Do You Have Any Questions for Me?

Intelligent questions show that you’re interested in the company and are interested in learning more. Be prepared with a few questions to ask the company at your next job interview. Would you describe a typical work day and the things I would be doing? Which duties are most important for this job? Tell me about the… Read More »

Improving Your Interview Skills

General Tips Arrive 10-15 minutes early Greet interviewer with a firm handshake, good eye contact, and a smile Monitor your body language Monitor the interviewer’s body language. If they stop taking notes and seem ready to move on finish your point Avoid slang expressions such as, “ya know “or “like” Send a thank you card… Read More »

The Importance of Professionalism

Professionalism is extremely important in all areas of the workplace; however, it is especially important when applying for a job and moving through the process of getting hired. As a recruiter I have many examples of times that a candidate presented well and was highly professional in our interview, but once the follow up calls… Read More »

The Importance of Your Work Ethic

In life, there are only a few things that can’t be taken from an individual which is one’s faith, work ethic, and happiness. Setting goals, being consistent, and working hard is what makes the difference. One can teach their employee many things, you cannot teach an employee personal integrity. Personal Integrity There are many attributes… Read More »

Working as a Team

It is important when working with others that we work as a team. As the saying goes, there is no “I” in team. We must be team players in order to keep a positive and productive work environment. The following aspects are a huge component to have a successful team. Respect We can not be… Read More »

8 Ways to Network Using Social Media

1. Let people know you’re looking Include in your Linkedin Headline and switch on the “let recruiters know you’re open to opportunities” setting. The headline is visible to anyone who runs across your profile and makes you more visible to recruiters for potential job opportunities. Example: ‘Medical Assistant seeking a rewarding opportunity’’. 2. Don’t be… Read More »

It’s not just about the position, it’s about the potential

Many candidates come through our doors discouraged and seeking a sense of direction regarding their career. Every candidate has a story that leads them to Barracuda. Barracuda Experience Many of them have never worked with a staffing agency before, which leads to the common questions: “where do I go from here? If this position I… Read More »

Making Your Resume Speak Volumes

When crafting a resume many people take the approach of this being a necessary evil, but in reality, it does not have to be such a daunting task. In a world moving quickly to automation, resume filtering is becoming among the most common practices used by employers. There are some quick tips that can help… Read More »

Recruiting with Compassion

My passion is making a difference in the path of someone’s life. I derive deep satisfaction knowing I have helped people find an amazing new position and helped them advance with their careers. Compassion: Helping Anyway I Can Obviously, I am paid when the person lands his or her dream job, but again there is… Read More »