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Two Job Search Tips to Land the Right Job for You

Positioning Yourself as the Best Fit for the Job

Right now, hiring managers want to take the path of least risk and resistance when hiring candidates. They are seeking as close to the perfect match as possible. As a job candidate, this means that you need to score a 10 out of 10, not just a very good 8 out of 10.

There are two things you can do to help you move toward being the best match.

Start Your Job Search As Soon As You're Unemployed

You lost your job. It is, by necessity, a change moment in your life. Many people are tempted to “take time off” to evaluate their lives and determine what direction they should be taking. Sometimes, a little introspection can be healthy; however, I wouldn’t recommend introspection over starting your job search. Let me share with you three big reasons why taking time off before revving up the job search is a mistake.

How Contract and Temporary Positions Can be a Step Forward, Not a Step Back

You are a good candidate caught in a difficult employment market. You do all the right things. You work closely with your recruiter, network with your connections, and respond to open positions like a hawk. Your recruiter calls to discuss a contract financial analyst position in New York. No thanks. You are focused on finding the best permanent position.

Job Search Struggles? Recruiters Can Get You Back on Track

You’ve been searching for a new job for several months. You have great skills and experience. You get interviews, but you haven’t landed a position yet. So, you decide it’s time to talk to a recruiter. This can be a great choice for you if you’re open to following three simple rules that will help your recruiter get your job search back on track.

10 Job Search Tips to Overcome Extended Unemployment

Being out of work for an extended period of time can be very difficult. Some job candidates let the pressure get the best of them. Whether it has been six months, a year, or longer, use these ten tips to help yourself get back on track.

Four Contract Employment Myths Busted

Many job candidates are wary of taking a contract or temporary position. Why? That’s a good question. Contract positions are a great opportunity often overlooked by job candidates. Don’t let any of these myths about contract positions make you miss a real opportunity to get a job in accounting, finance, or any other industry.

Seven Questions that Determine if Your Recruiter is Helping Your Job Search

Whether your recruiter is helping you find a job in finance, accounting, IT, or human resources, you always need to evaluate how well they can serve your needs. There are some simple yet great questions you should be asking your recruiter from day one. Whether you’re new to using a recruiter or know the drill, these seven questions are key to evaluating your recruiter’s fit for meeting your needs and an indicator of overall performance. Use these questions to figure out whether your recruiter is really looking out for you.

Five Considerations for Contract Employment Positions

More and more job seekers are taking advantage of the many contract and temporary positions available in the market. As recruiters, we are pumped that people are making the most of these potentially great opportunities. For a lot of folks, this might be their first time taking a contract or temporary job. Whether you are a novice or old pro, here are five things you should think about when considering a contract or temporary position.

Job Seekers Must Find the Right Recruiter for Them

Some recruiting firms have quotas.  Their recruiters must meet with the required number of candidates, even if the candidates are outside of their field.  I’m not sure why a recruiter would want to spend time with someone they know they can’t help, but I’m certain that it’s not a good use of a candidate’s time.   How do you make sure that a recruiter can help you find a job that matches your specific set of skills and preferences?  Ask these two questions to make sure your recruiter can actually help you find a great job.

Your Job Search Benefits from Honesty

I’m a recruiter. Unfortunately, I’m not a mind reader. Sometimes, I wish I could read minds because it would help candidates avoid the one big mistake they make when partnering with recruiters. Always be completely honest and upfront with your recruiter.

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