7 Tips for the Job Seeker

  1. Beef up your LinkedIn – Employers will look at it. In fact, we as recruiters will find and get people jobs just off a LinkedIn resume. Bonus points for asking a former employer or colleague for a recommendation.
  2. Don’t post about your job hunt on your Facebook – if you must, make sure the posts are private
  3. Make time to interview– This is key is you’re still employed somewhere. You can’t make a good first impression if you never show up.
  4. Keep track of who and/or what companies you are sending your resume to– The last thing you want is to get a call from AOL and accidentally tell them how excited you are to work at New York Magazine.
  5. Keep your resume simple and concise – don’t worry you’ll get to brag plenty at your interview.
  6. Make sure your voicemail message is PROFESSIONAL. I once called a very promising candidate back in hopes of setting up a phone interview for a social media position. I got his voicemail. As entertaining as it was… I just couldn’t schedule an interview with someone who just drunkenly sang me “I’m Sexy and I Know It.”

About TTS Staffing

TTS is a boutique staffing firm that connects candidates to creative, digital, and financial technology companies in the New York City area. We help build those relationships to get you the results you’re looking for. Whether you’re a client looking to fill a position or job-seeker in search of an opportunity, we’ll find the perfect fit for you. Unlike other staffing firms, TTS is composed of a small team of NYC-based recruiters and account managers--and we’re all in-house. What does that mean for you? As a candidate, it means you’ll receive personal attention tailored to your specific background from one of our experienced recruiters. Oh, you won’t have to worry about getting lost as just another resume in a giant database. But don’t take it from us, see what our candidates have to say. And that kind of personalized attention doesn’t stop at candidates. (So all you hiring managers, we love you too!) Our sole mission is to fill your job with a candidate that makes you look good. Let’s be honest, we know you don’t have the time to sort through a billion resumes, spend hours surfing job boards, and talk through tons of phone interviews. Save that valuable time, and put us to work instead.
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