The Job-Hunter’s Wish List for Santa

It’s the most reflective time of the year – for employees and job-hunters alike. It seems there’s something in the air around now that triggers our instinct to look back over our shoulder at the year that was. And then to look ahead, and draw up a wish list for Santa for the year to… Read more »

Catch ‘em while you can: Top online writing tips

As we blogged recently, skimming is the new reading.  Now, we offer top tips for how to write for those who scan the text on their screens. Whether you’re drafting a cover letter, a note to get an informational interview — or anything you want to someone to actually read — keep these tips top-of-mind…. Read more »

Good to know – skimming is the new reading

Skimming is the new reading.  It’s good to know when writing a cover letter, follow-up note, info interview request, or anything else you email. In fairness, people really do have great intentions to read attentively. But something happens to us online.  We get distracted –by the many other things we must and/or want to look… Read more »

The secret to writing a follow-up note

After an interview, do you or don’t you send a follow-up note? That’s a question recruiters at Bagg Professional, Bagg Technology Services (BTR), Bagg Managed Resources, Bagg @ Your Service, and Turn Key Stafffing Solutions are often asked.  Do we think it’s worth it to “bother” sending a follow-up note? In a word, YES. Surveys… Read more »

A note about Thanksgiving for job-hunters

Going into a thanksgiving weekend, you may feel like taking a pass on turkey this year if you haven’t yet found a work opportunity that you are thankful for. But don’t. For one thing, catching up with family or friends gives you a chance to tell people who have your back about what you’re looking for. Damian Zikalis… Read more »

7 things job-hunters need to know about subject lines

You’ve pasted your covering letter into the email.  You’ve attached your resume.  Finally,  you are ready to hit ‘send’.  But not so fast!  You still have about six important words left to write.  It is these words that can get your email noticed, or deleted, in a flash. The subject line!  So much depends on… Read more »

Does Your Resume Say What the Hiring Manager Wants to Know?

When people make mistakes with their resumes, their cover letters, or the interview, it often has to do with the fact that it’s difficult to separate yourself from what you want to see in a resume versus what a hiring manager wants to see. Read on to find out what Tech Republic has to say… Read more »