Become the Perfect Candidate

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  • Be available. Make sure that recruiters and potential employers can get in touch with you to schedule interviews, get references, etc. In addition, make sure that you are available to interview within a day or two of a request.
  • Have a resume ready and be willing to modify it. Employers are looking for specific experience. Although you may have a broad background, the resume sent to a potential employer should focus on the specific skills that they are looking for.
  • Have a list of references prepared. We will need to check these early in the process. Make sure that the contact information is accurate to avoid a delay.
  • Be aware of how fast things can move. If you take four days to modify your resume or to return a phone call, it is very likely that the position that we were calling about is already filled.
  • Do your research. Every employer wants to give the job to someone who really wants it. An easy way to show your enthusiasm is to do your research on the company and the position before an interview.
  • Prepare for your interview. Dress appropriately, arrive early, block out time in your day so that you are not rushed or stressed if the interview goes longer than planned, and leave your phone in your car.
  • Follow Up. Call your recruiter after your interview and give your feedback. Do you like the company? Do you still want the job? Are you still interested?
  • Be Upfront. Let us know important details that may factor into your job search. Do you have another offer already? Are you unavailable to interview certain days or times? Do you need to give more than a two week notice to your current employer? If a credit check or background check is required and there is something in your background that could potentially be a problem, please let us know. Employers who do these checks are going to find any issues, and unwillingness to come forward ahead of time can send the message that you are trying to hide something.
  • Be honest. Titles can have different meanings at different companies, but inaccurate information regarding salaries, dates of employment, or education can be a red flag for potential employers.
  • Be detailed. Potential employers may require you to fill out applications or other paperwork about your experience. We realize that this may be on your resume already, but unwillingness to fill out their required paperwork or to only fill it out partially can send the message that you are not interested in the position and that you are not detail oriented.

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