Leah Tanabe

Recruiter Info

Name: Leah Tanabe Title: Recruitment & New Staff Support Specialist Email: ltanabe@allendale4kids.org LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ltanabe Phone: 847-245-6242

Company Info

Company: Allendale Association Location: Lake Villa, IL Website: www.allendale4kids.org Careers Page: www.allendale4kids.org/subpages/joblist.htm LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/allendale-association?trk=jobs_jserp_job_listing_company_name

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Phone Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Give me a call or send me an email! We get dozens of resumes a day, so it can be tricky to keep up with them, but we do want to talk to you! Things That Impress You In A Candidate: Passion and drive; someone who is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. This doesn't mean I especially look for someone with work experience, but someone who has given/continues to give their time and energy to others and finds human services rewarding. Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Always apply with complete resume! Don't summarize your resume, just keep it neat and balanced. And never apply to a job with a short cover letter with "resume on request." It comes off as pretentious and is confusing to a recruiter. Don't be afraid to customize your resume for particular jobs; if you want to highlight your volunteer work when applying for a social service job, and your customer service experience for a retail position, that's fine! (Just don't get them mixed up!) Here are some tips that I've found on writing a resume: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140917045901-24454816-the-5-biggest-mistakes-i-see-on-resumes-and-how-to-correct-them?trk=prof-post&trk=prof-post https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biggest-mistakes-i-see-resumes-part-2-your-top-8-questions-bock Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: We are very open to considering all candidates, but please make sure you have a general understanding of our agency and our available positions. I love to help people find the career that they love, but I can’t create your ideal job for you. Applying for a multitude of jobs within our agency at the same time can potentially be an issue — since many of our jobs are very different (in levels of education, skills and qualities needed). If a candidate applies to 2-3 similar jobs, that is fine; I even make sure they are considered for their choice pick first. But when someone applies to many different positions, ranging from high school level to Master’s level position, then I don’t get the feeling a candidate has paid attention to our jobs. Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: No

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi What do you like to do in your free time? Take on additional projects that will help others around me In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? I love that I get to have a career where get to help others, can continue to grow in the agency and learn every day! In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Our staff is full of dedicated and passionate people who make great teams and love to look after our youth!

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