Tips and Advice

Throughout your career you may find yourself in a situation that you never expected or have very little experience in dealing with. Fortunately, BestLogic Staffing has over 10 years of industry experience in recruiting and can help with many career search problems you may encounter.

These tips can be helpful for all careers and will ensure that you come out on top!

ELEVATOR SPEECH

4 Steps to the Elevator Speech

I. Start by introducing yourself (full name, smile, handshake, & pleasant voice)

II. Summarize what you do (relevant information such as your background, education, & skills)

III .Explain what you are seeking (consideration for a business, job opportunity, internship or simply to get contact information)

IV. Finish with a call to action (asking for or stating what you want to happen next - meeting or interview)

Sample: Hi, my name is Aldin Beslagic. It’s so nice to meet you! I’m a General Manager with a special focus in staffing and recruiting. Along with my fifteen years of professional experience, I graduated with my MBA from Quinnipiac University, with a focus on finance/international business. I find the work of recruiting (helping people finding jobs or clients adding talent that align with their culture) to be innovating and refreshing—I’d love the opportunity to put my expertise to work for your firm and add value to your process. Would you mind if I set up a quick call next week for us to talk about any upcoming opportunities on your firm?”

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE WHEN SEARCHING FOR A JOB

Social Media Presence

  1. No revealing or degrading pictures

  2. No offensive language or the expression of strong beliefs

  3. Be mindful of what you like, share and follow

  4. Always update your privacy settings & tagged photo settings

  5. Make your profile private

RESUME TIPS

5 Easy Tips to Improve your resume

  • Format

  • Relevency

  • Skill Section

  • Header

  • Additional Skills

How to condense your resume!

  • Recent work experience

  • Keep the most relevant work experience

  • Minimize multiple positions on the resume

  • Showcasing skills

  • Making a Cover letter (your buy-in)

  • Understanding gap

BLS Webinar - Resume Writing 101

Your resume is a brief history of your accomplishments that you prepare for potential employers. a good resume is:

  • Clear. Effectively state your skills and experience in a concise, easy-to-read manner.

  • Well-Organized. Employers should see your strong points at a glance.

  • Dynamic. Content and action verbs should enliven your resume and engage the employer.

  • Sleek. Its appearance should say, “I’m proud of who i am and what I’ve done”

Your resume should be designed with one thing in mind – to get you job interviews.

Chronological ---> Header - Summary - Education - Experience

Resume Roundups

Resumes can come in a variety of shapes & sizes, but how do you know if yours is desirable to a hiring manager? This short comedy skit demonstrates some of the red flags that can commonly present itself on a job application.

JOB SEARCH

Revolutionize Your Job Search

You’re looking for a job and you have 2 options: throw resumés like darts at a target or position yourself for a meaningful career. At BestLogic Staffing, we connect your talents with the firms that want to hire you. Don’t stay stuck, inquire today at bestlogicstaffing.com

Tips while job searching

  • Start the journey by understanding yourself, your skill sets, attributes, and career path

  • Create a #resume based on your strengths and attributes

  • No two #roles are alike and resumes are not one size fits all; you need more than one tailored resume (position, structure, and keywords). Also, review your resume for typos, grammatical errors and accuracy.

  • Please stay positive and avoid any negativity towards the "hiring process" or companies; although validating, it exacerbate jobseekers frustrations, offers no solutions and the negative comments become your #brand.

  • #network with family, friends, coworkers, events and anywhere you go like there is no tomorrow. #linkedin does work yet it takes time and effort to make connections; engagement is key.

Good luck in this journey, stay consistent, persistent, and positive.

12 Tips on how to work with a recruiter

  • Ask the right questions. Every relationship begins with a courtship phase as the two parties get to know each other.

  • Be honest when working with a recruiter.

  • Don't expect recruiters to do your part.

  • Don't be shy about money.

  • Stay in touch, even after you land an assignment.

  • Spread the good news.

How to select the right company / boss

When finding your next #job, don't just look for a higher #salary.

Find a boss that you can work well with, #develop you, and #lead, and #guide you properly. According to insperity.com, “A great boss is someone who inspires their employees to be their best selves. They should be able to identify their employees' best qualities and bring them out.”

Without a good boss, even if you have a great salary or better #benefits, you won't be #happy or progress in that job.

If you worked under a bad boss, you will truly understand this. A good boss is better than a good company.

BLS Webinar - Job Search Strategy

  1. Know What You Want. ...

  2. Build Your Portfolio. ...

  3. Customize Your Resume and Cover Letter. ...

  4. Ask for Informational Interviews. ...

  5. Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile. ...

