Recruiter Relationships That Last

Making and maintaining our connections. It was over three years ago when I connected with a software engineer, we’ll call him Jim. Jim was a great candidate, he talked me through his career, skill set, projects, etc. but at that time he wasn’t really looking for a job. During my conversation with Jim, he mentioned… Read more »

5 Signs You’re Working with a Good Recruiter

Working with a recruiter can be extremely beneficial for your job search. You’ll get exposure to jobs you may have never found, guidance throughout the process, and even someone to negotiate on your behalf. Think of the recruiters you work with as agents for your specific skills and talents, much like an athlete or actor… Read more »

Keeping Your Job Search Timeline Straight

An offer might seem like a mythical, far away idea, but with persistence, confidence, and the right skills, you’ll be getting them before you know it. And, if your timing is right, you’ll get those offers around the same time. I find that one of the most important and often overlooked parts of the job… Read more »

What Technical Recruiters Look for in a Resume

Recruiters read a lot of resumes – some resumes are great, while others leave a bit more to be desired. If you’re a tech professional and not getting a response on the resumes you’re sending out, I’m here to help! Work these quick and easy tips into your next resume update to ensure you don’t… Read more »

Salesforce Professionals, Here’s Why You Should Get Certified

Salesforce Certifications are not necessarily a justification of whether someone is qualified to work with the platform or not. However, getting certified does have numerous benefits. Salesforce Certifications can be extremely valuable when searching for a new job or for landing a new client if you’re an Independent Contractor. Here’s why: Non-Salesforce experts are analyzing… Read more »

5 Step Interview Prep

The best time to look for a job is when you have a job. In that case, you’re going to interview while you’re currently working and finding the time to properly prepare can get tricky. So, I’ll be brief. Over the years, I’ve received valuable interview feedback — here are my essential todos before your… Read more »

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search

Do Recruiters look at your LinkedIn? Yes. Recruiters are using LinkedIn on a daily basis to find and message you; not to annoy you, believe it or not. From keeping up-to-date with the whereabouts of former colleagues and classmates to accessing interesting articles and finding networking groups, LinkedIn offers a lot, but most importantly, you can… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Consider A Counter Offer

Congratulations! You’ve accepted a new position with a new company and it’s time to give the boss your notice. You do, and they present you with a counter offer. Now what? Not everyone leaves a job to make more money. There’s the commute, the technology and tools being used, the work environment, a demanding boss… Read more »

Be Prepared for a Counter Offer When Giving Your Notice

Are you prepared to receive a counter offer? Step 1: You make the decision to leave your current employer and start looking for a new job. Step 2: You’re taking calls in the parking lot and sneaking out to complete the rigorous interview process. Step 3: You get an offer. Celebrate! Great! Congratulations! Step 4:… Read more »