Is your resume ineffective?

September 10th, 2013

We see it every day!  A candidate with outstanding qualifications not getting noticed or receiving that first call from the HR department.  You are an outstanding candidate and may have years of qualified experience.  You may even be the perfect fit for the opportunity you seek.  Still, no phone calls, no emails and no response from the HR department after sending your well-intended resume.

Well, the silent show stopper is likely your resume. Indeed, the construction and content of your resume maybe the only thing preventing you from even getting noticed.

The Symicor Group, and many other talent acquisition firms across the United States, receives feedback from HR Directors lamenting the fact that candidates continue to send them resumes that do not inspire or warrant further review.  These demanding HR leaders readily admit that many candidates may likely be a good fit but these candidates never reach a state of relevancy because of their substandard resume.

Bottom line, your resume must be value-based and enticing. Further, your resume should make irresistible!  It must quickly convey the notion that you are the solution your next employer has been seeking.

Now more than ever, it’s time for your resume to stand out among the sea of resumes competing against you.  A value based resume that is clear and compelling may put you at the front of the line. Call for your free consultation today.  It is time to get you placed with the company and career that offers you challenge and fulfillment.  Call Kelly or Tom today at (847) 325-5457 or email us at

Join The Symicor Group at the Lake Geneva Hope Walk to Fight Breast Cancer

September 9th, 2013

Join the Symicor Team on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Library Park, West Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI between 7:00-9:00 a.m.  This is a non-competitive walk raises funds to fight breast cancer.  This year proceeds go to the Aurora Health Care Breast Treatment Assistance Program. This program helps educate women and defrays medical expenses for uninsured and under-insured women for mammograms.  The Symicor Group is a proud sponsor of this event.

If you cannot join us we ask you make a denotation to this worthy cause.

For more information about the event go to the even webpage at:

See you there!!

Time for a Job Change? (Part 3)

September 4th, 2013

Part Three – Money and More

In this final part of our 3-part series “Time for a Job Change?” we are going to discuss a little about money, job offers and moving on with your career.

The Money Factor

We all know that money can be a motivating factor on your decision to changes jobs, but be very careful of changing careers simply because of the almighty dollar. Remember that you may make more money, but if you dislike your new career, you’ll probably be spending that money on stress and health related expenses. So before making a jump be sure that you do your research so you know that the new position will be a cultural and professional fit for you.

You Get a Better Offer

Out of the blue you get a call from an another company offering you more money, more flexibility or better benefits, all in an effort to convince you to join their team. If this does happen, remember that you are the one holding the power.  Ask tough questions about the company’s business and its work culture. If the answers you receive are not right for you, you can simply reject the offer and stay in your current position.

A solid outside offer may also put you in a position to ask for more of your current employer.  It is a common and courteous practice to give your current employer a chance to make a counter-offer and keep you on the team. With proper negotiations and you could end up receiving a raise, promotion or other benefits without having to change jobs. On the other hand if your employer won’t negotiate you should take that as a sign that you may be better off in a new job. 

Getting Help in Your Career Search

In this series we have discussed many factors to consider when thinking about a career change.  Once you have decided to make a change you may need help in jump-starting your search.  You may want to consider engaging a professional recruiter who specializes in your industry.  These professionals will work on your behalf to find a position for your unique skills and experience that have shaped what kind of professional you are. Professional recruiters can provide career counseling as well as helping with your resume and interviewing skills.

We hope this series has been helpful to you in your pursuit of your dream career.  The Symicor Group is here to help you though the process.  Please take a few minutes to scan our website to see all of the services we can provide you to help you with your banking career.