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Resume Tips for Your Idaho Central Job Application

Jun 11
2021

What is the fastest way to stand out as a strong candidate for the job you’ve set your sites on? An impressive resume! Your resume is the first impression that employers have when deciding to take the next step in the interview process. Creating a resume that stands out to potential employers can seem likeRead more

What is the fastest way to stand out as a strong candidate for the job you’ve set your sites on? An impressive resume! Your resume is the first impression that employers have when deciding to take the next step in the interview process.

Creating a resume that stands out to potential employers can seem like a daunting task. Not to worry! With these simple tips, your resume will stand out and help the Recruiting team at ICCU understand everything they need to know about you.

Less is More

The first important tip for resume building is to remember that less is more! Job hunting can be stressful and time consuming, so there’s no need to waste energy on components that recruiters don’t focus on. The good news is that Idaho Central Credit Union does not require a cover letter for applications. Applicants will often include a blanket cover letter for all the jobs they are applying for, so our recruiters don’t put too much weight on something so generic.

While a cover letter isn’t required, we do suggest that you keep your resume to one page. When a particular position has a large applicant pool, our recruiters want to see all of the pertinent information listed on a neat and concise one-page outline. Make sure to have the most recent and relevant work experience listed first, with a description of job duties. Our team likes to see if the short snapshot of a current or previous position aligns with the job description of the position you’re applying for.

While one page is the recommendation, your resume should consist of meaningful information and have minimal blank space. Activities, clubs, and volunteer work is appropriate to include on a resume, especially if you’re new to the workforce or have limited experience.

References

Many times, applicants will list their references right on their resumes. During the application process for Idaho Central, however, there will be a separate field asking for your references. Our recruiters would like to see the space that may have been used for references utilized to tell us more about you!

Once you have gotten to the section where references are submitted, make sure to list individuals who have experience with you professionally. Family members and friends are not appropriate people to list when an employer is trying to get a sense of someone’s experience in a work setting.

Formatting

When skimming through multiple resumes, our recruiters want to see what makes you unique in an easy-to-read format. They’re skilled in matching the information on a resume to a specific job type, but they don’t want to have to go searching for the required education or experience.

A neat structure with applicable information goes a long way in getting our Recruiting team to notice an applicant. These simple tips will help you stand out:

  • Be consistent with simple headings and subheadings.
  • Use a readable font with a size of 10-12 points.
  • Make sure your contact information is accurate.
  • Have your listed email address something appropriate.
  • Colors and pictures aren’t a necessity

While flashy colors and bright pictures may be fun to add to your resume, Idaho Central recruiters just want to understand the information as effortlessly as possible!

Idaho Central Credit Union was voted the #1 Best Place to Work in Idaho and new job positions are always being posted around the state. Use these tips and click here to see if there is job description that aligns with your interests today!

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What to Expect When You Apply at ICCU

Jan 29
2021
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The process of applying for any new job can be intimidating, but knowing what to expect can help put your mind at ease. Here is an overview of what the application process looks like as Idaho Central Credit Union matches qualified applicants with fulfilling careers! The Green Team is expanding all over the state ofRead more

The process of applying for any new job can be intimidating, but knowing what to expect can help put your mind at ease. Here is an overview of what the application process looks like as Idaho Central Credit Union matches qualified applicants with fulfilling careers! The Green Team is expanding all over the state of Idaho and quality candidates are always needed to join the team and help ICCU members achieve financial success.

Our careers page allows applicants to filter through all available positions. You can view all open job positions or use the search form to find jobs that suit your specific career interests by category, position type, and location.

Once you’ve found a position that fits your goals and skills, create an account with an updated application and resume. Then, you can use the information in your profile to fill out the comprehensive job application with details about your employment and education. This profile is saved in Idaho Central’s database. Returning candidates can use their previous username and password credentials to log in and apply for new jobs! If you’ve previously applied and your circumstances have changed, make sure that your profile reflects your current resume and work experience.

After your application has been submitted, you will be asked to participate in a talent assessment. This helps ICCU gain an understanding of a person’s natural talents and abilities, showing recruiters where the applicant would best fit within the company.

This completes the first stage of the application process! From there, recruiters will review all of the information and send the information to the hiring manager for the open position. Several factors are taken into consideration when reviewing applicants such as previous job experience, education, and the results of the talent assessment. If the manager decides to proceed with the interview process with an applicant, the recruiting team will follow up with the individual with a phone call or an email.

Typically, ICCU will respond to a candidate’s application within 7-10 business days. Response time will vary depending on the amount of applicants and the current situation. If at any point, a candidate is no longer being considered for the position, a follow-up phone call or email will inform the individual that ICCU is proceeding with other applicants. If a position is offered, the second part of the process, along with the new hire paperwork begins.

Just because an applicant doesn’t get a job offer for one position does not mean that there isn’t a position for him or her at ICCU! All applicants should feel encouraged to apply to multiple positions within the company to find exactly where they fit within the Green Team!

If you have additional questions about the application process, give us a call at 800-456-5067 and ask for the Recruiting Team! You can also connect with us on LinkedIn for ICCU news, job postings, and blogs!

 

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The Power of a Professional Network

Aug 13
2018
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Developing and maintaining a strong professional network can take you much further than a job offer. While many view a job the primary goal of networking, there are plenty of other equally important reasons to maintain and grow your network; even when you aren’t in the market for a new job.

