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Tips for Job Seekers

Dressing the Part: Four Simple Tips

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We’ve seen it all. From candidates in baggy jeans all the way to candidates in pencil skirts with stilettos, what you choose to wear into an interview has a bigger impact on the outcome than you may think.

Whether you’re seeking a career in accounting, or perhaps even a position within the IT industry, dressing the part for the job can make or break your interview. After all, considering that the first thing the interviewer will notice is your appearance, this often will greatly affect their initial impression of you. So why not start things off with your best foot (or shoe) forward? Read More…


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Advice for Graduates: Advancing in the Workplace

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Seize the opportunity. One of the best things about being in the front of a classroom is building trust with upcoming grads. Once trust is established, the students really begin to open up to you and the class time becomes much more interactive. Even better, students begin to look to you for insight and advice on their upcoming career in the business world.

“What’s the best way to get ahead once I am working? Is there a way to ensure I can advance?”

Students majoring in accounting and hoping to pursue an accounting designation have a very clear program to follow, in terms of the post grad process. In addition, each accounting body sets clear guidelines for the type of work experience they require to successfully designate. Read More…


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You Deserve a Vacation

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Work hard, play hard. When you’re a recruitment professional, the general feeling is that you should work hard if you want to see results and exceed the expectations of both your clients and candidates. In fact, I believe that’s one of the many reasons people become recruiters – because they exhibit a superb work ethic and possess the drive to want to make a difference in people’s lives.

Working to the utmost of your ability is extremely important to your success as a recruiter; however, allowing yourself a break once in a while is equally as important. One thing that every recruiter needs to remember is that when you work hard, you have to play hard. We can vouch for this! I’ve met tons of people who are terrified about taking a summer vacation because they assume that there is no way their business can survive without them. Read More…


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Personal Branding

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It's exactly what it sounds like: promoting and packaging yourself as a viable product that serves to create an impression about who you are and, by extension, your accomplishments, services, and offerings. Crafted correctly, your personal brand will illicit as well as impart an emotional connection in the minds of recruiters that will differentiate you from other job applicants.

The concept of personal branding was originally formulated by Tom Peters in 1997. However, it is only in recent years that its application has proven effective for job seekers. Dan Schawbel, a guru within this discipline, states that “personal branding, by definition, is the process of marketing ourselves” (source). While reading his definition, I was reminded of a marketing class I took that introduced me to the 4 P’s of marketing: product, price, placement, and promotion. Read More…


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Social Media: A Tool for Recruiting

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We’ve all read the articles on why social media is an important tool for recruiting. But after reading them, we're often left with the thought, “How can I actually go about using these resources for recruiting?”

There are plenty of sites—like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter—that are said to be used for recruiting purposes. But the question I find myself asking is how can I go about utilizing these sites to expand our network and growth? After some research and experimentation, I thought I would lay it out straight and simple. Here are a few easy steps to get started networking on the 3 main social media sites used today. Read More…