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What to Look for in a Resume

If you’ve ever been part of a search committee to fill a position within your organization, you know how difficult it can be to weed through all of the applications you receive. Did you know that on average it takes a recruiter only six seconds to decide on an applicant based on their resume? While you want to hire the best candidate for the job, you can save yourself and your team a lot of time and energy by knowing what to look for in a resume.

First and foremost, it is important to…

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

National Independent Energy Supply is the Future

National independent energy supply is not a new concept, it has been around for centuries; but I think it is much more relevant now than it has ever been. All countries require energy, just like we require food, shelter and clothing.

National Independent Energy Supply is the Future

Energy provides everything from economic growth to sustainable civilizations. Basically without energy there is no bulk production of food, employment, transport, education or medical facilities Not just the basics of civilization…

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Added by Micheal Obineme on September 1, 2014 at 6:25am — 1 Comment

The Importance of Objective Evaluation

Please note this post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog.

I actually wrote this post on a plane from Australia to Singapore.

Before my flight I had a bit of time in the airport so I went for a wander through the…

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Added by Paul Slezak on September 1, 2014 at 12:42am — No Comments

How to become the critical HR leader you are meant to be

Human Resources are at a critical crossroads in today’s global marketplace. One route leaves HR where it has predominantly been from the days of National Cash Register. We are primarily charged with being the corporate fireman. We are there as the organizational administrative policeman. The downside is that you then are perceived as being a commodity or a mediocre part of the organization. The result being the functional manager’s feel they could very easily do without what you do. If you…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 31, 2014 at 9:29pm — No Comments

LinkedIn for Engineering: A Snapshot

An astounding 94% of recruiters are using social media to advertise jobs, to communicate with others in the sector and networking with prospective new employees. We are now living in the era where it is now more important than ever for job sectors to have a strong social media profile.…

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Added by John Brasington on August 31, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Digital Recruitment: A New Era of Job Seeking

The use of digital recruitment is at an all time high, rising to an astounding 94% of recruiters using digital platforms to hire candidates over the last six years. With more of us looking to travel the world and work than ever, a quick online search can help you find those dream…

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Added by John Brasington on August 31, 2014 at 5:36pm — No Comments

What is My Work Worth?

People sometimes complain about "enormous" Headhunter fees, where we are paid something on the order of lawyers' hourly rates.  I found this an interesting problem to analyze:  Are we worth our salt?

When I perform a search correctly, my work results in millions of dollars of value to my client, sometimes even billions. I think recruiters are way underpaid for what they provide as a service, and I would say there are very few lawyers out there that have my skills or…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on August 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Be Prepared for the Career Emergencies

“Layoff” is quite a familiar term to all of us in the job sector. We are all panicked to think of it. However, an organization can go through bad days and at that time it has no other alternative but to cut the manpower. It is, therefore, essential to be prepared for such a crisis in advance. It will be incredibly…

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Added by Richard on August 30, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

Training for Keeps: Retaining the Wandering Millennial

Ready or not, here the Millennials come. By 2025 it’s expected that Millennials will comprise a whopping 75% of the global workforce. If you’re not careful, you’re going to lose them fast. …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why 61% of Companies Are Looking at Recruiting All Wrong

A few days ago, Software Advice released its annual report on Applicant Tracking Software buyer trends. The report includes data on the most common reasons for purchasing new software, popular deployment methods, and the top requested features.

Software Advice analyzed a selection of 385 small…

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Added by Suzanne Holloway on August 29, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Why Quality of Hire Should be Your Company’s #1 Performance Metric

We often hear great leaders talk about the importance of people at their organizations. Hiring great people is fundamental to an organization’s success. As Lawrence Bossidy, the former COO of General…

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Added by Suzanne Holloway on August 29, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments

ReferenceUSA - a Resource not to be Missed

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If you do online research, don't overlook your local public library. It's an excellent resource of online information, not just on books and publications, but also on businesses. In this post, I will specifically write about the US Public libraries. Many other countries would have similar services offered at public libraries.

While Librarians are certainly skilled at organizing and searching for info, guess what... there's not even a list of all the…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 29, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Great Hiring Quotes From The World’s Greatest CEOs

Bill Gates. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

When I was 9 years old and hoping to become the next great Mets pitcher, my father’s advice was pretty simple: watch Rich Wlodarczyk.

Rich, who was 11, was the best pitcher on my little league…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

WWBD: What Would Buffett Do?

You don’t get to perch yourself on a park bench and eat ice cream with the likes of Paul McCartney by wingin’ it. Most employers don’t start a company because they’re good at doing the books, hiring or leading a team. People start companies because they’re passionate about a…

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Added by Raj Sheth on August 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Essential Questions to Ask When You Find a Tutor for Your Child

Leaving your child into the hands of a tutor to take care of his/her academic needs is never an easy decision for parents. What if the tutor is not patient with the child? What if the teacher turns out to have a violent streak? What if the tutor fails to give the necessary guidance, you expect him/her to give? Similar such questions frequent your minds as parents, when you seek a tutor. These concerns often lead to a…

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Added by Angel Joana Hall on August 29, 2014 at 1:08am — No Comments

RECRUITERS WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

RECRUITERS WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

We are taking a short break form the series on lesser known sites, but do not worry we will get back to it, I have a boat load…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 28, 2014 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

4 Things Great Managers Know About Building Teams

Building, maintaining and supporting a successful team can be just as much work as whatever the team itself is actually accomplishing, but it doesn’t have to be. The following four elements of team building define what lies at the core of an effective team and their leadership.

IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS

Identifying individual strengths and weaknesses is how the best teams are assembled. While part of team chemistry has to do with…

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Added by Ryan Mead on August 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

5 questions to ask yourself before opting for medical transcription training

The services of medical transcriptionists are much sought after by healthcare professionals all over the world. Medical transcriptionists listen to recorded voice dictations of physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe them into written documents. These documents can then be used by these physicians for recordkeeping purposes, for insurance purposes, to track patient histories and monitor progress etc. These medical transcriptionists listen to these…

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Added by Angel Joana Hall on August 28, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

FROZEN Out of Talent? Let It Go!

The following is the transcript from a webcast I led on 8/26/14 for SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management). This should not be copied, distributed, or used without my permission. Thank you.

Hello everyone. My name is Doug Douglas. I’m speaking with you from Austin, Texas today where I live…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 28, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Want Great Talent? Think Outside of the Zip Code

You may be feeling the skill gap pressure, or you might be in the camp that believes the talent shortage is a myth. Regardless of how real you believe the talent drought is, you have, as a recruiter or staffing professional, at one point or another, found that finding the right talent can be down right impossible.

If it’s been smooth sailing, odds are the waters are…

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Added by Julie Salerno on August 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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