Media

Keeping a Low Profile on Social Media Vol. 2

June 4th, 2018

For Volume 1, check out our blog from 2014!

While the Stone Age and the Ice Age took centuries to develop, the Digital Age has seen its infancy and growth in a relative blink of an eye.  This growth has been nothing short of phenomenal, with people of all ages using the technology in just about every way imaginable.

Folks are glued to their Smartphones almost 24/7 for personal and professional use, but should those uses be mixed?  Of course, but not without some limitations, especially while looking for a new job.  There are numerous digital sites all tied into what is called Social Media; here we will concentrate on some of the more popular apps.

Facebook can be fun what with showing off pet photos or watching “that” friend rant about bad service in a restaurant, but for your job search, where should the line be drawn as to what and what … Read More

6th Annual CrossFire Group Scholarship

April 18th, 2018

Calling all college students!

CrossFire Group, LLC is now accepting Scholarship Applications for 2018! We are proud to support our CrossFire family and friends and encourage all college-level students to apply. The only requirement is that you must be a student in the Fall 2018 semester. Undergraduate, graduate, and specialized programs (law school, medical school, etc.) are all eligible. Our application is easy to complete with a few short-essay questions and some general information. Be sure to amp up your creativity, because our review panel gives bonus points for unique answers!

First place will have 2 winners and they will each receive a $500 scholarship, Second place winners will receive a $250 scholarship, and our Third place winners will receive a $100 scholarship.

In the past we have supported colleges and universities not just within the United States, but all over the world. Please see the list below of the colleges and universities that … Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Working with Recruiters

May 30th, 2017

Whether working for an independent agency or within the Human Resources Department of a specific company, almost everyone will encounter a recruiter during their careers. All recruiters are different, but here is a short list of some DOs and DON’Ts that should help when you do happen to encounter a recruiter:

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Be respectful of the recruiter and their time. If a recruiter is reaching out to you, then they believe that you could be a fit for a position they are trying to fill. Whether you applied or if they found your resume on the internet, they are calling to offer you an opportunity—not to waste your time. If you are not interested, then politely let them know that you are not open to looking for new opportunities. Additionally, just because the recruiter doesn’t have the final say in hiring, do not treat your conversations with them as anything less than … Read More

Crunch time: Waiting for your Interview to Start

March 3rd, 2017

Hopefully by the time you arrive at your interview you’re well prepared. You’ve done your research and know about the position you’re interviewing for. You have several hard copies of your résumé printed out, (bonus points if it’s on nice paper), you’re dressed to impress, and you’ve consumed the right amount of coffee to make you alert but not jittery. The interview hasn’t officially started—but it may as well have. Don’t let your preparation be undermined by messing up this pre-interview time, be smart about what you’re doing, because eyes are on you.

Get there early, but please, not too early. Five or ten minutes before the interview start time is perfect, don’t arrive a half hour early and have a thirty-minute stare-down with the receptionist. Five minutes is on time, ten minutes is early, but more than that would be unnecessary and uncomfortable. If you’re really that early, great, sit … Read More