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7 Video Cover Letter Tips to Get the Interview

Published August 16th, 2017 by Joseph

7  Video Cover Letter Tips to Get the Interview

Many employers are implementing video cover letters into the application process in order to be considered for a role. A video gives candidates the chance to be vibrant on camera and to show off their personality to stand out. People process images 60,000 times faster than reading text, according to research compiled by 3M. Hiring managers are more likely to walk away remembering more information about the applicant than by just reading their resume. For somebody that does not have the most qualified resume compared to another candidate, this is a great way to win over an employer by gluing them to your content and being different. The video should be so intriguing that it sucks in the employer to want to learn more. With today’s phone technology and social apps, all you need is a phone with a video camera and apps like Instagram or Snapchat in order to making a professional looking video! These apps give one all the tools to make a video as personal and creative as possible. Video cover letters are the new norm and we have you covered on the best video resume tips to get the interview.


1. Be Technically Sound

The little things go a long way when it comes to creating a professional looking video. Be sure to check that the sound is working correctly before starting, muffled sounds will immediately disinterest a hiring manager. A high definition webcam is also a great idea, when you look good, you feel good and will perform good! A stunning clear video will come off professional to hiring managers leaving them wanting to hear more, the last thing they want to see is a pixelated screen that looks like it's from the 90s. Once the webcam is ready and sound is clear, the cameras can begin rolling!


2. Have a Plan

To ensure the video cover letter hits every point one wants to touch on and to sound professional, it is a good idea to make a list beforehand of all the important topics to discuss. Make sure to mix it up between things about your professional career and your personal life, hiring managers often try to connect with candidates about their personal life to make a human connection.


3. Keep it Concise 

Keep the video cover letter concise and to the point! The average human gets distracted during a video within the first 30 seconds, state your message and successfully get it across before that mark. This will resonate with the individual much more than trying to overload information into a longer formatted video.


4. Be Original 

The ultimate way to wow a hiring manager is being different and genuine. Hiring managers review too many cover letters and resumes to count so the last thing they are looking for is another generic video that sounds like everything else. They are seeking a candidate that is confident and delivering a message they truly believe in. It is definitely refreshing to see a video that displays passion and something outside the box.


5. Be Fluent

Something to avoid in the video cover letter is to stumble on words or to come off like you don’t know what you’re talking about. Be sure to keep doing takes until the video is completely fluent with no stutters or pauses and to use vocabulary one would use in an actual job interview. One thing that makes hiring mangers absolutely cringe is when candidates speak in slang or as if they are talking amongst their peers. Keep doing takes until you find that perfect one! 

 

6. It’s Not How you Start…It’s How you Finish

For the video cover letter to have a lasting impact on the hiring manager, have a powerful ending message that captures the manager in. What one signs off with is what the manager is going to take away from the video and that will be noted when reviewing the resume. Try to end with a statement that shows you’re passionate about the position and what personally can be done to better the company that other candidates cannot. 

 

7. Make Several Versions

The nice thing about making a generic cover letter is once it’s done, it is usually applicable to most applications and can be posted on LinkedIn for all users to view. This allows one to send content out to a lot more companies much faster. On the other hand, certain edits must be made to the video cover letter for more specific job opportunities to be more appropriate for the position. 

There is no need to get nervous, get in a relaxed mindset and be yourself on camera! Following these video cover letter tips will help land that job interview and get one step closer to landing that dream job.  
 

 

Unemployment Goes Back Up in June 2017

Published July 10th, 2017 by Joseph

Unemployment Goes Back Up In June 2017*
 

Unemployment [4.4%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has increased once again to 4.4% in June from 4.3% in May.

Job Openings: [222,000]

Jobs openings hit a strong decline to 222,000 jobs in June from 259,000 in May displaying a backtrack for job growth in the U.S.

Hire Rate [3.5%] & Quit Rate [2.0%]
 The hire rate (3.5%) has slightly declined from 3.6% in April and the quit rate has diminished to (2.0%) during May.

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov

Comrise Wins Best of Staffing & Talent Awards

Published June 27th, 2017 by Joseph


Comrise
WINS INAVERO’S 2017 BEST OF STAFFING® 
CLIENT AND TALENT AWARDS

Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada

Hazlet, NJ – June 8th, 2017 Comrise, a leading staffing agency [in the Pharmaceutical, Financial, Insurance & Information Technology industries] announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.5 times more likely to be completely satisfied and talent of winning agencies are 3.6 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.  Award winners make up less than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

Focused on helping to connect people with the right job openings at [US & Multinational] companies, [Comrise] received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 88.2% of their clients and 55.3% of their talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average. 

