Career Resources

Finding a job can be scary, but there's good news. There is a ton of great information out there that can guide you along the way. Here is our career resource library, and you don't need a library card to access the information we provide. Look below for resources on resumes, interviews, and more.

Welcome to the Entech Staffing Solutions Career Resource Library

Career Resources for Job Seekers

Maximize LinkedIn Profile

Maximizing a LinkedIn profile as a job seeker is about creating a compelling and professional online presence. Choose a professional profile picture and headline highlighting your experience and value proposition. Your summary should tell your story, emphasizing your skills, experiences, and career aspirations. Use keywords relevant to your industry and role to ensure you appear in search results.

  • Detail your work experience with specifics: quantify achievements and highlight skills developed.
  • Recommendations and endorsements from colleagues and supervisors can significantly enhance your credibility.
  • Regularly update your profile to reflect any new skills or accomplishments.
  • Engage with your network and other industry-relevant content to increase your visibility.
  • Share insights, articles, or posts that reflect your professional interests or expertise.
  • Join and participate in LinkedIn groups related to your field, which can also expand your network and expose you to new opportunities.
  • Set your profile to allow recruiters to know you’re open to opportunities, making it easier for them to find you.

Want to learn more? Talk to an Entech recruiter today or apply online.

Build a Resume that Stands Out

A resume doesn’t have to be a list of your past jobs. Try to focus on your accomplishments and objectives to stand out. Begin with a clear layout that prioritizes readability and use headings and bullet points to organize sections such as education, experience, and skills.

Customize your resume for each application, highlighting experiences and accomplishments that align with the job description, using keywords and industry-specific language that resonate with Michigan employers.

Provide data to support your achievements, such as percentages of growth, revenue saved, or projects led. Incorporating specific skills and technologies relevant to your field can also catch an employer’s eye. For local appeal, mention any regional networks, groups, or projects you’ve been involved with, showing your connection and commitment to the Michigan job market.

A brief personal summary can help differentiate you, making a compelling case for your candidacy by weaving in your professional goals and how they align with the potential employer’s mission and values.

We can help you build a stellar resume. Learn more by contacting an Entech recruiter.

How to Crush an Interview

The first step to crushing an interview is thoroughly researching the company and the role you’re applying for. Understanding the company’s culture, products, services, and the industry landscape can help tailor your responses to show how your skills and experiences align with their needs.

Preparation also involves practicing common interview questions and being ready to discuss your resume and experiences in detail. Illustrate your achievements with specific examples, using the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to structure your answers concisely and effectively.

Other tips include:

  • Dress appropriately for the company’s culture to make a solid first impression.
  • Show enthusiasm and confidence through body language, maintaining eye contact, and offering a firm handshake.
  • Listen actively, demonstrating engagement with the interviewer’s questions and comments.
  • Prepare thoughtful questions to ask at the end of the interview, showing your interest in the role and the company.
  • Follow up with a personalized thank-you note or email reiterating your interest and why you are the ideal candidate. This attention to detail can set you apart from other candidates.

You don’t have to go it alone. Our recruiters will be with you every step of the way.

The Art of Following Up

Following up with employers after submitting a resume or having an interview is an art form. There’s a delicate balance between demonstrating interest and respecting boundaries.

In your initial contact, ask about the expected timeline for a decision or next steps at the end of your interview.

A follow-up email, typically within 24-48 hours after an interview, can reinforce your interest and gratitude for the opportunity. Craft a personalized thank-you email to each interviewer, highlighting critical points discussed and how you can contribute to the company. This is also an excellent opportunity to bring up anything you forgot to mention that could help them make a decision.

If you haven’t heard back within the timeline provided, it’s appropriate to send a polite follow-up email to inquire about the status of your application. Keep your tone positive and professional, expressing your continued interest in the role.

Avoid multiple follow-ups in a short period; if there’s no response after two attempts, it’s wise to move on and focus on other opportunities. Persistence is admirable, but patience is crucial. Effective follow-up can differentiate you from other candidates, showing enthusiasm and professionalism.

When you work with Entech Staffing Solutions, we will connect the dots between you and the employer so you’re never left wondering.

Negotiating Like a Boss

Negotiating your salary is critical to ensure you are fairly compensated for your skills and experience.

Start by conducting thorough research to understand the typical salary range for the position in your industry and region. Use websites like:

  • Glassdoor
  • PayScale

Prepare a strong case by highlighting your relevant experience, accomplishments, and the unique value you bring to the role.

Approach the negotiation with a positive and flexible attitude, expressing enthusiasm for the offer and the company while being clear about your compensation expectations. Use phrases like “Based on my research and experience…” to frame your request, aiming for a salary within the upper range of your findings. Be prepared to discuss benefits and other forms of compensation if the pay is non-negotiable.

Timing is crucial; ensure the employer is committed to you as their selected candidate before initiating the negotiation. Be ready to respond to counteroffers or requests for compromise, maintaining professionalism throughout the conversation. Negotiation is a standard part of the hiring process; approaching it thoughtfully is essential.

Our recruiters are your advocates. We work with you and the company to determine a fair salary every time.

Networking for Introverts

For introverts, career networking might seem daunting, but with planning, it can be less stressful. Here are a few tips:

  • Leverage online platforms such as LinkedIn to connect with industry professionals.
  • Engage with content relevant to your field by commenting and sharing, which can initiate meaningful conversations without the pressure of face-to-face interactions.
  • Attending industry-specific events or seminars can also be beneficial.
  • Choose smaller, more intimate gatherings where you can have deeper conversations with a few people rather than feeling overwhelmed in larger crowds.
  • Prepare a few questions or topics in advance to ease into discussions more comfortably.
  • Seek networking groups or clubs focused on introverts or specific to your industry, providing a more comfortable environment to connect with like-minded professionals.

One of the most effective strategies for introverts is working with a recruiter. A recruiter can automatically expand your network exponentially, connecting you with opportunities and professionals that would be difficult to reach on your own. They understand your strengths and can advocate on your behalf, making networking less stressful.

Work with the recruiters at Entech Staffing Solutions.

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