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Beacon Resources: How We Place Candidate

The Los Angeles finance recruiters at Beacon Resources place candidates by going above and beyond usual placement strategies to make superior employee-employer connections. Learn how the premier finance headhunters place candidates before contacting the company or submitting your resume. People-Focused Methodology Recruiters take the time necessary to get to know their clients and candidates. They combine a people-focused methodology with significant industry expertise to deliver the results both clients and candidates desire. Potential employees are invited to learn about employers’ “stories” and explore opportunities that best suit their skills. Resume…

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How To Create A Successful CV

Congratulations, class of 2015! Whether you’ve just graduated or you’ve been on the job hunt for a while, it’s common for recent graduates to have a bit of a lull when looking for work. While University is amazing for many reasons, it can be hard to translate what you’ve learned into useful information for an employer. Many students find ‘selling themselves’ on a CV to feel false and troubling. If you’re stuck on your resumé, here’s what graduate employers look for from recent grads. State Your Career Objectives While stating…

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5 Reasons Your CV May End Up in the Bin

There’s an art to creating the perfect CV, and if you don’t get this process right, there’s a risk that your resume will end up decorating the bottom of employers’ bins. So that you know which pitfalls to avoid when you’re writing this document, take a look at these five common CV mistakes.   1) A poor opening pitch According to specialist recruitment service provider STEM Graduates, the first few sentences of a CV can provide a reliable insight into job candidates’ levels of literacy and their attention to detail….

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The Best Career Advice You’re Not Taking

We’re all striving for the perfect job, but actually climbing the career ladder and landing the roles you want is much easier said than done. One way to get ahead in today’s competitive employment market is to seek out top career tips, but as well as reading and listening to this guidance, you need to act on it. Here is some of the best careers advice that you may not be taking. It’s never too late to retrain You’ve no doubt heard lots of people say that it’s never too…

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Getting Ready for a Job Interview

You’ve been applying for jobs because you are either currently unemployed or you are looking for a new direction in your career. A letter or a phone call has let you know that you have been selected for an interview in the next few days and you need to know how to prepare for the experience. With some research, organisation and self-belief you can walk into the room knowing you are ready for the questions the panel have for you. The first thing to do is to have a look…

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3 Insurance Jobs That Are in High Demand

In today’s modern day world, most people carry at least one insurance policy. Insurance is what protects consumers from financial calamity should an unexpected event occur. The average person will have at least four different insurance policies: Auto, home, life and health. Because insurance is something that people will continue to need for the foreseeable future, a career in the insurance industry is a smart and secure choice. Before you start searching for current Insurance jobs, you need to determine what path you want take. Below are some of the…

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Ask Your Boss: How To Negotiate a Job Offer

Negotiating a salary is scary for some, and easy for others. Most of us choose to forgo negotiating. I, personally, always dreaded this part of job interviews, even though I love to bargain. From a boss’s point of view I have to admit that I am always interested to see if a candidate will bring up a question about money. Right off the bat, I will tell you this: do not discuss money until a job offer is made. Otherwise, I (as a boss) lose respect for you.

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Ask Your Boss: Behavioral vs Technical Interview Questions

“Why do some positions use more behavioral type interview questions vs technical type interview questions or vice versa? Advantages and disadvantages of both? What type of balance do you like for various position levels within an organization?” Very timely questions. I just posted a position in our office, and I will be the one coming up with the interview questions. I always have this dilemma: what type of questions should I use? My personal favorite interview questions are the behavioral type. You know, your most dreaded interview questions that start with “Tell me…

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Ask Your Boss: How Do I Tell My Manager About a Job Offer?

Let’s be honest, you are going to tell your manager about this job offer because you want a counter offer, some sort of monetary acknowledgment of your value to the company. You like your job, you just want more money, right? So to answer your last question, I am going to say “yes.” There is a very strong possibility that your manager will think that you are trying to extort a raise by threatening to leave.

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