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How to Build a Strong Personal Brand and Achieve Your Career Goals

A strong personal brand can help you land a better job or attract more clients for your company. Check out this article for a few useful tips on how to establish a strong identity, stand out from the crowd, and achieve your career goals.

When it comes to advancing your career, a strong personal brand can mean the difference between whether doors gets opened or slammed in your…

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Added by Cristopher Denton on April 1, 2015 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Tips for Landing New Clients as an Entrepreneur

Working outside the typical 9 to 5 job can be great, but without a solid base of clients, you could end up just another starving artist. The purpose of entrepreneurship is to have financial freedom and a better work-life balance. In order to stay ahead of the game -- and your bills -- you need to take certain measures to ensure that you have a consistent flow of work.

Advertise as Much as Possible

No one knows you're there unless you…

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Added by Rob Morgan on April 1, 2015 at 1:02pm — No Comments

How to Optimize Your #1 Source of External Hires

Yes, we are talking about your employee referral program. For several years, referrals have topped the list of external hire sources. It makes perfect sense - who can assess cultural fit and level of skill better than a current or former employee?…

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Added by Kelly Robinson on April 1, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments

Breaking: 5 Major Boolean Syntax Changes and #googlenose



Things change so fast in our profession!

Here are the five major elements, that have just changed in Google's Boolean search syntax. If you are reading this blog, you will be one of the first people to know.

1. Synonyms in…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on April 1, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

How Much Is Digital Illiteracy Costing Your Organization?

In spite (or perhaps because) of rapid and ongoing technological advances, many individuals today are inadequately prepared to leverage available tools and technologies to communicate and collaborate with their colleagues and external stakeholders. Traditionally, the Digital Divide was about access and cost, but it is becoming an issue of knowledge and use (see…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 1, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

Who is NOT suitable for us? What candidate pre-selection really means

 

Pre-selection is an efficient and cost-effective early step of the recruiting process, with the goal to filter out candidates that do NOT match the job profile. It’s called negative selection: the ability to identify and deselect the people that will not perform well in the job.

Then there is the classical positive selection: which of the suitable candidates are best suited to the job requirements and the team? Logically, a successful hire (meaning a successful…

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Added by Corinna Litera on April 1, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

"What If You Get Pregnant?"

Attitudes to Women in Tech are not Keeping Apace with the Digital Revolution

Martha Lane Fox, who delivered this year’s Dimbleby Lecture on the theme of “Dot Everyone,” is the co-founder of lastminute.com, a website that spawned many just like it. Created in 1998, it was an unreserved success for her and co-founder Brent Hoberman, as it was sold in 2003…

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Added by Kanu Avasthy on April 1, 2015 at 8:06am — No Comments

Anyone Need a Cheat Code for Your Recruiting Budget?

In 1989 Tecmo Co. Ltd. released arguably the greatest football game of all time, Tecmo Bowl for the Nintendo Entertainment System, or Famicon for my friends from Japan.  Compared to the EA Sports games, which we have become used to in HD and with the hyper realistic depictions of Colin…

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Added by Daniel Fogel on March 31, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Why are you frustrated with online job search?

We’ve been working hard to provide the first candidate based tool for job search. In effect, we think the entire current model is backwards. Jobs should be finding candidates instead of the other way around.

As part of this effort, we have spoken with hundreds of professionals about their experience and frustration with current job search. The feedback has been remarkably consistent with the key points being:

1.) Searching for jobs with current tools is…

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Added by Kate on March 31, 2015 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Find Freelancers across the world, for free

A lot of X-Ray searches are stacked in favour of people looking for Permanent staff, rather than professional contractors.

Here, we’ll show you some techniques to redress the balance. There are more and more freelancer sites popping up and they attract people from across the globe who can work remotely, or on site.

