No matter how impressive your qualifications and resume, an unprofessional voicemail greeting can dash your chances of being hired.
Working in the recruiting business, one quickly learns that each seemingly small detail can make a significant impact on an employer. Employers are bombarded by an influx of resumes, so they can afford to be picky.
You wouldn’t wear an old frumpy suit into an interview, so why wouldn’t you customize your resume so that it fits the job to which you are applying and accentuates your assets in all the right places? Show off your most professional and polished self, while highlighting all the reasons that you are the ideal candidate for this particular role. In what follows, Sharp Decisions shows you how.
Last time, we mentioned the importance of leaving a good impression on hiring managers from the get-go with polite initial correspondence, and we discussed simple phone manners. In part two, we’ll be discussing e-mail etiquette.
We all know how important the resume, cover letter, and interview are in landing that ideal job, but we often neglect the significance of those brief e-mails and phone conversations we exchange with potential employers. Before overlooking the role correspondence plays in the hiring process, Sharp Decisions has a few pieces of advice for you to consider.
Finding a job in today’s economy is tough. Landing the job that’s right for your qualifications and ambitions is even tougher. Why not let a firm with 22 years of success in helping good candidates secure great jobs help?
You’ve perfected your resume and cover letter, and now, you finally have that interview you’ve been working towards. You’ve researched the company, and you’ve prepared answers for the questions you think you might be asked. But, did you think to prepare a few thoughtful questions of your own to ask the interviewer?
On December 6th, 2012, the Sharp Decisions Los Angeles team hosted their annual holiday party at Keegan’s Pub & Grill in Torrance. Many thanks to all of our clients and friends who helped make for a fantastic evening.
We are happy to report that Sharp Decisions’ East Coast operations are up and running in the wake of Hurricane Sandy – and that everyone here emerged safe.
For the next installment of our Interview Stress Reduction (ISR) series, here are tips to help you successfully navigate the first few minutes of your interview.