Press Release: Oshkosh Expansion

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IQ Resource Group Expands Into Oshkosh Market

By: Crystal Redmann
April 29, 2015

Oshkosh, WI – IQ Resource Group is pleased to announce the opening of its newest branch office in Oshkosh, WI on April 27th, 2015.  The branch is located at 2211 Oregon Street, Suite A2, Oshkosh, WI 54901.  The phone number is (920) 235-1555.

“These are thrilling times for IQ Resource Group.” Explains Brad Ritchie, Vice President of IQ Resource Group. “We have expanded from our Appleton office as a result of tremendous growth over the past year in an effort to better meet the needs of our customers in this region.  Having a presence in Oshkosh will increase our candidate pool in this market and will allow us closer proximity to serve other neighboring communities”.

About Us
IQ Resource Group is a privately owned Wisconsin based recruiting firm, driven by a commitment to deliver quality solutions. We are a solutions provider of mid to high volume, skilled and semi-skilled contract personnel within the following areas:

  • Paper Production
  • Food Production
  • Light Technical / Skilled Trades

Since our inception, we have successfully united talent with opportunity. We’ve built our business on a commitment to unsurpassed industry knowledge, high performance and continual results. This success stems from quality recruiters, involvement in the community, willingness to go the extra mile for both employees and clients, and our ability to deliver the highest talent and match them with the best opportunities.

Clients and candidates prefer IQ Resource Group because we provide them with the personalized attention that can’t be found anywhere else. We have a proven track record of providing talented contractors who have the specific skills and experience necessary for the job, as well as the right personality for your organization.

Contact
To learn more about this expansion, please contact:
Brad Ritchie – Vice President
2211 Oregon Street, Suite A2
Oshkosh, WI 54902
P: 920-235-1555
F: 920-235-1586
bradr@iqresourcegroup.com

Apply Today! Submit a resume or complete an online application at https://iqresourcegroup.securedportals.com/apply/ or stop by our office at 2211 Oregon St.,  Suite A2, Oshkosh, WI to complete an application.

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5 Common Interview Questions and How To Answer Them

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Ever been on an interview and the interviewer asks you a question and you draw a blank??

Unfortunately, the only way to handle this sticky situation is to go into the interview prepared. Check out these common but tough interview questions and some suggested responses in order to avoid an interview disaster:

So, tell me about yourself?

This is usually the first question in an interview so don’t start it off wrong by telling your whole life history! Your answers should be a brief summary of your qualifications and experience. Talk about your education, work history, recent career experience and future goals.

How would your best friend describe you?

Always keep your answers positive and maybe have a few specific examples in mind. “They’d say I was a hard worker” or even better “Hilary Smith has always said I was the most dynamic, team player she’d ever met.”

What would you say are your  greatest weaknesses?

This question reveals your ability to identify the need for personal improvement. The best responses include turning your weakness into a positive or a presenting a plan on how you’re addressing the weakness. For example, wanting to double-check every item in a spreadsheet can be turned into a positive or address your weakness by saying “Being organized wasn’t my strongest point, but I implemented a time management system that really improved my organization skills.”

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Most importantly, the interviewer wants to know that you’re stable and you want to be with their company for the long haul. Keep your aspirations to take over the firm to yourself and answer something more like this “I want to secure a recruiting role with a national firm that concentrates on Engineering placements. I want to grow with the company and one day, manage my own recruitment team.”

Describe a difficult work situation and how you overcame it.  

Give solid examples of difficult situations that actually happened at work – then talk about what you did to solve the problem. Keep your answers positive and be specific “Even though it was a difficult time when Ben quit without notice, we were able to rearrange the department workload to cover the position until a replacement was hired.”

Now that you’re acquainted with these common but difficult questions, you can walk into that interview feeling confident! Good luck!

Posted on by Katie Davis |http://www.daviscos.com/blog/5-common-interview-questions-answer/#.U7sB_2co7IV

 

 

I applied to the job I wanted… Why didn’t I hear back?

Posted on  by Tyler Pearl | http://www.daviscos.com/blog/applied-job-didnt-hear-back/#.U62ZbfldUWc

 

Frustrated

Applying for jobs can be extremely frustrating. You fill out the extensive form, attach a resume, hit submit… and then what? Wait, pray, apply again? Here are some reasons to answer the question “Why hasn’t anyone called me?”

1.  Too many people applied for the same job posting.

Lots of people apply
for every job posting out there. Sometimes there just are not enough hours in the day to review and call every applicant. Resumes can easily fall into the “black hole” and never be reviewed. One of our recently-posted jobs received 213 applicants. The position moved fast, and we did not get to call every applicant. On the bright side, the next time there is a similar opening, we now have your resume on file and are looking out for you.

2.  Your resume sucks.

Sorry, but if your resume is not well-organized, c
ontains misspellings, or is just too vague, the person reviewing your application may quickly pass. Other red flags are major gaps in employment, job hopping, or strange pieces of personal information. The job market is tight right now, and employers are looking for the best candidate. Finding the company that fits you best will be key.

For more advice on resume writing check out our blogger Galen’s advice.

3.  The job is no longer open.

Jobs close or stop accepting new applicants, but postings often stay up on Career pages for much longer. Other times, company policy dictates that every job is posted, but there is an internal promotion or inside candidate already taking an offer while you are just hitting submit.

My advice: Check when the job was posted. If it was 3 months ago, it might not be worth applying anymore. Subscribe to saved searches or watch your target job postings closely so you can beat the rush.

4.  It just might not be the right fit.

Look closely at the job description and title. Does it align well with your background and current position? Recruiters, HR representatives, and hiring managers don’t look at every resume for very long, so if you don’t quickly jump of the page and make them think, “This could be the one!”, you may not be getting the call.

5.  You live too far away.

Location is an important factor. One client recently lost a long-term employee because the commute finally became too much for him. They were worried that applicants who lived too far away may feel the same. Other times, we get applications from candidates all over the world. If you aren’t seriously planning to move and could not get to an interview within a few days, it probably isn’t the right job to apply for.

So what’s the best way to get a call from your application?

Talk with your recruiter and learn the best path to the job you want. We can be your best advocate during your search. We will work with you to optimize your resume and discuss how closely it fits. From inside information on company culture to the reason for the opening and the salary, we are here to help you. Developing a relationship with a recruiter over time will ensure that we think of you before we even post the job. A recent job we posted attracted 60 applicants, but the candidate who got the job had been talking to me since September and was the first call I made when the job came out.

As the saying goes, “It’s who you know, not what you know,” and in the job search, leverage who you know. Use LinkedIn and Networking groups. Meeting people in the company you want to work for is often the fastest way in the front door.

Lastly, don’t get frustrated. If you are applying to the right jobs and have the right strategy, you will find that dream job!