Ever think about whether or not you would be successful in the world of recruiting? Recruiters are a part of one of the fastest growing industries, with virtually unlimited career growth. Some of the top recruiters we know have started from some surprising backgrounds, including social services, police forces, and engineering.

The tech field is booming in the United States and everywhere else it seems. There are a ton of benefits of being in such a booming field; the pay rates are great, there is an overwhelming need to fill positions, and there is tons of flexibility. Robin Hauser Reynolds recently explored this very subject on ideas.ted.com. She states in her article, “Women simply aren’t thriving in one of the most promising fields in the United States — and not for lack of talent. And here’s the truth: It’s not solely a problem for women. It’s a problem for men, too. In just five years, there will be a million unfilled computer science–related jobs in the United States, which according to our calculations could amount to a $500 billion opportunity cost.”

Preparing for job interviews can be stressful - Knowing what not to do and what pitfalls to avoid may help you! Here are five things to keep in mind and avoid.

Are you aware of the most important tips to know while preparing yourself for a job interview? There are over 15 key things to practice before walking in a meeting with your potential future manager, all of which will have a significant impact on your interview success. We chose our top 5 interviewing tips to share with you. Here they are:

We asked the leader of our technical recruiting group, Matthias Leitzmann, Vice President of Recruiting and Talent Solutions, for his advice on how to best structure a technical resume.

Towards the middle of last year, when it became clear that my employer would get acquired, I started to do myself what all of my applicants had done before me: Putting together a resume and starting to put out some feelers into the job market.

This process and experience was greatly edifying on the one hand, and quite humbling on the other...

I read an article recently, called What Millennial Employees Really Want by Adam Smiley Poswolsky. The article got me thinking about Gen Y – and what do they really want??  It’s an important question.  After all, by 2025, roughly 80% of the workforce will be made up of Millennials.  I tapped into the topic to get a better understanding of Millennials’ mindsets, goals and purpose.  What I learned was interesting.   

There is a shortage of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Physicians across the world. KevinMD.com said, “Not many medical students choose primary care as their career path.” Why? Because many feel the money is in specialization, not in primary care.  

I am here today to give our readers the top reasons why medical students SHOULD go into Internal Medicine/Family Medicine.

Many of us recruiters that started in the field when it was customary to fax candidates’ resumes were also used to light brown manila folders. Folders that housed our most prized “possessions” – Marketable candidates and resumes!

A 2015 study uncovers the answer to why top caliber candidates are not applying to your company.  Researchers in Canada and the U.S. experimented with how job postings are written and suggest the answer is fundamental – change the way job postings are written.

Looking for a new job can be a stressful time in anyone’s life. Whether you decide to go-it alone and job search independently or if you decide to go with a staffing agency, it is important that every candidate know their options prior to starting their job search.

In January 2016, Gartner released a prediction of test automation trends.  So far, their predictions have been accurate. As software products continue evolving to meet consumer demands, regulations and securities, the industry needs automation test engineers.

Write down as many words you can think of that start with the letter S...what? Strange exercise, right? This was an actual written and timed interview question I had to answer! The interview process is grueling enough. I always prepared for questions about my past employment and my relevant experience. How would I prepare for this?

When gearing up for a first round interview, most people focus on their resume, a power suit and rehearsing answers to common interview questions. But that’s not all! Your body language may be contradicting what your mouth is saying. A person’s body has a language all its own and rarely lies. Paying attention to yourself is the key to understanding your own non-verbal cues, so practice in front of a mirror, record yourself or sit opposite a friend!

How much value would you say your reputation holds? We give our thoughts on what accepting a counter offer could mean for your reputation.

Everyone has been on the receiving end of an interview and some situations can be tricky, but no interview is straight forward. Beginning when you enter the lobby and ending when you exit the building, prepare to be analyzed! There is no need to look over your shoulder – but know that everything you say and don’t say is part of your evaluation as a potential fit.

