Job Search Tips

4 Things to Stop Doing on your Resume Right Now

by Gaby Gramont

Washington’s No. 1 marketing recruiters share surprising resume mistakes that may be holding you back You’re ready for that next career opportunity. Your experience is strong, and you’ve worked hard putting together a resume. So why aren’t you getting called for that first interview? There are many reasons why a potential employer hasn’t contacted you […]

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Market Watch

by Gaby Gramont

What D.C. Marketing and Communications Job Seekers Can Expect in Today’s Economy As one of the Washington area’s leading marketing and communications search and staffing firms, TorchLight’s experienced recruiters are frequently asked by hiring managers and job candidates alike: “So, how’s the market these days?” After all, we talk to countless hiring managers and professionals […]

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You, Unfiltered

by Gaby Gramont

Assessment tools are increasingly part of the interview process—Learn why TorchLight and other companies use these tools, what you can expect, and why they lead to better “job matches” Hiring a new employee is expensive and time consuming, even under the best of circumstances. And, if a new hire isn’t the right fit after all, […]

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Why Haven’t They Called?

by Gaby Gramont

When you’ve aced the interview but haven’t received a response, patience and persistence are key It’s happened to even the most seasoned of D.C.’s marketing and communications job seekers. You have a great interview for a marketing job you’re really interested in, you had lively rapport with the hiring manager, your experience is strong, and […]

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Don’t Be Rip (and Other Tips for Returning to the Workforce)

by Gaby Gramont

TorchLight’s D.C. marketing recruiters explain how to turn your leave of absence into a selling point Whether you’ve been caring for small children or an aging parent, relocating frequently with a military spouse or just plain old had “life intervene,” it’s common to have gaps in your employment history. So when it comes time to […]

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Asking the Tough Questions (Part 2 – Salary)

by Gaby Gramont

TorchLight’s experienced team of marketing & communications recruiters explain why job seekers should look inward when considering questions about salary As discussed in our last blog post on Asking the Tough Questions, “What is your current salary?” is one of the hardest to answer and often one that makes candidates most uncomfortable. One reason is […]

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Asking the Tough Questions

by Gaby Gramont

TorchLight’s experienced marketing and communications recruiters shed light on why we ask the “tough questions” during interviews (Hint: It’s for your own good) “A prudent question is one half of wisdom,” Sir Francis Bacon once said. And while the great explorer won’t be sitting next to you during that next job interview, he would be […]

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The Nonverbal Interview: What You Don’t Say is Often More Important than What You Do

by Gaby Gramont

More TorchLight tips on interviewing for marketing and communications jobs in D.C. Our team of experienced marketing recruiters has written before with practical advice for D.C. marketing and communications job seekers about how to prepare for an interview, such as doing your research, getting your resume ready, showing up on time, and so on. But […]

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The Art of the Phone Screen

by Gaby Gramont

Mastering the first-stage interview for a DC marketing and communications job You’re looking into marketing and communications jobs in Washington, D.C. You’ve done your research, you’ve perfected your resume and you’ve received a call for a phone interview – congratulations! But now what? Many candidates are unsure how to conduct a phone interview and what […]

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Three Rules of Thumb for Finding a Marketing Job in DC

by Gaby Gramont

The Path to Finding Your Perfect Job Requires Focus and Execution As one of the leading marketing and communications search firms in the DC region, TorchLight’s recruiters have had the opportunity to talk with thousands of candidates at various stages in their careers. Whether a few years out of college or armed with 20+ years […]

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