Posts Categorized: Job Search and Interview Tips

How Social Media Can Cost You the Job

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According to a 2017 Career Builder survey, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring. For many, sharing every life detail and expressing every opinion publicly has become a habit (a bad one, at that). It would be foolish not to scope out how potential employees present themselves to the public. The…

Interview Tips: What to Research Before an Interview

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Your KRG recruiter advised you to learn more about the company before your interview. Anxiously prepping in your car minutes before, you scroll through the company’s website on your phone. You find out what the company does, but is that enough? In order to stand out against your competition in the interview process, you will…

Continue Your Job Search Throughout December

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It seems that it is common for job seekers to think that if they haven’t found a job before the holiday season, it’s probably best to wait and resume their job search in January. However, if you are serious about making a change and getting a new job, December is one of the best months…

Advice on References

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Have you ever found yourself panicking late in the interview process when asked for a list of references? Your professional references should never be quickly thrown together, which seems to be a common mistake job seekers make. In fact, the final hiring decision will sometimes come down to who had better professional reviews, so you…

Interview Tips: Buffalo Winter Edition

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It’s that time again, Buffalo! With snow in the forecast, we’re bundling up and preparing ourselves for the long winter season ahead. After over three decades of successfully placing candidates in the Buffalo area, we are no stranger to the struggles Buffalo weather can bring. However, don’t let the cold temperatures put your job search…

Know Your Worth – Salary Negotiation Tips

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Salary negotiations have the reputation of being awkward and complicated. We get it. The last thing you want to do before starting a new job is have an uncomfortable conversation with your boss. However, this discussion is more common than you think, and sometimes necessary to get the pay you deserve. Review the basic five…

Is it Possible to Change Your Career Path?

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Have you worked in accounting for several years, but feel your passion is in marketing? Spending years in the same field is great for advancing your career in the same industry, but can work against you when you want to completely change your career path. Although it won’t be easy to go after your dream…

Why You Should Never Take the Counteroffer

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Figures from the National Employment Association reveal that 80% of those who accept counteroffers end up leaving within the next 6 months – either because they accepted another offer or were let go. Accepting a counteroffer may sound attractive at the time it is presented. More money in a role you’re already comfortable in? What…

How to Ace a Panel Interview

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Like many job seekers, you feel more motivated than ever to kick start your job search now that summer is coming to an end. You updated your resume, applied to various positions, and you finally landed an interview. After quickly freshening up on your interview skills and everything starts to feel familiar, the recruiter calls…

Importance of Staying Relevant in Today’s Workforce

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“In four years, you’ll have to relearn 30% of your job.” – Mark Niemann-Ross, Lynda.com author. Change is something many people fear and avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, in today’s workforce, ignoring change will eventually make you obsolete, and in some cases, unemployable. If you aren’t constantly pushing yourself forward and learning new skills to…