You submitted your resume and received a call back from your dream employer! Making a great first impression is critical in making it to the next stage of interviews, but can be especially challenging when it’s through phone or video. Let’s examine how you can make a great first impression over the phone or on video call.
Have you ever heard the saying “Buy it nice or buy it twice”? You may think about this phrase when researching which vacuum to purchase from the store, or maybe you hear it when you go to the dealership to buy a car. However, do you think about this phrase when you hire?
Hiring a bad employee can cost a lot more than just money. Let’s explore the downsides of making a bad hire.
We’ve all been there: it’s 5 PM, the office is starting to clear out, and you’re sitting at your desk looking at your To-Do list for the day thinking, “Where did the time go?” and “Why didn’t I get anything accomplished today?” and “Did I really just spend an hour discussing why Pluto should be a planet again?”
Creating an experience on LinkedIn is critical to your career now more than ever. No matter which generation you are a part of, it is always important to put your best foot forward when representing yourself. Today, many first impressions are made on social media platforms. If you are job searching, networking, or growing your personal career, the first step is building your personal brand on LinkedIn.
As a former recruiter and professional resume reviewer, I’ve seen the gamut of how many different ways a resume can be written. The good, the bad, the wordy, the ambiguous, and the ineffective. With all the misinformation out there and with EVERYONE having an opinion on what makes a resume “POP”, it’s no wonder someone can be left scratching their head with their resume no better off then where they started.
During an interview you can assume you are being evaluated immediately on your appearance alone; this means those first 7 seconds in an interview are crucial. It’s just human nature.
Applied Resource Group is here to help you make the best first impression possible and that starts with your outfit.