Browsing Archive: August, 2013

How to Make the Perfect Resume

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, August 30, 2013, In : Job Search 
The title of this article is deceiving. If you’re looking to create the perfect resume that sums up everything you’ve ever done throughout your career, then you’re in for a brutal truth: there is no such thing as a perfect resume. In fact, resumes that contain too much information may be too dense for the hiring process, which often involves a hiring manager giving an initial brief overview of a resume to see if the candidate is a good fit for the job. If your resume is too long or to...
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Are You a Good Coworker?

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, August 23, 2013, In : Workplace 
Becoming an integral part of the workplace as a contract or direct hire employee isn’t always easy, and sometimes people find that they may not be getting as comfortable with their job as they thought they would. Outside factors can sometimes be the cause of this problem. Other times, however, it may be that you are indirectly making it harder on yourself by being closed-off or short with your coworkers. To avoid these mistakes, we’ve created a short list of ways to make your work relatio...
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How to Really Research a Company for Your Interview

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Job Search 

How to Really Research a Company for Your Interview

Part of thoroughly preparing for a job interview means collecting a good amount of research on the company you’re interviewing with. But let’s face it: sometimes you just don’t know where to start. Researching a company involves more than briefly skimming a website, and we’ve created a helpful list of tips to use to kick-start your research process.

Find specific aspects of the website to use when answering questions in your intervie...


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The Art of the First Impression

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, August 9, 2013, In : Job Search 
People tend to know the basics of what makes a good first impression on a job interview. You are told time and time again to dress professionally, show up early, and offer a firm handshake. While all of that is very important, it’s also equally important to realize the small habits we do out of comfort and familiarity that may not make the best professional impression.

For starters, it’s extremely important to be aware of your body language when arriving and settling into your first i...


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4 Ways to Think Outside of the Box on Your Job Search

Posted by John Carroll on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : Job Search 
With technology ruling over the job hunt process these days, recruiters at Watson Dwyer often get asked by candidates how they can make their resumes stand out. The truth is, even the best resumes sometimes get passed over if submitted online, based on uncontrollable factors, like automatic screeners or applying to old job postings a hiring manager forgot to remove after filling. Because of this, candidates should explore alternative methods that may get them noticed for their valuable skills...
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