Archive for the Category ◊ Job Search Strategies ◊

• Friday, October 14th, 2016

Most employers and recruiters prefer (and often require) a cover letter.  This is an opportunity for the job seeker to express themselves and provide a targeted message to the hiring manager/HR/recruiter. However, most job seekers do not take advantage of this opportunity and render their Cover Letter useless! What are they doing wrong? Many job […]

• Friday, August 19th, 2016

Employers have discovered that computer software systems are good at scanning keywords on a resume, but they’re not good at discerning talent, trustworthiness, dedication, hard work, and most importantly FIT. Resumes that used to function as your “first impression” to an employer have become the second or third thing an employer will see about you. […]

• Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Candidate rejection is a challenge for those who are seeking a new job. Usually, they are already in a state of disengagement in their current role and are looking for hope somewhere else. Today’s hiring process can involve multiple interviews and discussions which increases candidates’ stress levels while also elevating their hopes. But employers need […]

• Monday, May 11th, 2015

Are you ready for your 2015 job search? One of your first tasks is probably polishing your resume… but oh, how the times have changed. The new reality in executive job hunting demands not only a powerful marketing package for your skills, but also a keen awareness of social media, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), recruiter preferences, and […]

• Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

A resume might be good for several jobs you want to apply for. A cover letter will apply only to one job. It should be customized for the position to which you are applying. Let the interviewer know you are really interested in that position.  A good cover letter gets your foot in the door. […]

• Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Nothing is worse than spending time fretting over a cover letter and working hard to get the wording exactly right only for it to go unnoticed or unread. If you’re applying for an opportunity via email, don’t just attach the cover letter to the email. Instead, copy and paste your cover letter into the body […]

• Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Our Medical Device Recruiter always talks about resume and interview tips and yet we still see SO MANY resumes that are just too overstuffed. Many job seekers, including some senior level professionals, still fill their resumes with redundant information and then complain about the competitive field. It is true that the job market has become […]

• Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

As you may already know, we are a recruiting firm that specializes in the medical device industry. Between emails, LinkedIn messages, calls, and online applications, we usually receive over a thousand DAILY inquiries from job seekers alone! Among these inquiries, there is a large number of people asking for a professional advice on how to […]

• Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Most employed people probably think there is little, if any, reason they should be thinking about finding another job. Actually, nothing can be further from the truth. With companies struggling to ride the troubling economy wave, no one is truly “safe” in this job market, and that includes those who are already employed. Based on […]

• Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Any job seeker could tell you the job market right now is tough. This makes it even more important to go into your interview — whether it’s in person or even through online video — prepared for anything. “Be Prepared” might be the motto of the Boy Scouts, but it should also become your job […]