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The Do’s Vs. Don’ts to Remaining Professional on LinkedIn

March 9, 2016

Lately, it seems I cannot escape the fact that 2016 is a presidential election year—even on sites like LinkedIn.  I view LinkedIn as a business site for professional conversations and to share and read information which will improve one’s career.  When I am in a professional setting or “polite...

The Best Tips for a Great Interview for Your Dream Job

January 22, 2016

You are about to interview for your dream job!  The phone screen was a breeze. They hiring team is as excited to meet you, as you are to meet them. Post-interview you’re thinking, ‘It’s in the bag, I nailed it!’ The rapport was there, they asked the right questions...

Problems with your Job Search? Avoid these 5 Common Resume Mistakes

January 13, 2016

Are you are on the job market and need to find a new job? Maybe you have recently been let go, a contract ended, or you are ready to move onto bigger and better things. One of the first things that you may do is to update your resume....

How to Avoid Problems When Transitioning to a New Opportunity

November 5, 2015

As a recruiter, I’m often talking with candidates about potential new job opportunities on behalf of my clients. I understand that looking for a new job can be very stressful. There are always so many unanswered questions while going through the process. For job seekers who are currently unemployed, you...

A Review of the Best Tips on How to Land Your Next HR Career Move

September 29, 2014

Whether you are starting out in Human Resources or are a seasoned HR professional, finding your next big opportunity can seem daunting. Here’s what I have found to be the most successful pieces of advice throughout my 20 year career in the Talent Acquisition/HR industry. By following these steps, you will get...

Looking for a new job? Best Ways to Stand out

September 10, 2014

As a job seeker the path to finding new employment can be challenging and at times, frustrating.  It is important that you do all you can to stand out from other job seekers. Here are some tips to help ensure you get noticed: Create, practice and perfect your 30...

Helios HR Business Partner Spotlight: Amy Gulati, GPHR & SPHR

August 6, 2014

At Helios, we work together to help enlightened leaders to build cultures of intention that attract, engage and retain exceptional teams. We are fortunate to have experienced steady growth and are in the position to hire more dynamic Human Resource Business Partners to join our team. I recently had...

You Landed the Job, Now What? Best Tips for a Great First Day

May 2, 2014

Ultimately, your first day on the job is all about you. How you act, react and carry yourself will serve as a roadmap toward future successes or failures. Remember that it was your past that got you to where you are today, but it’s what you accomplish and execute...

Best Ways to Handle a Job Loss

April 11, 2014

It happens. It has happened to many people. It happened to me. During the height of the recent recession, my role was eliminated and I found myself departing from the company where I had spent 13 years. Without question, this is one of the most stressful...

Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer

April 4, 2014

So you’ve landed the interview, congratulations!  Now the real work begins.  On average, hiring managers interview 3-5 candidates before extending an offer. And depending upon where you fall in that line-up, you, the job seeker could get lost in the mix if you do not set yourself apart from...

How to Look and Feel Your Best on a Job Interview – 6 Dress Tips for Women

April 2, 2014

Since I often find myself answering questions regarding interview attire for women, I want to emphasize that it’s just as important to think about what not to wear as it is in determining what to wear to a job interview. It is critical to make a great first impression...

April Fools: 5 Tips for What Women Should (NOT) Wear to an Interview

April 1, 2014

What to wear to a job interview is a question I get pretty often. I cannot stress the importance of that first impression that gets made when interviewing with a potential future employer, especially in this job market - everything counts. Below are my top 5 fashion tips for...

How to Establish the Best Career Mentor Relationship for Professional Development

January 31, 2014

Have you ever thought about using a cost effective, long-term strategy that will help take your career, knowledge or professional presence to the next level? There are times that we feel a desire to improve upon ourselves, but a course or a workshop may not be the solution....

The Best Interview Questions and Techniques to Identify Top Performers

January 3, 2014

We’ve all heard about the high cost of hiring the wrong person. How can you prevent these costly mis-hires? When interviewing, focus on the candidates’ qualifications and fit with the organization and team. Here are five interview questions and six techniques which will help you identify top performers in...

How to Write the Best Resume: The 10 Basics to Cover

December 5, 2013

As a recruiter, I have seen candidates submit resumes using various formatting styles such as functional, a resume that focuses on a candidate’s competencies (i.e. experiences, knowledge, skills, and abilities), chronological, a resume that displays a candidates work history by date. Typically, chronological resumes start with the...