Brine Group Staffing Solutions, a privately owned and multi-faceted recruiting agency, is excited to welcome David Aronofsky as Senior Recruiter within the Technology Division. 

Did you know, it takes the average hiring manager about six seconds to decide if your resume will be read in depth or tossed aside? It is crucial to make sure your resume has them at hello. Dave Aronofsky analyzes J.T. O’Donnell’s article “Is Your Resume 6 Second Worthy” and offers 4 tips of his own to ensure your resume won’t be ruled out.

Are you happily employed? The best time to be in contact with a recruiter is when you are employed. Jeff Brine offers his insight on Jerry Land’s article, “Why a Passive Candidate Should Take a Recruiter’s Call”, and gives his own advice to those who are currently employed.

Did you know only 6% of employees are still with their company 12 months after accepting a counter offer? Jeff Brine offers his opinion on Brian Moore’s must read article, "How to Handle Counter Offers"

Have you been applying to jobs but don’t hear back? We reviewed Meghan Biro’s article “5 Reasons Why You Never Hear Back After Applying for a Job”. We offer some additional advice on how to make your resume get noticed and increase your chances of securing an interview.

It’s important when talking about a new career that we can identify good advice when it hits us in the face. Accepting advice from someone is easy. But how do we know when the advice is good?

If you work in business, you know that sales has a hand in almost everything. Brine Group analyzes Geoffrey James’ article “How to Sell: 8 Essential Skills” and offers a few essential skills of their own to help you master the art of sales.

Workplace conflicts range from simple disagreements to aggressive arguments. While some may be more unpleasant than others, all conflicts can reach a solution using the same steps. Operations Manager, Marcy Mooney, gives her advice on how to face issues you may come up against in the workplace.

Do you want to be a good candidate or a great one? Asking the right questions can mean the difference between appearing to be a good candidate instead of a great candidate and determine if you are interviewing for a good opportunity instead of a great one. Consultant Brendan Ross reviews Jeff Haden’s article “5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask” and shares one of his own must ask questions for candidates.

Discover your courage! There are many things that cause us to feel afraid. Operations Manager, Marcy Mooney, discusses Geoffrey James’s article “4 Mental Tricks to Conquer Fear” and offers her own personal tip to help you overcome fears that you face.

The job interview process is often a grueling one. It gets more difficult the further into the process you get. As a candidate you prepare for your interview. You research the company; you prepare your answers for “typical” interview questions, and then the unimaginable happens you get stumped. The goal is always to answer every question perfectly and without pause. Unfortunately, it does not always work out that way.

The atmosphere in a Staffing and Placement agency varies greatly. Influences can include: location, size, leadership, employee personality types, policies, job markets. Agencies are often times the first to sense job recessions or growth. Every agency has their “How we got started” story, niche markets and exclusive clients. What ultimately differentiates employment agencies (or any organization) is company culture. It can create growth or destroy it, however intangible it is, it is highly transparent and sought after in today’s employment market .

Marcy Mooney offers her insight on Lisa Chatroop’s article, “7 Career Inspiration Questions Everyone Must Ask Themselves”, and gives her own advice to those who are unsure.

This article by Gene Marks caught my eye because I have only ever worked for small companies. I grew up around my father's small business and appreciate the values they bring to local communities and their employees.

I really like this article because it gets us thinking about the strengths, traits and abilities we can use to take control of our job search and future!

More than 300 people are hacked online every hour, is your information safe? Rajat Taneja’s article “Tips for Protecting Your Online Data” offers eleven helpful tips to keep your information secure when conducting routine business online.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever received? Was it something small and simple or grand and awe-inspiring?

Don’t blow it on the phone! Phone interviews are often the gateway to determine if a candidate should be invited for an in-person interview. Jeff Brine offers his insight on Amanda Haddaway’s article, “Top 3 Tips for Phone Interviews,” and gives 3 additional tips of his own to help you master the phone interview and move on to the second round.