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Thank You Letters Could Be Your Biggest Nightmare!

The easiest part of the interview process is the Thank You letter. Yet it has once again been the kiss of death for one of our job candidates. This is the second time in 3 months that one of our job candidates has been burned because of spelling errors on a Thank You letter. With the job market being as bad as it is, you would think that job candidates would go the extra mile and make sure that they are doing everything that they can to cover their bases.



It is important to have… Continue

Added by Jeff LeFevre on November 13, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

HR Personnel Have It Right!

With unemployment reaching over 10% in some parts of the country, hiring managers are becoming very picky on choosing a candidate. What is happening is that jobs are going unfilled because of their perceptions. Management thinks the job market is terrible and that all open positions should be easily filled instantly with top notch candidates. More and more HR personnel are shaking their heads in disbelief that some of the candidates that they have met with are not getting job offers. Candidates… Continue

Added by Jeff LeFevre on May 27, 2009 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Beware of using ATS when applying for Jobs Online!

Today practically every company has some sort of ATS (Applicant Tracking System). With unemployment heading north and Job Candidates sending sometime 70 to 80 resumes out per week there are a couple of things you need to know.



Sending your resume using many of the largest online job boards like Monster and CareerBuilder might not help you as much as you think with finding a new job!



Today more than ever, companies are trying to grab as many resumes into their database as… Continue

Added by Jeff LeFevre on March 6, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Twittering to find a Job?

Looking for a new job? Try Twitter yet? I would ask if anyone is Twittering to find their next job, but it appears the answer is an overwhelming "yes". I just recently built out a Twitter page for JTL Services, Inc. and have already quickly gotten a few followers - pretty cool!



For those job seekers who are skeptical at adding another online social-type network to their eBranding arsenal, let me provide you some quick and easy to understand feedback.



From a job searching… Continue

Added by Jeff LeFevre on February 23, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Resume Pirating on the Rise

Let me ask you a question. Is it a good thing for someone to call you and say “hey I got you an interview at XYZ Company?” Well that would depend on whether or not you know that person and gave them the OK to send your resume. I have heard more complaints of job candidates resumes being downloaded from popular sites such as Monster and Careerbuilders and being sent to companies unbeknownst to them more than ever. It has always been an issue but not to this degree. Desperate times seem to bring… Continue

Added by Jeff LeFevre on February 20, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Job Seeker have to practice their pitch

There are a many things that job seekers can do to find a new job. The most important part of that job seeking process is the actual job interview. Recently, I wrote about showing enthusiasm on the interview and how that can help you stand out amongst other job applicants. I am also one who believes in the old cliché, “practice makes perfect”. Common sense as well as my years of recruiting experience have repeatedly shown that if a job seeker is going to land a new job , they better prepare for… Continue

Added by Jeff LeFevre on February 17, 2009 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

Get your resume noticed.

Now almost more than ever, with the Internet as it's backbone, resumes are flowing in tsunami fashion across hiring manager's and recruiter's desks. What can you do to get yours noticed? That is the $64,000 question. Be smart is my short answer.



If you look at some of the results out there in terms of resume uploads from places like Theladders.com, dice.com, monster.com and Careerbuilder.com, there are collectively well over one million resumes uploaded in the last month alone. Talk… Continue

Added by Jeff LeFevre on February 16, 2009 at 5:03am — No Comments

Recession Proof Jobs?

Wow, I am somewhat astonished at how bad things are progressing with our economy. The S&P under 800 today. Goodness. The Dow and NASDAQ appear to be at a free-fall and are now at levels we haven't seen in nearly a decade. We Americans took it square on the chin big time. The wealth stripped from a great majority of us Americans is staggering at this point. This recession seems to be bridging into a depression. We are all in this together for certain. Put your seat belts on and please, plan… Continue

Added by Jeff LeFevre on February 15, 2009 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

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