How to Properly Write a Thank-You Note for an Interview

Interviewing for a job can be intimidating and nerve-wracking. There are many things to think about when preparing for an interview; from planning questions to researching the company, you have a lot to consider. However, most people forget that the work doesn’t stop once the interview is over. A recent survey states that only 24% of HR Managers receive a thank-you note, however 80% say thank-you notes are helpful when reviewing a candidate. So, you should always send a note to the person you spoke with after the interview. The following are some examples and tips of what to say and how to format your thank-you email.

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Ariana Salas
How to Improve Your LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the largest business networking platforms used by professionals. Having a solid LinkedIn is crucial to the hiring and networking processes. It allows you to write down your experience and education, as well as alert recruiters and managers when you are in the market for a job. LinkedIn allows you to build yourself digitally and professionally, all while maintaining your personality throughout the profile. Here are some tips to help you revamp your profile:

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Ariana Salas
Advice for When You Are Searching for a New Job

Searching for a new job can be intimidating, especially because there are so many jobs out there to choose. Making small adjustments to your current job search can greatly benefit you and your experience. Whether you are currently employed and want a change, or seeking a job fresh off of graduating, using this advice may just give you a leg up with landing a job. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when looking for a job:

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Ariana Salas
How to Know When it’s Time for a Career Switch

Sometimes can may be 100% sure and confident in a decision to leave a company. You may know for sure it’s not a good fit, or you received a better job opportunity. However, sometimes it’s not that clear, and making this decision is far from easy. The decision to leave a job, especially when you don’t have a new job lined up, can be scary and a difficult decision to make. So how can you know if it’s time to go? Here are a few surefire signs it’s time for a career change:

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Ariana Salas
Hottest Job Industries to Be In Right Now

Each year thousands of surveys and studies of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data are done. This is often to try and pinpoint the best jobs and industries to be in for the current year. The “best” jobs tend to be determined by the fastest growth rates, lowest unemployment rates, and the highest salaries. This information can be beneficial to job seekers or those who are interested in a career change, to assist with focusing your search efforts by knowing which industries currently offer the greatest job opportunities or highest pay. It can also let us know what economic trends are currently playing out in the job market. Here are some of 2019’s hottest jobs & industries thus far:

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Ariana Salas
So What Does the March Jobs Report Really Mean?

The March jobs report was released this past Friday and it was reported that the U.S. economy added 196,000 jobs in March. This is a huge increase from the shockingly low gain of 22,000 (which was revised to 33,000 in the March report), in February. The unemployment rate remained at a historic 3.8% percent (5% employment is considered full employment). This is great news, especially after the low numbers that came in February. But, if you’re like me, aside from these two numbers, the report can just seem like a jumble of different random numbers and statistics. So we’re here to take a step back and break down what this report really means for you, and the health of America’s economy.  

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Ariana Salas
Six Stand Out Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Successful interviews aren’t just about giving the right answers, but are also about asking the right questions. While it may seem like asking the interviewer your final questions is the simplest part of an interview, it is actually one of the most important. It provides the perfect opportunity to reflect your genuine interest in the company and show that you have done your research. Good questions also display positive characteristics like intelligence and curiosity. Asking questions are also important for informing your decision to accept if you were given the job offer.  Take the time to prepare three or so questions before your interview and check out these six stand out questions to ask:    

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Ariana Salas
How to Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

The job search process is no easy task. It takes time and effort, and it’s easy to get discouraged and lose your way. The continuous cycle of searching, applying, and getting radio silence or rejection in return can be draining to say the least. The key to a successful job search is to stay motivated and focused, and continuously put in the work. Here are a few ways to stay positive and motivated when you find yourself getting worn down in your job search:

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Ariana Salas
Top 5 Tips to Crush Your Next Phone Interview

Phone interviews can seem intimidating because you can’t see how your job interviewers react, or pick up on any of their physical cues. But with the right preparation and techniques phone interviews will feel like a breeze. Before you get on the phone for that next interview, review these tips and techniques to crush the call, and sail right into the next round.

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Ariana Salas
Resume Do's and Don'ts

First impressions can make or break you when going through the interview process, which is why it is important to have a top notch resume that captures the recruiter’s attention right away. From grammar to formatting, there are many parts of a resume that you can tweak and adjust. Here are the best tips to follow from our own Rockwood Recruiters.

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7 Tips for a Successful Interview

Whether it be doing your due diligence on the company and interviewers or picking out your outfit the night before, advanced preparation is key for a successful interview. There’s no way to predict exactly how an interview will go but you can be better prepared with these interview tips. 

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Ariana Salas