my web site and try to remember to put it on all of my job postings. Honestly, I think it should go without saying when you are working with a professional recruiter or a professional human resources...

Resume Format

Most job postings request a specific format for your resume submission. Personally, I prefer a Word version and request that in my job postings. As a recruiter, there are many reasons why I ask for a Word version and I find I have to explain that, sometimes at great...

Job Search Etiquette

In an attempt to help guide some job seekers through the job search and resume submission process, perhaps a few key job search etiquette points would be helpful. When submitting your resume for any position; following the directions in the job posting is vital. If...

Interview Questionnaires

Some of my clients like to send out a brief interview questionnaire prior to scheduling an in-person interview. They provide a set of questions designed to see how the candidate communicates in writing as well as learn about some specific skills and experience.  The...