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Tips from a Pitney Bowes Recruiter

Below is an article originally published by Pitney Bowes in their company blog. Go to Pitney Bowes' company page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

Mindy Whitcher, Senior Talent Advisor, Executive Recruitment

Pitney Bowes Talent Advisors have a wealth of knowledge about recruiting, career advice and the job search process. They provide great perspective from their time working with candidates, hiring managers and Human Resources across Pitney Bowes.

What advice would you give to someone beginning a job search?
One of the best things you can do for your new job search and your long-term career success is to connect with your professional community-offline and online. This is a competitive market, and you need to use several different job search strategies. Get organized, start networking, and use various job boards to search career. It is a fact that over 54% of job seekers do not customize their resume for each employer-tailor your resume to match the job description.

What are the most important questions a candidate can ask in an interview to set themselves apart from the competition?
As a candidate, you should have enough strategic vision to be prepared in the interview-know the company you are interviewing with. Take the time to research! Be ready to engage with the interviewer and listen to their questions. Be present in the interview, not thinking ahead to your next answer.
1. I have reviewed the job description; however, I would like to know from your perspective, what priorities need to be addressed immediately in this position?
2. Please describe a typical day or week in this position?
3. What type of individuals excel with your company?
4. Is this a new role? How long was the previous employee here?
5. What would you consider to be the most important aspect of this job?

Any other advice?
BE PREPARED, and remember, an interview is merely a conversation. Granted, an important conversation, but this is an opportunity for you to interview the company. Have your questions for the employer written down-don't rely on your memory. If you are nervous, you will not remember much of the interview. Take several resumes with you as well as the job description and take something to write with. I can't tell you how many individuals I have interviewed in person that have left their pen in the car…they bring in their notepad with questions written down but have nothing to write with! Leave your cell phone in the car!
The key to your success is preparation. Failing is easy-it requires no effort, but the achievement of success requires effort today!


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Founded in 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The four-week span over two calendar months may seem a bit odd, but it comes with good reason, as it covers independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, as well as key celebrations in Hispanic and Latin communities. Apart from commemorating major holidays and historic milestones, this month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

We asked some of our partner companies what they're doing to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work this year, and we were inspired by the wide range of responses, from highlighting the impact that employees have in local communities to hosting fireside conversations on allyship to sharing performances and instruction of famous cultural dances.ot only are these companies honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, they're finding ways to spread positive change throughout the year. Here's what they're doing, in their own words:


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As part of our Corporate Circles: Inclusive Conversation Series, join PowerToFly's Global Director of DEI Sienna Brown and Global DEI Strategist & Trainer Zara Chaudary on Friday, October 1st from 12pm to 1:30pm Eastern for an interactive roundtable as we discuss and share the tools and mindset needed to create the office of the future in a post-pandemic world.


Introducing Our Newest Partner: The Conferences for Women

We are pleased to announce our partnership with The Conference for Women, whose mission is to promote, communicate, and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond.

"At our annual non-partisan, non-profit conferences, we bring together thousands of active professionals to connect, renew, and find inspiration in community. We are committed to helping close the pay gap, eliminate gender discrimination, and achieve parity in company leadership and on corporate boards. We inspire the next generation through our Young Women's program and we support local non-profit organizations. The Conferences for Women harness the collective wisdom, experience, and energy of inspirational women and men of all ages and backgrounds in service of our values: supporting and giving back to our growing nationwide community."

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