Job Seeker News

Roundtable: McKinley Team Members Discuss Gaps in Work History and Resumes

December 02, 2016 |

As a staffing firm our team has seen and heard it all. And though we tend to subscribe to the same school of thought concerning interviewing and resumes, we are hopelessly divided when it comes to one very important issue – how to address gaps in your work history. Some […] Continue reading

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Creativity and Innovation Take Center Stage at the Adobe MAX 2016 Conference

November 28, 2016 |

Adobe MAX is known as the world’s leading creativity conference and for good reason – where else can more than 10 thousand illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, artists and videographers converge to learn about the latest advancements in the software that has become the industry standard? This year’s conference was held […] Continue reading

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The Secret All Successful Job Seekers Know: Resume and LinkedIn Consistency Matters

November 17, 2016 |

Successful job seekers know what it takes to get noticed by hiring managers and recruiters: a resume that matches the skills they seek and a LinkedIn profile to boot. For some time, it has been common knowledge that it’s no longer enough to just have an impeccable resume. You must […] Continue reading

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Interview Nightmares: Scary Skype Edition

October 31, 2016 |

As a recruiting and staffing firm that has been around for more than twenty years, we thought we have seen and heard it all. But, with advancements in technology come more opportunities for us to sit back and shake our heads, wondering “What were they thinking?” While the use of […] Continue reading

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Roundtable: A Look Behind the Scenes at McKinley Marketing Partners

October 13, 2016 |

Marketing colleagues dish about content, writing and hiring from within McKinley Marketing Partners specializes in recruiting top-notch marketing and creative talent for businesses and nonprofits in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Houston and New York. The company experienced a three-year growth rate of 64 percent and was recently named to the Inc. […] Continue reading

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Five Hot Trends in Graphic Design

October 10, 2016 |

All graphic designers know trends come and go. Some linger through time while others fade away only to resurface years later. Designers may argue that some trends aren’t trends at all, such as flat design which has been around since the early years of printmaking in Switzerland. No matter which […] Continue reading

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Back to School, Back to Work?

October 04, 2016 |

Career Tips for Those Seeking Part-Time Jobs Now that summer is well over and the kids are settled back in school, it is the perfect time to look for new employment opportunities. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent who is ready to get back into the workforce or a professional seeking […] Continue reading

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DC Area Marketers List Social Media among Top Skills on LinkedIn Profiles

August 15, 2016 |

Industry competition is fierce; stand out by focusing on leadership and management skills LinkedIn has more than 128 million members in the United States and has become one of the most prominent recruiting platforms for companies worldwide. In fact, 65 percent of LinkedIn’s revenue in the first quarter of 2016 […] Continue reading

Thank you! No, Thank YOU!

April 05, 2016 |
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By Gretchen Stanford, Senior Manager, Recruiting As McKinley Marketing Partner’s Senior Manager of Recruiting, Gretchen Stanford builds and develops the recruitment team while also sourcing and screening talented marketing professionals herself to support the business development team. As a recruiter, I don’t necessarily expect each candidate I meet to send a […] Continue reading

Resume Resolutions

February 09, 2016 |

By Deb Abell, Recruiting Manager If you’re like most people, you made a commitment as the ball dropped to becoming healthier, happier, stronger, or more financially fit. Now that you have had some time to focus on those personal goals, why not make the rest of 2016 the year of […] Continue reading