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What HR Managers Are Looking for on Your Resume

When you apply for a job, Human Resource Managers are some of the first people to see your resume. What they see could make or break your chances of landing an interview. They are the gatekeepers who decide which resumes a hiring manager will see. What do they look for on a resume? A recent survey by CareerBuilder has provided some insight. [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|

Having Trouble Writing Your Resume? This New Microsoft Word Feature from LinkedIn Can Help

Writing your resume can be a real chore. With stiff competition for jobs and the desire to stand out from other applicants, there’s a lot of pressure to create a flawless resume. If you’re having trouble, Microsoft and LinkedIn have a new tool that could help: Resume Assistant. Available for Microsoft 365 subscribers, Resume Assistant taps into LinkedIn public profiles [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|

7 Jobs Popular with Millennials

Millennials entered the workforce at an interesting time. The Great Recession made finding a job next to impossible, and the internet was transforming the way people do business. Despite the hurdles they had to overcome, many Millennials were able to start meaningful careers. SmartAssest, a personal finance technology company, looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|

5 Interview Questions to Help You Find Quality Candidates

Quality candidates are getting harder to find. With an improved economy, low unemployment rate and stellar job market, many of the best candidates are already employed. So, when you need to hire, quality candidates are few and far between. How do you ensure that you choose the best candidates for your open positions when there are more unqualified candidates to [...]

By |September 20th, 2019|

4 Stats to Help You Reevaluate Your Recruitment Strategy

The hiring landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Low unemployment and a lack of skilled workers has accelerated competition for talent. As you try to find high-performing professionals for your open positions, it may be time to reevaluate your recruitment strategy. Luckily, LinkedIn just released a report that offers compelling statistics that can help you revise your recruitment tactics. 70% of [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|

How to Tell if a Candidate Will Be a Good Fit For Your Team

You likely know an effective hiring process is an essential component of every successful organization. But did you also know there’s an easy way for you to hone in on the best candidates for your team during the process? It’s called the Big Five – and it’s the gold standard of personality models. According to the Big Five theory, while beliefs, values [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|

How to Attract Talent in a Candidate-Driven Market

In today’s job market, if an employee is not happy with their current position, it isn’t difficult for them to find a new career opportunity — and many are doing just that. According to a recent survey, 32% of employees plan to change jobs this year. Not only that, 78% say they aren’t actively looking for a new job, but [...]

By |August 26th, 2019|

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|
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