Job Search Tips
Impress with your Resume
- Position yourself. Don’t include an objective. Companies want to know what you can do for them, not the other way around. Begin your resume with a strong statement that describes what you have to offer. Example: “Highly accomplished accounting professional with more than 10 years experience providing comprehensive financial reporting.”
- Organize with simple categories: professional experience, education, certifications, and associations.
- Be relevant. List your experience and dates of employement in reverse chronological order, and only for the past 10 years unless you feel that certain experience is critical to your new position.
- Showcase accomplishments with bullet points. Succinctly summarize your daily tasks and keep descriptions short and streamlined.
- Avoid acronyms or lingo.
- Show measureable results. “Increased yearly profits” is vague. “Developed sales campaign resulting in more than $4million in annual sales” is specific and demonstrates the results of your abilities.
- Use action words. Verbs (e.g., developed, designed, championed, initiated, established, executed, managed, organized) promote a powerful individual.
- Omit personal pronouns. Replace “I accomplished” with “Accomplished”.
- Make it easy on the eye. Keep it clean, simple, and professional. Avoid multiple fonts, font sizes, and complicated formatting. Limit to 2 pages, using white paper.
- Proofread. Read your resume and then read it again. Have a friend review it for mistakes. A misspelled word can ruin your chances for an interview.
- Be truthful. False or misstated information can take you out of the running.
The Recruiter Relationship
- Be honest. Tell the truth about your career goals, personal needs, and salary requirements so you’re your recruiter can take this critical information and present you in the best possible light. Tell them if you’re working with another recruiter simultaneously. A good recruiter knows that it’s realistic for a candidate to work with more than one representative.
- Have patience. It takes time for a recruiter to deliver the best results. Even if a job isn’t available right away, you’ll be the first to know when an opportunity is right.
- Recruiters have the inside track on openings. Your recruiter may have a job for you that you can’t find anywhere else. Submitting your resume through our recruiter is sometimes the only way to get your foot in the door.
- Communicate with us. If you get your own interview, or accept another job, let your recruiter know. We will keep you in mind if other opportunities open up.
- Follow up and keep in touch. Share your interview experience with the recruiter. Keeping the lines of communication open helps maintain a positive relationship with Flexicrew.
- Referrals. Tell your recruiter about the people you know who may be a good fit for a job. You’re building a valuable relationship with your recruiter while helping others in their job search.