As recruiters, we spend a lot of time on LinkedIn. The platform makes it easy to find potential candidates by searching for people with specific skill sets within a designated area, and it’s a tool on which we rely for providing the most up-to-date info on candidate’s current jobs and locations. While LinkedIn’s profile creator coaches new users on how to fill in each section of their profile, it can be helpful to know how to optimize your profile so you can get found and get connected with those who will boost your career. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite tips on curating a LinkedIn profile that will best serve you throughout your career.
Happy Friday, Career Talk!
Our CEO, Jill Herrin, recently shared an article on twitter that is pretty informative.
This student has offers her 7 tips for nailing interviews. Jessica is a Computer Science major at Harvard, and was offered internships across a wide breadth of industries, from finance to IT to trading.
What I find most interesting about her interview prep strategy is just that–the strategy of it. It does’t matter who the interview is with or what position it’s for–there are ways to successfully prepare and interview for any job.
9 Questions Recruiters Ask
So, now that your fabulous new resume is out there, people are starting to notice. You should of course use it to apply to those jobs which are posted on company websites, but you should also post it on sites like CareerBuilder, Indeed, etc. These popular job sites not only function as a one-stop shop for applying to multiple positions with different companies, but they also serve as an ever-updating pool of active candidates for recruiters.
Happy Holidays from all of us at JDR! With team members working out of Memphis, Clearwater, New York City and now Pittsburg, it’s a special occasion when we’re all in the same place at the same time. We came together to celebrate the accomplishments of this year, bid farewell to Steve, who has accepted an awesome new position as COO at one of our long-time clients, and to welcome John to the team as our newest IT Recruiter.
Ok, here we go, my first bonafide blog post! Oh stop, please, sit down, thank you so much.
Your resume. Cue Beethoven’s fifth. This profile is often the first, and unfortunately sometimes the only, impression hiring officials get of you. There are other channels they can go through to get a more complete picture—your Linkedin, your website, Google Images (God forbid)—but they won’t bother if your resume doesn’t entice them enough to take the time to do so. As a recruiter, I’m buried in resumes. While I’m not a technical expert in each field for which I source talent, I can suss quality at a glance, and good candidates in any industry know how to produce resumes that inspire a longer look. The following are tips based for crafting a resume that makes recruiters pick up the phone.
Happy Easter weekend everyone! We are expanding and relocating our Memphis head office to better serve the needs of the business community in Memphis and are moving to the Appling Center. We have hired additional staff in Memphis and Los Angeles and are enjoying tremendous success with our expansion into media production, talent representation and the broadening of our staffing and consulting services nationwide. I appreciate all of your business, support and referrals throughout the past 25 years and look forward to being of service for the next 25 years!
This post was submitted by Jill Herrin.
Happy 2012! Our C-Level clients are busy building up their teams with strong employees and value-added skills. We have seen a big surge this year in hiring both in the South East and on the West Coast. To attract the best people we are negotiating better relocation packages and some sign-on bonuses as well as some telecommuting options.