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How to Write an Amazing Resume

  A resume is perhaps the most important part of your job search. It’s what initially attracts the attention of a hiring manager, communicates your value to potential employers, and can lead to landing an interview. We’ve seen thousands of resumes throughout multiple years in the recruiting industry — so we know what works. Here’s how to create a resume [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|

Ace Your Interview: 6 Interview Prep Tips

An open job receives an average of 118 applicants. If you’re one of the lucky few to land an interview, you’ve beaten the odds. Time to celebrate? Not exactly. Now you need to nail your interview. At Burchard & Associates, we've conducted hundreds of interviews. We’ve seen it all — the good, the bad, and the just okay. We know [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|

6 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview

Believe it or not, landing an interview is the easy part of job hunting. The hard part is convincing the hiring manager that you are — above all other candidates — the best person for the job. Most job seekers will prepare and practice answers to common interview questions. Equally as important is knowing what not to say. Here are [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|

Interview and Body Language Mistakes That Can Cost You the Job

Almost half of employers (49 percent) know if a candidate is a good fit for the job within the first five minutes of an interview. That’s according to a new survey by CareerBuilder that asked employers about the most memorable interview mistakes candidates have made.  These employers had plenty to say about the sometimes hilarious, often cringe-worthy things candidates have done or [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|

10 Most Common Interview Questions

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for an interview is practice, practice, practice. While you won’t know every question the interviewer will ask, you can be sure they will ask at least some of the most common interview questions. Practice answering these questions to better prepare for your upcoming interview. Tell me about yourself Give [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|

Common Job-Seeking Mistakes Recent College Graduates Make

If you just graduated from college and are preparing to enter the workforce, consider yourself lucky. According to a recent survey, 80 percent of employers plan to hire recent college graduates, up from 74 percent last year. With job prospects brighter than they’ve been in more than a decade, it should be easy to start the career of your dreams, right? [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|

How to Develop a Successful Incentive Program

Many Human Resource professional — and the organizations they serve — struggle to motivate their employees. How do you encourage your staff to reach peak performance? For some, the answer is an incentive program. Employers nationwide spend over $100 billion a year on incentive programs. But is their money being put to good use? According to a new study by the Incentive [...]

By |July 8th, 2019|

Reduce Your Time-to-Hire to Save Money and Land Better Candidates

  Competition for talent is at an all-time high, and companies are struggling to find quality candidates to fill their positions. Consider this: For the first time in 20 years, the number of job openings exceeds the number of unemployed Americans. That means there are more available jobs than there are people to fill them! Because of this cut-throat hiring climate, [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|

How to Write a Cover Letter

For some job seekers, writing a cover letter is a pointless endeavor. But it’s actually one of the most important aspects of any job search. Cover letters are the first thing that many hiring managers see. It can create a positive first impression that encourages someone to read your resume, or it can eliminate you from the candidate pool altogether. [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|

Employers Plan to Increase Utilization of Staffing Firms in Next 5 Years

  Employers are struggling to find qualified candidates for their open positions, and many are turning to staffing firms for help. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 54 percent of employers plan to increase their use of staffing firms in the next five years. “Even with new technologies pushing industry evolution, staffing firms will continue to play a key role [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|
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