  6. Use the Right Job Boards. ...

  7. Attend Industry Events (Virtually, Too) ...

  8. Job Search Strategies for Success.


INTERVIEW TIPS

3 Stages to prepare for an #interview

Before Interview: 1 . Learn about the company 2. Understand the job 3. Know your value 4.Prepare questions of your own 5 . Get the big picture

During the Interview: 1.Make a Good First Impression 2. Be punctual 3. Dress right 4. Firm Handshake

5. Speak correct body language 6. Be honest

7. Be enthusiastic 8. Find common ground

After Interview: 1. Self-evaluate 2 .Thank you cards

3. Follow up

Video Interview Tips and Tricks by Scarlette S.

I. Always make sure your internet connection is up and running

II. Make sure you join the conference a couple minutes prior

III. Dress professionally

IV. Engage with the interviewer

V. Always make sure you are in a well lit and quiet area

Tips on how to make good first impressions during an interview by Scarlette S.

Follow these steps to ensure you make a good first impression during your interview:

  1. Be prepared

  2. Arrive on time

  3. Dress professionally

  4. Use good posture

  5. Use a friendly greeting

BLS Webinar - How to do well in an interview

Figure out in advance how well you qualify for the job. For each requirement listed in the job posting, write down your qualifications.

Make a list of questions that you would like to ask during the interview. Pick questions that will demonstrate your interest in the job and the company.

Be prepared. Remember to bring important Notebook and pens / Extra copies of your resume and a list of references / Copies of letter(s) of recommendation, licenses, transcripts, etc./ Portfolio of work samples

On the day of the interview, remember to: Plan your schedule so you arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Look professional. Dress in a manner appropriate to the job.

Display confidence during the interview , but let the interviewer start the dialogue. Send a positive message with your body language.

End the interview with a good impression. A positive end to the interview is another way to ensure your success. Don't forget to send a thank-you note or letter after the interview.

Common Reasons to strike out during an interview

  1. Arrive on time. Early is on time and dress in a manner appropriate to the job.

  2. Be prepared: Make a list of questions - research the company and position

  3. Display confidence during the interview

  4. Eye Contant and weak hand shake

  5. Condemnation of past employers

  6. End the interview with a good impression. Ask for their business card and send a thank you 1 day later. If you like to add a personal touch, mail a handwritten thank you note.

How to appear confident in an interview

  • Make eye contact.

  • Maintain good posture.

  • Practice your handshake.

  • Practice breathing techniques.

  • Calm your fidgeting.

  • Prepare and rehearse your answers.

  • Talk slowly.

  • Dress the part.

How to Act at a Job interview

When preparing to go to an in-person interview for a job, first impressions are everything. This starts from the second you arrive at the front door. It is important to keep in mind how you may appear to not only the hiring manager, but also the employees you may be sharing a workspace with in the near future. Being aware of how you present yourself and what some social cues you reflect can go a long way towards the hiring manager knowing whether or not you would be a good fit for the job.

DON'T FORGET after each interview, be sure to immediately send a thank you letter/note, or

you won’t even be considered for the next round.

HIRED TIPS (First 90 days)

Tips for your First Day of Work

  1. Prepare - Dress up / Plan your commute / Point of Contact.

  2. Review onboarding and orientation materials carefully.

  3. Meet with your supervisor.

  4. Add value and ask plenty of questions

  5. Be friendly.

  6. Meet people/ Observe others / Eat lunch with your coworkers.

  7. Relax and be positive.

  8. Say goodbye when you leave.

Tips for a great First Month at Work (30 days)

  1. Apply skill set and add value to the new organization

  2. Make friends, be friendly, and contininue meeting more team members from the organization

  3. Stay organized and have a to do list

  4. Meet with your supervisor, discuss the progress and any outstanding actions

  5. Be humble and thankful to those who helped you in your first month

Tips for a great 90 Days at Work (90 days)

  1. Set up a 90 days review session with you manager and ask for feedback

  2. You should understand the companies products/services/processes/ stakeholders

  3. Become independent / autonomous

  4. Suggest improvements/ Add value to the organization

  5. Be open to feedback

HIRING AND PROFESSIONAL TIPS

Hiring Tips

Having hired over 5000+ people in the past 15 years, I have seen it all. Its time to put back the "HUMAN" in Human Resources:

  1. Have a strong hiring process - Providing candidates with feedback should be a standard practice.

  2. Hiring Managers must recognize transferable skills.

  3. Treating candidates with respect and empathy.

  4. There is no "100% match” candidate.

  5. Hire attitude and train skill.

Unemployment is temporary. Being a human being and having a strong hiring process goes a long way.

Tips to stay focused while working from home

1. Have morning route

2. Working area / designated spot (quiet with no distractions)

3. Have a plan / to do list

Couple more - stay active, take plenty of breaks, stay connected with your teams


Why your Business Needs an Online Presence

In the digital age, it is absolutely essential for your business to have an online presence. Whether it’s a website or a social media page, getting your company online will reap major benefits. Even if your company does not conduct business online, customers and potential customers are expecting to see you online. If they don’t see you there, you could be losing out on the opportunity to increase your customer base and get the word out about your business.