Job Advice

Spring Into Something New

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Julie Johnson
Talent Acquisition Partner
April 7, 2022

Spring has sprung, and flowers aren’t the only things that are blooming anew. Spring is a great time to look for a new job, and the staffing experts at That’s Good HR are here to help you do some spring cleaning on your resume and dust off your interview skills, allowing you to bloom in a brand new career. Check out these tips for starting your spring application process at one of the top organizations in Indianapolis today! 

Spring cleaning your resume

If it’s been a while since you’ve updated your resume, now is the time. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house … there are a number of things you should clean off your resume too! Outdated or irrelevant job experience could be cluttering up the more important positions and skills you want hiring managers to notice. A few soft skills can be good to include, but too many may look like filler. Try showing off your skills by quantifying them with numbered results and actions. 

Your resume should tell a story, and our resume template is a great place to start. Plus, when you work with a talent acquisition partner at That’s Good HR, we will sit down with you to discuss the most important and relevant skills you can offer a company. We bring a real voice to our candidates’ resumes, giving employer clients a fuller picture of your competency as opposed to them just reading your application online. 

April interviews bring May hiring

Once you’ve got your resume and application submitted, the next step is usually an interview. Many first-round interviews these days are conducted via video call. We’ve got a number of tips to make the best impression on your next Zoom interview. Our biggest tip for this season is to spring clean your video background. Don’t have a dedicated office space? Don’t worry, most people don’t! Just find a quiet spot in your home that has good lighting and a non-distracting wall behind you. 

At That’s Good HR, we can help you get ready for your hiring process with mock interviews, preparing questions to ask of your potential employer and the best way to write a follow-up thank you note. Our number one tip for interviewing is prepare, prepare, prepare!

Dust off your list of goals

If you are in the process of job searching, especially with a transition into a new career field, it’s very important to reassess your career goals. Many people make a list of life goals when they are in college or in an entry-level position, so dust it off and determine what is most important to you at this stage of life. 

We love matching your goals with the right career. Our open positions change on a regular basis. We listen to you and work hard to present you with positions that fit your needs.

Grow your network

Spring is a time of growth in nature, and it can also be a time of growth in your professional network. Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends or former coworkers if they have a connection to the career field or company you’re interested in. Hop back onto LinkedIn to update your profile and look for new connections in special interest groups or high school/college alumni groups. 

And when you work with That’s Good HR, your network expands even further. We’ve paired employers and job seekers in Indianapolis for more than 20 years, and we love matching the best candidate to the right organization. We know this city inside and out, so let us be your go-to team for a new career in HR, administrative, customer service, healthcare or accounting.

Ready to start your job search with That’s Good HR this spring? Submit your resume or contact us today at 317-469-4141 to learn more about our top-notch matching process!

Job Advice

5 Tips for Virtual Interviewing

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
May 11, 2020

Many companies are stirring away from the traditional in-person interview and transitioning to virtual interviews. Virtual interviews are an efficient solution for companies and allow them to meet candidates and make hiring decisions quicker than ever before. Here are some tips to take into consideration when preparing for your virtual interview.

  1. Test your technology! Be sure you understand how to operate the virtual interview platform you will be using. Charge your phone or computer the night before. Maybe even consider doing a mock interview using the virtual interview platform with a friend beforehand. 
  2. Wear professional attire! Treat a virtual interview the same as you would treat an in-person interview. Your dress should be business-professional attire and you should also practice good grooming. 
  3. Prepare in advance! Research the company and the person/people you are interviewing with.  Prepare the space you will be conducting your virtual interview. Be sure your interview space is quiet, well lit, and try to limit any distractions. It may be hard to limit interruptions as many of us have children or pets at home. If this is the case for you, simply address this at the beginning of the call and apologize in advance for any family members or four-legged friends that may want to join the call. 
  4. Take your time and listen carefully! Virtual interviews can experience a lag in the video or call.  If this happens during your interview, simply explain the delay and ask the interviewer to repeat their question. In general, listen carefully to the interviewer and take your time to formulate your responses. 
  5. Be yourself! Candidate selection is all about making a perfect match for both the company and the candidate. Be yourself!  Be the best version of yourself, but be genuine. In a typical in-person interview, it may be hard to feel comfortable so take advantage of the fact that you are able to interview in a familiar space and try to relax.

Have you completed a virtual interview before? How was your experience? Drop us a note and let us know or check out our job board!

Sources Cited: Indeed 

Job Advice

How the Royal Family Can Help Your Job Search

Susie McKenna
May 16, 2018

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set for Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton wed not too long ago on April 29, 2011.  Did you know that the Royals have a set of rules they are expected to follow?  Some of these odd mandates apply to job searching too.

  1. Bowing or curtsying is a requirement when greeting the Queen. While bowing or curtsying may be a bit much on a job interview, a firm handshake is a must. A solid greeting sets the tone for the interview and can convey to the interviewer that you are a professional ready for a new gig. Try out your handshake with three people to ensure you’re ready with a good grip.
  2. The Royal Family has a dress code and is never seen in casual clothes. Pants are reserved for adults, so Prince George must wear tailored shorts until age 8. Hats are expected, but after 6 p.m. married women exchange their hats for tiaras. For a job interview, casual clothes should be avoided as you’ll want to dress to impress – hat optional. Skip the tiara.
  3. Members of the Royal Family are expected to learn another language. Language skills, computer program expertise or other unique skills should be highlighted on your resume and mentioned in an interview. Review your resume with your TGHR staffing specialist to make sure everything is listed.
  4. The Queen is not required to have a driver’s license and can even drive without a license plate. You’ll need a license, or other form of acceptable identification to complete our on-boarding process, so we do not recommend driving without it – or plates!
  5. Royal children do not have a last name. If they need one, they use their title. Prince George uses Cambridge as his last name at school.  We recommend putting both your first and last name on your resume!
  6. When the Queen moves her purse to her right arm it signals that she is finished talking and is ready to leave. When in an interview, watch for non-verbal cues to wrap up your answer or when the interview is over – most likely they will be subtler than moving a purse from one arm to another.

The wedding may be taking place across the pond, but you can take a page from the Royal Family’s playbook!