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Liam Xavier


Member since November 13, 2013

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    The Avanti Group LLC Recruiting & Leadership Tips from a Recruiter: Don't Make Me Read Your Resume

    I will read your résumé unless it's 10 pages, but (just as you didn't want to write your résumé) I really don't want to read your résumé. To put it another way, I don't want to read it because I must in order to make a yes/no decision.

    This post originally appeared Job Tips for Geeks.

    Ideally, I can decide to speak to you based on a few sentences in the body of an email/application, and then primarily read the résumé to prepare for our initial dialogue and use it as a framework during the call. Give me a few sentences to make me want to have that talk.

    I never ask for or expect a full cover letter with addresses and dates and all the formatting. Personally, I don't want to read that either, and I'd rather not task applicants with the hassle. All we're trying to do is start a conversation, and it shouldn't take much to get it started. Reading only a few sentences before making a decision will clearly make my job easier, but it will make the job seeker's life a bit better as well. There is much less pressure to have the perfect résumé if you can get past the first stage without that document being carefully judged. Invest five minutes in the application, and you can spend less time customizing résumés.

    Roughly 50% of the applications I receive are résumé only. In 2013, almost 90% of my client hires included additional content. The data set is not large, but...

  • Civil Litigation of the Avanti Law Group

    Community, Communication Design

    We know the impact litigation can have on a person or business. We have tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, including a number of high-profile, commercial disputes and class actions cases. We are committed to working with you when business objectives mandate that a case be settled out of court to avoid litigation. As counselors and negotiators, we work to help you to manage risk and find alternatives to litigation when possible and consistent with your organization’s objectives. However, if litigation does become unavoidable, we’ll move quickly to contain risk and protect your interests from start to finish. We are litigation-ready.

    Our attorneys experience includes:

    • Trial lawyers with a proven success record.

    • Our attorneys have litigated or are currently litigating cases in Michigan, Illinois, Nevada, Tennessee, and other states.

    • Our attorneys have appeared in state, federal, and appellate court.

    • Broad range of skills in alternative dispute resolutions.

    • We have represented clients in a wide variety of civil cases including, multimillion dollar cases involving claims of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, breach of non-compete agreement, breach of employment duties and tortuous interference with contract and business relationship, claims for hostile environment, quid-pro-quo sexual harassment and retaliation, and claims for unpaid minimum wages among others.

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    Information technology deeply permeates our daily lives, from banking transactions to shopping to photography to chatting with friends, to name only a few ways.

    This constant state of connectedness has been accompanied by a growing number of cases in which people become unknowingly involved in crimes and other trouble. This series of articles, “Cyber Wars,” will examine some of these hidden dangers that impinge on our lives

    This is the first installment.

    While cases of illegal money transfers via online banking services have risen astronomically, another scam designed to hinder police investigation has been spreading under the radar. These schemes launder money through the use of “money mules”—unwitting victims often recruited online and used to transfer proceeds from such Internet fraud as phishing scams.

    These fraudsters attempt to escape the reach of investigative authorities by having their mules transfer money acquired illegally via overseas remittance services, which are less stringent in their identification requirements than commercial banks are.

    In Japan, the first money mule operation was confirmed to have been conducted last year. By the end of November, 224 money mules were found to have been involved in transferring illicit funds totaling ¥260 million. Of the 224, 149 were Japanese.

    The Yomiuri Shimbun examined the operations of one such criminal scheme that recruited victims through e-mail and online job advertisements that appeared legitimate, ...

  • Source

    Statistics show that job seekers spend a lot of time sourcing and applying for jobs online. Unfortunately, some job seekers fall victim to online scams that request their personal contact information or money in exchange for false leads. Job seekers need to be savvy and smart when it comes to providing personal information online. Sara Sutton Fell is the CEO and founder of FlexJobs (, an award-winning website offering job listings for those interested in telecommuting, flexible and freelance work or part-time job opportunities. An advocate for legitimate flexible work opportunities, she suggests the following tips to help stay safe when seeking new opportunities:

    1. Be skeptical and know the most common job scams. As with anything, if a job description seems too good to be true, it probably isn't an authentic opportunity. Jobs offering a lot of money for very little effort on your part are likely fronts for people who hope to collect information from you. "The most common job scams tend to focus on a few specific types of jobs," Sutton Fell notes. "Those include data entry, stuffing envelopes, rebate or forms processing, wire transfers or money movement, shipping management, craft assembly and pyramid sales schemes." If you see those types of ads, your best bet is to steer clear.

    2. Verify job listings before you apply. New job scams often use a real company's name to advertise their scam. They attract job seekers who see job p...

  • Om selskapet

    Community, Communication Design

    The Avanti Group LLC

    Jay Gennaro, grunnlegger og rektor, bringer over tretten års rekruttering og ledelse opplevelsen til rollen som rektor av Avanti Group. Jay overvåker alle virksomhet utvikling og rekruttering innsats for firmaet. Før opprettelsen Avanti gruppe, holdt han direktør posisjoner med en vellykket regionale søk firmaet og et børsnotert nasjonale rekruttere selskap. Jay opptjent økende nivåer av ansvar i hele sin karriere, og har utviklet et bredt faglig nettverk. Har han fullførte direkte-utleie og kontrakt søke oppdrag for de regnskap, økonomi og informasjon avdelingene av mange av de fremste arbeidsgiverne i markedet. Hans klienter spenner fra små bedrifter med stor vekst multi-milliard dollar organisasjoner.

    Jay mener nøkkelen til hans suksess er hans evne til å bygge effektive relasjoner. "Min rolle som rekruttere partner er ikke bare å gjøre plasseringer, men å være en klarert fortrolige og rådgiver. Hver og en av våre kunder og kandidater er unike og vi streber etter å virkelig samarbeide med dem. Jeg stolt meg selv på det faktum at jeg kontaktet regelmessig av kandidater og kunder at jeg møtte over et tiår siden."

    Jay er utdannet ved University of Massachusetts med en grad i økonomi og en mindre i virksomheten. Han og hans kone bor i Arlington, VA

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  • The Avanti Group LLC Job Seekers

    Community, Communication Design

    Avanti Group works with both active and passive job seekers from senior staff to executive levels. Our typical candidate has a high-caliber background in one or more of the following areas: corporate accounting, financial reporting, public accounting, internal controls, financial analysis, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, private equity, investment banking, and corporate strategy. Our strength is our ability to provide you with the connections, resources, and interviewing skills to accelerate your career forward.

    Why Choose Avanti Group?

    • Over thirteen years of executive recruiting experience resulting in a highly effective, proactive, process designed to help you land your ideal opportunity.

    • Strong connections in all the major industries in the DC metro area with an emphasis on Information Technology, Real Estate, Financial Services and Non-Profit.

    • A consultative, non-pushy, approach to our candidates.

    • Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of our clients’ opportunity. We won't waste your time interviewing for poor fits.

    • A wealth of valuable expertise on the job search process including resume writing, interviewing techniques, career guidance, and compensation negotiation.

    • Contract, Contract to Perm or Direct Hire solutions providing you with a one stop shop for your employment preferences.

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design