You only get one chance to make a first impression

It’s an old line that remains true to this day — often more so than you think. When you apply to a new job, your introduction is made long before you ever get a face-to-face meeting with an employer. Your resume, your cover letter and even your social media pages tell a lot about who you are and can make or break an opportunity to get your foot in the door.

In a competitive market where your references and reputation play an important role in the trajectory of your job or career, it pays to be prepared by learning the market and practicing essential skills such as crafting a resume, writing a cover letter or acing a job interview.

Palmer Group has helped thousands of qualified candidates prepare for new jobs and get hired with our job training and career resources. For every candidate that we place in a new job, we’ve helped thousands more become stronger applicants by teaching them how to present themselves in the best possible light. We gain inside knowledge of what employers are looking for through our daily meetings with hiring managers from businesses large and small. We then pass that information along to you, taking the time to help align employers’ expectations and your skill set by reviewing your resume, providing interview tips, practicing interview etiquette and answering your questions.

Use these tools to learn more about what employers are looking for and what you can do to stand out. As you explore each area, keep in mind that this information was compiled especially to help you prepare for and make the most of a new job. So dig in! And when you’re ready, contact us or browse our job openings to set up your first interview. We hope you look forward to it as much as we do.

Career Resources - Planning for a New Job
Planning for a New Job 

Get expert advice on preparing for a new job, planning your move and making the transition as smooth as possible.

Career Resources - Applying for a New Job
Applying for a New Job 

View sample resumes and cover letters, learn best practices and get unique insights from our employment experts.

Career Resources - Interviewing for a new job
Interviewing for a New Job 

See what you can do to ace an interview with tips on etiquette, body language, talking points and more.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Learn what it’s like to work with Palmer Group by reviewing answers to some of our most pertinent questions.