What Are Some Resume Writing Tips?

February 6th, 2014

When it comes to writing a resume, it is important that you put your best foot forward and highlight the skills that you have that make you stand out from the rest of the applicants. Below are some tips to help you write the best resume you can.Hand with Pen Proofreading a Resume by Laptop

  1. Know the resume’s purpose – many people get confused and think the point of the resume is to land a job. Actually the point of your resume is to land you an interview. Make sure your resume doesn’t come across as desperate.
  2. Elaborate on your strengths -  when you write a resume, don’t just list your strengths, include examples about why you have these skills.
  3. Include keywords – many companies use an applicant tracking system (ATS) when it comes to handling resumes. Make sure to include the right keywords in your resume to help you rank properly in the system. But don’t keyword stuff, when a real person looks over your resume, they may reject your application because of the keyword stuffing.
  4. Use effective job titles – your job titles speak volumes about you. Use ones that are not only accurate but make you sound important. An example of a bad title would be secretary, a better title would be administrative assistant.
  5. Proofread – this is the most important part of reviewing your resume. If the person reviewing your resume spots a mistake, it is highly unlikely you will get an interview, much less a job. Make sure to proofread your resume multiple times to make sure there are no errors.

About nowHIRE

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking software and I-9 compliance systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, and customer support. nowHIRE’s flexible solutions allow companies to configure the software to their specific recruiting needs – for hourly, salaried, internal or contingent employees, or any combination thereof. nowHIRE delivers timely, intelligent talent management products that streamline workflow, reduce paper use and save money.

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Source:

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/resume-writing-tips/

How Can I Get My Resume Taken Seriously? More Tips From the Experts at nowHIRE

January 28th, 2014

Applying for jobs can be a stressful process. With applicant tracking systems involved, it is even more important that your resume is up to par. In addition to the resume tips from last week, there are a few more things you should do to make sure your resume will be taken seriously.Business woman.

  • Include keywords – certain applicant tracking systems rank applicants higher because their keywords match with what the company offers. However, don’t just stuff your resume with keywords and no content in hopes of getting an interview. At some point a human will look over your resume and realize that there is no content, just keywords and put it in the reject pile.
  • Following up after an interview – during an interview, make sure to ask about the next step of an interview. However if you forget or don’t hear anything from the recruiter, make sure to follow up a week after your initial interview.
  • Create a personal brand – in the technological age, companies are googling your name to find out more about you. What they find is your personal brand or reputation. Make sure your online reputation is something you’re proud of. Places where you can create a personal brand are blogs, twitter, facebook, and online portfolios.

About nowHIRE

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking software and I-9 compliance systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, and customer support. nowHIRE’s flexible solutions allow companies to configure the software to their specific recruiting needs – for hourly, salaried, internal or contingent employees, or any combination thereof. nowHIRE delivers timely, intelligent talent management products that streamline workflow, reduce paper use and save money.

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Source:

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/01/22/tips-from-the-hiring-side-of-the-office

What Is The Best Way To Get Your Resume Taken Seriously?

January 23rd, 2014

Looking for a job can be stressful at times if you’re in a financial crisis. Fortunately for you, there are a few tips and tricks to get your resume pushed to the top of the pile and at least secure yourself an interview for your dream job.happy employee

  • The Application Process – the best way to apply for a job is online. That is how most companies have streamlined their application process. However, if they would your resume mailed to them, it would be specified someplace in the job description. Additionally, if you know someone who works for the company, make sure to get in contact with them. Knowing someone on the inside is the easiest way to get your resume pushed to the top of the pile.
  • How Should I Format My Resume? Most companies use an applicant tracking system to sort through resumes and decide which candidates have the right experience necessary for the job. Using a clean word document or a PDF will help the tracking system accurately read and sort your resume. Additionally your LinkedIn is an extension of your resume. Make sure to keep that up to date. It is common practice now for recruiters to do a social media search for you to check out your online presence.
  • Check for errors – a grammatical error is the quickest way to show a potential employer your bad traits. Grammatical errors can be easily fixed but it shows your lack of attention to detail and laziness. It is best to have a friend peer review your resume for any potential errors that you may have missed.

About nowHIRE

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking software and I-9 compliance systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, and customer support. nowHIRE’s flexible solutions allow companies to configure the software to their specific recruiting needs – for hourly, salaried, internal or contingent employees, or any combination thereof. nowHIRE delivers timely, intelligent talent management products that streamline workflow, reduce paper use and save money.

