Resume Types and When to Use Them

Chronological Resumes The chronological resume begins with a list of the job applicant’s previous work history. This list of jobs appears in reverse chronological order, with the most recent job listed first. The strength of this type of resume is that it showcases the depth and breadth of the work history for a prospective employer.… Read More »

“Work Doesn’t Feel Like Work If You Love What You Do”

We’ve all heard this saying, right? I didn’t fully appreciate the meaning of the saying until I found a job I truly loved. As a recruiter, we see quite a few people coming and going, and I found if people pay special attention to what’s most important to them in a job, they generally enjoy… Read More »

What to Wear to Your Interview

Before the Interview At Barracuda Staffing, we recruit for a variety of positions ranging anywhere from the executive level, to general labor positions. One of the most frequently asked questions a recruiter encounters is, “What should I wear to my interview?” Recruiters invest a lot of time and effort into providing opportunities for our candidates… Read More »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Creating A Resume

Resumes – while they may seem kind of intimidating and confusing, they’re actually not too difficult, and can be made fairly easily. The DO’s of Creating a Resume Do highlight your most relevant experience that applies to the position you are seeking. To do this, create a “Skills” section on your resume, listing specific skills… Read More »

3 Tips Help You Ace Your Interview Before You Walk In

Going to an interview can be a very stressful and nerve wracking experience, especially if you are not prepared and uninformed about the job or even the business you are applying for. There are a few things that I have learned in my experience that tend to help me be more prepared and less anxious… Read More »

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Complete?

As social media becomes more important in our professional lives, LinkedIn grows in necessity. If you’re looking to build your network, considering a new job (especially in a professional sector), or establish credibility in your industry you need to be on LinkedIn. You need to be using it to the fullest extent, so let’s start… Read More »

10 Tips for a Great Cover Letter

Always include important information Your name, address and telephone number (including area code) should be easily visible on every cover letter you send out. It will be the first thing the reader looks for when trying to contact you. Make it personal Address your letter to a specific person within the company. Start and end… Read More »

Correcting Bad Habits and How to Build Good Ones

Address the Reason Why You Need to Stop Why is your habit so bad anyway? Until you actually come up with the reason and acknowledge the impact of your habit, you’ll never get over it. Do you have a habit of checking your email too much? Your reason to stop may be that it’s taking… Read More »

Five Tips to Help You in Your Job Search

Searching for a new job is something most of us have to do at least once in our lifetime. It’s daunting, constantly changing, and sometimes it’s plain awful. I was just in your shoes looking for my perfect job myself. I’ll offer up five of the most valuable tips I’ve learned or taken to heart… Read More »