Careerbuilder just released the results of an intriguing new survey – and the results hold more good advice about how to make yourself stand out as a jobseeker. More than 3000 jobseekers were asked about the steps they take during a job search, including customizing resumes for different jobs and employers, writing… Read More »
More Good Advice on Job Searching – and Getting the Interview
In an article titled “Job Hunting in the Digital Age” in this morning’s New York Times, recruiters, a VP at Indeed and a job hunter who learned lessons the hard way offer up some good advice for job hunters – advice that’s very relevant to job seekers in escrow, title and mortgage. The advice is spot-on:… Read More »
Do Skills Trump Character?
Have you ever hired a candidate who is perfect on paper, with years of industry experience and the idea “skills list”, and later found yourself firing that “perfect candidate” for factors that have nothing to do with skills, but everything to do with character, behavior, teamwork, and well, in a word, culture? Peter Drucker… Read More »
Why Would You Take a Temporary Job When The Economy Has Improved So Much?
That title is a good question. Why would a qualified, experienced job seeker take a temporary job when her long term goal is a full time, regular, years-long job? Here are just a few of the reasons we’ve seen play out in our candidates’ and employees’ lives recently: “I’d rather be working than not… Read More »
What Do Escrow and Title Employers Look for on a Resume?
What do our title, escrow, mortgage, homebuilder and real estate office clients look for when deciding who to interview and who to hire? What do our clients grill us about when choosing between candidates? I was surprised to see just how well our A Team “Must Have” list lined up with the list… Read More »
Escrow and Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts
A panel of three attorneys gave a terrific presentation about social media at the California Escrow Association (CEA) annual education meeting in October. Here at A Team, we were proud to see an A Team alum, Jennifer Felton, Esquire, of RELAW, APC on the panel. Jennifer worked for A Team on assignment at industry client sites… Read More »
Is TRID the real estate industry’s Y2K?
Remember New Year’s Eve, 1999, watching the ball drop and wondering if all the lights were going to turn off, if your car was going to work, if your home computer would be deemed useless? Then the clock struck midnight and….nothing happened. It was just another Dick Clark New Year celebration. Some are… Read More »
Five Steps to Stand Out and Get the Interview
Job hunting is hard work. Prepping a resume. Updating your online professional profiles and cleaning up or checking the privacy of your personal accounts. Then there’s the work of finding the companies and jobs that look like a fit for you. Finally, you apply. More work. How can you make all of that… Read More »
New Federal Rules Slowing Everything Down?
We’ve got the staff to help you adjust to the new rules – ready to start today. Whether you work in escrow, mortgage, title or a real estate office, chances are you’ve seen your work world turned upside down in the last few weeks. Complying with the new CFPB TRID rules is going to require… Read More »
Companies Look to Ramp Up Hiring as 2015 Comes to a Close
While it’s true that most companies will start to look at their strategic plans for 2016 in the 4th quarter, it’s a myth that companies don’t hire during this time period. A Team Staffing actually sees an uptick in activity as the fall and winter seasons approach. This year in particular figures to finish strong… Read More »