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Source:

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/01/22/tips-from-the-hiring-side-of-the-office

What Should I Know About Applicant Tracking Systems?

January 17th, 2014

An applicant tracking system (ATS for short) is an essential item for any growing business. An applicant tracking system works for small or large companies and assists in sorting resumes and other potential employee data in an attempt to assist in filling open positions at your company.Business woman.

An ATS is also known as a candidate management system and can greatly boost your company’s recruiting efficiency.

What can an applicant tracking system do?

  • Post job openings
  • Screen resumes
  • Generate interview requests
  • And more depending on what features you think are beneficial to your company.

How do I choose an applicant tracking system?

  • Identify your needs – only buy an applicant tracking system that has all of the services you would like. There is no need to pay for certain features such as screening resumes if you know that is not a feature you would like with your ATS.
  • Customization opportunities – the applicant tracking system is for you and your needs, if in the future there is a feature you may want, make sure it is available for you
  • Industry specific – if you work in a certain industry, and there is a specific ATS for that industry, it is your best bet to work with an applicant tracking system specific for your industry. This will save you time and headaches further down the road.
  • Remember, computers can make mistakes – just because you have an applicant tracking system in place, that doesn’t remove the need for human decision. If you see a resume that looks great for a position, just because the ATS may have ruled out the candidate that doesn’t mean you have to as well. Trust your gut.

Choosing the right applicant tracking system may be difficult at times, but nowHIRE is here to help.

nowHIRE ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is a cutting edge talent acquisition tool, with advanced technology designed to make the hiring process faster and more efficient and effective overall. nowHIRE ATS’ modular design is guaranteed to help companies find applicants that are well qualified and with applicable skills for the open positions.  Whether your recruitment needs are hourly, salaried, internal, contingent, recruitment-based or any combination thereof, the nowHIRE hiring management system integrates all phases of the employment lifecycle into a seamless, efficient and automated talent acquisition process.

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Source:

http://resources.rpoassociation.org/blog/bid/242014/How-to-Choose-an-Applicant-Tracking-System-ATS-for-Recruiting

How Can I Protect Myself From Future I-9 Audits?

January 9th, 2014

The I-9 form is the standard immigration form to make sure everyone you hire is a legal U.S. resident. With that being said, no matter how many times you fill it out, mistakes do happen and the laws do change. It is important to make sure all of your forms are filled out correctly to protect yourself in case of an I-9 audit. Below are some tips and tricks to make sure all of your I-9 forms are filled out correctly.Immigration

  • Go over how to properly fill out an I-9, make sure the employee who is filling out the form has the latest copy and is up to date on all the new laws that have been going in effect regarding immigration.
  • Periodically conduct a routine maintenance of all I-9 forms to make sure they are correct. Incorrect information or a form filled out incorrectly could put you and your company at risk.
  • Make sure to complete the I-9 form during the same stage of the hiring process for all of your employees; once you have decided to hire them but before they begin working for you.
  • Organize your I-9 forms and have them on file for either three years after the date of hire or a year after termination. Whichever date is later. The forms may seem like they are taking up a lot of space, but it is important to do in order to protect yourself in case of an audit.

Under the Obama administration, many illegal immigrants have been discovered due to I-9 audits. This means that employers are kept under a watchful eye to make sure they are hiring people who can legally work in the U.S. In 2008 under President Bush, there were only 503 audits, but the following year under Obama, there were over 8,000 audits.

Until now, Form I9 compliance had been a time-consuming and paper-heavy process. But with nowHIRE’s I-9 Comply™ Program, full compliance is now fast, easy, automated and 100% paperless.

Plus, nowHIRE has automated the Form I-9 conversion process to ensure that your old I-9 forms are compliant, as well.

Developed in conjunction with one of Michigan’s largest law firms, nowHIRE has created the most recommended and number one (#1) I-9 conversion and auditing tool for your archived I-9s in the market today! nowHIRE has eliminated the human error element with processing times reduced to seconds and have increased an attorney’s accuracy to 99.9% through technology.

If you have any questions about what you have just or read or on what nowHIRE can do for you and your business, please visit our website or give us a call at 800-724-8547.

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, I-9 compliance software, and customer support.

For more Form I-9 News, continue to checkout our blog every Friday for our newest posts!

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Source:

http://www.agweb.com/article/continue_compliance_NAA_Catherine_Merlo/

Why Is I-9 Compliance So Important?

