Why You Shouldn’t Talk Numbers

Why You Shouldn’t Talk Numbers What is your expected salary range? One of my favorite functions as a recruiter is helping to prepare candidates for job interviews.  In this capacity, I’m often asked what the best or safest response is to one of the most feared and controversial interview questions likely to be asked at [...]

By |2021-04-01T22:43:59+00:00March 30th, 2021|Interview Process, Interview Tips, Job Search Tips, Recruiting Agency, Ruby Peak Recruiting|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Talk Numbers

What to Bring and NOT To Bring With You To Your Interview

What to Bring and NOT To Bring With You To Your Interview So you’ve just finished submitting your resume to a few different companies and you’ve landed an interview! Way to go! You’re one step closer to landing your dream job. Now it’s time to prep and make it past that grueling interviewing process! Here [...]

By |2021-03-10T17:53:51+00:00October 17th, 2018|Career Life, Interview Process, Interview Tips, Job Search Tips|Comments Off on What to Bring and NOT To Bring With You To Your Interview

How to Stand Out as an Exceptional Employee

How to Stand Out as an Exceptional Employee During the Holidays Here are some tips on how to stand out as an exceptional employee during the holidays and end your work year with a bang. 1. Offer to help plan holiday events. If you’re job title doesn’t require you to plan events, offer the event coordinator some [...]

By |2021-03-10T17:53:52+00:00December 24th, 2016|Career Life, Interview Process, Interview Tips|Comments Off on How to Stand Out as an Exceptional Employee

How to Make it Past Your Probationary Period

So you spent some time with your recruiter working on your new job search and you make it past the grueling interviewing process. Congrats, you received an offer letter! The hardest part is over but with every job, whether stated or not, there's always a 90 day probationary period to get past. Starting any new [...]

By |2015-12-11T22:41:51+00:00December 11th, 2015|Career Life, Interview Process, Interview Tips, Recruiting Agency, Recruiting San Francisco, Resume Tips, Ruby Peak Recruiting|Comments Off on How to Make it Past Your Probationary Period

E-mail follow ups…

When sending thank you notes over email after interviews, type your email notes from scratch every single time. Copying and pasting recycled thank you notes often results in emails that are littered with unintended font size and layout discrepancies that aren't always noticeable on your screen, but are on someone else's. Most commonly, copied text [...]

By |2015-12-09T22:53:11+00:00November 30th, 2015|Career Life, Interview Tips, Job Search Tips, Recruiting Agency, Recruiting San Francisco, Resume Tips, Ruby Peak Recruiting|Comments Off on E-mail follow ups…

Know How to Play your Position

Know How to Play your Position In the spirit of Super Bowl 50 this past weekend, today’s tip is a fun analogy we thought you’d enjoy: Know How to Play your Position. When interviewing for a job, know the role and the position’s requirements that you are interviewing for. This may sound like common sense to [...]

By |2021-03-10T17:53:52+00:00January 17th, 2015|Career Life, Interview Process, Interview Tips, Job Search Tips|Comments Off on Know How to Play your Position

Two Tips for Looking Better in your Interview

Be Resourceful and Be on Time Today's interview tip of the day is simple; know where you're going; be on time, don't get lost and refrain from calling the company for directions. We all know first impressions are important, so admitting you are "lost" or "late," moments before your interview is a step in the [...]

By |2015-10-28T17:46:13+00:00December 14th, 2014|Interview Process, Interview Tips, Recruiting Agency, Recruiting San Francisco|Comments Off on Two Tips for Looking Better in your Interview

Following up Your Interview with a Thank You Letter

Following up Your Interview with a Thank You Letter It's always a good idea to follow up an interview with a thank you letter. Your letter should typically be sent within the first 24 hours following your interview. The sooner the letter is sent, the better the chances are to make another good impression on [...]

By |2015-10-28T18:18:46+00:00September 10th, 2014|Career Life, Interview Tips, Job Search Tips, Recruiting Agency, Recruiting San Francisco, Resume Tips, Ruby Peak Recruiting|Comments Off on Following up Your Interview with a Thank You Letter

Don’t Show Up Too Early To A Job Interview

Don't Show Up Too Early To A Job Interview Showing up too early to a job interview can be just as bad as showing up late. So how early is too early? Realistically, you should show up on time; meaning arriving no more than 5-10 minutes early. Unless directed otherwise, showing up any earlier than [...]

By |2015-10-28T18:14:47+00:00September 4th, 2014|Career Life, Interview Process, Interview Tips, Recruiting San Francisco|Comments Off on Don’t Show Up Too Early To A Job Interview

Temporary Administrative Contracts

Interview Tip of the day When interviewing for a temporary administrative assistant contract, take the interview as seriously as you would a direct-hire interview. Everyone understands that securing a direct-hire position is more desirable, but if a company has a need for a temp, they want to make sure the person they hire (and pay) [...]

By |2021-03-10T17:53:53+00:00July 15th, 2014|Interview Tips|Comments Off on Temporary Administrative Contracts