The Blog

Updated: 5 LinkedIn Tips for Recent College Grads

Professionals in nearly every industry are using LinkedIn - 93 percent of companies use it to recruit new hires. As a recent college grad, it's important to have a strong profile that outlines your strengths and experiences. Below we outline some tips on how to get your LinkedIn profile camera ready. Customize Your Public Profile URL Don't want to be a number? Customize your public url (the bit that goes after linkedin.com/xxxx) Click the 'Me' icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.

Continue Reading

Updated: Hiring is hard. We make it easy.

Corridor traffic on 380 - hiring in the corridor

Hiring is hard.  With an unemployment rate of around 3.2% in Eastern Iowa1, you know you’ll be competing with other employers for candidate eyeballs, let alone finalizing the job offer and attracting top talent.  And with so many points of entry for candidates to conduct their job search, posting your job online can feel like trying to hit a moving target.

Continue Reading

Updated: Relocating to Cedar Rapids? Fear Not.

relocating to Cedar Rapids - Picture of Skyline, Bridge and River

With its low cost of living, good schools, and recreation options, it’s no wonder more people are relocating to Cedar Rapids. Yet, if your spouse or partner is the one with the job move, you may be understandably apprehensive.  Sure, the homes are affordable, and it seems like the schools are pretty good - but it’s in the middle of the Midwest! And you’re wondering what you’re getting yourself into. Relax - this community has a ton to offer beyond what’s on all those top 10 sites.

Continue Reading

Updated: Resume Best Practices That Will Help You Land the Job

updating your resume could lead to the handshake at hiring

When searching for a new job, updating your resume can seem like a big task. Between summarizing your previous experience down to a few sentences and trying to squeeze everything onto one page, there’s a lot to consider. However, it's best to make sure the basics are covered: Make sure it's up to date with current contact info (and if your old email looks funky, get a new one) No typos, please.  Use spell-check, grammar check and your Mom to proof-read it. Update your resume for your career stage.

Continue Reading