December 30th, 2013

One of the hottest topics of 2013 has been the enforcement of employment laws and regulations – most notably Form I-9 Compliance – by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more commonly referred to as ICE. In 2013 we saw a brand new I-9 form but that doesn’t make I-9 compliance any less important. But what makes I-9 Compliance so critical? Well, for starters, improperly completed Form I-9 employee verification documents will not only place increased pressure on businesses and their Human Resources (HR) departments, but they will also increase costs, undermine recruiting efforts, and put the business in jeopardy of facing costly legal troubles.happy employee

Because of this, countless companies are turning to I-9 compliance software and E-Verify to help streamline the compliance process and avoid heavy fines and other legal ramifications. And research has shown that these preventative measures really work!

  • 74% of companies utilizing E-Verify are able to begin the onboarding process before the employ’s first day on the job, compared to 51% of companies not using E-Verify. This saves employers tons of time and stress, considering the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form must be completed no more than 3 business days after employment begins.
  •  77% of companies utilizing E-Verify have a standardized and efficient onboarding process.
  • Over 50% of all Form I-9s contain missing or incorrect information. These critical mistakes could cost your company up to $1,100 per violation. And that is just the beginning. Criminal prosecution could follow, resulting in forfeiture of assets, civil fines up to $50,000, and even jail time. I-9 compliance software, like nowHIRE’s I-9 Comply™ Program, fully automates the compliance process, making it fast, easy, and 100% paperless, while also boasting an accuracy rate of 99.9%.

If you have any questions about I-9 Compliance and E-Verify, or on what nowHIRE can do for you and your business, please visit our website or give us a call at 800-724-8547.

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, I-9 compliance software, and customer support.

For more I-9 Compliance News, continue to checkout our blog every Friday for our newest blog posts!

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Be More Productive by Beating the Afternoon Slump

December 23rd, 2013

Afternoon SlumpIt’s inevitable. After lunch, every day, you hit that wall. It starts with a couple of yawns and then comes the crash. Unfortunately, once you’ve hit that wall, productivity goes down the drain. Finding ways to promote productivity during this slump is something that we all could stand to work on. Check out some of these tips to help you get your middle of the day mojo back.

  • Talk to Someone – This is a big one. When you hit that afternoon slump period, you just want to knock out. Instead, try having a conversation with a co-worker. Do you ever look at the clock and realize you haven’t had human interaction in about 4 hours? Telling a story or getting a conversation started with a co-worker will wake you up and help you to be more productive in the long run.
  • Go for a Walk – Similar to realizing you haven’t had any human contact, usually you’re in your office for up to 8 hours at a time. Offices can be stuffy with very little moving air. Going outside and walking around can help energize you both mentally and physically.
  • Make a to do list – You may not be able to get anything done at this point, so the least you can do is make a list of the things you’ll do when you come out of the slump. Make a realistic to-do list for the rest of the day. Make sure you include a few minutes to chill out during the slump so you don’t feel like you’re overworking yourself.

Whatever you do, don’t let the afternoon slump get you down. It’s important that you can keep going and being productive during and after that two o’clock hour.

If you have any questions about what you have just or read or on what nowHIRE can do for you and your business, please visit our website or give us a call at 800-724-8547.

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, I-9 compliance software, and customer support.

You can also follow nowHIRE on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and LinkedIn!

Source: http://www.fastcompany.com/3014971/dialed/9-tricks-to-beat-the-midday-slump?utm_source

 

 

What Can I Do If I Receive A Notice of Inspection?

December 18th, 2013

If you are unlucky enough to receive a notice of inspection from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), then that is it…there is nothing more you can do, right? You just have to let the whole I-9 Audit play itself out. Well, not quite.

First of all, is it too late to correct any current I-9 deficiencies? According to comments made by ICE to representatives of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, employers have the legal right to correct technical I-9 flaws up until they receive a notice of inspection.

Yet, in United States vs. Naim Ojeil, 7 OCAHO 984, 986( Jan. 12, 1998), Judge Morse states:

I hold that a paperwork violation ceases to be continuing from the time it is corrected…a paperwork mistake, once cured, is no longer a violation…an employer who is in compliance on the day of inspection is no longer in violation. The Government interest in encouraging employers to correct mistakes is considerable and is undermined by punishing employers who correct paperwork mistakes at or before inspection.

After all, this is why you are given a three-day notice period, right? This grace period should be used to get your forms in proper order before your ICE Audit.

