Wendy Schwartz

Wendy Schwartz, CPRW, is an IT recruiter, resume writer, and career consultant with experience working for software firms and consulting organizations throughout the US. Wendy has helped thousands of candidates with IT resumes, job search strategies, and interview preparation. Wendy recently launched ITJobSearchHelp.com to complement her staffing firm SearchProDirect.com. To reach her, email [email protected]

Get Hired April 26, 2018
How to Bring the Hottest Experience to the Top of Your Resume

Whether you are an external recruiter or a job-seeking candidate, crafting a resume that gets results — i.e., interviews and hopefully offers — may depend on a few special tweaks you might not have considered. These tweaks are designed to bring more page-two experience to the forefront and emphasize on the hottest information hiring managers want to see. While the hybrid resume that...

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Inside Recruiting April 5, 2018
How to Create a Better Job Description in 3 Easy Steps

At the risk of giving away one of my well-kept secrets, I want to discuss the best ways to improve your results when it comes to posting ads for open jobs. As a third-party recruiter, I am often amazed by the candidates who apply for senior-level IT roles that have absolutely nothing to do with their actual backgrounds. Over the years, I have gotten resumes from sales clerks,...

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Inside Recruiting March 27, 2018
5 Ways to Entice Candidates to Your Job Opportunities

I can't stress enough the importance of making sure your job opportunities are attractive to candidates. While I don't necessarily recommend padding your job posts with flowery descriptions of how wonderful the company is, I do believe you must do more than share a link to your corporate website. According to Forbes contributor Mark Murphy, candidates often turn down jobs due to bad...

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Inside Recruiting March 6, 2018
4 Ways to Be a Trusted Recruitment Advisor

Establishing trust with candidates and clients is critical for the success of your recruiting career. Unfortunately, many recruiters don't take into consideration how important it can be to develop deeper relationships. Maybe some recruiters see it as too time-consuming, or perhaps they don't realize how critical developing high levels of rapport can be. The more trusted you are, the more...

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Inside Recruiting February 26, 2018
3 Fast Resume Fixes for Your Best Candidates

Imagine the scenario: You have just completed an interview with an outstanding candidate. The applicant has amazing skills that are perfect for the role and a personality that rocks. There's only one problem: Their resume doesn't have the right emphasis for the job. The only way you are getting this one through the door is with a resume that screams, "Hire me for this job!" What is a busy...

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