Developing and maintaining a strong professional network can take you much further than a job offer. While many view a job the primary goal of networking, there are plenty of other equally important reasons to maintain and grow your network; even when you aren’t in the market for a new job.

A good contact can be an invaluable resource. You never know what kind of challenges you will find yourself facing, and it’s impossible to be an expert on everything. Knowing the right person to help solve an out-of-the-box problem at work could save your company big time. Why not rely on calling up an expert you’ve never met? Someone who knows you well is more likely to take time out of their schedule to help you and is less likely to give you the runaround.

Along the same lines, there will be a point in your career where you need guidance. How should you approach negotiating salary with your employees? How do you handle letting someone go? Should you franchise your business? Having someone you trust who has gone through what you are going through can help ease a troubled mind and assist in making an educated decision.

Having a diverse network can get you out of your industry bubble. Surrounding yourself with people from other industries, backgrounds, viewpoints and business models can work wonders on the way you see the world. You’ll learn things you may have never even considered learning about if you stuck to the confines of familiarity. This makes you an asset anywhere you go and can give you a competitive advantage.

While you may have no plans on leaving your current career, life happens. Plans may change with or without your authorization. A network can be a bit of a safety net. You may know someone who knows someone who is looking to start a brand new business in something you know all about. A connection might be aware of opportunities that aren’t yet public knowledge. If you’ve already built and cultivated your network, it’s doubtful you’ll be left high and dry for long.

Now that you’ve seen a few of the benefits of a solid network, you may be ready to start making connections. Keep in mind a professional network is a lot like a garden. You can’t throw seeds into the wind and expect a full harvest. Similarly, you can’t hand out a business card to everyone you meet and call it a day. Seek out the kinds of relationships you’re looking to grow, and then start gardening. Introducing yourself is simply planting the seed. That seed will need cultivated through follow-ups and a consistent effort to further the relationship. Make an effort to be as much of an asset to them, if not more, than they are to you. This ensures they want to keep you around, too.

At the end of the day, you probably aren’t going to build contacts without getting outside of your comfort zone. Shudder at the thought of walking up and introducing yourself to someone you don’t know? You aren’t alone. Check out these networking tips from Idaho Central’s VP of Human Resources, Ben Davidson, here.

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Is It Time to Hire a New Employee?

Jul 06
2018
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Too many employees can break the bank, but too small a staff can lead to poor service and missed opportunity. So, how do you know when to buckle down and when it’s time to hire an additional employee?

Too many employees can break the bank, but too small a staff can lead to poor service and missed opportunity. So, how do you know when to buckle down and when it’s time to hire an additional employee?

One of the first indicators that it may be time to hire someone is if your customer service isn’t what it used to be. If customers are complaining that your service or turnaround time is slipping, or you’re being forced to turn away work, it might be time to add a new position. If you have no desire to grow your company bigger than it already is, turning away customers might just have to be a fact of life. And that’s okay so long as the customers you are taking on are being treated with a level of service that leaves them with a good association with your business.

In another scenario, your customers may still be happy, but your employees are not. Running your staff ragged is not a sustainable business model. An overloaded worker may feel it’s impossible to catch up, that they are unable to take on a single additional task, and may even leave the company in search of a healthier work-life balance. Talk to your employees regularly to gauge where they’re at. Being aware of their task load will help you determine if a disgruntled employee simply doesn’t like being busy or if they are truly struggling to keep up. Telling signs of an overloaded employee include the desire to take on other tasks but feeling unable to do so, and feeling as if their workload is too heavy to take a few days off.

You may know without a doubt that you are in need of additional help but before you start accepting applications, you have to know if you can afford an additional employee. Crunch the numbers and compare the amount the employee would be making against your projection of how much this employee will help your company bring in. How much more will you be able to do with this new hire?

Equally as important as deciding to hire someone new is making sure you are hiring the right person. Don’t fill the space for the sake of filling the space. You need to know exactly what you are looking for in a potential hire and be willing to wait for the right person with the right skill set to come along. Hiring the first application to slide across your desk may be tempting because you “need help now” but you know what a big deal it is to add an additional salary to your ledger and to trust someone else with your business. Make it worth your while.

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Idaho Central Named Best Place to Work in Idaho

Apr 14
2016
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We are proud to announce Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) has been named as the #1 Best Place to Work in Idaho out of the large corporations for the fourth year in a row! We are honored to receive this recognition again.

We are proud to announce Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) has been named as the #1 Best Place to Work in Idaho out of the large corporations for the fourth year in a row! We are honored to receive this recognition again.

Winners were selected from an employee satisfaction survey conducted by POPULUS, a marketing and HR research firm. This is the ninth year for the program and there were a record number of entries this year.

Participating organization’s employees take a confidential survey that covers the following topics: compensation and benefits, work environment, company management, employee growth and development, and work-life balance. The businesses that score in the top ten in each category are named the Best Places to Work in Idaho.

We love and care about our team members. This is what enables them to provide world class service to our members.  This award is such an honor because it shows that we’re doing something right,” said Kent Oram, ICCU President.

To learn more about Idaho Central careers and apply at the #1 Best Place to Work in Idaho, click here.