“It is a great honor to have won Best of Staffing for both Client & Talent! Our consultant’s and client’s testimonials reaffirm our commitment to providing best in class service. It invigorates us to know that we are seen as a trusted partner to our clients and as an adviser to our consultants. Our staff works tirelessly to ensure that we are always providing the highest level of quality in all that we do. We are truly grateful to have the opportunity to serve and help our client and consultant community and we will continue to strive to find the best matches for our clients and talents alike." Global President, [Sincia Liu] said. 

"Staffing firms are giving top companies a competitive advantage as they search for talent in North America," said Inavero's CEO Eric Gregg. "The 2017 Best of Staffing winners have achieved exceptionally high levels of satisfaction and I'm proud to feature them on BestofStaffing.com."

About Comrise
Headquartered in New Jersey since 1984, Comrise is a staffing, consulting and enhanced search technology company. For over 30 years we have delighted our clients and consultants by focusing on customer satisfaction, innovation and flexible workforce solutions.
Comrise’s clients consider us the bridge to first-rate talent for organizations that recognize the value of their workforce. With locations in the U.S., China, and Hong Kong, we help our clients reach far and wide for both local and international resources which yield the highest return on their human capital investments.

About Inavero
Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on over 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.  

About Inavero’s Best of Staffing
Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on BestofStaffing.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need of their services. 

Contact
Brittany Collazo
p. (732)-739-2330
bcollazo@comrise.com

Unemployment Continues to Steadily Decrease in May 2017

Published June 16th, 2017 by Joseph

Unemployment Continues to Steadily Decrease in May 2017*
 

Unemployment [4.3%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has continued to drop from 4.4% to 4.3% in May, a 0.5% drop since January.

 

Job Openings: [211,000]

Jobs openings continue to increase to 259,000 new jobs in May from 211,000 in April displaying growth in the U.S.

 

Hire Rate [3.5%] & Quit Rate [2.0%]
 The hire rate (3.5%) has slightly declined from 3.6% in April and the quit rate has diminished to (2.0%) during May.

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov

My Time at Comrise

Published May 18th, 2017 by Julie

To: My Comrise family,

 

It was a regular December night at the library before the final week at school. I was desperately studying for my finals when I received an email from Human Resources department saying that Comrise wanted to offer me a marketing internship for the Spring 2017 semester. I remembered I read the email five times just to make sure I completely understood correctly. I did have this fear that maybe I had received this email by mistake. As of at that moment, I was officially an adult.

 

I am a finance major but ended up taking a marketing class my fall semester where I met a girl named Deyni who was my teaching assistant. Deyni had been interning at Comrise and encouraged everyone in the class to apply for the internship. While i was preparing for my interview, I realized that Comrise was a great fit for me. Although the internship was in marketing and my major is finance, I decided to explore every possibility and opportunity that came my way. What I hoped to gain from my internships were skills that could be applied to daily life and in my future career. Skills such as: interpersonal communication, self-branding, multi tasking, data analysis, research, Excel, teamwork and the ability to work well under pressure. These skills would be beneficial in whatever industry i chose to pursue a career in in the future.

 

The one thing I love the most about Comrise, is the family atmosphere. My first day at Comrise was full of surprises. Sitting on my desk was a folder with all of the information I needed to get started, and a warm greeting letter to welcome me aboard. The phone even had my name on the screen, and I got my own Comrise mug and lunch bag!

 

Now I have no frame of reference of what other companies do to welcome their new interns, but while I was standing in front of my cubicle on my first day, I felt truly welcomed and at home.

 

Working so closely with all of the talented professionals at Comrise really helped me learn how to build relationships, network, and communicate professionally and prepare for the future.  

 

Everyday at work was a new challenge for me. As a marketing intern, I am expected to design a campaign for a company in hopes of generating new sale leads. In addition I also conducted research on market trends, looked for potential clients by utilizing various social media platforms and other tools. Because Comrise is a diversity owned company, I had the opportunity to act as a translator between the U.S. and China offices.

 

Another skill I had the chance to improve upon was Excel; something I learned in college but perfected at Comrise. Around 40% of my day revolved around excel sheets, which taught me that Excel is a lot more than just entering data into a spreadsheet.   

 

I would like to thank my mentor, Brittany, for being open-minded, for trusting me and believing in me because it gave me more confidence in myself and my abilities, for being totally cool with me making mistakes, for teaching me something new every single day.

I am blessed to have had my first internship here because this is a loving environment that encourages me to speak up when I have questions, when I have doubts, and when I have different opinions. Thank you all for being patient with me when I go for help and thank you for eventually letting me take pictures of you for company’s posts after some long battles. By the way, you guys look great on camera!

I am extremely proud to be a part of Comrise family, even if it was for a brief time. I’ve had so many great memories here and everything I’ve learned from my position and from all of you has better prepared me for challenges ahead.

And lastly, I don’t know how many people can say this, but hey, I loved my job.

Love,
Sherry
Marketing Intern at Comrise
April 28th, 2017

Check out Sherry's internship video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVOHfiXG0r4