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Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch: How to Write a Killer Introduction

Imagine yourself on the way to an interview. You’re taking the elevator up to your destination when you realize the other occupant is your interviewer and they say, “tell me about yourself”.  You have a short window to describe who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. That’s the elevator pitch. Of course, this isn’t usually the use-case, however, a carefully crafted elevator pitch is a powerful tool to use during your job search. Subscribe now to get the guide to Crafting Your Elevator Pitch and more!

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Good Questions to Ask During an Interview

Interview Questions: Why is this Position Open

So you’ve done it. You made it past those pesky applications and screening questions and earned the interview. Now you’re probably wondering how to ace your interview. An important thing to consider is good questions to ask during an interview.

A lot of candidates focus on answering tough questions the right way. Ex: What is Your Greatest Weakness? However, there is a lot to be said by asking the right questions as well! We’re starting a new series to help you ask the right questions and ace your interview!

Today we’ll focus on when and how to ask, “Why is this Position Open?” and what information you can gather from the answer you receive. After all, an interview is a two-way street. An employer might be deciding on whether or not to proceed. In addition, you are also deciding whether or not to move forward with an opportunity as well.

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Upload Your Resume & Apply Fast

Apply Fast using ZipRecruiter

Many job seekers use Indeed to apply fast. However, ZipRecruiter is one of the fastest growing job boards, In addition, ZipRecruiter offers a few unique features for candidates when you upload your resume. While most boards require job seekers to actively search and apply, ZipRecruiter uses SmartMatch technology. With SmartMatch, job seekers receive notifications of jobs that may be in line experience.

In short, ZipRecruiter offers a way to help you apply fast. More than just applying fast, the site notifies you if something becomes available that may be a good mutual match.

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Work Smart Wednesday: Shortcuts & Tips for Productivity

As we continue to add to our list of shortcuts and tips, we’ll add to this gallery, check back for updates!

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Hire Better Using Data Driven Recruiting

Hire Better With Data-Driven Recruiting

According to a LinkedIn study, companies who use data-driven recruiting strategies hire twice as fast. In a market where time is of the essence, and it feels like hiring is never fast enough, the ability to hire twice as fast as your competitors is a major differentiator.  Data-driven recruiting can level up your organization. More importantly, you can use data to make decisions based on actual information rather than hedging your bets on intuition. Looking for a roadmap to setting up your data-driven recruitment strategy? We’ve got you covered. Subscribe now to get the roadmap and more!

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Resume Formatting & Navigating Indeed

Resume Formatting When Using Job Boards that Parse

Sometimes applying for a job can feel like a full-time job. It doesn’t have to be that way! Indeed is a giant in the job board world and we want to give you some quick pointers. In this post, we’ll cover resume formatting, what to include on your resume, how to answer screener questions and more. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for a FREEBIE checklist. This checklist also includes an example of what a resume looks like to hiring authorities when it’s properly formatted vs. improperly formatted.

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Employment Staffing Agencies: Pro Tips

Pro Tips for Partnering with Employment Staffing Agencies

So you’re ready to enlist the help of an employment staffing agency. Where do you start? We’ll give you a quick rundown of what you need to get started with most agencies. In addition, we’ll provide you with a free Employer Pro Tip Checklist & Guide for Partnering with an Agency when you subscribe to our list!

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Greatest Weakness: How to Answer

Greatest Weakness: Tips on Answering This Question

We all have them: weaknesses. It’s no wonder that one of the hardest interview questions to answer is “What is your greatest weakness?”. While we’re not fond of thinking about our weaknesses, taking a personal inventory is a critical first step in any job search. The biggest weakness question doesn’t have to be a barrier to your dream job- as long as you know how to answer this question correctly.

It’s never easy to discuss our flaws. The job search process can feel like such a vulnerable time too! Sometimes this question can feel like a trap but it and prove an excellent way to show your ability to be honest and grow. There’s much to be learned about a candidate by their answer to this question. So, don’t be offended or afraid to tackle this topic head-on. Let’s dig in and strategize on best practices for answering: “what’s your biggest weakness?”

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Staffing My Team: Can’t I Do This on My Own?

Staffing My Team: Can’t I Do This on My Own?

I know what you’re thinking. We hear it all the time. Can’t I just handle staffing for my team on my own? The answer is yes- you can do this on your own. But, why would you want to?

HR Time Spent

Your time is so valuable and you have a multitude of things on your plate. Things like open enrollment, payroll, compliance, and the list go on and on. According to TotalJobs, the HR Elite spends 6.4% of their time recruiting. What if you could get that time back? When you partner with the right staffing firm, you can get assistance to help you recruit for your positions, which frees you up for other projects related to employee relations and retention programs.

Staffing: By the Numbers

Staffing in Austin and San Antonio is hard! And we all know that sorting through hundreds of resumes submitted through job boards can be cumbersome, costly and time-consuming. According to a Glassdoor survey, the average job receives 250 applications and leads to 4-6 interviews. In the staffing world, we understand your pain points on a larger scale! Working with a staffing agency allows you to quickly filter through applications and receive pre-qualified talent who is actively interested in interviewing for your position.

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Placement Agency: How to Choose the Right One

Employment Options Through Agencies

As a job seeker in any major metropolitan area, you have many options when it comes to placement agencies. There are a number of factors to consider when selecting an employment placement agency. Your time is valuable and sometimes interviewing and applying feel like a full-time job! When you select the right staffing agency, it can open doors to unlisted career opportunities, direct connections to hiring managers and a fast track to interviews.

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