I keep applying to jobs and never hear a response! How to trigger the call back.

Is your resume a customized match for the job description? Have you applied to a number of job openings and not received any responses from the hiring companies? If so, our experience shows that the resume is not conveying a convincing match. You may be truly qualified for the job, but if the hiring manager … Continue reading I keep applying to jobs and never hear a response! How to trigger the call back.

Why there are multiple first impressions in a job interview.

How many chances do you have to make a good first impression? We have all heard the saying, "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression".  This is especially true when it comes to your job search.  Right or it is wrong, and mostly wrong, many hiring managers make their hiring decision … Continue reading Why there are multiple first impressions in a job interview.

Illegal Job Interview Questions. How to handle the career ending landmine

Should you answer the illegal interview question? Your mom and your local HR rep would tell you that you don’t have to answer illegal interview questions. Here at CareerTracker, we say “Answer the question. Don't think twice, just answer the question!" Treat the question as if this were any other interview question”.  We don’t just … Continue reading Illegal Job Interview Questions. How to handle the career ending landmine

How to match your job experience to the position of interest

Prioritizing your job experience Most resume's list a long history of work experience. In some cases, 10 plus years. Little known fact: You will be hired for your most recent experience. For most candidates, experience in the last 3-5 years will be the most relevant to the job of interest. If you are applying for … Continue reading How to match your job experience to the position of interest

Thank you email or hand written note? A recruiter explains which one is more effective

Is the thank you card the way to go? Email or handwritten note? Last week we blogged about whether or not you should send a thank you note after a job interview. You can read about the effect a well-written thank you note can have here.  Just as importantly, you can read about the impression candidates … Continue reading Thank you email or hand written note? A recruiter explains which one is more effective