Tools To Help In Your Job Search

Tools to Help in Your Job Search

Personalized Attention

Job satisfaction is our most important goal. We develop a unique, personalized partnership when working with you. We don’t just present you with a few job leads and wish you luck. We’ll give you the coaching and strategies to prepare for the job you want to win.

Resume Tips: We’ll critique your resume and give you constructive feedback on how to make your resume highlight your skills in the most impressive manner.

Interview Tips: We can provide you with sample questions hiring managers often ask, tips on how to answer them, and ideas for questions that you may want to ask.

Client Profiles: We’ll make sure you’re prepared with background on the organization, the position you’re interviewing for, and the manager you’ll interview with.

Training: We can help you improve current skills and develop new ones. Talk with your recruiter about training available in your field.

Candidate Interview Questions

What are the responsibilities for this position?

What are short and long term expectations in this position?

Where does the position fit within the organizational plan?

Where might this position lead?

Why is this position open?

What is the ideal experience and background for this position?

What kind of person are you looking for?

What is the company’s position in the market?

What is the company’s annual growth rate? (This year, next year, five years).

What is your management style?

Company Interview Questions

Tell me about yourself.

What do you know about our organization?

Why do you want to work for us?

What are you looking for in your next position?

How long would it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our firm?

What is the most difficult thing about being a ________?

Why are you leaving (did you leave) your present (past) job?

How would you define an ideal working environment?

Describe in detail what you have accomplished for your last organization.

In past positions, what did you like most/least about your job? Your Company?

Define Success

Resigning Gracefully

This can often be the most stressful part of the resignation process, but should be treated as a positive business decision because you have chosen to change companies for sound business reasons.

Resign to your supervisor as soon as possible after accepting your new opportunity. Be positive, yet firm in your resolve, stating the following tactfully:

  • You are tendering notice of resignation. Hand employer your resignation letter.
  • Your last day will be…
  • Thank your supervisor for time spent working at the firm.

You are informing your supervisor of a decision that has been made after much due diligence. It is not a time to debate the prudence of your decision. If you aren’t firm in your decision to leave your current employer, then do not call a resignation meeting, but rather have a discussion with your supervisor about your concerns.

If you put yourself in a counteroffer position, you may be seriously jeopardizing your future employment with the firm. Do not be perceived as blackmailing your current company. Work out your difficulties in normal businesslike fashion, preferably before you even begin a search.

Be prepared to turn over all and any information to your supervisor to help aid the company through the transition. While a 2 week notice is generally accepted, be practical. Offer a date to your supervisor that will be mutually beneficial and acceptable

Sample Resignation Letter

(Date)

To:

Copies to:

From:

Subject: Resignation

I hereby tender my resignation from _____(company)_____, effective a mutually agreeable date, but no later than ___ (date) ___. I have decided to accept an offer of employment with another company. This decision allows me to expand my experience at a salary level commensurate with my expectations. In terminating my employment with __ (company) __, I want to express that I have enjoyed my time spent here, and hope that my employment has contributed to the companies growth and stature in the industry.

Sincerely,

Counteroffer Considerations

Why are you worth more money today, than you were yesterday? If you are worth more, then why didn’t you receive the raise based on your performance and merits? Your present employer is often “buying time’ with a raise, until a replacement is located, at which time your position with the company is either weakened or no longer needed.

The company may feel they have been “blackmailed’ into giving the raise. They may forever view you in a different light. You may now be a marked person. The likelihood of further advancement is extremely limited for someone who has given notice. Even if you stay on, you may be one of the first people to be laid off when business is slow

Will more money change everything at your current job? Carefully consider all of the reasons you began your search in the first place. Does the counteroffer offset these reasons?

Obtain what you feel you deserve, and what you are worth from your employer before you resign, or even seriously begin a job search. It will gain you more respect, yield better (lasting) results, show you what your employer really thinks of you, and be much more productive for your career.

If you should seriously consider a counteroffer, ask for all the details to be confirmed in writing