Overture Institute

Successful Interview

How to Prepare for a Successful Interview

One of the biggest mistakes a company can make is to forget about the front-end work of an interview. Create a Success Profile that communicates the knowledge, competencies, experience and attributes needed for the position and relevant information about the company. Lacking an internal interview process not only creates confusion and misunderstandings but it reflects [...] READ MORE

Resume

The Gift That Keeps on Giving! Reasons to Update Your Resume

Believe it or not, your resume is not about getting a new job! Yes, you will need to polish it before participating in the next executive search but think of your resume instead as your personal marketing tool. Keep that tool sharp and it will help you advance in leadership positions right where you are. [...] READ MORE

Video Interviewing

Video Recruitment: 5 Tips for Success

Ready, Set, Wait! It’s time to hire your next executive and professional positions, but the market competition is high. If your company is in a rural or non-major market, you still want the best and brightest people, but you will face a bigger challenge in attracting  the best talent. You may find that your recruitment [...] READ MORE

Tailoring Your Resume to a Specific Role

You’d be surprised by how many recruiters see the same generic resume continuously. Some job seekers fail to tailor their resumes to a specific job they are applying for and as a result, recruiters pass on applicants that lack originality. It’s clear that not every role requires the same skills and experience. A CFO in [...] READ MORE

5 Resume Fixes for All Job Seekers

Even if you aren’t currently applying for jobs, you should still devote some time to updating your resume. Sprucing up a few things on your resume will make all the difference when a new job opportunity pops up and your resume will be ready to go. If you’re looking to catch the recruiter’s attention, make [...] READ MORE

Job Seeker’s Guide to Making a Virtual Interview Impression

Nowadays, hiring managers are using more cost effective yet efficient ways to get passed the interview process. The phone interview is one way to reduce travel costs but with today’s technology, more and more interviewers are choosing a video or Skype interview, especially if the position is out of state or country. Being on camera may [...] READ MORE

How to ace a phone interview

Job Seeker’s Guide to Mastering the Phone Interview

The phone interview. Loved by hiring managers, often despised by job seekers, this cost effective and introductory phase of the interview process comes across as the easiest way to narrow down a list of candidates. This step, the first in the path to your next job, needs to go smoothly. READ MORE

LinkedIn Guide

The A-I-D-A Guide to Building the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

AIDA—Attention. Interest. Desire (Decision). Action. If you’ve worked in sales or marketing, or seen the first 20 minutes of the classic movie Glengarry Glen Ross, you know what it means. But how can you transfer this, as a job seeker, to your LinkedIn profile? It’s easier than you think. READ MORE

Hiring Manager Attention Span

A Job Seeker’s Guide to Making the Most of Hiring Manager Attention Spans

Recruiters could throw your resume out after six seconds. Hiring managers could walk out of an interview after five minutes. These statistics, as brash as they may seem, point to one fact: You have to impress your hiring manager immediately. READ MORE

Career Resolutions 2015

Career Resolutions for 2015

Ready to start making New Year’s resolutions?  Don’t wait until December 30, or worse, January 1 to start making these resolutions to live a better life in 2015.  With failure rates north of 85%, few people even feel confident that they will complete their resolutions before they begin.  Just as any endeavor, goal accomplishment takes [...] READ MORE