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Applicant Tracking Systems – What YOU Need to Know!

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) allow companies to determine which candidates may be a match for a particular position, based on their resume. They fulfill two purposes: to manage applications for positions, especially where there is a high volume of applicants, and to screen out candidates who lack the required skills for the job. ATS can […]

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Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviewing Have you ever been on an informational interview? It can be a great way to learn more about your dream job! Make connections with people who can network you into the top opportunities within the area and then ask for the opportunity to meet with them where you can learn more about a […]

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5 Ways to Stand Out During Your Skype Interview!

More companies these days are using virtual interviews, such Skype interviews. Are you ready if you are requested to perform a Skype interview? Make sure you read our previous post on 7 Tips on Preparing for a Skype Interview and then read on below for some ways to stand out during your Skype interview! Dress […]

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7 Tips to Prepare for a Skype Interview!

More companies these days are using virtual interviews to screen candidates (if you missed our blog series on phone interviews, read them here and here.) Video interviews, using methods such as Skype or FaceTime, are another form of virtual interviews. Even though the interview is being conducted by webcam, this is a “real” live interview, […]

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Two of the Most-Asked Resume Questions

  Two of the Most-Asked Resume Questions: How long? Why no pronouns?   Amy Schofield, ACRW has reviewed 5,000+ resumes and has worked with clients around the world. While she has received numerous questions regarding resumes, there are two that seem to be on everybody’s mind:   How long should my resume be? There is no […]

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Modernize Your Job Search Letters: Get Noticed Get Hired

Schofield Strategies, LLC is pleased to announce that Amy Schofield, ACRW is a contributor to Modernize Your Job Search Letters: Get Noticed Get Hired (Modernize Your Career), written by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark and published by Emerald Career Publishing. This book explores how to write various career letters, including cover letters, referral letters, recruiter letters, thank […]

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Amy Schofield Earns First-Ever Academy Certified Profile Writer Credential

Amy Schofield Earns First-Ever Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) Credential December 2016 – Now, more than ever, employers and hiring professionals are using social media to review candidates. According to the 2015 Jobvite Recruiter Nation report, 80% of recruiters use LinkedIn® to evaluate and engage talent, 50% use Facebook®, and 43% use Twitter®. But how do job […]

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Federal Job FAQs: National Military Spouse Network

Federal Job FAQS: Thank you to the National Military Spouse Network for publishing our article on federal job FAQs for military spouses. Federal jobs are highly sought after by many military spouses. However, the federal job system can be tough to navigate since applying for a federal job is vastly different than applying for a […]

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