The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted July 18, 2014 by

How to Craft a Killer Post-Grad Resume

Erica Wolfe

Erica Wolfe, Marketing Associate at Greek Streak

Graduating from college is an incredible achievement filled with excitement, but it also comes with questions and uncertainties about the future. Beginning the job application process can be overwhelming, as college grads are competing with thousands of others for entry-level positions. With the right resume, landing that first job might come easier than expected. Here are a few tips on how to craft the perfect post-grad resume so that you can stand out from the competition. (more…)

Posted October 04, 2013 by

What Not to Put on Your Resume

Someone filling out a resume

Someone filling out a resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You probably have an idea of what to include in your professional resume—job highlights, academic accomplishments, relevant skills, and more, depending on your field. But as you’re writing it up, are you thinking about what not to put on your resume? And making sure you avoid those things?

Leave personal matters at home

When adding items to your resume, ask yourself, “Is this something upon which I want them to make a hiring decision?” The employer can’t discriminate based on a lot of that personal information, so don’t put yourself or an employer in a position where they know too much about you. It’s not a good idea to write all about your personal life, such as how many children you have, your race or religion, your marital status, or your age. If it won’t affect your ability to do the job, keep it off your resume. (more…)

Posted February 20, 2012 by

Cover Letters Still Valuable in Hiring Process

Think cover letters are passe when applying for a position? Think again, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. More than nine in 10 (91 percent) executives polled said cover letters are valuable when evaluating job candidates. In addition, nearly eight in 10 (79 percent) respondents indicated it’s common to receive cover letters even when applicants submit resumes electronically. The results mirror those from a similar survey conducted in 2008.

Managers were asked, “When evaluating prospective job candidates, how valuable is the cover letter that accompanies the resume?” Their responses: (more…)