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This is What You Need to Do to Get a Recruiter to Call You This Year

February 19th, 2018

Recruiters can play a crucial role in landing your next job, even your dream job. They’re quite busy, however, and look at a lot of potential candidates so to increase your chances of receiving a call from a recruiter, you need to stand out.

Cover Your Basics First

Before getting into three ways to stand out, it should first be mentioned that you need to be sure your basic job application, resume, and cover letter are in order. Be sure to have unique versions of all three pieces turned in for the position you’re interested in. Speak to the specific job requirements and skills rather than sending out the same resume and cover letter to each position.

3 Ways to Stand Out and Get a Call From a Recruiter

To stand out from the crowd, there are a few ways you can call attention to yourself – in a good way. By doing these things, you will demonstrate your passion, professionalism, and expertise, making recruiters more interested in how you can add value to the company.

Build an Active Social Media Presence

Social media can help or hurt your job search. Using it in an immature fashion will undoubtedly get recruiters to pass right over you, but when you use it to showcase your interest and knowledge in the job industry, it can catch the attention of all the right people. Recruiters may be more likely to contact you for job opportunities when they see that you are can be a professional voice in the industry on social media. One thing to keep in mind is if you plan to use this strategy, be sure that you clean up your social media history so that your professional approach can be what shines, not weird selfies.

Create Content that Adds Value

In addition to having a professional filter on your social media, a great way to get a recruiter to call you is to add value to the industry. You can do this without a steady job by starting or contributing to a blog that speaks to your field. Post after post, you will begin to rise up as an expert. You can also look into public speaking at local events. Professional networking groups or meet-ups are a great way to find speaking opportunities. If this makes you a bit nervous, you can always start out on a panel discussion, which allows you to still have your name out there and contribute ideas, but you’re not under as much pressure. These two ways to create content that adds value are excellent ways to grab the attention of recruiters so they’re more likely to give you a call.

Network, Network, Network

If you haven’t already joined a professional networking group, it’s time you do it! The more people you know, the more people know you. Being known in your professional community (for good, professional reasons) can help get a recruiter to call you. You don’t know who knows the recruiter and you might just end up striking up a great connection at your next networking event.

Get the Job You Want this Year

If you are looking for more ways to help you get the job you’ve been dreaming of, contact Concorde Personnel. We can help with everything from the job search to cleaning up your resume and even interview coaching.

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Our Four Best Tips for Managers from 2017

February 5th, 2018

As a manager with busy days and lots of responsibilities, it can be tough to break away from day-to-day tasks to work on improving your overall managerial approach. Thankfully, as you head into 2018, we’ve collected our four best tips to help you achieve your own goals as a manager.

Become an Agile Manager

Agile management is a growing demand in the office place. Agile managers are flexible, coachable, and adaptable. Rather than being discouraged from challenges or setbacks, agile managers are able to look for solutions. These overarching qualities can be accomplished little by little through daily tasks and your relationships with your employees. In 2017, we discussed why companies want agile managers and gave you simple tips to follow to become one. You can read more about how to be an agile manager in 2018 here.

Consider New Communication Technology

While most companies still use email as the main form of communication, it’s becoming more cumbersome and less effective. One of our top tips from 2017 is for managers to consider other forms of communications that might be better suited for mobile devices, quick responses, and group collaboration. To learn more about why and how you can replace email in your company, read our post here.

Include a Mobile Device Policy in Your Employee Handbook

When email and the Internet first integrated into daily work, managers had to make updates to their employee handbooks to set expectations for all their workers. Well, if you haven’t updated your handbook yet again to include mobile devices, you are late. It’s very important to set clear guidelines and expectations for your employees on how to use both company and personal mobile devices at the office on the company clock. To read about the specific scenarios and examples we suggest for your handbook, click here.

Use Google Jobs for Better Talent Recruitment

As a manager, you want the best talent on your team to help achieve the company’s goals. With so many different ways to post jobs and find quality job candidates, your first reaction to a new posting method may cause an eye roll. However, using Google Jobs is not just another job site. It’s a way to get current postings higher visibility on the most popular search site. Following our tips to use Google Jobs will help you find better, more qualified talent, meaning that you can exceed expectations in 2018. To learn more about this managerial tip, read our post.

Cheers to a Successful 2018

Following and implementing our best tips from 2017 will absolutely help you have a stellar new year! To learn more about how we can help you achieve your managerial goals in 2018, contact a leading staffing agency in Westchester!

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