3 Recruiting Tips on How to Stand Out

by | Feb 16, 2023 | Recruiting, Insight-Post

We understand the recruiting process can be stressful. With so many events and meeting new people, you might wonder how you can stand out. Any ideas? In this next video, PKF Texas Talent Acquisition Specialist, Emily Marsh, shares some tips to get you started.

Jen: PKF Texas is where you go to grow personally and professionally. We are dedicated to appreciating your career while making you feel appreciated all along the way. I’m Jen Lemanski and I’m here with Emily Marsh, our Talent Acquisition Specialist here at PKF Texas. Emily, glad to have you back to continue our conversation.

Emily: Absolutely. Thanks for having me.

Jen: Yeah. So, when a student is evaluating their options, I know a question you get asked all the time, “How do I stand out? How do I make a firm notice me? What can I do?” So, what advice do you give to those students?

Recruiting Tip 1: Your Résumé

Emily: Obviously a couple very basic type advice would be to make sure your résumé doesn’t have any errors in it.

Jen: That’s always a good one.

Emily: Right? Have kind of a basic résumé. You don’t need to add color or anything like that. Just very basic is fine. Less is more in that situation.

Recruiting Tip 2: Shine Bright

But mainly be yourself, you know? Come to the different events that firms hold or your school holds. Make sure that you attend those events. Come say hi if you see me or any of the other advisors out there. Make yourself known.

And then if you’re any sort of organizations or you do any special projects related to accounting or anything like that, go ahead and put that on your résumé too. That’s going to help for sure make you stand out.

But yeah, just come say hi to us and we’re here to help you guys and to build that relationship.

Recruiting Tip 3: Research the Website

Jen: Should they be doing research? Should they demonstrate that they have been on our website? What type of advice do you give in that aspect?

Emily: Yeah, for sure. Our website is fully available. It has all of our team members on there, has our story, everything like that that you can check out, and it shows that you’re really interested in us and we’ll just kind of be like, “Oh wow, okay! You really know your stuff.” So that always is helpful.

Jen: Well perfect. We’ll get you back to talk a little bit more about what it’s like to be a PKF Texan. Sound good?

Emily: Sounds great.

Jen: When we say Approachable Advisors™, we mean it. Our team is available and eager to assist you in your career at PKF Texas. We call that Appreciating You. Visit PKFTexas.com/Careers to learn a little bit more.

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