Category: Job Search

David Sprinkle in FOX 35 Orlando

January 9, 2014 – This morning on Fox35, David Sprinkle, Managing Partner at Veritas Recruiting Group, discusses common career advice that you should ignore.

Will that graduate degree make you more marketable?  Depends… Grad school will make you more marketable if you’re in a field that requires or rewards graduate degrees, but if you’re in one of the many fields that doesn’t, employers may find the degree irrelevant.  What’s worse is that grad school can even make it harder for you to get hired in many cases, since if you’re applying to jobs that don’t require the degree, employers may think that their work isn’t what you really want to do.

David Sprinkle, Managing Partner at Veritas Recruiting Group, was on News 13 discussing job search advice for the new year.

Points discussed:

  • If your New Year’s resolution is to find a new job, set specific quantifiable action steps… i.e. “I will dedicate 2 hours every day to job search activities.”
  • Using social networking sites like Facebook and Linkedin are great tools for networking, but it’s even more important to combine the ‘high-touch’ with the ‘high-tech’….call people, set up coffee meetings and lunch meetings, start building relationships offline.