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What Should You Include on Your Résumé?

What Should You Include on Your Résumé?
There are standard things we all know to put on our résumés –name, contact information, education, etc. But what about those gray areas? What do you do about non-relevant work experience or a gap in employment history? They asked for references – does that go on your résumé, too? Lucky for you, the industry experts at Doherty Staffing Solutions know a thing or two about what to include and what to leave off your résumé. What to Include: Experience. Keep in mind the position you are applying for and evaluate your résumé. Do you think your serving job in college is relevant...

Three Reasons Why You Need a Cover Letter

Three Reasons Why You Need a Cover Letter
For years, people have been arguing that cover letters are a dying art, claiming that recruiters don’t read them, hiring managers skip right over them and are essentially a waste of time. But what about that one traditionalist to whom you send your résumé? We're willing to bet that – while they might not be in the majority – there are definitely people in the hiring process who want to see your cover letter. Here are three ways a cover letter can be used to your advantage: Fill in the blanks. Your résumé is basically one long list of career achievements – not exactly the...

Dress for Success: Avoid an Interview Fashion Blunder

Dress for Success: Avoid an Interview Fashion Blunder
It’s common knowledge that you should look your best for an interview – but there is a wide-range on what people think will help them put their best foot (preferably not open-toed) forward. Doherty Staffing thinks it’s great that more and more people are beginning to be more expressive in their apparel choices during interviews. At Doherty, we look for applicants with personality and clothes can help express individuality. Don’t forget that there are pieces of your wardrobe to leave in the closet on interviews day. Here are some different clothes and accessories to avoid during your next...

How to answer "Reason for Leaving"

How to answer "Reason for Leaving"
There are 2 easy ways to answer the question "Why did you leave your position at Company ABC?" 1: Keep it short If your company downsized or you were a part of layoffs, then leave it at that. Leaving positions are always tough to re-live, and long winded explanations to arrive at a simple answer don't do either party any justice. The interviewer will ask follow-up questions if they need more clarification (i.e "How many people were involved in layoffs" or "Why did you feel the need to leave for a different opportunity"). 2: Stay positive Once again, leaving positions can be a touchy...

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