CANDIDATE RESOURCES

The earlier you start working with TxMQ, the better the chance we’ll present you as a highly qualified candidate. You can leverage our relationships to your advantage and land the perfect job in your field.

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TOP CANDIDATE TO-DOs

 

THANK YOU NOTE

Nothing gets an HR director’s attention quicker than a thank you note. Your card will immediately separate you from other candidates. Yes, an email, while not as ‘special,’ is acceptable.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Your resume must contain a working phone number, and proper legal name. Also be sure to include a professional email address set up just to receive job inquiries.

BE PROACTIVE

Most employers and recruiters will keep your information on file for 12 months and most in-house systems aren’t sophisticated enough to continually match up your skills with possible new openings. A follow-up note 3 months after an initial resume submission (assuming you had no intervening contact, interview, etc) is always a good idea.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Regardless of a company’s internal dress code, interviews are always business formal. For men, a clean, pressed suit and tie is always acceptable. For women, skirts, blouses and blazers are a good options.

GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

It’s a competitive world. A recruiter or potential employer has a few short minutes on the phone or an hour during an interview to form an opinion of you. Use every opportunity to outshine other candidates. Ask beforehand what they would like you to bring to the interview and follow through. Always bring several clean copies of your resume and references to leave behind.

SOCIAL MEDIA

If you are using social media as a networking tool, good for you. Remember that recruiters and potential employers will look at your personal pages. Make sure either your privacy settings protect your profile or you only post information you would not be embarrassed if your employer read.

 

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