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NETWORKING

Networking Tips:
How to Play the Game

Networking is one of the best ways to discover new opportunities and grow professionally. It also sharpens your communication skills, places you in front of decision-makers, and is one of the easiest ways to get your resume to the top of the pile. Follow the tips to polish your networking skills and advance your career!

Do Your Research
Find out ahead of time who will be at an event. Research them on Google or LinkedIn and know who you want to connect with.

Ask Simple Questions

To get the conversation started, just ask: “may I join you?” or “What business are you in?”.

Ditch the Pitch

Forget the sales pitch. Stay informal and focus on building relationships. People are more apt to do business or give referrals to people who they enjoy, not a salesperson.

Flash a Smile

Don’t forget to smile! You will put others at ease and come across as friendly and approachable.

Take Notes

Make a good connection? Take a moment to jot down a note on their business card for more specific follow-up.

Follow Up

Don’t forget to follow-up! If you have had a great exchange, ask how you can continue the conversation. Follow up through email or social media within 48 hours of the event.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media:
Use it to Your Advantage
Clean Up Your Profiles
Especially when you are in the job market, it is a good idea to do some digital cleaning for your social media accounts. Your future employer may look at your social media profiles and what they find could sway their decision. You want your profiles to reflect you in the best possible light.

Keep Your Personal Profiles Private
Personal social media accounts are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Review your privacy settings in each to assure that only your friends can see your content, and know exactly what content is viewable by anyone. Any social media accounts you use for professional purposes can be left public.

Google Search Your Name
It’s important to know what pops up on the internet when you Google your name. You can also set up a Google alert for your name so you’ll be notified right away when something about you gets posted online. Once you know what’s out there, you can
figure out what to do about it.  

Create an Impressive & Optimized LinkedIn Profile
This is where social media comes in to your advantage in the job search. A thoughtfully crafted LinkedIn profile with your updated information, including your current job and past positions. According to LinkedIn, 85% of jobs are filled via networking — so using professional networking apps to your advantage could be a huge boost in your job search.

RESUMES / COVER LETTERS

Stand Out from the Crowd: The Importance of Resumes and Cover Letters

Before you apply for a new job, you’ll need to create or update your resume. It’s important to be sure your resume is up-to-date, easy to read and organized.

  1. Ensure that everything listed on your resume correlates to the job you are applying to.

  2. Your resume should be either one or two full pages.

  3. Your resume should include at least five (5) keywords from the job description you are applying for.

  4. Your resume should clearly show that you meet at least the minimum qualifications.

  5. Correct verb tense should always be used. If it’s a past job, all verbs should be past tense.

  6. Your resume should show how you have added value and solved problems at every company you list.

  7. There should be absolutely no misspelling or grammatical errors.

  8. You should leave the reader wanting to know more about you and it should include something unique and memorable about you.

THE JOB SEARCH

The Job Search Doesn’t Have to be Stressful

Finding a great job can be taunting to say the least. At ADASTAFF, people are our first priority. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to make positive impacts in peoples lives. While we hope to find a perfect job for every applicant, sometimes we might not have a match at that time. We hope these tips will help job seekers find their dream job, whether it is with us, or if they find it on their own.


1. Keep in Touch with Your Recruiter.
The Fixed Indemnity Medical Plan is a supplement to health Insurance. The Plan offers supplemental coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision, Term Life and Short-Term Disability. It is not a substitute for essential health benefits or minimum essential coverage as defined under the Affordable Care Act.

2. Attend Job Fairs.

Skill enhancement is available to employees at no charge. Increasing your skills can increase your rate of pay. Additionally, by working certain temporary assignments, an employee may be compensated while elevating their skills and gain valuable experience

3. Dress to Impress
Anytime you come into our office, or any other potential employer, you should always appear as professional as possible. This means you should leave your flip flops and tank top at home and opt for a business casual dress code. If you have questions about appropriate dress code, please feel encouraged to contact your recruiter.

4. Utilize Online Job Boards

Be sure to check out our current Job Opportunities, as they are updated daily. We also recommend utilizing other online job boards such as;
LinkedIn, Indeed, Career Builder, Google for Jobs, and ZipRecruiter.
These sites will allow you to upload your resume, view and apply to job opportunities in your area.

INTERVIEWING

Top 10 Interviewing Tips

Job interviews can be quite intimidating if you’re not prepared. We recommend following these helpful tips to gain more confidence in your interviewing abilities. Stand out from other candidates and learn what you should do before, during and after the interview to increase your chances of a job offer.

Pre-Interview

1. Research and become familiar with the company and person you are interviewing with. You’ll want to come prepared with quality questions to ask the interviewer about the job and company.

2. Turn your cell phone off! If you have to have it on, explain to the interviewer that it will only be answered in case of an emergency.

3. Don’t be late! Give yourself an extra 20 minutes and map out the drive the day before, while being conscious of potential traffic.

During the Interview

4. First Impression
Walk, talk and look the part. Be confident and respectful with everyone you encounter. Don’t forget to smile!

5. One Minute Pitch
Walk, talk and look the part. Be confident and respectful with everyone you encounter. Don’t forget to smile!

6. Avoid Negative Statements
Even if you are asked a somewhat negative question, always portray yourself in a positive light, and never talk bad about a former boss.

7. Your Skills
Focus on skills you can implement immediately, should you be hired. Employers want to hear how you could hit the ground running and contribute to their company immediately.

8. Tell Your Story
Support your claim of being the best candidate by providing examples of situations where you developed, enhanced, or used specific relevant skills.

9. Money