AppleOne’s Internship Program Focuses on Experience for the Real World

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AppleOne is excited to announce the launch of its official Internship program which will give students the opportunity to learn skills that are relevant to not only staffing, but to any future career. Opportunities are now open for the Southern California region, with plans to roll out nationwide for future classes. Apply today at www.appleone.com/Students/Internships/Default.aspx.

In the spirit of putting your best foot forward for your internship, here are three ways to make a great first impression at internship interviews: Continue reading “AppleOne’s Internship Program Focuses on Experience for the Real World”

Battle the Bot: How to get Your Resume Read by a Real Human Being

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Did you know that nearly 75% of resumes are never seen by human eyes? An increasing number of companies are adding an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) each year, as it can sort through hundreds (if not thousands) of resumes in the time it takes a hiring manager to get through a handful. The good news is that it’s fairly easy to get through the system and have your resume seen by an actual human being, as long as you follow these four tips: Continue reading “Battle the Bot: How to get Your Resume Read by a Real Human Being”

The Four Things You Need To Know About Thank You Cards For Your Job Interview

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A thank you card is a critical component in not only showing a Hiring Manager that you appreciate the time they took interviewing you, but also that you are excited about the prospects of working for their company. In fact, a recent study showed that 75 percent of interviewers said that receiving a thank-you letter from a candidate does play a factor in their hiring decisions. When it comes to getting the maximum impact out of your post-interview thank you cards, here are four things you need to know. Continue reading “The Four Things You Need To Know About Thank You Cards For Your Job Interview”

Want to Get Your Resume Seen? Know How to Beat the ATS

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Because companies can get hundreds of applications for one job, roughly 75% of them have introduced an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to their screening process. An ATS searches resumes for keywords and information, meaning that it can quickly scan a resume for specifics, which can save hiring managers countless hours during the hiring process. If you have a resume full of highly attractive skills and experience, yet find that you aren’t hearing back from employers, it may be that your resume is not ATS-friendly. To ensure that hiring managers are actually seeing your resume, here are four tips for getting past an ATS’s electronic eyes: Continue reading “Want to Get Your Resume Seen? Know How to Beat the ATS”

3 Things You Can Do In A Job Interview to Get a Second Interview

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A job interview is your time to shine. While your resume enticed the hiring manager enough to want to meet you in person, the interview is your chance to show them why you would be a great fit for the company and the position. Most companies will go through several rounds of interviews before extending a job offer, so one of your key goals of your first interview should be to demonstrate your strengths and secure a second interview where you will have a chance to make even more of an impression on a hiring manager. There are certain things that can help you stand out during a first interview that can help translate into a more in-depth second interview, including the following three items: Continue reading “3 Things You Can Do In A Job Interview to Get a Second Interview”

Become a LinkedIn Power User

There is perhaps no tool available to job seekers as powerful as LinkedIn.

94% of recruiters use it to find and vet candidates, and jobs posted on LinkedIn are seen by three times as many candidates as on Twitter and nearly six times as many as on Facebook. In short, LinkedIn is the career-networking tool of our times, so we’d like to share a few ways to get the most out of it as a job seeker.

Continue reading “Become a LinkedIn Power User”

What does your resume really say about you?

You toil over your resume, pouring your heart and soul into each job entry, ensuring each sentence is crisply worded and the layout is pixel perfect. But you get lukewarm responses, or worse, no response at all. Although there are many reasons unrelated to you directly for not getting a response, let’s read between the lines of your resume through the eyes of an employer. Continue reading “What does your resume really say about you?”

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