On these sites you'll find a good mix of Contractors and Interims who can commit to long term projects, together with professionals looking for shorter term…

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Added by Stephen Beckitt on March 31, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

14 Things You Need to be a Great Co-Worker

I have been studying up on being a great leader and just how, precisely that is done. While I don’t have any tried and true battle theories (yet) I did think I would tackle some things that help make a great leader…being a great co-worker. Here are 14 things you NEED to be a great co-worker (which I sincerely hope begets great leadership skills cuz…you know):

SELF-AWARENESS

If you don’t have a handle on who you are as a…

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Added by Maren Hogan on March 31, 2015 at 11:52am — No Comments

To Take or Not to Take Resumes at Career Fairs? That is the Question!

Depending on whom you ask, you’re likely to get a range of opinions and justifications. From a candidate’s perspective, the answer is going to be a resounding, “Are you kidding me, of course! That’s why I took time to attend this career fair in the first place.” However, ask 10 recruiters…

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Added by Jenny Murray on March 31, 2015 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

Does Your Salary Match Your Required or Earned Experience Level?

Often when candidates accept a new job opportunity, it’s for a higher level position or for more money. This advancement could be what attracted them to the job at the time, but will it keep them satisfied?

Say you had a job ad that asked for a candidate with 3 to 5 years’ experience and the salary offered at the time sounded appealing to the person matching that requirement. However, once that candidate is in your position, they will grow to have more experience, perhaps 5 to 8…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on March 31, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

What no one tells you about psychometric testing

Psychometric testing has long been splitting opinions in the recruitment industry, with one camp of recruiters labelling them a valuable assessment resource and the other labelling them a pseudoscientific pile of crock.  Despite the…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on March 31, 2015 at 6:10am — 2 Comments

Applying for scholarship? - Four things you should make sure you do

When students start thinking about their higher education, there are decisions that should be taken based on the circumstances and capacity of different individuals. Just deciding the name of a college or a university is not enough, there are consequences of making that choice, commitments to be performed and effort to be undertaken. Sometimes your choice of a particular college and program can indirectly affect your family or your parents, if they are sponsoring your education fees. When we…

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Added by Albert Roger on March 31, 2015 at 12:50am — No Comments

Can Predictive Analytics Save Your Employees Before They Begin a New Job Search?

“For all of my career, I've been trying to catch people after they do something horrible. For once in my life, I'd like to catch somebody BEFORE they do something horrible, all right? Can you understand that?” - ATF Agent Doug Carlin (Déjà Vu, 2006)

We all would love to travel back in time to stop something bad from happening.  In business, losing a key employee when you could have prevented it can be tragic as well.  It can cost, on average, some …

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Added by Joe Seark on March 30, 2015 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Leadership Powerups

In almost every video game, there are special bonuses that convey advantages, such as more strength or firepower. These powerups can heal injuries, increase supremacy and accelerate a character’s ability to achieve the objectives and win a level or even the entire game.

Real-life powerups are available to leaders who foster interdependent relationships between all parties—managers, employees and co-workers. Interdependence creates a healthy dynamic…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on March 30, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

How and When to Hire a Contingent Worker

Contingent workers have the “always on” mentality. The self-employed workers live and breathe time management since they work according to their own schedule. They also pick and choose how many clients they want to have. This means contingent employees must use their time wisely and take advantage of any…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 30, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

5 Ways to Mobile Marketing: The Apps Revolution!

With Smart phones and Tablets flooding the markets and finding their way in almost every home, it is only natural that mobile marketing would facilitate a company’s branding and marketing. If there was an easier and efficient way to market your products or the company’s branding that too being cost…

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Added by Ashwani Paswan on March 30, 2015 at 5:06am — No Comments

Is Your Job Board a Good Recruiting Vehicle?

Running an online job board can be very rewarding, but only if you have a steady flow of traffic to your site.

Unfortunately, data aggregators and social media are expanding the job recruiting market, which is a growing threat for many online job boards.

If…

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Added by Dave on March 27, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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