Ashley Barker's Blog (5)

The Art of a Thank You Note

I am still surprised to learn of candidates who do not know how to write a Thank You note. Most of these candidates seem to be surprised to learn that creating a Thank You note could be the thin line between an offer and a rejection. A Thank You note can give you a step up on the competition of another candidate who may have similar skills and the personality to match the team.

The Art of a Thank You note is not to Google “how do I write a thank you note for an interview” but…


Added by Ashley Barker on October 12, 2013 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Ideas to help commuters pass the time

With the market varying in certain areas, some candidates have had to find other locations for positions that either match their skill set or match their lifestyle requirement. There are more consultants who will take a longer commute over less money. Once that long commute becomes tiring, they may begin to start their job search all over again. To help consultants entertain themselves during…


Added by Ashley Barker on January 11, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments

Dreaded MIA Candidate

All of us Recruiters have been through it-the dreaded MIA candidate. We speak with them, feel we develop a great relationship with them, get an interview set up with them and the client and then *POOF* they disappear. I have never had such an issue until I changed markets. I guess the hustle and bustle of a larger city seems to make people think that Recruiters are evil or not human. I tend to pride myself with finding great candidates and developing relationships with them. But when I do…


Added by Ashley Barker on November 28, 2012 at 8:27am — 48 Comments

Formatting Resumes

Formatting resumes. We all have our own ways to send resumes to clients. Some Recruiters just slap a logo and their own contact information on it, while others take the time to make sure the spelling and grammar are correct before sending the resume to the client with logo and their personal contact information. I see resumes from Recruiters that have different fonts, colors and misspelled words throughout the resume. To get attention from your clients with a candidate’s resume, you should…


Added by Ashley Barker on April 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

To tell or not to tell...

I always worry if I am doing the right thing by telling a candidate not only are they interviewing for an opening but so is our second submittal. We always tell candidates we can submit 1 or 2 resumes per an opening. Which is true in some cases, dependent on the client. But are we really hurting ourselves when we are making ourselves look good?

More recently, this has happened repeatedly, I have had 2 of my own candidates up for the same job. They knew about each other. They…


Added by Ashley Barker on August 2, 2010 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments


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