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5 Keys to Pursuing Your True Life's Passion



There are several aspects of a person must consider when trying to find their ideal professional calling. Their overall goal in terms of making an impact on society must be taken into consideration. The length of time that they are willing to dedicate to the educational process must…

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Added by Karleia Steiner on December 18, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Lockheed Martin: Research Comes First

I have always preached research comes first with regards to staffing, and sourcing in particular. You have to know what you are looking for and know what companies have what you are looking for. You need to be able to find and contact those people, know trends, perform talent mapping and basically find what…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

How XO Group Got to 600 Employees with Just Two Recruiters

As a public company with over 600 employees, XO Group has done an amazing job scaling quickly while maintaining a very open, collaborative, and innovative culture.

As with most great companies, the people behind XO Group drive its competitive advantage. And, what’s really interesting about The XO Group’s approach to recruiting, is how lean its Talent team is - only two! How is it possible for a 600+ person company to have only two recruiters?…

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Added by Casey Marshall on December 18, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

7 Surprisingly in Demand Careers for 2015



Some jobs are more profitable than others. If you're thinking about going back to school or earning any post-secondary job certifications, here are seven fields that would welcome you with open arms.



1. Physical Therapist



According to the U.S.…

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Added by Karleia Steiner on December 18, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

Dress for Success: What You Should Wear to An HR or Recruiting Interview

When you really get down to it, not much about the ‘good old days’ was truly very good - but you did at least know you’d be expected to wear a suit to an interview.

Formality may have been stifling, but it took the agony out of the interview wardrobe…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on December 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

What are Online ACs and Pre-recorded Video Interviews?

Which selection tool should I use to identify the best suited candidate for my vacancy? This is not a trivial question, since you certainly want to make a good decision and know you cannot rely on your gut feeling, right? That’s why we will have a closer look at two selection tools which have proven to be very useful in everyday recruiting: online assessment center andpre-recorded video interviews. Just to remind you, in the last post, we presented two other smart selection…

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Added by Corinna Litera on December 18, 2014 at 7:44am — No Comments

A Better Workplace: Boosting Employee Morale

It’s no secret; in fact, it is one of the most well-known maxims in the world of business. A happy employee is a productive employee.

Creating a good work environment where your staff feels welcomed, appreciated and valued is one of…

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Added by Manuel Angel on December 17, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

How Airbnb Used Storyboarding To Revamp Its Candidate Experience

How Airbnb hires is closely tied to its brand. “Belong Anywhere” is the company tagline, representing its mission to build a trusted community of people and places to stay. So, imagine if a candidate applied to the community-based brand, only to hear nothing back? The contradiction would be a disappointment, and…

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Added by Casey Marshall on December 17, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Let's Avoid the Cheese Factor in Team Alignment

You have got to Google images for “team building”. The only way it could get cheesier is if…

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Added by Ryan Mead on December 17, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

10 Reasons Reference Checks Need a Makeover

Over the last several months, we have spoken with dozens of recruiters and HR managers about the onboarding process. Through all the conversations, one thing always stood out when it when it came to discussing the recruiting and the onboarding process. As one HR manager so eloquently put it, “reference and background checks suck! I hate them!”

This got us thinking, what makes references “suck” so much? What are the ways we could help recruiters and…

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Added by Dor Rubin on December 17, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

Hiring in Smaller Cities Outpaces Largest Metros

As we approach the end of 2014, I wanted to share with you an interesting trend in hiring demand this year. While many times we think that the competition for talent is in populous areas - like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the Silicon Valley - we found that hiring grew significantly more in smaller, less…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on December 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

A Guide to Popular College Essay Topics

An essay is not a four letter word. Some students may rather choose to watch four back to back episodes of the walking dead rather than brainstorming over their essays. College essays are fun. They are more like a narration of your own story and you just have to write them in a free structure as compared to the boring…

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Added by Merry Gomes on December 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

In recruitment, everybody sells, baby!

I read recently some ‘recruitment expert’ advising owners of recruitment companies to phase out ‘billing managers’ and to allow a team of ‘dedicated managers’ to simply ‘run’ the business’.

Now, how should I put this as calmly as I can? OK, this will have to…

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Added by Greg Savage on December 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

What You Can Learn From The U.S. Gov.’s Disastrous Hiring Process

President Barack Obama has vowed to make the government “cool again” and enticing to work for, but numbers suggest otherwise. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

The average federal employee makes …

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 16, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

The Island of Misfit Tools

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Rankin-Bass holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Despite its’ age, this stop-motion special still appeals to kids today and certainly evokes nostalgia amongst those who don’t believe in Santa any longer (sorry if I just ruined that for you).

There is a time and place for nostalgia and re-exploring our past,…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on December 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

2015's Hot Jobs in English Speaking Countries

As 2014 comes to an end, we reflect on the past year and look forward to 2015 with uncertainty and a plethora of predictions. Today, we thought we'd talk about the hot or in-demand jobs from 2014, according to data from WANTED Analytics. We examined the most commonly advertised occupations in the world's largest…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on December 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Want to make great hires? Ask behavioural interview questions.

When it comes to ascertaining whether a candidate really would be a good cultural fit for your company, you don’t need a crystal ball. The only thing that a smart recruiter needs is a set of strategic behavioural interview questions.

The…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on December 16, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments

What are Realistic Job Previews and Situational Judgement Tests?

In order to meet the challenges of skills shortage, war for talent and demographic change, you need to ensure a professional personnel selection. For this purpose, however, more and more methods and tools are available. We will present you several very useful selection tools and their advantages as well as their disadvantages! In the first part of our series, we’ll be talking about “Realistic Job Previews” and the “Situational Judgment Test”.…

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Added by Corinna Litera on December 16, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

7 Video Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers

You can’t escape them. You can’t ignore them. Your candidates want video interviews, and your organization is looking for ways to save money. There’s no better way to do that than to save 67% on travel costs with video interviewing. There…

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Added by Julie Salerno on December 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

4 Recruiting Strategies for Facebook

Most individuals these days spend a considerable amount of time on Social Media sites like Facebook. The concept of meeting people in person seems to have taken a back seat lately, as a result of changing times. With people flocking to social networking sites to establish long lost connections or to simply connect with people they wouldn’t be able to meet up on regular bases. This seems like the perfect platform to re-establish those connections.

If you thought that this site only…

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Added by Yusuf Pathan on December 16, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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