Snelling Careers

Mar 02

Hidden advantages of working with a staffing company -

In this job market competition is fierce,  security is lacking and you need every possible edge. Working with us puts you at an advantage because:

Feb 20

Appropriate persistence – creating a “just right” follow-up plan -

You submitted just the resume they were looking for, breezed through the phone interview, had a long first interview and were invited back for a second. The second interview went well and you’ve been informed that they will make a decision in the next two weeks. The relationship seems to be developing nicely and you’re thinking this just might be “the one”. So what can you do (and NOT do) during those two weeks to ensure that your name stays top-of-mind without being a pest and sabotaging your chances?

A follow-up plan will help you accomplish the positive touch points while avoiding the impulse to check in too frequently, potentially giving the impression that you’re desperate. And sometimes  we ARE desperate (or at least feel that way), during a job search, but giving that impression will hurt your chances of getting an offer.

Click here for follow-up options you can use to create an appropriate follow up plan for your situation.

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Feb 14

Can Pinterest Help Your Job Search? -

Great ideas for creating a pinboard showcasing your resume, interests and accomplishments! As with any new tool, consider recommendations carefully and make sure they apply to your career. For some fields, a more professional approach is appropriate while others welcome the opportunity to see some personality.

Feb 13

Developing Mental Toughness During the Job Search -

Great advice for job seekers from our CEO, David Allen!

Feb 07

Forget the Resume, Try Tweeting -

Resume not standing out? Here are some creative ways job seekers have gotten the attention of hiring managers. But use caution when straying from traditional methods - there’s a fine line between innovative and gimmicky.

Jan 26

Generations in the Workforce: Make the Most of Generational Diversity -

With four generations represented in the workforce, generational stereotypes and conflicts are popular topics of conversation. It would be easy to get the impression that there is little common ground between members of different generations, but it’s important to remember that generational differences are just another form of diversity. Regardless of age, race, religion, or culture we all need and deserve to work in an environment of respect.

Dec 20

StartWire News: 12 Career Tips for 12: Recruiters Tell You How To Be a Rock Star! (Part I) -

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Each week, StartWire News features insider tips from recruiting directors and talent acquisition pros. As we look ahead to 2012, we’re encouraged by the uptick in hiring — and we want to share some of the best of the best with you so that you can land the job you want — fast!

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Dec 07

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Dec 01

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Resume with Social Media -

If your resume is not getting the attention it deserves, try some of these tips to bring it up to date, make it searchable and give readers a more in-depth look at who you really are.

Nov 30

Building Trust in Business Relationships

Nov 24

Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes to you for a safe and happy celebration

Oct 14

Where are jobs being posted? -

Gone are the days of scouring the classifieds for job openings on Sunday mornings. The good news is that there are dozens of online avenues to communicate hiring needs. The bad news is that without a centralized location for posting, job seekers and the companies looking for them don’t always connect.

So what can you do about it? My recommendation is that you have an understanding of all of the job posting options a company might use and have a presence or at least search all of them. Other ideas or questions? Please share.

Oct 04

12 Ways to Build a Better LinkedIn Profile -

If your LinkedIn profile is still just a duplicate of your resume, it’s time to add some personality and interaction. Don’t wait until you’re looking for work - your LinkedIn profile can add value for your current employer by reinforcing branding and culture for prospective clients and employees. What does your profile say about you and your employer?

Oct 03

Happy Techies Day! -

If you haven’t expressed your appreciation to your favorite IT professional lately, today would be a good day to do so. :)

Oct 01

Job Seeker or Job Sleuth? -

What’s the difference? The Seeker is looking for an answer to their problems, while the Sleuth is providing solutions for prospective employers. If you were an employer, which would you hire?