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Why Experience Is Not Enough to Land the Job

22. May 2015

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Your resume is the most impressive one in the recruiter’s pile. But when you meet your prospective employer for the interview, you avoid making eye contact, fiddle with your hair, mumble your words, or exhibit other signs that you lack confidence. Result: someone else who is less qualified — but makes a better in-person impression […]

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Is Your Online Presence Sabotaging Your Job Search?

21. January 2015

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Fact: 78% of recruiters “Google” candidates and 63% check them out on social media sites. Previously on our blog we’ve covered many ways you can make the Internet work to your advantage when you’re looking for a job. Today we’re going to discuss how it can be a big disadvantage if you don’t control your […]

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5 Ways to Get Your Resume the Attention It Deserves

5. January 2015

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Did you know that most recruiters and hiring managers spend 7 seconds or less looking at a resume before deciding whether to put it in the “yes” or “no” pile? So it’s imperative that you make those few seconds count, and craft a resume that stands out from the crowd of dozens, or even hundreds, […]

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What Your Interview Attire Says About Your Work Ethic

22. December 2014

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There’s a certain type of job hunter who says, “I’m the most brilliant programmer of the century, so it doesn’t matter how I look or act, any company would be lucky to have me.” Don’t let this be you. Like it or not, the possible future employers who interviewing you will be judging your appearance […]

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The Benefits of Working While in College

15. December 2014

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Working part-time while you complete your education can bring many advantages, both in the present life and in your future success in life. At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we have placed many students on temporary, seasonal or part-time assignments that help them get a head start on their careers, learn life skills, or simply earn some […]

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Resume Mastery Tip #5: Don’t Be a Mass Marketer

8. December 2014

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This topic is related to Resume Mastery Tip #4, in which we discussed the dangers of overloading your resume with a multitude of irrelevant detail. This week, we want to talk about the philosophy of applying for every job that a recruiter is advertising. No matter how diverse the roles might be, some job seekers […]

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Resume Mastery Tip #4: Edit Yourself

1. December 2014

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Have you ever listened to someone telling a story, who rambled on and on, throwing in endless irrelevant details, until the point of the story got lost? Well, you shouldn’t make that mistake with your resume, either.   At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we’ve seen some applicants include every last scrap of experience they’ve had in […]

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Resume Mastery Tip #3: Don’t Double the Recruiter’s Work

24. November 2014

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It has recently come to our attention that some job candidates submit two versions of their resume to the same recruiters: one in the chronological format and one in the functional format. As employers who look at tens of thousands of resumes per year, we at Integrity Staffing Solutions would like to caution you against […]

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Resume Mastery Tip #2: Beware the Functional Resume

18. November 2014

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One of the first things you’ll decide in writing your resume is which format to use: chronological and functional. Your instinct may be to choose the format you feel will best present your experience and achievements; but there’s something else to consider as well, and that’s the impression these formats make on hiring managers.   […]

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What to Do When Your Boss Steals Your Thunder

10. November 2014

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There is nothing more galling than to see someone else take credit for your achievements, especially when the perpetrator is your own boss. But what should you do about it? Stay quiet and let your efforts go unrecognized? Or speak up and risk ruining your chances of progressing within your organization? The main thing to […]

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