5 Things Employers Want to See On Your Social Media Channels

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Did you know that about 70 percent of job employers check your social media pages before they ever consider hiring you?

Social media is a great window into someone’s life and personality, and companies these days are well aware of it. The team here at Carter Recruiting and Associates has worked with hundreds of businesses over the years, and we know that they all take your online presence into account. They don’t want their business poorly represented, and they also want a reliable worker.

So chances are, that job you’re applying for is doing some heavy investigating on you. Are you prepared for it? Posting about illegal drugs, violence, sexual content will only turn a company away.

Here are five types of posts that we highly suggest publishing, while you’re weeding out the bad ones.

1) Posts that show you’re creative. Creativity most likely means that you’re a hard worker and that you can think outside the box. Do you have a special talent? Do you love to paint? Do you like to film? Whatever hobby or passion it is, consistently talk about it on social media.

2) Content with proper grammar and spelling. Whenever you’re about to post something, double check your caption and make sure there aren’t any errors. According to Workopolis, about 61 percent of employers are turned off by bad spelling or improper grammar.

3) Content showcasing your fun personality. Don’t be afraid to express yourself on social media, but in a tasteful way. Your future boss wants to see that you’re a happy and passionate individual.

4) Articles about your industry. Employers of course want to see that you’re genuinely interested in the industry that you’re applying for. Plus, if you’re searching around for articles, you’re probably going to learn more about your niche, which is always a plus.

5) Talk about your accomplishments and awards. Now don’t make it sound like you’re bragging, but don’t be afraid to show what you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Your future boss wants to see an accomplished and proud individual.

We hope these little tips help you out for your job search. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more content like this!

Carter Recruiting and Associates is one of the largest independent recruiting and outplacement companies in Arkansas. Our headquarters, located in Little Rock and our satellite office in Conway, both service accounts nationwide. We have satisfied clients and references from some of the largest companies in the state. With over 50 collective years of experience in the recruiting business, we have a vast amount of resources and knowledge to ensure a job well done.

There's An Underground Wine Cave & Restaurant in Arkansas and It's Incredible as it Sounds

Our state of Arkansas has its ways of surprising us. There are many landmarks and places of entertainment from all across the state that are quite unique.

Today we discovered yet another. And it might be our favorite one yet.

Wine lovers rejoice! Wiederkehr Wine Cellars is one of the more different spots in Arkansas that you’ll encounter. It’s located in a little village right in Arkansas wine country, and everyone here at Carter Recruiting thinks it’s the perfect place for a weekend getaway.

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These wine cellars were dug by HAND in 1880. How incredible is that?

Tours of this beautiful wine cellar are offered up for FREE every single day and every 45 minutes from 9am until 4:30pm. Have any wine lovers in your life that you know of? You might want to show them this. It would also be a perfect Valentine’s Day adventure.

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After a tour of the wine cellars, how about a romantic dinner? They have a cute little restaurant on site with delicious European cuisine that’s perfectly paired with their wine.

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In 1880, the Wiederkehr family migrated from Switzerland to Altus. They used native berries, grapes and persimmons before the higher quality grapes were ready for production. They’ve been open for business ever since.

If you’d like more information about this winery, you can check out their website at https://www.wiederkehrwines.com.

Do you have anyone in mind that you’d like to go with? Share this with them!

Carter Recruiting and Associates is one of the largest independent recruiting and outplacement companies in Arkansas. Our headquarters, located in Little Rock and our satellite office in Conway, both service accounts nationwide. We have satisfied clients and references from some of the largest companies in the state. With over 50 collective years of experience in the recruiting business, we have a vast amount of resources and knowledge to ensure a job well done.

10 Interview Tips To Help You Land Your Dream Job

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So, you’ve gotten the call. That job you’ve been looking for has requested you to come in for an interview. A professional has taken a look at your résumé and believes that you are potentially fit for the position. This is very exciting stuff! This can also be a pretty stressful time in the job search process, especially if you aren’t comfortable with interviews. But if you are prepared before you go in, not only will be able to communicate effectively, but this will also help you calm your nerves.

The team here at Carter Recruiting and Associates works with several companies across the state of Arkansas, and we know what they are looking for when they interview a candidate.

We have compiled a list of 10 incredibly helpful tips to help you land the job that you have been searching for.


#1 - Practice Good Nonverbal Communication

Applicants always focus on what they’re going to say, but oftentimes your body language is more telling than what comes out of your mouth. Before your interview, sit in front of a mirror and practice good eye contact, sit up straight, focus on looking attentive and confident. Also, make sure you have a firm handshake. Not only will these tactics help you exude confidence, but it will also impress the interviewer.


#2 - Dress Properly

This may seem like an obvious one, but you may be surprised at how many people ignore their attire. Make sure you are well groomed, and you’re wearing professional clothing before you walk in for your interview.


#3 - Listen

The interviewer will give you a lot of information about the position that you have applied for. Make sure you are listening to every word, and even ask questions based on the information given. This will let them know that you are very interested in the job and that you are ready to learn.


#4 - Work On Your Answers

As you may know, you will be asked several questions so that the job can get a grasp on how you would handle certain work situations, and so you will share examples of your previous behavior. A simple Google search will help you find a bunch of common interview questions that may be asked.


#5 - Do Your Research On The Company

Check out their social media channels, their website, and analyze their strengths and research the role you’re applying for. The interview will be very impressed with your knowledge because not only will it make you seem qualified, but it will also demonstrate your genuine interest.


#6 - Avoid Being Cocky

There is a big difference between confidence and cockiness. No one likes arrogance, especially a company that is trying to find qualified candidates.  


#7 - Don’t Seem Desperate

The “please hire me” tactic doesn’t work. Trust us. This does not make you appear confident, which is one of the key traits that an interviewer looks for.


#8 - Arrive Early

No one appreciates tardiness, especially the person interviewing you. Arriving early not only makes you appear more responsible and prepared, but it will also put your mind at ease before your interview. If you’re in a hurry beforehand, that’s only going to make you more nervous and rattled.


#9 - Make Conversation With Staff Members

This is not something that people normally take advantage of, but we recommend it for a couple of reasons. For one, it will help your mind stay occupied before you walk in for your interview, and you’ll remain relaxed. Two, bosses want to see how a potential new employee will treat other members of the staff. If you’re polite and friendly with the receptionist, for example, that will impress your interviewer.


#10 - Illustrate How Hiring You Will Help The Company

It’s important to qualify yourself and speak on your professional background, but interviewers will also appreciate how hiring you would help them. Think of yourself as a salesman in that moment. If you can elaborate on how your talents could benefit the company as a whole, you’re that much closer to landing the gig.


BONUS - Follow Up With The Company and Thank Them

Businesses love politeness and determination. A simple email or phone call a day after your interview will keep the business thinking about you, and it will be a nice gesture as well.



Do you have any other interview tips that you recommend? Let us know about them on our social media channels! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and let us know your thoughts.






Carter Recruiting and Associates is one of the largest independent recruiting and outplacement companies in Arkansas. Our headquarters, located in Little Rock and our satellite office in Conway, both service accounts nationwide. We have satisfied clients and references from some of the largest companies in the state. With over 50 collective years of experience in the recruiting business, we have a vast amount of resources and knowledge to ensure a job well done.