Category Archives: Job Search & Recruiting

5 Effective Resume Tips to Stand Out In a Sea of Applicants

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In today’s fiercely competitive job market, standing out among a multitude of applicants has become more than just an option—it’s a necessity. Gone are the days of submitting a standard resume and expecting immediate responses from hiring managers. Now, more than ever, the ability to make a strong and immediate impression is crucial, given that […]

Unlocking Your Career Potential: The Power of Recruiter Partnerships

As IT consulting professionals embark on the journey of job hunting, they often find themselves in a familiar cycle. It begins with enthusiastic visits to LinkedIn and online job boards, followed by a frenzy of résumé submissions to a multitude of job openings. But as the responses fail to materialize, despondency can set in. Frustrated, […]

Navigating the ‘September Surge’: 12 Proven Tips for Job Search Success

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As the autumn leaves begin to fall and students head back to school, the arrival of September heralds a unique opportunity – the annual job-hunting surge. With the appropriate preparation and strategic moves, the September Surge can present a significant opportunity for job seekers to discover a new role that aligns perfectly with their skills […]

Why Networking Is Essential For Your Career: A Guide to Effective & Authentic Networking

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In today’s interconnected world, networking has become an indispensable tool for both personal and professional growth and success. Building and maintaining professional relationships can open up doors to new opportunities, provide valuable insights, enhance your personal brand, and even improve your overall quality of life. While some may find networking intimidating, with the right approach, […]

Most Important Soft Skills in the Workplace in 2023

In today’s highly competitive business environment, consultants play a vital role in helping organizations improve their performance and achieve their goals. Whether they are working as management consultants, IT consultants, or strategy consultants, the success of their work depends not only on their technical expertise but also on their soft skills. Soft skills are personal […]

Recruiter Tips: How to Stand Out When Changing Careers

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Making a career switch is rarely a straightforward feat. From making the initial decision to move on from your current role, researching companies that align with your wants, needs, and core values, and ultimately going through the interview process, there are several hurdles to overcome. In today’s post, we chatted with Director of Recruiting at […]

What the Hot Labor Market Means for Job Seekers

Unemployment remains at the lowest recorded level of any state at 1.8% in both June and July, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. As a result, employers are struggling to hire great talent, and are now offering increased pay, perks, and opportunities. This also makes now the […]

The Q Consulting Difference: How Q Changed My View on Recruiters and the Recruitment Process

If you’re on LinkedIn, it’s likely you’ve had a recruiter in your inbox reach out to you about a position they think you would be a good fit for. I had experienced this on several occasions myself before getting contacted by Q Consulting, and in all honesty, I really wasn’t a fan of recruiters before […]

Is Consulting Right for Me?

At Q Consulting, this is a question we get asked a lot. As a people-first company, not only do we want to make sure that our consultants are a right fit for the jobs we have available to us, but we also want to make sure that the job is the right fit for our […]