Thursday, May 29, 2014

Write an Eye-Catching Resume – Research-based Tips that Will Get You Noticed

Every day, recruiters scan dozens of resumes eagerly searching for that perfect candidate.  Crafting an eye-catching resume is every candidate’s goal, however many resumes end up in the ‘no fit’ pile because they are cluttered or hard to navigate.

In a recent study by The Ladders*, recruiter behavior was examined and it was found that recruiters typically only spend about 6 seconds reviewing individual resumes before making a yes/no decision.

Also, recruiters generally spend almost 80% of this time focused on the following data points:
  • Name
  • Current title/company
  • Current position start/end dates
  • Previous title/company
  • Previous position start/end dates
  • Education

The study also examined perceptions about resume quality and recruiters reported that the best resumes featured: 
  • An organized, easy-to-read layout with a distinct visual hierarchy
  • Clear, concise data that is consistently formatted

Additionally, regarding online profiles, it was found that:
  • Visual distractions such as images and ads drew attention away from more pertinent information such as skills and experience
  • In some cases, irrelevant data such as candidates’ age, race or gender may have affected reviewer perceptions

 With only 6 seconds to capture a recruiter’s attention, writing a 
resume that is clear, concise and easy to read is vital.  




Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Division Manager, Conferences Job Opening

Position: Division Manager, Conferences

Location: Toronto, Canada

Follow the link to learn more about this job opening.

Victoria James Executive Search, Inc. is a professional direct marketing recruiter and headhunter that provides mid- to senior-level executive job search services to the direct marketing and Internet communities.

Marketing Manager - Job Closed

Position: Marketing Manager

Status: CLOSED

Visit the VJESI Marketing Manager Jobs page to learn about other currently open jobs.

Associate Marketing Manager - Job Closed

Position: Associate Marketing Manager Manager

Status: CLOSED

Visit the VJESI Marketing Manager Jobs page to learn about other similar job openings.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Engagement Manager/Solutions Consultant Job Opening

Position: Engagement Manager / Solutions Consultant

Location: Chicago area

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Victoria James Executive Search, Inc. is a professional direct marketing recruiter and headhunter that provides mid- to senior-level executive job search services to the direct marketing and Internet communities.

Friday, May 16, 2014

What To Say If An Interviewer Asks How Old You Are

Almost every interview has at least one awkward moment. Prepare in advance for this question – which shouldn't be asked but often is – with advice from Jacquelyn Smith.

Read What To Say If An Interviewer Asks How Old You Are before your next interview and field that question like a pro.

Top Skills Employers Seek in Job Applicants, Skills and Attributes Employers Are Looking For

This great article by Alison Doyle examines the hard and soft skills employers look for when interviewing candidates.

Read Top Skills Employers Seek in Job Applicants, Skills and Attributes Employers Are Looking For before your next interview and get a leg up on the competition.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The most important two minutes of your job interview

You only get one first impression. Make it count with these job-search tips.

While an interview will certainly last longer than two minutes, the first few minutes of an interview can set the tone for the entire meeting. As Will Rogers once said, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”

With that in mind, read this article by Amanda Augustine which provides some job-search tips to ensure your interview begins on the right foot.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Delegate Sales Coordinator Job Opening

Position: Delegate Sales Coordinator

Location: New York, NY

Follow the link to learn more about this sales job opening.

Victoria James Executive Search, Inc. is a professional direct marketing recruiter and headhunter that provides mid- to senior-level executive job search services to the direct marketing and Internet communities.