Leveraging Numbers On Your Resume

Much advice is given about resumes. What to include, what not to, say one thing one way and not the other. A popular piece of wisdom is to list achievements and not just what you did. If you want to make an even bigger impact and go deeper than just your achievement you can add…

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Escape the Room. BVI Boston breaks through!

This week, BVI Boston went in for a big challenge at Escape the Room which provides interactive adventure challenges. Nick and the team escaped the room! They were given access to the scene of the crime for 1 hour where they had to decipher the clues, solve the puzzles & unravel the mystery of the…

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Hire the Athlete, Train the Sport: Hiring for Potential

When you set out to fill an open position, you naturally begin a sort of mental wish list. There are, of course, the absolute must-haves like special skills knowledge, availability, or compensation requirements, but after that comes the (usually lengthy) list of desired qualifications you would prefer a candidate to have. Unfortunately, as anyone who…

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3 Simple Ways to Start Writing Better Job Descriptions

If you read enough job descriptions, they start to blur together. There isn’t much to distinguish one from another; they are generally comprised of a long, bulleted list of very specific qualifications, followed by a paragraph requesting that candidates be able to sit, stand, and use Microsoft Office at a proficient level. All told, these…

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The Anatomy of the Recruiting Process

Finding the perfect candidate can be an arduous process. It involves a lot of investment in the way of time and energy, but it’s an entirely necessary evil. Understanding what makes the process tick can go a long way to demystifying and streamlining things, however. By understanding the clear delineation between the phases of the…

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4 Key Questions You Should be Asking Candidates

Every hiring manager wishes they had a crystal ball. Hiring a new employee is a big investment, and there is a certain amount of risk involved any time you make that decision. There will inevitably be times when a poor hiring choice is made, and it’s only natural to wonder if there was some way…

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3 Signs You’re Using the Wrong Recruiting Partners

Recruiters are so plentiful these days, it can seem like they’re a dime a dozen. Hiring managers the world over are inundated with a ceaseless stream of voicemails from recruiting firms eager to provide their services. Not all recruiters are created equal, and with so many competing firms it can be hard to discern whether…

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Interview Preparation – What you really need to know

Interview preparation is key to landing the perfect job. The tough part about interviews is that a couple of missteps or weird “off the record” type comments could kill your chances at getting the job offer. Below is a basic list things to keep in mind before your next in-person interview. Pre-Interview Preparation • Do…

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Quick Rebound From a Layoff, Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the recent article on Inside Tech: Laid Off? Five Tips to Bounce Back. They provide 5 very introspective tips to help deal mentally with being laid off and get yourself back to a positive state of mind to begin your search again. If you are ready to get back out…

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Yes, You Should Send a Thank-You note after an in-person interview!

We do get this question a lot from candidates, and our answer is generally ‘Yes’. Thank you notes serve more than just a gesture of professional courtesy.  They allow you to concisely summarize and reiterate your qualifications positioning you for the job fresh off of what you heard in the interview. Key criteria for effective…

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