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3 Things Recruiters + Hiring Managers Want You to Know

Whether you're unemployed, contemplating leaving the "devil you know" for a better fit, or simply curious about what else might be out there, there's no doubt that it's a daunting time to be looking for a job.


To help make your search a little less overwhelming, we went straight to the source and asked recruiters and hiring managers at our partner companies to share their top application and interview tips. From what to include on your resume to deciding whether or not to apply, here are three tips to keep in mind throughout your job search!

(And be sure to check out the full videos for more tips AND some behind-the-scenes information on the application process at their companies.)

1. Focus  your resume on "whys" and output — not tasks

Caitlyn Campbell, Director of Product at Clyde, likes to see resumes that show not just what you did, but why and how you did it — and what it produced. Try swapping "Prepared and sent daily newsletters" for "grew newsletter engagement by 40% over three months by A/B testing new subject lines."

2. Look up your interviewer in advance—and prep specific questions for that person!

Invited to an interview? Great. Now it's time to do your homework, says Michelle Baker, technical recruiter at Surescripts. Make sure you go in armed with information not just about the company, but your interviewer as well!

3. If you're interested in a role/company, submit your resume even if your skills don't perfectly match those listed in the job description!

Netta Bob, a recruiter at DigitalOcean, is here to remind you that hiring managers don't always know exactly what (or who) they want... so if you're interested in a role, go ahead and apply, even if you're not sure if you're a perfect fit! You just may make the hiring manager realize that you're exactly who they're looking for.

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How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.

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[VIDEO ▶️ ] Diversity at Work: Procore’s Approach

💎 What does a recruiting process with "diversity at work" in mind look like?

📼 Press PLAY to hear some insights from a recruiter at Procore into what it's like to work at a company that encourages diversity. Cynthia Griffin, Senior Talent Operations Specialist at Procore, shares some tips and tricks to stand out in the recruitment process at Procore.

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5 Tips for Career Switchers: Insight from Work & Co’s Sarah Mogin on Making Use of Your Past Lives

Sarah Mogin never used to like writing open-ended essays in school. She found herself much more motivated by tangible problems.

Calculus had some of those—she never had trouble with her math homework—but when she was in school she never envisioned just how much she could incorporate that love of solution-finding into her daily work, much less that she would have a career as a developer one day.

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Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Only 4% of companies that say they value diversity consider disabilities. Even fewer include learning and thinking differences.

While neurodiversity is a concept that is gaining more awareness, many employers have still not fully grasped the importance (and benefits) of understanding neurodiversity and how to effectively incorporate and retain neurodivergent individuals in their organizations.

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[VIDEO ▶️ ] Are You the Right Candidate for the Job? Tips From a Helm Recruiter

💎 Wondering how you can show up as the right candidate for the job?

📼 Press PLAY to hear some insight from a recruiter at Helm into what the right candidate for the job looks like in an interview. Alayna Sye, Helm's Senior Technical Recruiter, knows an applicant is going to be the right for the job usually after the first conversation. Find out exactly what will make you stand out, as well as the steps for the application process at Helm.

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