Ryan McCormick
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  • Kelly IT Resources
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How Long Does it Take to Find a New Job?

So, how long does it take to find a new job?  I have heard this question a lot over the past year.

The answer to this question is unknown as data, statistics and personal success is difficult to quantify when comparing the total population of people interviewing. Perhaps a better question would be “What can I do to improve my chances of finding a job as quick as possible”? or “What can I do to improve my chances of finding a job”?

Everyone has a different level of background,…


Posted on April 3, 2012 at 10:30am

7 Deadly Resume Writing Sins

There are certain types of information that is better left off of a resume, yet there are people out there who are committing self sabotage by including it on their resume. Here is my list of 7 deadly sins to resume writing:

1. Photograph

Discrimination in hiring still exists today, by adding a photograph; one reveals information about themselves that falls into protected classes which could lead to employment discrimination (age, gender, race, origin, etc…). In…


Posted on March 30, 2012 at 3:17pm — 4 Comments

Bitten by a Zombie (Candidate)

I had taken a hot job order from a new client, you know the golden type that always picks up the phone when you call, responds to e-mails almost immediately, instant feedback on candidates, basically the best case scenario. In my initial sourcing efforts, I found three solid candidates. I set up interviews immediately and received instant feedback with an offer for one of them. I was excited as the candidate they selected was a perfect personality fit, had the required skills, background,…


Posted on March 29, 2012 at 12:04pm — 3 Comments

Successful Resume Format for IT Candidates

There are many ways to write a resume, some that work and some that don't. My guidelines for building a winning resume focus on relevancy and content placement.

Resume Design

A. Summary

Focus on drafting your resume around your Target Job. Start off with a summary that is no more than 3 sentences. Be sure to clearly define what you are looking for. For instance, if you are looking for a position as a helpdesk analyst, your summary should read something…


Posted on March 23, 2012 at 1:56pm

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