Of course, the easiest way to deal with Form I-9s is to ensure that they are completed right the first time. This is where nowHIRE can help.

Developed in conjunction with one of Michigan’s largest law firms, nowHIRE has created the most recommended and number one (#1) I-9 conversion and auditing tool for your archived I-9s in the market today! nowHIRE has eliminated the human error element with processing times reduced to seconds and have increased an attorney’s accuracy to 99.9% through technology.

Plus, nowHIRE has automated the Form I-9 process to ensure that your new forms are compliant, as well

Until now, I-9 compliance had been a time-consuming and paper-heavy process. But with nowHIRE’s I-9 Comply™ Program, full compliance is now fast, easy, automated and 100% paperless.

If you have any questions about what you have just or read or on what nowHIRE can do for you and your business, please visit our website or give us a call at 800-724-8547.

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, I-9 compliance software, and customer support.

You can also follow nowHIRE on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and LinkedIn!

Sources:

The Ice Man Cometh: What You Can Do After the Notice of Inspection But Before the I-9 Audit Starts

What is an Applicant Tracking System?

December 12th, 2013

What is an Applicant Tracking System?

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a recruitment tool used by numerous organizations to post job listings, help track and organize employment applications and resumes, screen potential employees (automatically eliminating unqualified applicants), keep track of interviews, and help with the onboarding process.

What are the Benefits of Applicant Tracking Systems?

The right Applicant Tracking System can really make a difference in your recruiting process, boosting productivity and efficiency, while also eliminating any administrative costs associated with printing and processing applicant data manually.

nowHIRE delivers an Applicant Tracking Systems that gives you that Competitive Edge

nowHIRE’s web-based applicant tracking system is a turnkey innovation designed to give your company something we call “Zoom” – the competitive edge. But don’t take our word for it…

If you have any questions about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) or on what nowHIRE can do for you and your business, please visit our website or give us a call at 800-724-8547.

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, I-9 compliance software, and customer support.

For more Applicant Tracking News, continue to checkout our blog every Friday for our newest blog posts!

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How Can I Be A Better Employee?

November 25th, 2013

Let’s start by admitting that by reading this blog, you are already up on your fellow employees who either feel that their job is temporary and not for them, or that they are too good at their job to consult advice. Hopefully you have realized that spending much of your days working for a certain business is not something to be fought, but to be embraced and appreciated. Here are five pieces of advice that will make you a stronger asset to your workplace, in return fueling the passion for your work.  

  1. Be part of something bigger- getting hired is a little like learning to fly. You prepare yourself for several years and when you finally get a job you’re lifted off of your feet and can feel the winds of independency moved under your wings. Then you realize that you are flying to support yourself and that you’re apart of a flock that is migrating for reasons unknown. Acknowledging that you’re one small part of a large business can be a hard pill to swallow, but when you do you learn the importance of it. Appreciating the end result of your business’s work will make you appreciate the part you play, and will prepare you for a higher position in the company.

  1. Value your work- When given tasks that feel minuscule, it is important not to get complacent. Regurgitating old work and relying on the status quo is what makes you less passionate about what you do, dropping you into the middle ranks of your flock. It is imperative, especially in your initial years, to take pride in the small stuff. Similarly it is important not to tell yourself you that any work is beneath you and treat it as such, because as the end of the day it will still be your product. Remember, pride goes before a fall.

  1. Be proactive- Being proactive is not simply finishing your work as soon as possible and than asking for more work, nor is it finishing your work and then starting someone else’s. Being proactive takes imagination and passion. It’s about looking at what your company needs and lending yourself to those areas. Thinking outside of the designated departments will reveal areas in which your company can improve, as well as revealing skills that you didn’t know you had.

  1. Build Relationships- Don’t look at communicating and working well with fellow employees, especially ones above you, as office politics. It will be hard to move up based purely on the amounts of smiles and compliments you give, but developing an open and comfortable relationship with employees will spread out inspiration and devotion mutually, making for an exciting and efficient work environment.

  1. Be Confident- The number one problem managers find in younger workers is their inability to take risks and solve problems on their own. It is a difficult transition, but when you leave college you must forget all the times you asked your professor exactly what to do in order to get the best grade. Asking your superiors how exactly they’d like something done or asking for permission before you make a decision will not make you seem careful and hard working; it will make them question your competency and reliability.

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Sources:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2013/11/19/five-ways-to-be-amazing-at-work/#!